Teacher seeks cliff fall injury compensation

A former outdoor education teacher in North Wales is battling for injury compensation after he nearly lost his life in a cliff fall.

David Howard-Jones, 64, was rescued by a colleague after plunging 40 feet into the sea in 2004, the Birmingham Mail reports.

He snapped his cruciate ligament after tripping in a hole near the cliff’s edge and was forced into early retirement after suffering hearing damage, orthopaedic problems and vision problems in the fall.

Mr Howard-Jones failed in a bid for injury compensation against Birmingham City Council, which owns the Ogwen Cottage Outdoor Pursuits Centre in Snowdonia where he worked.

However, he has now won an appeal after taking the case to arbitration.

Mr Howard-Jones told the paper: "I am going to be around 20 per cent disabled but they are dragging their heels over the amount of compensation due."

The case follows reports in the Bridport News that a fossil hunter in Seatown is seeking injury compensation from the local authority after being badly hurt in a rock fall.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19316401-ADNFCR

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