Chevron pointing up icon

Worker paralysed at work awarded £120,000 in compensation

Solicitors in London

News article published on: 20th June 2012

A 38 year old worker was left paralysed from the chest down after an accident at work in which a reel of paper crushed him at a factory he was working at in North Wales.

Mr Christopher Shaw was using his own body to slow down a reel of paper when he slipped. The reel which is about two metres wide, rolled onto him and crushed his body.

The Health and Safety Executive said employees using their own body weight to slow down such large and potentially dangerous items such as paper reels, clearly is not a safe way of working. There were clear risks that were not properly managed by the company, which resulted in Mr Shaw’s horrific injuries.

Mr Shaw was awarded £120,000 in personal injury compensation.


To find out whether you can make a claim for compensation contact our personal injury department:

  • Ring us on 020 7485 8811

  • Fill in our online form

  • Text LEGAL to 60888

arrow pointing down
Testimonial:

"We shall continue using Osbornes for legal work"

Property Department Client

Introducing Your Personal Injury Legal Team

Osbornes has an experienced team of specialist personal-injury lawyers to assist with your case / situation

arrow pointing up

Camden

Livery House, 9 Pratt Street, London NW1 0AE
Tel: 020 7485 8811 Fax: 020 7485 5660
DX Number 57053 Camden Town

Hampstead

28A Hampstead High Street, Hampstead, NW3 1QA
Tel: 020 7485 8811 Fax: 020 7485 5660

Your Privacy | Cookies Policy

Contact a Lawyer

Enter your details below to receive a call from Osbornes:


    Request Callback