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Published: 08 April 2014
Author: Ryan Carlisle Thomas

$130,000 WorkCover win for finger amputee

James Mathieson, a 32-year-old tradesman from Wantirna South has been awarded $130,000 in damages by the Victorian County Court.

The man suffered the injury to his left hand while using a drop saw to cut wooden bearers in a truck loading site.

Mr. Mathieson’s index finger was amputated and he sustained lacerations and nerve damage to his thumb and middle finger.

In a jury decision, the payment was awarded for the pain and suffering resulting from the injury.

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