A Brentford-based removal and storage firm has been fined more than £5,000 after a horrific accident six years ago prompted a health and safety probe.
P Goddard & Sons Ltd received the fine at City Magistrates' Court after admitting breaching two separate regulations concerning the control of its vehicles.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) this week confirmed it launched an investigation into the company after reviewing the case of 10-year-old Adam Lee.
Adam, now 16, was struck by one of the firm's lorries as it reversed into the company's yard in Glenhurst Road in August 2002.
He fell under the vehicle and was left with a fractured skull, cheek bone, solar plexus, a punctured lung and ripped nerves in his neck.
Adam, of Southville Road, Bedfont, now has no feeling in his right arm and has undergone extensive operations on his face.
"Adam now has horrendous facial scarring and has already had three operations this year," a relative, who asked not to be named, told the Chronicle. "He can't even go to school, it has been terribly traumatic for him."
P Goddard & Sons has never faced prosecution and there is no suggestion at this stage the firm is to blame for the incident.
But Andrew Withers, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, said: "P Goddard and Sons Ltd were fined £5,300 after we found they did not have acceptable control of their vehicles and their risk assessment was not even close to complying with legal requirements.
"I saw vehicles being reversed out of their site with no one helping to guide them."
Mr Withers investigated the firm in March 2007 and gave them until June 1 to improve the situation, which he said did not happen.
Eric Davies, company secretary for Goddard & Sons, confirmed it pleaded guilty to the breach at court on July 2 and has carried out all the necessary changes.