26 May 2009
Father secures compensation after workplace hand injury
A man who suffered serious damage to his hand while at work has been awarded compensation by his employers.
Adam Cross was working for Intertissue - a firm which specialises in the production of toilet tissue, kitchen towel and facial tissue - when the accident occurred in October 2007.
The 21-year-old, who has recently become a father, was asked to help a colleague fix a jam on a machine.
Despite not having been trained on the device, he was told to pull the paper while his co-worker activated the rollers.
Mr Cross' hand was crushed between them, resulting in him requiring surgery to fix a fractured index finger.
He also suffered lacerations to his other fingers and has been left with extensive scarring.
Mr Cross, who has been awarded a payout in an out-of-court settlement, said: "I still suffer from pain in my hand, particularly in cold weather which leaves me unable to do simple things like doing up my buttons."