Lady Solicitor Personal Injury Claim Lady Justice Old Bailer

Kent man succeeds against Maidstone Borough Council in manual handling claim

A Kent man won a five figure award of compensation following his accident whilst working for Maidstone Borough Council. He was asked to lift heavy loads which caused him to suffer an injury to his lumbar spine. We agreed to bring a claim against Maidstone Borough Council on his behalf on a no win, no fee basis. We succeeded in establishing that the council had breached the manual handling regulations and were therefore liable to him for his injuries and losses. Our client had an MRI scan which revealed a minor disc prolapse. This caused stiffness and pain on a day to day basis. Medical reports predicted that his condition may improve with appropriate exercise and physiotherapy but he was no longer able to undertake any heavy lifting which affected his earnings capacity.