14 May 2009
Compensation awarded to man injured at work
A man who suffered a workplace injury has been successful in his bid to secure compensation.
John Campbell sustained crush injuries to his finger while working for Short Brothers.
In a recent development, the firm admitted liability for his suffering and agreed to a payout in a settlement.
Mr Campbell had been using a crane to life part of the frame of an aircraft weighting 500 pounds from a storage area.
While he was performing the manoeuvre, the frame swung round and trapped his finger against the crane.
As a result of the incident, the 56-year-old was left with scarring and altered sensation in his finger.
He stated: "I hoped by pursuing compensation my employers would see that something had to be done to prevent further accidents."
According to figures produced by the Health and Safety Executive, six million working days were lost in the UK in 2007-08 as a result of workplace injuries.