A factory worker who suffered a crushed finger as a result of a faulty crane mechanism has successfully sued his employer for accident compensation. His injury lawyers were able to show that he had received insufficient training in operating the crane. As a result of the lack of training, he had not realised that the crane grab was defective, leading to the accident at work.
After being admitted to hospital, the 26 year old needed to undergo accident emergency surgery, followed by over three months of follow-up medical treatment, and was unable to work for eight weeks. The man, a GMB Union member, was left with a deformed index finger after the accident, which he was unable to bend normally.
The employer admitted liability and settled the injury claim out of court for £11,000.