The machine operator was ensuring that all packages were in order and that they were continuously moving through the two belts in operation. While completing her task, the worker’s finger was sliced off by the machinery.
The injury was painful and permanently reduced the worker’s ability to use her hand. Due to the nature of her work, she had was absent from work for over three months.
The worker, who had over 15 years’ experience, instructed Thompsons NI Solicitors to pursue a personal injury claim on her behalf.
Thompsons NI Solicitors secured compensation for the worker and the employer accepted full liability for the incident. The company has since improved working conditions for assembly line employees.
The client said: “I was really happy with the service I got from my solicitor and the personal injury team. Thompsons NI took care of everything and helped me get the most I possibly could.”