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Injured Furnaceman Launches Accident At Work Claim5th Mar 2019

by Adrian Cormack on 5th Mar 2019

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A foundry operative who suffered stomach injuries and a broken arm at work has launched a compensation claim against his former employer.

Leading Dorset law firm Coles Miller is acting for furnaceman Darren Rose who was crushed as he tried to clear jammed scrap metal from a tray at the Eurac Poole Ltd brake disc casting factory.

Eurac Poole Ltd of Mannings Heath Road has been fined £60,000 after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution. The company admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Mr Rose, 39, of Bournemouth has taken out a civil claim against Eurac Poole Ltd. He is claiming compensation for the injuries that he suffered. Eurac has not admitted liability but has made an interim payment of £5,000 to Mr Rose.

The injured furnaceman underwent treatment at Poole Hospital for two fractures to his left forearm and for crush injuries to his stomach.

Surgeons fitted a metal implant in the injured arm and removed a section of Mr Rose’s small intestine. The implant is still in place and Mr Rose is suffering from residual problems following his injuries.

Mr Rose also suffered a psychological reaction to his injuries. Coles Miller is working on his behalf to obtain expert medical evidence relating to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

For further information, contact Adrian Cormack at Coles Miller's Poole office, 01202 355695.

This document is not intended to constitute and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice on any specific matter. No liability for the accuracy of the content of this document, or the consequences of relying on it, is assumed by the author. If you seek further information, please contact Managing Partner Neil Andrews at Coles Miller Solicitors LLP.