Neil John, who heads the personal injury team at Fraser Dawbarns, has succeeded in obtaining a £40,000 settlement for our client, following a back injury sustained at work. Our client was a factory worker who had a pre-existing back problem. Unfortunately, the way in which he was required to work was not safe for him as a result of his previous back problems, and he subsequently suffered an aggravation of the injury in the course of doing his job. He required surgery following the aggravation of the injury which was probably brought forward in time by the system of work.
Neil comments: “Employers have a duty of care to their employees, and this includes making reasonable adjustments for those with underlying conditions in the workplace to ensure it is a safe environment for all their members of staff. In this instance the organisation was aware of our client’s previous back issues, but still required him to work in a way which was unsafe for a man with his condition, which is why we were able to bring a successful claim on his behalf.”
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