€16,000 Awarded. No VDU/DSE risk assessment.
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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