Compensation For Worker After Serious Hand Injury

Compensation For Worker After Serious Hand Injury

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Personal Injury team has assisted "Mr S" to obtain compensation after he suffered an accident at work sustaining a serious hand injury.

At the time of his accident our client worked as a Production Operative making windows and doors.  Our client was involved in an incident in which his right hand came into contact with a circular saw as a result of a machine malfunction.

As a result of the accident Mr S sustained a near complete detachment of the ring finger and a fractured middle finger. Although surgeons were able to reattach the severed finger, Mr S has been left with reduced grip strength and dexterity in his hand.

Liability was admitted and our client received £90,000 in compensation. This covered damages for his injuries, medical expenses, loss of earnings and the care and assistance he needed following the accident.

Lisa Fairclough, who represented Mr S in his claim, said:
“Mr S had a very nasty accident caused by a malfunction in the machine he was working with as well as poor systems of work. Although he has made a good recovery he continues to be affected by his injuries. I am pleased to have been able to help him recover the damages that will help him have financial security into the future”.

 

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