Bank girl’s payout for coin bag pain
A BANK cashier has won £18,500 from the Nat West after injuring her back lifting heavy bags of coins.
Mary Deller said she was asked to carry two bags of cash – each containing 500 £1 coins – at her branch in Cheriton, Kent.
The 26-year-old said that as she lifted the bags – which weighed 21lbs – she felt a “click in her back” and “intense pain”.
Mary, of Folkestone, Kent, said she has been crippled with pain since the incident, but took painkillers and continued to work for a week after the injury before phoning in sick.
Her doctor sent her to a specialist spinal surgeon, who diagnosed two bulging discs.
Mary, who has been unable to work since the injury in 2012, has now received £18,500 in an out-of-court settlement with her former employers to cover lost earnings.
She added: “I’m angry that I wasn’t taught how to lift heavy things properly because all this pain and time off work could have been avoided.”