Man receives compensation after he suffers facial injuries after accident at work


Employers admit liability for injuries suffered at work

Cyclist injured - lying on floor - person attending

The claimant, a 39-year-old man, received £2,610.98 for the bruising and facial lacerations sustained in an accident at work. The claimant suffered from sleep disturbance and flashbacks for one month following the accident, and he also suffered from permanent facial scarring.

The man, during the course of his employment at the defendant’s premises, attempted to open a unit of a printing machine with the use of a steel bar for extra leverage. Whilst he was opening the unit, the bar slipped, causing the claimant injury.

The claimant suffered from bruising and lacerations to his face that required three sutures. He sustained a scar on the inferior part of his right eyebrow that measured 30mm in length with a maximum width of 1mm. The claimant’s bruising lasted for three weeks and he suffered from right frontal headaches for between four and six weeks. The claimant was absent from work for one day and suffered from sleep disturbance due to flashbacks for one month following the accident. On close inspection his facial scar would remain visible.

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