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A serious hand injury suffered during an accident at work may lead to a carpenter pursuing a claim for compensation.
The unnamed 22-year-old self-employed professional lost part of two fingers on his right hand when they came into contact with a bench saw as he carried out a job for building contractor Grand Plans in London in October 2009.
At the time of the accident, the professional was insulating and levelling the floors on the second floor of a block of flats in Westminster being refurbished by the company.
He and his bother were using their own tools to complete their duties, but the carpenter used an unguarded bench saw available on the site to cut some wood when the piece he was working on slipped, causing the accident.
Consequently, he sustained permanent damage to the tendons in his hand and can no longer work as a carpenter, meaning he may well be eligible for compensation.
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