22 July, 2009
A 15 year old boy, whilst on work experience, caught his thumb on a piece of protruding metal whilst loading a hoist. He was left with a scar on his thumb that, even though it would be permanent, would get paler and flatter so that it would become hardly visible.
He was awarded £1,465 in compensation.
Work regulations are strict and require employers to ensure they operate safe systems in the work place and even off site. Work experience workers are still owed the same duty of care by the company as any other employee.
Forbes Personal Injury team is frequently involved in recovering compensation for people injured in the work place or during the course of their work.
Forbes personal injury team is made up of specialist personal injury solicitors / lawyers who offer advice on all areas of personal injury on a no win no fee basis. Whether you have had an accident at work, an accident on the street or a car accident (road traffic accident) we can provide you with expert advice on your personal injury claim ensuring you receive the accident compensation you are entitled to.