Our client, a 55 year old Precision Engineer, had been working as a toolmaker since leaving school.
He was injured in the course of his employment with a Gateshead engineering company. Our client was using an unguarded lathe to polish a bore when his left hand came into contact with the rotating chuck.
He suffered lacerations to left little, index and middle fingers with damage to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the little finger. He has undergone two operations and may require a third.
Our client may never return to his job as a toolmaker despite having done this job since leaving school and having no other qualifications.
We helped our client to receive damages in excess of £80,000. He received funding for his claim via his wife’s Communication Worker’s Union Membership which provides free legal services for family members.
If you have been injured in similar circumstances you may be able to make a work accident claim
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