Neil John, a personal injury specialist at Fraser Dawbarns, has obtained a £50,000 claim settlement for a casual worker who was injured when he caught his hand in a piece of machinery. As a result of his injury he lost a summer’s work and has since had to find an alternative type of employment due to no longer being physically able to do the tasks that he undertook previously.
Neil comments: “Employers have a duty of care to all of their employees, including those taken on as casual or seasonal labour. While it would be preferable for there to be systems in place to prevent this sort of incident ever occurring, all businesses who take on workers of any kind should have suitable insurance to cover them when unfortunate incidents like this do happen.”
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