One stonemason is looking for in excess of £200,000 in personal injury compensation after he was severely injured in an accident at work, it was recently reported.
41 year old Malcolm Hutcheon had been working on historic Kildrummy Castle in January of 2009 on behalf of Historic Scotland, but suffered severe injuries when he tumbled into the historic ruin’s ancient moat, work accident claim experts say. Mr Hutcheon had been working with three other experts in clearing away moss from the ruins when the temporary bridge under his feet gave way, causing him to plummet approximately three metres into the dry moat.
Mr Hutcheon recently filed a compensation claim at Edinburgh’s Court of Session, claiming that his injuries were so severe that he had been left in need of a surgical procedure in order to treat the damage, even after two years had passed since the incident had initially occurred. One of the top stonemasons in Scotland prior to the accident, Mr Hutcheon now asserts in his accident claim that his ability to undertake work has been diminished quite severely, leaving him quite disadvantaged when it comes to performing on the job.
The 41 year old claims that he is in constant pain and cannot walk without a pronounced limp. The worst experiences he has are on rough terrain, where he finds walking to be quite a struggle; walking long distances is also painful and tiring, Mr Hutcheon also reported.
Historic Scotland has declined to comment on the ongoing legal matter.