Waiter Taking Action Against Former Employers

A former waiter at the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell,
Co Cavan has had his claim for compensation against his former employers heard
by the High Court. Robert Miloch, who is suing the Slieve Russell Hotel and its
parent company, Quinn Hotels Limited, for a back injury he sustained while
attending to his daily duties.

Miloch, who was unable to walk after two discs in his back
crushed a nerve when he attempted to retrieve breakfast trays from a cart at
the hotel, was unable to walk home after sustaining the injury. In support of
his claim, Miloch showed the court an MRI scan of his injury at the time it

Both defendants are disputing Milcoh;s claim, saying that
his injuries could have been caused by a car accident in which he was involved
later in the year; adding that Miloch’s doctor described his injury as “paradoxical”.