A former employee of Phones4U has lodged a personal injury claim against the company for injuries she claimed to have sustained as a result of her suffering a personal injury at work more than 2 years ago.
Louise Mennell has hired a personal injury solicitor to help her claim more than £300,000 from the firm that has in excess of 5,000 staff members in the UK.
According to the writ issued to the High Court in London, Ms Mennell says she has been suffering from severe complex regional pain syndrome ever since some computers fell on her foot in November 2009.
Phones4U has admitted liability for her injuries but the two sides have been unable to reach agreement on the size of the personal injury compensation that should be awarded to the 22-year-old victim. Ms Mennell has therefore decided to sue the company for the ordeal she suffered, which has also left her suffering from serious psychological health problems such as depression.
In totally unrelated news, a group of northeast miners face a further delay in their battle to get personal injury compensation for knee conditions they sustained while working in local collieries.
Last year the men were told that the time limit for them to make a claim had expired. They then decided to apply for the decision to be overturned in the Court of Appeal. The outcome should have been known at the end of this month, but now the men have been told there will be a further delay before they find out whether they are allowed to proceed with their claim.