Fireman seeks £150k in compensation after accident at work

A part-time fireman who sustained a serious back injury in an accident at work will now seek compensation for more than £150,000.

The fireman still needs to take painkillers to ease the pain of his injuries which were sustained in 2009.

In the legal papers which have been filed with the Court of Session, the 49-year-old claims that the injury resulted in him losing his part-time job with an engineering firm because he was no longer able to complete the duties of the job.

His contract with the fire service was also terminated after he sustained the injuries.

At the time of the accident, the accident victim’s legal team said he was dismounting the vehicle in a regular fashion, however because Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service had not put a stop gap repair in place on the door.

“His foot caught on a section of trim from the door of the fire appliance which was loose, such that he lost his balance and fell to the ground landing heavily on his back,” a statement read.

The worker will now seek compensation for the injuries and for the impact on his social life as he is now unable to swim or play football.

The compensation he seeks will also help with his loss of earnings and pension entitlement.

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