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Newcastle father suffers horrendous acid burns

A 59-year-old father of three from Newcastle has won £210,000 in compensation for acid burns sustained whilst working for a pharmaceutical company.  The electrical technician, who has not been named,…

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Injured road worker awarded £8000 in compensation

A 35-year-old road worker from Chesterfield was awarded £8,000 in compensation by his employer, Carillion plc, following a serious injury to his ankle.  Dean Ness had been working nightshift on…

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Surrey groundsman receives compensation from employer

A 65-year-old council groundsman has been awarded £11,000 by his employer, London Borough of Morden, in an out of court settlement.  John Brown, from Mitcham in Surrey, seriously damaged his…

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Worker wins compensation following accident at work

A 55-year-old retail assistant has received £5,000 in compensation after taking a fall at her place of work. Angela Hurcomb, from Hereford, fell down a spiral staircase at Past Times in…

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Prison worker’s landmark victory

Prison catering manager, Susan Cox, has won her case in the Supreme Court, in what is being described as a ‘landmark’ victory.  The case, which was brought by the Prison…

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Employer’s ‘duty of care’ in cold weather

When working for an employer, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that working conditions are safe and secure for employees. This is particularly important if the job entails working…

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Crane hire company fined over death

A crane hire company has been fined after one of its employees was killed in a crash. Baldwins Crane Hire was fined £700,000 after 49-year-old Lindsay Easton was killed while…

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Ministry of Defence flouting safety regulations

Millions of pounds are being paid out annually to military personnel who are sustaining injuries because the Ministry of Defence is blatantly flouting its own safety rules.  MPs will hear…

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Stress-related illness on the rise for teachers

According to a recently released report, the number of teachers in the West Midlands that have been signed off as a result of stress-related illness has risen by almost 300…

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Claim for Accidents in Building & Construction Sites in Birmingham

From the expansion of New Street station to the Metro extension, there have been exciting recent developments in local construction. Unfortunately, it can also be extremely dangerous due to the…

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Claim Compensation for Workplace Accidents in Birmingham

Working can be stressful at the best of times. But if you trip or fall at work, it can be just as, if not more, taxing and traumatic. It can…

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Lollipop lady receives seven-figure settlement

A lollipop lady from South Shields has been awarded a seven-figure compensation payout after being knocked down on duty. 62-year-old Eleanor Harman suffered a severe brain injury when a car…

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Police payout £940,000 in compensation

New figures have revealed that Devon and Cornwall Police have paid out £940,000 in compensation in the space of three years. The figures looked at payouts made between 2010 and…

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Coal mining museum fined over death

Two mining firms and a museum trust have been fined after a man was crushed to death by a dumper truck. 58-year-old Michael Buckingham, from Grimethorpe, had been operating the…

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Steel firm fined over worker’s amputated toes

A steel firm has been fined after a worker was crushed by a metal-shaping machine and had to have three toes amputated. The worker, from North Ormesby, had been working…

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Injured engineer wins compensation

A maintenance engineer who suffered a severe brain injury at work has received ‘significant’ compensation from his former employer.  65-year-old Tom Williams had to have part of his skull removed…

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Injured worker to receive £10,000 in compensation

A groundworker from Grimsby is to receive £10,000 in compensation after suffering severe leg injuries while working at a school in 2013.  49-year-old Jamie North had been working on the…

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Postman dog attack

Despite attacking and seriously injuring a postman, a dog has been saved from destruction. The German Shepherd attacked the postman in the front garden of a Derbyshire home earlier this…

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Police force pays out £135,000 in personal injury compensation

A total of £135,000 has been paid out to 27 Staffordshire Police officers between 2009 and 2013.  These figures were released under the Freedom of Information Act, which showed the…

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Factory worker wins compensation

A factory worker from Gloucester has been awarded accident compensation after he suffered a serious wrist injury while working with old pipework.  53-year-old Oil Tank Supplies Limited worker, Terry Behan,…

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Scaffolder in court over worker’s fractured skull

A scaffolder is to receive a four-month prison sentence after his faulty equipment seriously injured a worker. 27-year-old Mark Jones, from Darlaston, had been operating a ‘gin wheel’ (a metal…

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Gas explosion leaves man critically injured

A gas explosion in a Cambridgeshire village has left a man seriously injured.  The incident happened at a potato supply company in Chittering, with questions still to be answered on…

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Injured veterans face compensation delays

