Medical note for light duties ignored £1,500

We acted for one of Honda’s employees (aged 40) who was unhappy with how he had been treated by his employer. Briefly, during August 2010, he underwent spinal surgery to help cure a longstanding back problem. His treating doctor signed a sick note for him which specifically told Honda that he should be put on light duties for a period of 8 to 12 weeks.

On returning to work in October 2010, and contrary to his doctor’s recommendation, he was placed immediately on his old process, which caused a flare-up in his back symptoms. He was then taken off the process. Our medical expert confirmed that, by about December 2010, he had recovered from this flare-up.

Even though his claim was modest, Honda’s solicitors initially disputed liability but we were able to eventually agree upon a settlement figure.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £1,500 for this client during 2012

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