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£10k compensation after arm crushed in roller

The claimants details have been changed but this is indeed a true case

Phil Mulryne acted for a client who had an accident during the course of their employment. Unfortunately, our client’s hand and arm got stuck in a roller.

Our client was employed by the Defendant in this case through an agency; Phil alleged that our client had been provided with insufficient training and supervision. It was also alleged that the system of work was not safe as there were no guards in place to prevent the roller from being accessed by our client.

Liability was accepted by the Defendant but they argued that our client had contributed to the circumstances of the accident by failing to alert management of the problem. Ultimately, it was agreed that our client was approximately 10-15% negligent.

As a result of the accident our client sustained a nasty fracture to their upper arm. Fortunately, our client made a good recovery following recuperation and treatment. Our client was off work for almost 12 months and during this period they had to rely on their spouse for help around the house and with personal hygiene.

An initial offer was made by the Defendant’s insurance company for less than £4,000. Phil knew that this offer was not acceptable and he eventually managed to recover in the region of £10,000 for our client.

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