Bank girl’s pay­out for coin bag pain

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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.”

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