Damages for a worker who had his leg amputated

Damages for a worker who had his leg amputated

Adviceline Injury Lawyers have settled a claim for a worker who had his right leg amputated following an injury at work. The worker suffered from diabetes and injured his right foot at work as a consequence of being provided with ill fitting boots and also after stubbing his foot on a piece of metal lying across a walk way in the factory. The wound became necrotic and about 5 months later he underwent an operation to amputate his right leg below the knee.

Despite his horrific injury the worker was courageous enough to obtain part time employment a number of years after the operation and get on with his life as best he could. Adviceline Injury Lawyers lodged a serious injury application on behalf of the worker and the WorkCover insurer sensibly agreed that our client had suffered a serious injury. Prior to issuing court proceedings we attended a conference with the Defendant and argued that the injuries were caused by the negligence of the worker's former employer. A short time after the conference the Defendant made a substantial offer which was accepted by the worker to settle his claim.

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