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11 August 2017
A five-figure settlement was awarded following legal action when a worker was seriously injured in an accident involving a band saw.
Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Sarah Dempsey is an employers’ liability lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.
Settlement: Five-figure settlement.
What Happened: Our client was working as a machine operator when the blade of the band saw he was using caught his glove and dragged his wrist into the blade.
Impact: He suffered a laceration and underwent surgery and physiotherapy but permanently lost the full movement of his wrist.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: We submitted a claim against his employers. Liability was strongly denied so proceedings were commenced. We managed to track down a key witness, proposed engineering evidence be obtained
Decision: A five-figure settlement was agreed.
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