16 October 2008
Woman secures compensation after suffering injury at work
A woman has been successful in her claim for compensation over an injury she sustained while at work.
In October 2004, the 45-year-old - who worked for the secretary of state for work and pensions - suffered injuries to her back and leg after stepping into a lift.
The accident occurred in Horden House, which is situated in the Merseyside town of Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula.
She had not realised that the floor of the elevator was several inches lower that it should have been and consequently jarred her back.
The employee went on to suffer pain for a number of months after the accident.
Her legal team argued that the lift should have been properly maintained in order to ensure that anyone entering it could do so safely.
In a recent development, the worker has been paid £3,250 after all four defendants in the case accepted liability for the injury.
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