Worker wins accident compensation for hand crush injury

A skip worker has won an accident compensation payout of £175,000 after his hand was crushed at work.

The 42-year-old was delivering a skip as part of his job when the accident happened. The skip had evidently not been stacked in the correct way and it slipped onto the worker’s hand, causing crush injuries.

The injuries were so serious that the employee lost an index finger and a thumb, the latter having to be amputated at the accident scene. He was rushed to hospital and underwent specialist surgery.

Unfortunately the man now finds day-to-day tasks hard to carry out and he has been unable to return to work in the industry he was previously employed in.

Reports say that his employer accepted liability for the accident on the grounds that some of the skips were damaged and therefore they should not have been stacked up in the way that they were.

Although the man won £175,000 in accident compensation, he said that no amount of cash could make up for the pain and suffering that he had endured.

The man’s legal representative issued a reminder that employers have a duty of care to ensure employees have a safe working environment.