£17,000 for injured joiner

Mr Jameson is a joiner who was involved in an accident whilst working on a refurbishment project at Manchester Airport.

He was made to move a heavy counter in one of the duty free shops and suffered an injury to his back. No suitable lifting equipment was available, and everything was being done in a rush because there was due to be a high profile opening ceremony a few hours later.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 set out detailed rules that employers must follow when workers are required to carry out potentially dangerous lifting, and it seemed clear to us that there had been a breach of the regulations in this case.

We took on the claim and brought County Court proceedings against our client’s employers.

The insurers for the employers attempted to deny responsibility for the accident, but all the same they recently agreed to pay him £17,000 in compensation.

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