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Injury to Achilles Tendon Following Accident at Work

23 August 2010

Our client was injured at work by a circular saw blade which had escaped from its holder. The blade rolled over his ankle and injured his Achilles tendon. Liability was initially denied by the employer.  Engineering evidence was obtained but it could not explain how the blade left the holder. Witnesses confirmed that there was no health and safety system for ensuring that the blades were safely stored. The trial was due to take place in August 2010, however two weeks prior to the trial the case settled for the sum of £15000.