In a difficult case, our client (who was only 29) was an employee at Honda’s car factory in Swindon. From about 2001 up until dismissal in 2007 he had been complaining to his employer of back pain. It transpired that a number of restrictions which had been placed on his employment by occupational health to avoid his back getting any worse had been ignored. He did have degenerative changes in his back prior to working at Honda and he was only a matter of time before he would have had similar back symptoms irrespective of where he worked. Although the insurers of Honda admitted liability at an early stage in the case there was a dispute on quantum but we were eventually able to negotiate a settlement for him.

SJ Edney solicitors obtained £44,000 for this client in 2008