The Personal Injury Department, was delighted this week to settle a case for a client against a major supermarket in the sum of £40,000.00.
Our client was ordered to unpack a delivery which had been packed in accordance with work regulations. However, her Team Leader over-rode the computer system that ensured that all orders complied with safety regulations and doubled the weight that she was required to lift, breaching the supermarket’s own regulations and the Workplace Regulations and putting our client at a serious risk of injury.
Our client struggled to lift the items and reported this to her supervisor, who instructed her forcefully to carry on lifting. As a direct consequence of the supervisor’s actions, our client sustained a serious lower back injury.
We are pleased to say that the supermarket admitted liability early in the case but they maintained that our client should bear some of the blame for carrying out the supervisor’s instructions when she knew it was dangerous to do so.
Eventually, the supermarket came to their senses and realised that our client could not possibly have stood up to her supervisor and that she was not in any way to blame and finally admitted liability in full.
We wish our client all the best for the future.
If you have been injured at work, we want to help. Contact your nearest Ringrose Law office in Lincoln, Grantham, Boston, Sleaford, North Hykeham, Newark or Spalding and ask for the Personal Injury Team.