Bray and Bray secured a compensation payout of more than £25,000 for Mrs. P from Leicester, who suffered skin injuries, nerve damage and psychological harm following an accident at work.
Mrs. P’s hands became trapped in a cutting machine at work and it was found that her employer failed to ensure that access to the cutters could only occur when the machine was disabled. The guarding on the machine was also found to be inadequate.
Mrs P’s employer denied liability and it was claimed that she was at fault for placing her hands near to the cutters to remove a blockage. However it was found that she had previously been told to do this, and that it was a common practice condoned by the workplace.
A successful outcome
Mrs P was awarded compensation worth more than £25,000.