Personal Injury: Quantum Case. Orthopaedic injuries and scarring to other parts of the body. PSLA of £2,100 with total damages of £4,000. The claimant was operating a band sealer in the workplace when the machine head dropped onto his left hand, causing a burn injury. He was off work for eight weeks and within that period required several visits to the minor injuries unit of his local hospital for wound dressings and application of cream.