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Mark’s work injury settles for £7,500 (Carrickfergus)

Mark was employed as a bartender in a bar in Carrickfergus. He was cleaning a metal utility bench when he cut the side of his hand on a raised and sharp piece of metal. The metal sheet in question had been placed on top of the work bench to cover a hole. It was raised, serrated and rusted.

Accident at Work Claim

As a result of this accident, Mark, suffered a cut to his right hand. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Glue was applied to the cut as opposed to using stitches. Mark decided to pursue a claim for compensation against his employer and on the recommendation of a friend, he approached Patrick O’Hare of Paschal O’Hare Solicitors.

Residual Permanent Scarring

A medical report was obtained from a consultant plastic surgeon. This report indicated that the scarring would improve up to 18 months from the date of the accident but that Mark would be left with residual permanent scarring. Liability for the accident was admitted by his employers insurers. Negotiations took place and the claim settled in the sum of £7,500 compensation after an initial offer of £5,000 was rejected.

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