A self-employed painter and decorator received £29,000 compensation after an injury at work.
Our client sustained a crush injury to his hand whilst operating a cherry picker. At the time of his accident he was sub-contacted to work for the defendant company, a firm of painting and decorating contractors. They paid him under the Construction Industry Scheme so that although they deducted tax, he was responsible for paying his own National Insurance Contributions.
The company accepted liability for our client's accident, as the work he was doing was instigated by them and under their direct supervision and they had provided the cherry picker which caused his injury, but given him no training.
The compensation included loss of earnings for the remainder of the lucrative contract upon which our client was working at the time of his accident.
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