A Health and Safety Executive prosecution has given serious injury lawyers an encouraging boost to their hopes of securing farm accident compensation for their client.
The 2014 Norwich farm accident, in which the assistant farm manager's left hand became caught in firewood processing machinery, resulted in amputation injuries to the thumb and fingers of his left hand and caused considerable psychological trauma.
Norwich Magistrates' Court heard that the machine, which is made up of a circular saw, log splitter, and conveyer, had only recently been supplied and did not conform to British standards.
The supplier, Rytec Industrial Equipment Limited, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 6(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It, along with the machine's Italian manufacturer, was fined £14,000 as well as £441 costs.
If you have sustained an amputation injury as a result of another party's actions, whether on the road, in the workplace, or some other setting, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
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