Man wins legal battle for compensation following appalling injuries in a workplace accident

A worker, aged 63,  had his thumb and all four fingers on his left hand severed by an industrial saw while working for a timber products company.

Since the accident in 2010, the claimant has been locked in a legal battle with his employers until finally settling on a six figure sum out of court this week.

The worker, an experienced operative, said: “I was cutting small pieces of wood known as spacers when one of the offcuts was dragged down by the saw and my hand came into contact with the unguarded saw blade. I had only been given thin gloves which gave some protection against the splinters and the sharp melamine edges, but offered no protection against a saw blade.”

He was taken to hospital but immediately transferred to a specialist unit at another hospital for specialist surgery to try to save the fingers.

The employers who manufacture worktops, commented  “Liability has always remained in issue. There are numerous issues to consider in any such claim and an appropriate settlement was reached. The company takes health and safety issues very seriously. We wish him well for the future.”

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