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Newcastle father suffers horrendous acid burns

Posted in: Arm Injury Head and Brain Injuries Leg Injuries Workplace Injuries 
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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, had just taken over his shift and was disconnecting pipes from a tank containing Bromine, a hazardous acid.  When he decoupled the pipe, residual acid, which […]

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Injured road worker awarded £8000 in compensation

Posted in: Employer Negligence Foot Injuries Workplace Injuries 
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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 night shift on an unlit stretch of the A52 at Spondon in Derby, placing traffic cones for work about to be commenced on the central reservation. He jumped out […]

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Surrey groundsman receives compensation from employer

Posted in: Knee Injury Public Place Accidents Workplace Injuries Workplace Slip 
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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 right knee after a fall whilst at work, which resulted in surgery and being forced to stop work.  Mr Brown tripped over a piece of concrete that was […]

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Worker wins compensation following accident at work

Posted in: Hip Injuries Spine & Back Injuries Workplace Injuries Workplace Slip 
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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 her home town, and seriously injured her back. She had been an employee at the business for seven years, and it had recently relocated to the […]

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Motorcyclist receives £9,000 for groin injuries

Posted in: Knee Injury Leg Injuries Motorcycle Accidents Road Traffic Accidents Shoulder Injuries Spine & Back Injuries 
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A motorcyclist, who received multiple injuries when a car suddenly reversed into him whilst stationary on a road, has won £9,000 in compensation. The complainant was sitting on his motorbike when the car shot back, causing the petrol tank to ram him in the groin. He then fell over, and his bike landed on top of him, […]

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Prison worker’s landmark victory

Posted in: Spine & Back Injuries Workplace Injuries 
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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 Officers’ Association and solicitors acting on Ms Cox’s behalf, will change the legal definition of ‘employee’ and the law around vicarious liability.  Formerly, prisoners working […]

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Medical blunder results in tragic death

Posted in: Medical Negligence Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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An inquest being held in North London Coroners’ Court has heard that a series of neglectful errors at Northwick Park Hospital resulted in the death of an 85-year-old grandmother on 7 May 2015.  Irmgard Cooper had been undergoing a serious but successful heart procedure at the hospital when it was discovered that her blood supplies […]

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Paramedic guilty of misconduct

Posted in: Medical Negligence Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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A health professional panel has found paramedic Andrew Davies guilty of misconduct for failing to go to the aid of a man with health difficulties in June 2012. The Health and Care Professions Council panel heard how Davies had stood by and watched while Mr Carl Cope, 47, took ill in Walsall Manor Hospital car park. […]

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Man killed in care home fire

Posted in: Public Place Accidents Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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Following a 999 call to Derbyshire Police at around 1300 hours on Monday, an investigation into the death of a 60-year-old man is being carried out on behalf of the coroner. The fire service was called to the Sherwood Forest Care Home in Derby after a patient at the home was found burning to death in […]

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Chairman resigns over cuts

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Chairman of the Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Boards, Bob Spencer, has resigned from both boards following government cuts to the budgets which he feels could lead to “a serious incident or death”. Mr Spencer became head of the Torbay board in 2009 and the Devon board in 2013. He said that he had “serious concerns” about […]

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