Mr E approached Farleys’ personal injury team about the possibility of making a personal injury claim after he suffered an accident at work.
Mr E was an experienced joiner working for a joinery and was working at his employer’s premises on the day of the accident.
Mr E was using a dimension saw to cut wooden casings to width. He hadn’t been provided with a push stick by his employer to complete this task so instead used his right hand to push the door casing passed the saw blade. His fingers got caught in the blade of the saw and Mr H suffered extensive damage to his index finger resulting in partial amputation as well as serious lacerations to his middle finger causing tendon damage.
Mr E needed surgery to remove 12mm of his index finger. The healing was complicated by multiple infections. He also required surgery to repair the lacerated tendon in his middle finger.
How Farleys were able to help
Mr E instructed Nick Molyneux of Farleys’ personal injury team to act on his behalf in a claim against his employer for the personal injury he suffered as a result of their negligence.
Farleys instructed medical experts to examine the extent of Mr E’s injuries and determine any issues and disadvantages he may have in the future as a result. These disadvantages included an intolerance to cold, aching in his right hand, reduced grip strength and a loss of manual dexterity. All of these symptoms affected his ability to work in a manual job.
Mr E’s employer originally denied liability but our team successfully proved otherwise and issued court proceedings arguing that, had Mr E’s employer provided him with a push stick to complete the task, the accident would have been avoided completely and that Mr E’s employers were negligent under several health and safety laws.
We negotiated for Mr H’s employers to pay for further surgery needed to improve the appearance of his finger alongside a financial settlement of £35,000. The settlement covered the pain and suffering from the accident as well as the cost of care, further treatment, loss of earnings, and future loss of earnings.
Mr E was delighted and felt that securing payment for the surgery meant far more to him than the final settlement.
Nick Molyneux commented,
Often, personal injury claims are about far more than the monetary claims; they offer the chance for closure on traumatic experiences and provide peace of mind that any treatment or care needed in the future can be sorted without placing a burden on the client or their family.
We were delighted with this result for Mr E and wish him all the best in the future.
Contact an Accident at Work Specialist
If you have been injured in an accident at work which wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. To discuss your case with an experienced personal injury solicitor, please contact the team at Farleys on 0845 287 0939 or contact us by email.