HR Strange But True!
July 19, 2002
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A train driver in Scotland is suing her employer for £15,000 - equivalent to $23,676 - because she bruised a fingernail while adjusting the seat in her cab, the BBC reports.

The driver, Jacqueline Morrison, said the accident occurred four years ago, in June 1998, when the second finger on her left hand became caught as she tried to adjust the seat. The fingernail became bruised and fell off about 10 weeks later, she says, adding it took about six months for a new nail to completely grow. She claims she suffered pain and inconvenience and had to take painkillers, while also finding it difficult to drive her car.

Morrison alleges in her lawsuit that the seat was unsafe and had not been kept in good repair. She also contends that the train company, ScotRail, failed to provide her with "safe and suitable plant and equipment." She further maintains that ScotRail settled the claims of two other employees involved in similar accidents.

While Morrison's suit calls the amount being sought "a reasonable estimate" of her loss, the rail company has another word: "excessive."

Source: BBC News

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