With tens of thousands of armed forces veterans claiming for compensation every year, the Ministry of Defence has admitted that they face delays in having their compensation claims dealt with. MoD…

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Compensation cost police force tens of thousands

New figures have revealed that in the last year alone, Humberside Police force have paid out tens of thousands of pounds in compensation for workplace injuries. Since May of last year,…

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Bolton pays out more than expected

New figures have found that Bolton Council has paid out more compensation to injured school pupils than first expected.  It was reported in April that a total of 16 claims…

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Compensation to teachers doubled in four years

New figures have revealed that the compensation paid out to injured teachers has doubled over the last four years. With £40million paid out to injured teachers last year alone, some…

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Teacher wins £100,000 for injuries suffered breaking-up fight

A Birmingham teacher has been awarded over £100,000 in compensation after suffering injuries from breaking-up a playground fight.  Figures released under a Freedom of Information Act request found that a…

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Police have claimed £85million in compensation

Following a Freedom of Information request made by The Sun newspaper, figures have revealed that Police officers have claimed £85million in compensation for injuries at work. Accidents ranged from falling…

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Guitarist wins £6,500 compensation

A 23-year-old guitarist has won £6,500 in compensation after being electrocuted while sound checking for a band aboard a P&O ferry. Dominic Zyntek from Coventry suffered a two-minute long electric…

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Stained glass restorer fined over lead poisoning

The owner of Lincolnshire Stained Glass has been fined after one of his employees was found to have five times the normal amount of lead in his blood.  Employee David…

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Esso fined for sailor death

Esso has been fined £100,000 after a member of staff was crushed to death under a fuel hose, an accident described as “wholly avoidable”. The company has admitted to health and…

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Health workers increasingly assaulted

New figures have revealed a worrying increase in health workers being assaulted by patients with 2012/13 seeing over 2,000 instances of assault in the West Midlands alone.  The figures have…

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Car firm fined following a death at Cheshire plant

A Vauxhall parent company has been fined £150,000 for their failure to comply with health and safety regulations – resulting in the tragic death of a member of their staff.…

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Enterprise Bill ‘grossly unfair’ to injured workers

A Government proposal which would undermine the rights of injured workers returned to the House of Commons on 16th April, after being thrown out by the House of Lords. The…

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Foundry in court after worker suffers multiple injuries

A Derbyshire foundry has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a steel bar weighing 1.6 tonnes. The 61-year-old from Dronfield was working at…

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Views sought on draft first aid guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on the content of revised guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid.…

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Safety manifesto to reduce workplace injuries

At a time when the Government’s approach to health and safety reforms has been criticised for prioritising the reduction of red tape over the safety of Britain’s workers, trade union…

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Call for action on road risk

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s support for action on occupational road risk has been welcomed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. Transport for London recently published findings of the…

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Worker burned by 'jet of fire'

A sub-contractor from Highley has been fined for safety breaches after a worker was burned by a ‘jet of fire’ when he hit an underground electricity cable with a steel…

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Construction companies fined over worker's six-metre fall

Two construction companies have been fined for serious safety failings after a Coventry worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plummeted more than six metres through a badly-covered hole in a…

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Companies sentenced after worker's fatal fall

A major construction company and a concrete structures firm have been sentenced after a worker died following a fall from height at a Swansea building site. Self-employed father of two,…

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Tackling dog attacks on postal workers

A recent report has recommended that new legislation be introduced to help tackle the problem of dog attacks on postal workers. The report, commissioned by Royal Mail and prepared by…

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Health and safety can aid rail industry cost-cutting

Concerns have been raised that rail industry cost-cutting measures, combined with negative perceptions of health and safety, could jeopardise rail worker protection. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)…

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Oil Rig Accident Compensation Claims

Oil rigs are notoriously dangerous environments and recent oil rig disasters have shown that when an accident happens on an oil rig the subsequent injuries are severe and sometimes fatal.…

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Industrial & Manual Workplace Injuries

The term “industrial injuries” is a broad term to cover injuries suffered in dangerous workplaces such as factories, constructions sites and power plants. Employees can suffer injuries in any working…

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Claim for Office Injuries in Birmingham

You are entitled to work in an environment where you feel safe. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees. This means that employers are responsible for ensuring that…

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Vibration White Finger Claims

If you have suffered an injury as a result of operating vibrating machinery you may be entitled to vibration white finger compensation and you should contact our solicitors** in Birmingham…

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