Former Ryanair Employee Awarded Compensation for Work Injury

A former Ryanair baggage handler who sustained a back injury while moving aircraft stairs unassisted has been awarded €45,000 compensation in the High Court.

Damian Warcaba of Malahide, County Dublin was absent from work for two months as a result of his injury. Ryanair argued that adequate training is provided to staff and Mr.Warcaba to not adhere to the practices set out. The company said he had breached operating protocols and was solely responsible for the injury sustained.

However Mr Justice Peter Charleton ruled in favour of the claimant as Ryanair failed to provide sufficient workers to ensure the protocols set out could be followed.