A High Court judges Findings

  • The workstation was a contributing factor in her condition, but was not the cause.
  • The temperature in the room varied affected her sinuses
  • Drawers under her desk caused her to sit crooked.
  • The desk was in an awkward position.
  • No risk assessment was performed on the woman’s work station.
  • The court had difficulty in finding that the defects in the workstation caused her condition, but stated they were a contributing factor. The court awarded €15,000 plus €1000 for special damages, totalling €16,000. Plus, €4,000 for medical and other costs.  The potential loss here could have been up to €64,500 according to The Book of Quantum.
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