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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for accidents involving severed fingers


    It is an unfortunate aspect of any industrial working environment that accidents involving severed fingers can happen very easily. Machinery containing sharp edges should have built-in safeguards. For instance, modern electronic guillotines often have infra-red sensors that will prevent the blades from depressing where a blockage – such as a hand in the wrong place – is detected. Workers should be warned about operating equipment while wearing inappropriate clothing, such as scarves or sleeves that could be trapped.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, patroned by Esther Rantzen, we have gained a formidable reputation for investigating accidents like these. Where there is any suspicion that accidents involving severed fingers were down to negligence on the part of someone else, we will be able to access whether the circumstances would merit a compensation claim. We always strive to get the best result for our clients, and in cases where lack of safety has contributed to the situation, we will aim to see justice done.

    Failure of risk assessment

    Operators should not be faced with hazardous equipment without precautions having been taken to ensure their safety. Workers should be made aware of the dangers posed by moving parts, and these machines should be checked regularly. Where any member of the workforce has specific needs, such as visual impairment, particular attention should be paid to ensuring they remain protected at all times.

    Accidents involving severed fingers can have a lifelong impact on the victim, affecting their ability to perform tasks they previously took for granted. At Accident Advice Helpline we understand how important it can be for an individual to see responsibility for their predicament admitted by the negligent party, especially if the situation was down to their employer. We will analyse how your injuries came about, and if we feel that a compensation payment is merited, we will do our utmost to make sure this happens.

    Professional expertise

    Losing digits in an accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Where a machine’s guards are not working properly, or the operator has been inadequately trained, there will always be the potential for disaster. When it does happen, perhaps the last thing on anyone’s mind will be the thought of a drawn-out legal process.

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    This is where Accident Advice Helpline can step in to provide you with assistance. You can visit our website and try out the 30-second claim calculator for an instant picture. If you want more detailed feedback about the possibility of making a claim, get in touch by phoning our helpline on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: May 12, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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