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.