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Stuntman Who Broke His Back After Fall Suing Event Organisers For £200,000

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Stuntman Who Broke His Back After Fall Suing Event Organisers For £200,000

A stuntman who broke his back after falling 30ft during a performance is suing the company in charge of the show.

Brendan Pollitt, from Rayleigh, Essex, is looking for £200,000 in compensation for the painful incident, which saw him fall from a 'Russian wing' and onto some wooden decking, landing chest first.

The 29-year-old suffered 'serious and life-threatening injuries' as a result of the excruciating incident at Legoland's 'Pirates of Skeleton Bay' show in July 2017, his lawyer has said.

He was part of a three-man team on the swing, with his job as the 'flyer' to dive into a pool of water below.

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Credit: Champion News
Credit: Champion News

However, the swing was reportedly pushed too hard, which launched him backwards and down onto the decking below.

But not only did he hurt his back in the fall, Mr Pollitt claims he also tore parts of his heart and liver.

He is now suing the show's operator, SGA Productions Ltd, which was contracted by the theme park to put on the pirate show.

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Mr Pollitt's representatives claim their client's injuries were caused by negligence on the part of the firm.

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Credit: Champion News

A former professional free runner, Mr Pollitt had to undergo open-heart surgery to treat the damage caused to a valve.

Court documents state that he must now take heart medication as a result of the injuries, which he will continue to do for the rest of his life.

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His barrister, Richard Wilkinson, said that before he suffered the injuries, Mr Pollitt was described as being 'extremely fit and enjoyed a range of very physical activities'.

However, he now claims that he suffers from chronic pain and is unable to do many of the things he loved just a few years ago.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Despite the claims, though, the legal team representing SGA Productions Ltd said Mr Pollitt must prove what injuries he sustained as a result of the incident, if any, and how they have impacted his life.

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LADbible has contacted SGA Productions Ltd for comment.

No date has been fixed as yet for the court case.

Featured Image Credit: Champion News

Topics: Chris Hemsworth, Surgery, Hollywood, Theme Park, Operation, Health

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