Postal Worker Awarded €16,000 for Unavoidable Toe Injury

A postal worker who took action against his employer for
injuries he sustained at work has won his claim for injuries at work at the
Circuit Court in Dublin. Edward Pyne suffered an avoidable injury at work in
November 2006 when he damaged his big toe on his right foot after a package of
floorboards fell onto it. Pyne had to undergo several operations for an ingrown
toenail he suffered as a result of the accident, which he claimed also
developed several infections.

Circuit Court president Matthew Deery awarded Pyne €16,000
in compensation after hearing how An Post should have supplied him with
steel-capped boots as part of his postal uniform. The postman had only recently
worn out a pair which had been provided to him three years previously.