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Timber worker receives compensation or amputation accident

03 January 2018

worker holding construction hat

A worker at a timber factory was paid a five-figure settlement when employer negligence resulted in the amputation of his fingertips.

What happened: Our client worked in a timber factory and was responsible for trimming lengths of wood. As he was working on one of the machines, he suffered an injury to his hand as he attempted to remove off cuts of wood from around the blade.

Impact: Our client’s injuries resulted in the amputation of two of his fingertips.

How Slater and Gordon helped: Liability in this case was denied. Following investigations, we found that the guard fitted to the machine in question had been replaced shortly after the accident, as it was not suitable.

Decision: An offer of £30,000 was agreed between the parties.

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