Welder receives compensation for work injury

A welder from Bridgend has received £15,000 in compensation from his employer after a severe work injury.

The incident occurred in 2006, during the time 47-year-old Brian Corish had been subcontracted to work at European Metal Recycling in Plymouth, the Herald reports.

He required surgery on a fractured right arm incurred after he fell from steel steps at his workplace and subsequently spent two months off work while he recovered.

Following the accident, Mr Corish has been left with permanent scarring, a metal plate in his arm and may require further treatment in future.

Initially his employer refused to accept liability for his injury, but he was later given an out-of-court compensation settlement of £15,000.

Slips, trips and falls accounted for some 55 injuries in Plymouth workplaces last year, according to figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

"Simple measures introduced by businesses can make a positive difference to safety in the workplace," said Max Walker, HSE head of operations.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19114457-ADNFCR

Welder receives compensation for work injury

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