We own a small restaurant. One of our employees put his hand in our dough mixer, and his hand had bruising and major swelling, but no other real damage was done. There is a sign on the dough mixer that says "Do not put hands in mixer while it is operating", that he obviously ignored. He even admitted on Facebook that it was "completely his fault" and he "feels like an idiot". (We took a screenshot of this as proof.) We do not have workman's comp insurance, so that won't cover anything. What should we do? They are asking to settle for around $15,000. At that staggering amount, it could quite possibly put us out of business. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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