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Date: 12th May 2014 Sector: 0 Specialist: Jodie Doran
9k compensation for fingertip cut off by saw
Jodie Doran, a Personal Injury Solicitor at Ward & Rider Solicitors, acted for a client who was injured at work, on a no win no fee basis.

Our client worked in a factory and was at his work station using the saw in the normal way. He had complained to his employer on a number of occasions as there was not a guard fitted on the saw at his work station. On the day of his accident, he was using his saw when it jumped, cutting the tip of his middle finger on his non-dominant hand.

Our client attended hospital and was told he had injured the tendons in his finger. Over the course of a year he had to undergo three separate operations to repair the tendons and rebuild his finger. He also had to have his nail removed as this caused him discomfort.

His employer admitted liability for our client’s accident immediately. They were, however, reluctant to pay an appropriate amount to our client in settlement of his claim. After some negotiation, he received in the region of £9,000 in compensation for his injury and financial losses incurred as a consequence of his accident. Financial losses included the client’s travelling expenses to medical appointments, medication expenses and care that he required from his family following his accident and each operation thereafter.

*The client’s name has been withheld but this is indeed a true case handled by Jodie Doran at Ward & Rider Solicitors.

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