‘If I had not received the support of UNISON and Thompsons I would be worse now.’‘The ambulance service must have heard complaints about the safety of employees, rather than risk their health.
A few months later, he started losing feeling in his arms and constant pain in the back and neck.
‘I had retired, after trying to return to work for 18 months, and are now disabled.
As a community ambulance service, West Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust, Mr. Kirkham for the first time on the scene to emergency calls through local medical practices.
‘He had retired from a career he loved and is now permanently disabled – his life changed forever.
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust has admitted liability and settled the claim out of court.
‘A previously healthy member of the community who have worked hard to save the lives of other people now depend in part on his wife to take care of him.
He suffered constant pain in the back and neck and was left unable to walk.
‘For a while, ‘I used a mobility scooter, but now walk around with a stick.
Michael Kirkham, from Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, but now lives in Brixham, Devon, had to retire early from his bulky work equipment taken on a doorknob in March 2003.
‘We are pleased that Michael Kirkham has received compensation that will make your life easier.
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‘They should not have expected a hard worker lost his health, before making any changes.’
These are the words of an ambulance, which received 200 000 to become permanently disabled after a fall while attending an emergency call.
‘This is an excellent example of an employer’s failure to listen to the concerns of health and personal safety, and failing to provide suitable equipment for the task.’
The grandfather, who had worked for the ambulance service for 23 years, had complained to his superiors about the security risks of carrying 60 pounds of emergency supplies in huge bags, which have been made to replace backpacks.
‘The incident has also put a lot of pressure on my marriage, I could not do anything for a long time.