Ms TB, a single mother, was working as a packer in a warehouse. She sustained an injury to her back when she lifted a sack of potatoes weighing 25 kilos.

At the time of the accident, Ms TB was living and working in the UK. She intended to remain living and working for an indefinite period in the UK. However, two months after the accident, due to her injuries, she was forced to return to her native Poland as she was unable to cope with her work duties. In Poland, she managed to obtain alternative employment and has been working in an office.

Throughout the claim, the Defendant denied knowledge of an accident and liability remained in dispute. The Defendant’s solicitors argued that Ms TB did not correctly report the accident at the time and that a manual handling was within the safe limits set by the Health and Safety Regulations. Later they argued that the sack could not have weighed as much as 25 kilos.

Levenes obtained a supportive statement from Ms TB’s former manager who worked for the Defendant for a number of years. He confirmed that Ms TB suffered an injury as a result of lifting a heavy sack of potatoes but the accident book was not completed even though Ms TB was assisted by a first aider after the accident. Court proceedings were commenced and despite that the Defendant maintained their decision on liability, Levenes managed to secure a settlement of £20,000 as compensation for her injuries, loss of earnings and other financial losses.

Ms TB was represented by Polish speaking paralegal, Dagmara Sztynyk and Partner, Tim Beasley

Claimant who injured her back receives £20,000 despite denial of liability

23 Jul 2015

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I would like to thank Levenes especially Raquel Roman for her professional approach to my car accident. Not only did she approach my case with compassion and professionalism but she also went that extra mile personally to make sure I was OK. I would strongly recommend this company and Raquel. I am so grateful for all their hard work.