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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

    Health and Safety News

    Finger severed in dangerous machine

    By David Brown on May 24, 2014

    A construction company has been fined after an employee lost his finger in an accident at work.

    Appearing at Norwich Magistrates’ Court, WS Lusher & Son Ltd admitted safety failings that led to the incident on 17 December 2012.

    The worker, who does not wish to be identified, severed the little finger on his right hand as a result.

    Inadequate management

    An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified inadequate management and supervision of the way the work on the machine was being carried out. It hereby brought a prosecution against the company.

    The court heard how the employee was operating a vertical spindle moulding machine at the firm’s premises to cut a groove in a straight piece of wood when his right hand came into contact with the cutter.

    HSE inspectors concluded that the incident could have easily been prevented had better guarding been in place on the machine.

    All employers have a duty of care to protect their staff. There is plenty of industry training available on what this entails.

    Claiming finger injury compensation

    If you’ve suffered a finger injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim for finger injury compensation.

    Such injuries can be extremely painful and inconvenient, forcing the victim to take several weeks off work as they recover. The physical symptoms of the injury, the financial worries of not working and the numerous hospital visits to receive treatment can all soon add up.

    It is therefore important that you seek the compensation you deserve. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can offer guidance and support, call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

    WS Lusher & Son Ltd, registered at School Lane, Sprowston, Norwich, pleaded guilty to a single breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. It was fined a total of £10,000 and ordered to pay £4,750 in costs.

    Source: Insider Media

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    Date Published: May 24, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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