In November 2008 Mr J suffered an accident at work. He worked as a labourer and was clearing a jam from a machine when a colleague re-started the machine without warning and his left hand was pulled between 2 circular bars and was trapped.
Mr J suffered a crush injury to his left hand sustaining fractures to ring and little fingers. He has reduced movement and grip strength and has ongoing stiffness and cold intolerance in his hand.
Following that accident, Mr J's employer's insurers admitted liability.
A settlement was negotiated and Mr J received £30,750.
Louise Morgan of Irwin Mitchell's specialist Accidents at Work Team said, "It is very important that all employees check that their colleagues are clear of machinery before starting it up."
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