Our Accident at Works Team recently helped a man to claim compensation after he was injured at work.
The man, a Production Manager was working on a belt that carries dough to make dog biscuits. The dough was supposed to stay in the centre of the belt ready for the cutters to operate. The belt had been tracking to the sides and this had been reported. Due to this problem dough fell onto the floor or got caught up in the rollers. The dough had to be flicked back onto the correct course to ensure it was fed through correctly. The man was doing this, which is standard practice, when the roller caught his fingers and pulled his right fingers and right hand into the machine and between the rollers.
As a result of this accident the man sustained a crush injury to his right hand, 3 broken metacarpals in his hand and had to have wires inserted into his finger joints to stabilise his hand.
Following the incident, he contacted our Works Accident Team to discuss making a compensation claim. With our assistance liability was admitted by the Defendant and he received £225,000.00 in compensation
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