A woman who slipped on cardboard dust has won her appeal to receive full expenses for an accident suffered at work. The employee had fallen on a plant floor in 2011 had won her original hearing, receiving an award of over £5,000 after being injured in the work accident.
Initially awarding the woman full legal coverage and damages, the sheriff amended this to partial coverage a day later after receiving a fax from her employer containing a statement she made immediately after the accident. Although this statement had been requested during the course of the hearing, the firm only sent it after the judgement had been made. The statement noted that the injured staff member was 'unable to see anything which might have caused her to slip".