We have been acting for a client who sustained a very serious injury at work during March 2007. At this time, she was aged 53 and working as a machine operator in a sandwich-making factory. While working on a machine that heat-sealed the sandwiches into packs, her dominant right hand became trapped in the machine and was crushed. It took several minutes for her hand to be released.

Unfortunately, she suffered crush and burn injuries to the ring and two middle fingers of her right hand which later had to be surgically amputated, leaving her with a major disability. She also suffered a significant psychiatric reaction to this injury. Our psychiatrist took the view that, with appropriate counselling, her depression should resolve in the future, although it was unlikely that she would ever be able to return to work.

Proceedings had to be issued in this case and after lengthy negotiations, we were able to agree upon a settlement for our client.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £287,500 for this client during 2010