Engineer receives work accident compensation for fracture to his arm caused by crushing accident
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22nd April 2013

Engineer receives work accident compensation for crush injury to his arm

When our client suffered an injury at work which would leave him with a permanent disability, he asked for our expert legal advice in bringing a claim for compensation against his employer.

Although the defendant admitted liability, we entered into robust negotiation to ensure our client received fair and appropriate compensation for his injury and loss of future income. We were able to secure a substantial sum in accident compensation.

Accident at work - No risk assessment

An engineer, our client was asked to investigate a fault in a heavy production machine. He had received no training on this particular machine and as he worked on it, his arm reactivated a sensor, causing an unexpected movement. This caused the material being processed to fall on his forearm, crushing it so badly that he suffered a serious fracture.

Following the accident, an examination of the machine showed that it had been wrongly set and that no risk assessment had been carried out. The Health & Safety Executive investigated, and issued remedial notices on the defendant to improve their procedures and practices.

Injury at work - permanent disability

Our client’s injuries required immediate surgery to treat the fracture by inserting a plate. It was necessary for further surgery when his fracture did not heal as expected.

Following his crush injury, he was unable to work for many months, and initially only able to return to light duties as his injuries left him with a significant disability to his dominant arm and hand. His future employment in his chosen profession is likely to be compromised. He continues to experience significant pain in his arm and it remains a possibility that further surgery may also be required.

Making a claim for work accident compensation

Clear Answers’ specialist work accident compensation lawyers are waiting to provide you with expert legal advice. We specialise in all types of personal injury compensation claims, particularly accidents at work.

If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and to talk you through the claims process in plain English. Alternatively, please complete one of our online compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as quickly as possible.

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