A Dundee school janitor has won more than £5,000 of compensation from the city council after a unit fell on his knee while at work.
George Anderson, 61, of Stobswell, was working at Clepington Primary School when the incident happened in March 2011.
At the time, he was putting up staging when the unit fell on top of him. His right knee came off worst and as a result, getting about became a significant problem.
The case was called at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Friday, but Dundee City Council and Mr Anderson have now settled it on an “amicable basis”.
Mr Anderson who has worked for the council for 35 years initially held back from claiming compensation for the injury.
But action at the Court of Session can only take place within three years of the date of a personal injury action and, just before that time limit, Mr Anderson decided to sue his employers.
It is believed medical reports conducted before the hearing found he was still struggling to place significant pressure on his knee for sustained periods.
The Court of Session deals with claims of a value greater than £5,000 and it is understood Mr Anderson won a sum just over that amount.
The facilities assistant or janitor is still employed by the city council and works at different schools as and when required.
The case was handled by the Dundee office of Digby Brown Solicitors after Mr Anderson contacted GMB Scotland.
A spokesman for Digby Brown Solicitors said: “This case, like others we work alongside the GMB Union on, highlights the importance of robust workplace health and safety.
“The case has settled on an amicable basis between both parties so we have no further comment to make.”
When contacted at his home by the Evening Telegraph, Mr Anderson declined to comment.
Clepington Primary School is situated on Eliza Street.
Dundee City Council had not responded to requests for a comment by the time of going to press.