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The accident at work team at Irwin Mitchell recently helped a man to claim compensation after he was injured at work.
The man works on a production line assembling cages to house containers. The workstation that the man was working from consists of a spinning turntable on which the cage sits, this can be turned 360 degrees manually by the operator using their knees so that they can access the cage.
The turntable which the man was using should have had protective padding to the edges of the turntable in order to protect the man's legs from any sharp edges or protruding screws.
Unfortunately the turntable the man was working on was missing the padding and as he spun the table a protruding screw snagged the inside of his trousers of his right knee and twisted his right knee outwards. As a result of this, the man suffered an injury to his right knee in which he required surgery.
Following the incident the man received £2,000 in compensation.
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