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£87,000 Obtained for Injured Mechanic

Fosters’ Personal Injury specialist Chris Turner has recently obtained an £87,000 settlement for a client who was injured whilst working as an MOT tester.

Our client was conducting an MOT test on a vehicle and was in the process of checking the exhaust system for leaks when suddenly, and without any warning, the car jumped into transmission trapping his left hand.

He suffered serious injuries to his hand, which required a partial amputation of his ring and middle fingers – essential for him to perform his work. Despite the severity of the injuries, he made a good recovery and was back at work within five months of the accident, albeit needing assistance from his colleagues with more physically demanding tasks.

The settlement reflected the fact that, at the age of just 31, he was partially disabled and may not always be able to work as a mechanic – a job which he very much enjoys.

Commenting on the outcome, Chris said: “I was delighted to achieve this significant compensation for our client. Despite his resilience and determination to return to work, the fact remains that he had suffered serious injuries and may not always be able to rely on the assistance of his colleagues.

“To reflect this a large portion of our client’s damages was to compensate him for the risk that should he lose his current role, he would find it more difficult to obtain similar work as a result of his injuries.”

Our client was delighted with the result and commented: “Chris Turner has gone above and beyond for my case, a top man and fantastic outcome.”

If you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, we would be happy to discuss a possible claim with you on a free of charge, no obligation basis. We can be contacted on 01603 620508.

This article was produced on the 25th June 2020 by our Personal Injury & Group Actions team for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.