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Man Successfully Claims Compensation for a Scaffolding Fall

A Co Cork man who fell from scaffolding while helping his brother repair the roof of his house has been awarded €750,000 in compensation for a scaffolding fall.

Patrick Rayner from Mitchelstown was replacing slates on his brother´s roof in Killmallock, County Limerick during heavy rain in December 2008. The High Court was told that Mr Rayner lost his hearing, has a deficit of his taste and smell senses and still suffers from frequent headaches as a result of his fall.

Liability for his injuries was not disputed and Ms Justice Mary Irvine approved the settlement of €750,000 in compensation for a scaffolding fall.