Irwin Mitchell's specialist Workplace Accident team has assisted an office worker to obtain compensation after he suffered an injury at work.
Mark, an office worker, was injured when a leg of the wheeled swivel chair that we was sitting on at work broke, causing him to fall to the floor.
He suffered a temporary flare up of an existing condition causing symptoms in his neck and shoulder and a soft tissue injury to his lower back. Three months after the accident Mark's symptoms had returned to their pre-accident status.
His employer's insurer accepted liability for the accident and he received £1,400 in compensation for the pain and discomfort, travel expenses to doctors appointments and the cost of medication.
It is hoped that this incident will act as a reminder to employers of the importance of maintaining office equipment.
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