An electrical engineer who lost part of his left leg after falling from a ladder in South Yorkshire is in line to receive nearly half a million pounds in injury compensation.
Keith Waring was working on the external cabling of a Rotherham house when he fell 13 feet onto a block-paved patio, severely hurting his left ankle, the South Yorkshire Star reports.
His injuries were so serious that his left leg had to be amputated below the knee and he now needs to wear a prosthesis accompanied by an external fixator on his right leg.
Mr Waring has now been awarded GBP 450,000 in injury compensation to help pay for the care he will need in the future.
"The simple fact is that the accident should never have happened, and it would never have happened if my employer had given me the correct training," he told the paper.
It follows news that six-year-old James Pitcher, who suffered brain damage in a fall at his nursery when he was just nine months old, has been awarded a multi-million pound injury compensation sum.