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    Compensation for finger caught in machinery


    Compensation for finger caught in machinery

    The thought of catching your finger in a piece of machinery is not a pleasant one. Indeed it is something most people would definitely not want to do. Fortunately workplaces that have machinery present in order to get various tasks done usually have procedures in place that help to ensure the safety of everyone in the vicinity. This not only includes the people working on that machinery but also those who might be nearby or who might be tasked to clean it.

    Getting a finger caught in machinery is potentially very dangerous indeed. If the machinery is in operation at the time it is possible for the person to lose part of all of that finger as a result. This is because the finger may become trapped between two parts of the machinery, potentially dragging it further in and making it very difficult to extricate it. There have been cases where people have lost a finger in this type of situation, and potentially damaged other fingers or their thumb as well, depending on the circumstances. Needless to say no one wants this to happen and thankfully in most cases this doesn’t occur.

    How likely is it for a person to get involved in an accident like this?

    Fortunately it is extremely unlikely. This is because the health and safety measures that are in place today are required to be followed in every workplace. Moreover, there are specific rules that mean certain workplaces will be required to make sure certain safety measures are in place so accidents such as these do not happen. Since businesses take their responsibilities very seriously the odds of being injured are exceptionally rare, which is good news for everyone involved.

    Make sure you have access to no-obligation advice

    Could you take our 30-second online test now to find out whether a no win, no fee* compensation claim could make a difference to your life? Call Accident Advice Helpline to discover more – our number is 0800 689 0500 and it is free to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week too. We have a selection of professional injury compensation lawyers, any one of whom could have the experience required to help you through a compensation claim procedure. Try us today and see how we can help you seek compensation with evidence of negligence on your side as well.

    Date Published: February 22, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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