Warehouse worker receives injury compensation

A Tesco warehouse worker has received injury compensation from his former employer after a lifting injury caused him to need 18 operations.

Wayne Wellard, 40, is unable to find work and is registered disabled after he suffered a serious hernia while lifting a box from a pallet at the Tesco Distribution Centre in Milton Keynes, MK News reports.

He told first aiders at the site about his pain but was advised to keep working, although shortly afterwards he visited a hospital where he was diagnosed as having a hernia, before undergoing surgery.

Mr Wellard went on to develop a severe infection in the wound which caused him to need further operations.

"I’ve still got a long way to go to regain my health; I’ve had ongoing infections and am now waiting for a referral to Stoke Mandeville Hospital to try to get it sorted," he told the paper.

Mr Wellard has now received an undisclosed amount of injury compensation from Tesco.

The case follows reports that a school caretaker from South Kirkby has been awarded over GBP 3,000 after suffering a hernia.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19342339-ADNFCR

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