A promising young rugby player has been awarded £45,000 in compensation, after almost losing his hand in a horrific work accident.
The Coventry Telegraph is reporting that twenty year old Jack Coupland from Blackwell, near Shipston, had to have part of a finger amputated and shredded another three to the bone, after his right hand became trapped in a mechanical wood cutting machine.
Despite his injuries Jack has managed to fight his way back into Shipston Rugby Club’s first team, he told the newspaper that his grip had been affected following the accident but he was determined not to let that hold him back.
After launching a claim for accident at work compensation, the twenty year old has been awarded £45,000 in damages from his former employer Town and Country Joinery, of Glebe Farm, in Tredington.
The financial settlement covers Mr. Coupland’s loss of earnings and takes into account the fact that he can no longer train in his career of choice.
A spokesperson from Mr. Coupland’s legal team stated that the case highlighted the fact that employers must ensure that workers received adequate training and supervision when operating potentially dangerous machinery.