A worker whose arm was partially severed in a construction site accident has won £600,000 in compensation. The man involved was hit by the bucket of a JCB. The driver was having difficulty releasing the bucket of the digger so the he and another worker offered to help.
After asking the JCB driver to engage the safety guard, they tried to discover what was causing the blockage. When the driver got back into the cab, he knocked a lever, which caused the bucket to swing and hit the man, causing suffered multiple fractures to his arm. His hand was crushed and partially severed. After undergoingt several operations, he was left with permanent scarring and a disability which impacts on all areas of his life.
After a claim was brought, a settlement of £600,000 was eventually agreed in compensation for his loss of past and future earnings and for the pain and injury suffered.
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