Carpenter Accident at Work Claim
A 19 year old carpenter put his hand through a glass panel and severely injured his hand, severing the tendons in his thumb, in an accident at work. It was his dominant hand that was injured and, despite extensive physiotherapy, he was unable to regain full movement.
The injury meant that he was in a lot of pain and that he was unable to continue with his skilled work as a carpenter.
The client initially instructed a large, national firm of solicitors but was unhappy with the service received and so moved the case to GA Solicitors.
Complex future loss of earnings calculations were undertaken due to the client’s inability to pursue his career. He was also limited in his next career choice due to the restricted movement and pain that was now part of his day to day life.
After extensive solicitor to solicitor negotiation, the claimant was awarded £360,000 compensation for his accident at work.