Council workers across the UK have been advised to seek legal advice in personal injury following a £60,000 case.
This year, a landscape gardener employed by the local council was awarded £60,000 after his solicitors successfully argued that excessive use of vibrating tools had permanently damaged his limbs.
Once employed by the his county County Council, the 51-year-old worked with vibrating tools on an almost daily basis over a period approaching thirty years.
As a result, he now suffers from the condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can lead to a variety of symptoms, including numbness or tingling in the hands and fingers and/or damage and weakness to the muscle tissue of the hands. After surgery failed to correct the condition, he was informed that he would probably suffer with the symptoms for the rest of his life.
The condition affected his ability to do the hobbies he loved such as tending to his garden and DIY> In addition to this he can now only work for three days a week.
As a result he was awarded £60,000 in an out-of-court settlement with the council. Workers within the public or private, sector are advised to seek legal advice when injured in the workplace.
Contact Neville Filar at kenneth elliott + rowe personal injury solicitors for an assessment of your claim and an indication of what compensation may be available. Telephone 01708 757575.