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Fines for printer's work-related accident

A worker, who badly damaged his thumb while using a printing machine, may seek compensation from his employer now that the company has been found guilty of health and safety offences as a result of the work-related accident.

Banbury Magistrates Court was told that the 40-year-old man was removing booklets which were stuck in a machine at printers BenhamGoodHeadPrint Ltd, of Bicester, but because there was no guard over a roller, when the machine suddenly started up the victim's left thumb was crushed and cut.

The employee was unable to work for six weeks after the industrial accident in May 2009.

Investigations by health and safety inspectors found that the company did not have an appropriate management plan for circumstances when the machine needed un-jamming.

For breaching safety regulations, the business was fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £3,289 in costs.

Now that liability for his personal injury has been decided, the victim may wish to consult a no win no fee solicitor about making a damages claim for his work-related accident.


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