Man to seek damages for hand injury?An accident at work that resulted in a man having to take two weeks off could result in a compensation claim.
The anonymous professional needed stitches on a wound to his hand after he fell through a mezzanine floor at premises owned by car parts manufacturer Auto-Plas in Essex last May.
This incident occurred after he had been asked to dismantle the mezzanine surface in the production area of his employer's sister company Benchmark Doors when he fell backwards through a gap.
He sustained a laceration to his hand as well as a minor head injury and an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that no steps had been taken to ensure he could work safely at height.
Keith Waller of the HSE said the accident had been "entirely preventable" and went on to say: "With some simple planning, the work could have been done from the floor below."
Posted by Chris Stevenson
19/07/2012 16:52SHARE THIS