14 August 2007
Tesco employees win compensation
Supermarket giant Tesco has been successfully sued for negligence by two of its employees.
Robert Child was awarded £7,000 following an accident which resulted in him sustaining severe neck and back injuries while fellow worker Terry Finch secured nearly £4,000 from the firm after he injured his finger, the Work Place Law Network reports.
Mr Child was injured when the reach truck he was driving was hit by another vehicle in a distribution centre for the supermarket and he was left unable to work as a result.
Mr Finch sustained his hand injury while working in a Tesco warehouse after slipping on a loading bay ramp. He still suffers from a scarred and tender finger.
Amicus regional officer Ian Maidlow commented: "We're pleased with the compensation secured for both of our members. We hope that it serves as a warning to Tesco and to other employers - large and small."
Amicus is a manufacturing union which currently has over one million members across the UK.