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Offshore Oil Worker Awarded 160,000 Pounds for Hand Injury Compensation

Posted: March 27th, 2012

An offshore oil worker, who sustained terrible hand injuries while working on a North Sea semi-submersible rig, has been awarded 160,000 pounds in hand injury compensation at Edinburgh’s Court of Session.

Lord Robin Gilmour McEwan was told how Martin Brand (27) of Slateford Gait in Edinburgh, had been employed by the offshore drilling company, Transocean, in May 2006 when the hydraulic slips on the submersible moved as he was cleaning a pipe section.

Martin’s hand was crushed between two sections of the submersible and as a result of the incident had to have two fingers from his right hand partly amputated. Despite returning to work after receiving treatment, was unable to continue working offshore as a trainee driller due to his injury.

Transocean accepted liability in the subsequent claim against them, and paid Martin an interim payment of 40,000 pounds last year in respect of the pain and suffering he had experienced. Lord McEwan increased the compensation settlement to 160,000 pounds on the basis that Martin’s injury would affect his ability to find suitable work.

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