A Polish cleaner who suffered a serious knee injury after a slipping accident at work has received £12,000 in compensation from an out-of court settlement negotiated by his solicitors. The injury was sustained whilst he attempted to move a 30kg wooden sawbuck on flooring which was subsequently found to be dangerous.
The cleaner had been working for a Nottinghamshire based door fitting company when the accident occurred. The man’s employer who admitted liability for the accident agreed to the compensation payout, after an investigation found that the floor he had been working on was painted with regular paint as opposed to anti-slip paint designed to prevent such accidents from occurring.
The injury compensation package includes a recognition of loss of income as the cleaner is yet to return to work, having needed crutches since the accident. He continues to undergo physiotherapy treatment.