Employee Wins Settlement After Workplace Hand Injury
Our client was injured when working as a delivery driver. Our team worked to help secure over £17,000 in compensation.
|Lacerations & tendon damage to hand
|Case settled in April 2023, £45,000 awarded
The client was working as a train door engineer and was required to use their own tools including a Stanley knife to cut the rubber trim on a train door. No training in using knives or protective gloves was given. The client trimmed the rubber and as they did so, the knife slipped causing the client to sustain severe personal injury and damage. After the incident training/handouts were supplied on the use of knives, PPE was made available, and employees were told to wear gloves when using a knife.
The client suffered lacerations and tendon damage to a hand. The damage was so severe that the client required 2 operations and still does not have full use of the hand. The client required 9 months off work, plus another 3 months after surgery, because of the accident, they were unable to return to work as an engineer due to the loss of hand function. The loss of function also resulted in the client being unable to play their hobbies of golf and snooker.
Our client instructed Jefferies in August 2020 and was represented by Crystal Collins.
The claim was settled in April 2023 for £45,000 which includes loss of earnings. Of their experience in claiming with Jefferies Solicitors, the client said “Great to work with, took me through all the steps and I had no worries. Settled my compensation claim with no fuss. Brilliant thank you all.”
HAVE YOU HAD AN ACCIDENT AT WORK?
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