Accident At Work -Employee suffers back injury
The employee who suffered an accident at work was injured during the course of his employment as a warehouse supervisor. At the time of the accident it had been raining heavily for most of the day and therefore the warehouse had some s water on the ground. As the worker walked down three steps he slipped on a puddle of water and landed on the stairs causing a back injury.
At first his back injury seemed minimal, whilst the impact had seemed heavy he was able to get up and make his way to the office to sit down. However the coming weeks and months in became that back wasn’t minimal and he had actually developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The employee felt as if he had been let down by his employees and they did not provide a safe environment for him to work in
Tthe employee instructed a specalist personal injury solicitor to handle the case on his behalf. He was sent to have his injuries assessed by an independant medical expert. During the medical examination the employee advised that following the accident at work his back injury had restricted his life, mainly participating in physical activities and hobbies and also when trying to carry out his duties at work.
The Worker awarded £12,000 compensation for the back injury.
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