Compensation Awards – Denaby Company’s Application

November 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 14, 1925

Compensation Awards
Denaby Company’s Application

At Doncaster County Court on Wednesday several applications for review, termination, and diminution of compensation awards were brought forward by the Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company Limited.

Mr W.Dale barrister, who appeared for the company, said the company had recently become members of an Indemnity Company, who had been investigating the cases and found a great many men in receipt of compensation which they ought not to have got.

Proceeding with the case of Thomas Carr, who had been in receipt of 35 shillings a week until quite recently for an accident on November 11, 1920.

Mr Dale said his contention was that the respondent had entirely recovered. While working as a dataller and repairing a tub he strained his back. In July this year Dr Caley examined him and failed to find any result of the accident left.

Dr Feng, also in August, said he could find no evidence of the spraying, but he thought the curvature of the spine, the man being a hunchback, would limit the amount of work he could do.

Respondent was called and declared that he could not return to the datalling work as it increased the pain in his back and made his legs give way. In 1924 was offered £200 in full settlement of this claim, but declined it.

Dr Mount, of Sheffield, will examine the respondent in September, said in his opinion he was only fit for light work or a sitting down job.

The case was adjourned for three months