Blame for accident at work 'split three ways'
18 November 2010
A lorry driver from Bradford who suffered an accident at work will now be able to make accident claims following a High Court ruling which split the blame three ways.
Nick Holmes, 49, was crushed under an industrial power saw weighing a quarter of a ton when it fell from his lorry, reports the Telegraph and Argus.
The accident at work happened as the lorry driver was unloading the vehicle and left him partially blind and with brain injury.
Employer Joda Freight was fined £5,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act but denied liability, alleging that The Saw Centre in Glasgow and JMJ Woodworking in Hull, who loaded the vehicle, were responsible, reports the newspaper.
A High Court ruling in Leeds ruled that the legal responsibilities lay with all three parties, meaning that Mr Holmes will now able to move ahead with accident claims, if he so wishes.
This comes after reports that a chemical company has been forced to pay out £20,000 after a man was severely burnt in an accident at work.
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