Posted: September 5th, 2015
A man, who was severely injured after he fell from a ladder, has been awarded a seven-figure settlement of compensation by his employers.
The accident occurred on the 22nd March 2011 when Michael Brady, aged forty seven, was working for Philip Brady Building Contractors Ltd in Naas. Michael, from Monasterevin in Co. Kildare, was required to clear vegetation from a gutter when he fell from a sixteen-foot ladder, which his father – Philip Brady Senior, a relation to the owner of the company – had left him atop of, unattended.
When Philip returned to where his son had been working, he donut him unresponsive at the bottom of the ladder. Michael was rushed to hospital and an emergency surgery on his brain was carried out. Subsequent procedures were carried out to repair the damage to his brain and reconstruct his face. Ever since the accident, Michael has had impaired vision and is reliant on assistance to carry out basic tasks.
Michael was determined unable to represent himself in court, so a claim for injury compensation was made by his father on his behalf. In the claim, it was alleged that the ladder provided to Michael was not suitable for the work at hand, and that there were no adequate safeguards to prevent such an accident.
Philip Brady Building Contractors Ltd denied liability for the accident. Though they had prepared a full legal defines for when the case went to court. However, prior to the High Court hearing, it was announced that a €1.5 million settlement of compensation had been negotiated between the parties. The High Court then approved the settlement.
Categories: Work Injuries Compensation