Man who suffered crush injuries at work secures settlement


A worker whose hand and wrist were crushed while moving barrels at work has been supported by serious injury specialists at Sintons in rebuilding his life.

The man was replacing a barrel of varnish when his hand and wrist were caught between two full barrels.

He was required to work without suitable mechanical lifting equipment. The location was cramped, the plinth he was standing on was slippery and had unsuitable spill mats in place.

The injury caused significant damage to his left hand and left wrist, and also led to psychological problems including stress and depression as a result of the ordeal.

He turned to law firm Sintons, a specialist in serious injury work, for support in seeking justice from his employer.

Through the assistance of the law firm – whose personal injury team is renowned on a national basis for the quality of both its legal capability and client service – the man was able to access bespoke rehabilitation to support his ongoing recovery.

His claim, overseen by senior associate David Knipe, was also settled for a five-figure sum.

The claimant said of his experience at Sintons: “The service I received was second to none.

“Having used solicitors in the past the service I received was excellent, the attention to detail, the ability to contact and discuss issues and the final settlement and charges were excellent.

“If every member of your team is as diligent and professional as David Knipe, then Sintons will thrive and prosper.”

David Knipe added: “Our client suffered both physical and psychological injury while carrying out his work, which left him struggling to recover and in need of  rehabilitation.

“We are very pleased that, through our intervention, he was able to access the bespoke support he badly needed which has enabled him to move on with his life.

“At Sintons, we are very proud of our reputation for fighting on our clients’ behalf to secure the best possible outcome for them and their circumstances, and it is always great to hear the positive feedback which confirms we are delivering on the legal and client service excellence we aspire to.

“We wish our client all the very best for the future and are very pleased we could support him during this difficult time in his life.”


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