Case Study: How Things Can Go Wrong in Compensation Cases

Dr Mary Wyatt

This case study looks at the additional injuries which can occur as a result of the workplace injury.

Mr C works in a factory, in a physically taxing job which involves significant heavy lifting. One day he was lifting an item using an overhead crane with a suction device. The suction device failed and the item fell. Mr C pushed it away, and as he did so he turned suddenly. Mr C experienced immediate severe back pain, along with pain in his right leg. Although the supervisor told him to rest, there was reluctance about him seeking medical ...

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