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Warehouse worker wins damages

A warehouse worker from Plymouth has been awarded more than £500,000 in compensation after falling from a height, causing him to have his leg amputated. 47-year-old Mark Jeffery fell while cleaning out the guttering of his employer’s Plymouth-based premises ten years ago, leaving him with a shattered leg, ankle and foot. Following a total of thirteen operations to recover his leg, eight years later Mr Jeffery was forced to have his lower leg amputated.

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Coach owner found guilty following serious injury

The owner of a coach company has been found guilty of dangerous driving offences after a young boy fell out of a vehicle onto the motorway. The coach had been taking a youth rugby team to a game on 16 May 2014 when one of the passengers, a 13-year-old boy, leaned on a “defective” emergency door and fell out of the vehicle. 

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Pensioner wins over £80,000

A pensioner has been awarded compensation for her serious injuries after being thrown 15ft down a bus during an accident in Nuneaton. The woman in her 80s, who requests to remain anonymous, received over £80,000 in damages after suffering severe injuries in the accident, including a broken spine and several broken ribs.  She had been onboard a Stagecoach bus when the accident happened in Collycroft in November 2012.

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Council pays out to injured boy

Hull City Council is to pay compensation to a five-year-old boy after he tripped and fell on an unsafe drain.  Jayden Willby, from east Hull, suffered injuries after tripping on an unsafe drain nearby his home last November.  The drain was highlighted as a hazard to the council on the day of Jayden’s injury, but nothing was done to mend it. Five months later, Jayden’s mum, Candice Gilchrist, decided to take action, arguing that children frequently walk to school on that road.

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