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Five-Figure Settlement For Workplace Saw Injury

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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