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construction accident claims

Building Site Injury Claim Approved in Court

A construction worker who sustained burns to 14 per cent of his body when the radiator of a nearby digger exploded has had his building site injury claim approved in the High Court.

32-year-old Pawel Ciawlowski from Navan in County Meath suffered his injury when he was showered with hot water and scalding steam from the radiator. Mr Ciawlowski spent several days in hospital and was unable to work during this time.

Navan Worker Awarded Compensation After Explosion

A construction worker from Navan, Co Meath has been awarded compensation for an injury he sustained in an explosion caused by overheating the radiator of the digger which he was using. Thirty-two-year-old Pawel Ciawlowski suffered burns to 14 per cent of his body during the explosion, on his arms, face, abdomen and chest. He was immediately rushed to St James’ Hospital in Dublin.
Pawel claimed compensation from his employer, Emdan Developments Limited of Bective Street Kells, claiming negligence. Pawel called that his employers knowingly exposed him to the overheating radiator.

Cork Man Awarded €750,000 for Scaffolding Fall

A Cork man who fell three metres from scaffolding while assisting his brother with roof repairs has been awarded €750,000 in compensation at the High Court. Patrick Rayner from Mitchelstown, Co Cork was helping his brother repair his roof in Killmallock, Co Limerick when he fell. The fall while working happened during heavy rain in December 2008.

Kaye Awarded £4m for Construction Injuries

Christopher Kaye from Barnsley, South Yorkshire has been awarded more than £4m for injuries he sustained on a construction site in October 2008. Kaye suffered catastrophic head injuries after changing a grapple attachment on a digger, an injury which his defence put down to a lack of training and no written instructions.

Connecticut Ironmonger Receives Compensation for Knee Injury

A Connecticut ironmonger who was injured while working for a railway company has been awarded in excess of $140,000 for a knee injury he sustained while working on the Metro-North Railroad. Bill Ordner, from New Haven, Connecticut, was awarded the settlement having been forced to turn down a promotion because of his injury. Metro-North Railroad denied liability for the injury, claiming that the injury was not work related. Bill was awarded a further $2,000 to cover the cost of his medical bill.