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Driver seeks compensation for leg injury

A lorry driver from Doncaster is seeking injury compensation from his employers after an accident left him in a wheelchair.

Robert Eric Spencer, who works at Wheatley firm Cooper Lighting, has already sued former employer Wincanton Holdings over an incident in which he lost a leg after falling over at a petrol station in 2000, the South Yorkshire Star reports.

However, three years later and walking with a prosthetic limb, he tripped on a protruding cover on the forecourt on a Sainsbury’s petrol station, rupturing the tendons in his knee and leaving him dependent on a wheelchair for mobility.

Mr Spencer is now seeking injury compensation from Wincanton Holdings once again, arguing that the incident would not have happened if he still had full use of both his legs.

The news follows reports that Tory leader David Cameron is calling for changes to the laws governing the UK’s injury compensation claims.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19489349-ADNFCR

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