Tea Workers Litigation Case

RKO Advocates LLP has expertise in Cross Border International Group Action. RKO is currently acting for clients based in Kenya on occupational health and human rights breaches against a local multinational.

Tea farm

Tea workers exposure to occupational hazards through use of MTH


Have you suffered a work related injury or had an
accident at work?

Accidents can be caused at Tea Plantations when the employer or its
staff fails to ensure that:

  • you have appropriate equipment for doing your work;
  •  you receive appropriate training particularly where you are
    carrying manual tasks;
  •  you work unacceptably long shifts without appropriate breaks;
  • you worked with sufficient job rotation;
  •  you are not exposed to ergonomic risks by the use of a
    Mechanical Tea Harvester machine;
  • You are or were exposed to carrying heavy loads, or required to
    bend or twisting and reaching above head height

Pursuing the rights of tea workers

If you’ve been injured in an accident at work or your health has been
affected or deteriorated then you may be able to make a compensation claim.

The following Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) injuries are typical
occupational hazards of pluckers working in a Tea Plantation:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders such as neck, shoulder and low back
    pain injuries. Typically being unable to walk straight;
  • Numbness in figures, weakness witness and wrist pain;
  •  Psychological injuries associated with physical problems

You are entitled to take action without fear of retaliation and Kenya
Plantation & Agricultural Workers Union together with Ozon Solicitors of
Manchester England and Mckevron Law Chambers will ensure through
the England Justice system that your employer respects your rights by
lodging a compensation claim on your behalf.

How much compensation can you claim?

The sum of money you may receive is unique to injury or illness you
suffered and will vary dependant on severity and effect on your life
generally. Our lawyers will evaluate the extent of your injuries / illness
and will ensure you are properly compensated.

The compensation we may obtain for you could, in some instances,
extend to:

  •  Medical treatment.
  • Lost income.
  • Your inability or limited ability to work in the future.
  • Psychological impact.
  • Care or support you have needed, even if given free by family and
  •  Any changes you might need to your home to accommodate your
  •  Loss of accommodation.

How long do I have to lodge a claim?

Work related accidents or occupational related injuries can cause
serious harm. Under Kenya Law, in general you must take action for
recovering compensation against your employer no later than 3 years
from the date of the accident or 12 months from diagnosis. There are
certain exceptions to the rule which our lawyers can discuss with you.
The important point is that if you do not take action you will lose your

Do not wait. Talk to us and we can help! If any of the propositions
below apply to you then you may have a claim worth investigating:


  •  Your injuries or condition stopped you from returning to work in
    the same role or doing the same hours.
  •  You had to leave work on “medical” grounds.
  • You have taken time off work to recover from an injury or other
  •  You are still seeing a doctor or receiving medical treatment for an
    old injury or illness.