This bonkers story has been around since the 1950s. It's based on the old Gerard Hoffnung tale of an unfortunate bricklayer, who suffers from an attack of really 'bad planning'...he reports his incredible amount of injuries and places a claim, to Health and Safety, who come back with " You're having a laugh mate! ...explain!" so he does.
I first heard it read by Clive James, when I was entertaining at an Awards Ceremony. and I laughed till I wept! Seemed the only thing to do, was to pinch it....so I did and now I can say " I DID IT MY WAY"