Kevin Walker secures £80,000 for Mr W of Manchester who suffered a catastrophic hand injury at work

Mr W was a construction worker who was injured at work when he reversed an asphalt compact roller into a stationary digger, which was not in use but had a raised bucket.

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Liability for the accident was admitted early in the action, leaving Kevin to gather evidence from relevant experts and entities to support Mr W’s claim for injuries and losses.

Mr W’s ring and little fingers were traumatically amputated and he was unable to return to work for several weeks.

To address Mr W’s immediate financial worries, Kevin arranged for an independent advisor to advise Mr W of his entitlement to welfare benefits.

Kevin also arranged physiotherapy treatment with a hand therapist and psychotherapy with expertise in trauma-focused CBT and EMDR.

Kevin went on to obtain medico-legal evidence from a prosthetist, an orthopaedic hand surgeon, a plastic surgeon and a clinical psychologist to support Mr W’s injuries.

Kevin arranged for Mr W to have high definition silicone digit prostheses. The cost of these and future costings were included in the claim along with the cost of other aids and equipment.

Following a workplace and functional assessment that Kevin had put in place, Mr W was able to return to his pre-accident role with his employer.

Mr W’s claim for injuries and losses arising from this accident settled in excess of £80,000.

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