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Council to pay Compensation after Worker Slips Putting up Ice Warning Signs

An employee of Leicester City Council suffered serious personal injury, after he slipped while putting up signs warning the public of the dangers of snow and ice.

The park warden, who has not been named, was putting up the health and safety signs in a city park when he slipped on the ice and damaged his back, neck arms and wrist.

The Leicester Mercury newspaper, is reporting that the injured employee then launched a claim for accident at work compensation against Leicester City Council, who admitted that the accident was preventable and agreed to settle the claim out of court.

The exact amount of damages the unfortunate worker will receive has not as yet been decided, however it has been revealed that the council has set aside £70,000 to cover the cost of compensation and any legal fees involved.

A representative from the local branch of the public sector union UNISON stated that compensation for injuries received at work, helped people to quickly get their lives back on track, by compensating for loss of earnings or helping to pay for much needed equipment.

Since the accident the council has invested in specialised anti-slip, slip on shoe soles for outdoor staff.

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