Settlement secured for man whose finger was crushed in workplace accident

A man who suffered a crush injury to one of his fingers while at work received therapy and financial compensation thanks to Sintons’ personal injury specialists.

Mr A’s left middle finger was crushed when it was trapped between heavy concrete panels. The tip of his finger was lost and he needed surgery under local anaesthetic to close the wound and trim the bone.

David Knipe, senior associate in Sintons’ personal injury team, regularly supports clients who have suffered serious injuries, helping them to access the physical and psychological therapy they need and negotiating a settlement on their behalf.

David said: “This was a thoroughly unpleasant injury which caused Mr A pain and reduced grip strength. It affected the appearance of his finger and he struggled with everyday tasks following the accident.”

Sintons arranged for Mr A to access cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help with the psychological impact of the injury, which included flashbacks and nightmares.

“Mr A suffered from psychological symptoms for nearly two years after the accident but, with the help of the CBT sessions alongside medical treatment, they are now resolved,” explained David Knipe.

“He will however require long term medical treatment and may experience stiffness and hypersensitivity on an ongoing basis; we took this into account when negotiating a settlement which properly reflects what Mr A has been through.”

The case, settled for a five figure sum, with Mr A commenting: “I am very pleased with the service I received from Sintons. Professional assistance and legal advice were top-notch. A special thanks to Mr. David Knipe. I highly appreciate his services. Always good communication, professional, competent, and dedicated service; with compensation successfully recovered. Thank you! I recommend Sintons!”

Find out more about how Sintons supports people who have been injured at work, here

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