Published: 05 December 2019
The Dispute Resolution Team acted for a Claimant who suffered injuries at work after sustaining a deep laceration to his hand whilst operating sharp machinery. The team commenced a claim against the employer for negligence and breach of statutory duty arising from their failure to provide adequate training, safe equipment and safe protective gear. The team's detailed and substantiated allegations led to the Defendant admitting liability early on. Discussions ensued with the Defendant in relation to the damages to be awarded to the Claimant. The team managed to negotiate damages in excess of £9,500 to compensante the Claimant for his pain and suffering, and for the gratuitous care provided by his wife during his recovery.