What time would you prefer us to contact you?
Please complete mandatory fields
An unnamed 25-year-old man suffered a serious hand injury in an accident at work in premises owned by Bumble Hole Foods in Fockbury, in August 2010.
The employee severed two fingers when his right hand came into contact with a heavy duty steel blade as he cleaned a drain on a production line.
A work accident investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that the risks of working near this dangerous piece of equipment had not been properly assessed by the company.
In addition, it was also found that Bumble Hole had tasked unsuitable staff members to give employees health and safety training.
Christopher Gregory, inspector at the HSE said this was a typical work accident in that it was "entirely foreseeable and preventable".
"This case shows the importance of learning from mistakes and ensuring that formal advice from the Health and Safety Executive is not ignored," he noted.
Claims Direct is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.