Compensation for worker injured by faulty table saw

This client suffered an injury to his hand whilst working, due to a defective guard on his table saw machine.  Instead of protecting my client from coming into contact with the blade, the guard failed and caused his hand to be cut badly by the blade.

A claim for damages was submitted to the employer and liability was admitted. They accepted that the guard was defective and that it should have been repaired to avoid this accident occurring.

Expert medical evidence was then obtained from an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hand injuries and that evidence, along with photographic evidence of the scarring, was used to negotiate a settlement on behalf of the client which saw him recover compensation for his pain and suffering along with lost earnings and other expenses incurred.

2 thoughts on “Compensation for worker injured by faulty table saw

  1. Hi there I’m suffering from the exact situation ! I would love to no more on this incident as the gaurd on the panel saw I was using is faulty and proped up by a stick leaving the blade exposed
    I wasnt paying attention and reached round to remove the offcut catching the top of the blade

    1. Hi, I have acted in a few cases similar to this. The purpose of a guard is to protect against accidents precisely like this as human error will inevitably occur at some point and employers have to show that all reasonable measures have been taken to keep their workers safe. A table saw without a guard is very unlikely to be considered reasonably safe equipment! Feel free to contact me via this link if you wish to discuss further

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