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Compensation news – Stonemason launches claim for injuries and lost earnings

11th June 2012

At the time, the man was well known as one of the best stonemasons in Scotland, and he had been employed with a team of three other experts to clear moss from Kildrummy Castle.

The man had been pushing a wheelbarrow containing some of the moss removed from the historic building across a temporary bridge, when the structure collapsed. He fell approximately ten feet into the dry moat below, severely injuring his legs and ankles.

His personal injuries have required him to undergo surgery and have left him at a severe disadvantage when it comes to finding work.

He states, “There’s not a day when I’m not in pain. I’m limping when I walk and I can’t walk long distances and I really struggle on rough terrain.”

The man’s solicitors argue that the timber boards used to construct the temporary bridge were in poor condition. The stonemason hopes that if his accident at work claim is successful he will receive more than £200,000 to cover the cost of past and future lost earnings.

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