Bus Driver Awarded Compensation After Fall at Work

A female bus driver has been awarded €553,000 in compensation after a fall on a stairwell meant that she had to take early retirement. In December 2003 Susan Conaty (52), of Arklow, County Wicklow, was walking up a stairwell to the canteen at the Dublin Bus Donnybrook depot when she slipped on liquid split on the landing area. Ms Conaty suffered severe injuries after she fell eight to ten steps and in the end had to retire in 2006 due to the injuries she sustained.

By allowing staff to take drinks from the canteen Mr Justice Iarhflaith O’Neill deemed Dublin Bus to be responsible for her work injuries and awarded her €553,000 in damages.