Golf club worker wins personal injury compensation

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Posted 24/08/2011

A man who works at a golf club in the Midlands has won thousands of pounds in personal injury compensation.

The green keeper suffered a partial finger amputation after an accident when he was trying to unblock a machine that cleaned golf balls, reports the Coventry Telegraph.

He worked at Warwickshire Golf and Country Club in Leek Wootton – located close to Kenilworth and Leamington Spa – which was forced to pay out over £25,000 in total due to health and safety failures at the location.

The worker received a settlement of £5,000 in personal injury compensation, while the organisation was ordered to pay £8,000 costs to Warwick District Council and a fine of £13,500.

Councillor Michael Coker, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “This incident demonstrates that companies who use dangerous machinery must ensure such equipment is maintained in a safe condition and that staff are properly trained in their safe operation.”

If you’ve suffered an injury as the result of an accident at work, the personal injury team at Ashtons Legal will be happy to advise you on whether you have a claim.


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