If you’ve suffered a serious injury in the workplace, and you are thinking of seeking a workplace injury specialist in Winchester to make a claim for financial compensation, you should consider using the ‘no win, no fee*’ services, (as recommended by the famous people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen), of Accident Advice Helpline. We are one of the U.K.’s favourite injury claim solicitors and last year alone were successful in obtaining over £30 million worth of compensation for our clients.
Man loses finger in accident with circular saw
People who work with automated cutting machines in the engineering industry are especially at risk when it comes to accidents in the workplace. High speed cutting blades can result in horrific injuries in fractions of seconds, as illustrated when a 48-year-old worker lost a finger following an accident with a circular saw. The incident is typical of many similar accidents that happen in the workplace.
Safety guards should never be removed
Most companies are aware that any exposed machinery parts need to have guards fitted around them to prevent any accidental contact. This is particularly important with automated cutting machinery that have exposed blades. The problem is that these guards often make it more difficult to actually feed the material that is to be cut onto the blade.
For this reason many workers often remove the guards to make the process easier; which is exactly what happened when the 48-year-old worker referred to in the previous paragraph lost a finger.
Company found to be culpable through lack of risk assessment and appropriate supervision
It transpired that no risk assessment had been carried out for the operation that the worker was involved with. To make matters worse, there was a lack of proper management control on the shop floor, which otherwise might have spotted the danger of using the circular saw without its guard in place.Open Claim Calculator
Although the worker, (and he is far from being alone), might have been aware of the potential danger, it was decided that without a proper risk assessment in place, and due to the lack of supervision, the employer was at fault. The employee was awarded £5,000 worth of compensation which reflects the fact that the loss of the finger would affect him for the rest of his life
Using Accident Advice Helpline to find a workplace injury specialist in Winchester
To find out how much any claim could be worth in terms of compensation, you can visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and use our HOW MUCH compensation calculator to get an estimate. Simply answer four basic questions regarding your injury and the calculator will predict the size of the award. It will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time. A workplace injury specialist in Winchester will be happy to assist with your claim.
Using our free helpline
To find out more, or to obtain answers to any questions or concerns you may have, you can chat to a member of our customer support team by calling up our free helpline. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or, if using a mobile, 0333 500 0993.