On 10 June we settled a damages claim for a client who had suffered a neck injury as a consequence of her employment in a gaming room. As part of her employment she was required to operate a coin dispensing machine. It was placed on the right hand side of her work station and she was required to repeatedly stretch out her left arm to collect coins, whilst operating the machine with her right hand. Overtime this resulted in an injury to her neck. She complained about the positioning of the coin machine but her employer refused to move it to the position where she said it placed less strain on her body. Our client required a fusion to her neck as a consequence of this. She was granted a serious injury certificate for her pain and suffering. It was not until the day the case was listed for hearing that the Defendant was prepared to make any decent offers of settlement. She received approximately $160,000 for her pain and suffering damages.