Work Facial Injury Claim settled at £67k

A truck driver, who was struck by a steel wedge, has been awarded £67,000 by the High Court in a work facial injury claim. Mr Justice John MacMenamin heard how Keith Dowling (38) was almost decapitated as a steel wedge, being used to secure the ballast weight on his trailer, shot from its mounting causing permanent damage to Mr. Dowling’s face.

The wedge, which was 14 inches by 6 inches, was being hammered in place by a co-worker when the accident happened.