Romanian builder claims seven figure sum after building collapsed
|Paul McNeil is representing Grigore Vraja in a work accident claim against property owners Bashir Nathoo and Shirazali Boghuni, occured when the building on Dean Farrar Street in London collapsed. Grigore had been working on illegal renovation works at the time of incident as the property owners had no planning permission for converting the building into a hotel.|
Grigore was trapped for 10 hours in the wreckage of the building after the top two floors of the five-story building collapsed on him in June 2007. After the rescue by the fire fighters his leg was amputated at the hip, leaving him devastated at the age of only 22.
Bashir Nathoo and Shirazali Boghuni admitted liability and paid an "undisclosed interim payment" to Vraja.
Paul McNeil commented: "Mr Vraja is absolutely devastated at the loss of his leg. He is still a young man - this accident has affected his work and life beyond belief."
The full story of the case was reported in the Building magazine on Friday, 28 November.