Worthingtons Solicitors

Case Study: Compensation for finger injury sustained in workplace

Katrina Lagan recently negotiated an out of court settlement for Mr D who sustained an injury to his finger following an accident at work.

In November 2019, Mr D was operating a piece of machinery which was used to cut sheets of metal, removing them from the machine and placing them on a pallet. He had cut a metal sheet measuring approximately 1m x 1m and was attempting to remove the sheet from the machine when it became stuck. Mr D was unable to maintain grip on the sheet and it subsequently fell onto his right hand and sliced the tip off the top of the middle finger on his right hand.

As a result of this accident Mr D attended Antrim Area Hospital, as well as his GP and had to take 2 months off work.

We received instructions from Mr D in the weeks following his accident, and pre-action correspondence was quickly dispatched. We obtained his medical records and arranged for him to be examined by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who concluded that:

• There had been a loss of bulk to Mr D’s right middle finger on his dominant hand;
• He would have ongoing difficulty with fine motor function;
• Mr D had permanent altered sensation in his hand;
• He had difficulty with grip and working in cold environments which has in turn impacted on employment opportunities.

Following service of our medical evidence, the employer entered into negotiations to settle this matter. Mr D was successfully awarded compensation for his injuries, as well as a sum of money in relation to his loss of earnings.

Worthingtons Solicitors have a team of Solicitors with extensive experience in handling personal injury cases, whether accidents at work, slips, trips or road traffic accidents.  If you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault and which has resulted in personal injury in the last 3 years, please contact Katrina Lagan at our Belfast office on 028 9043 4015, or email [email protected] for advice.


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