A former waiter who is claiming compensation for a back injury sustained while loading trays onto a trolley at the Slieve Russell Hotel has been giving evidence to support his compensation claim at the High Court.
Robert Miloch, from Ballyconnell, County Cavan, said that he heard his back crack and felt a pain going down his leg when he squatted down to replace trays on the trolley. As a result of the injury he was unable to walk and he went to see a doctor.
To substantiate his claim for compensation, the victim displayed an MRI scan to the court taken after the accident. It showed that two discs in his back had crushed a nerve and he was advised by his doctor not to return to work.
Mr Justice Sean Ryan heard that the defendants deny responsible for the injury on the grounds that the claimant was in a car accident later that year which could have been responsible for his injury. The case continues at the High Court.