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Accidents at work are not only distressing, they can have serious consequences on your ability to work, leading to even greater financial strain. Workplace injuries are usually a result of employer negligence, where they have failed to identify and mitigate health and safety hazards. When an employer fails in their duty of care to you, you can claim personal injury compensation.


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Man forced to give up job following workplace act of violence

Posted in: Criminal Injury and AssaultSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A 52-year-old former nursing assistant, working for the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded more than £13,000 in compensation for injuries sustained at work that put an end to his career. Lincolnshire resident, Andrew Eurich from Stickney, had been working at the Ash Villa Care Home for seven years when he was forced to quit – a job that he had thoroughly enjoyed. Together with a colleague, Mr Eurich had been accompanying a patient in the child and adolescent mental health service unit, when the patient struck out forcefully, causing…

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Rotherham man receives compensation for industrial hearing loss

Posted in: Employer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and Disease

A council worker from Rotherham has been awarded £6,000 in compensation for damage done to his hearing whilst working for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in the 1960s and 1970s. 65-year-old David Carr had been exposed to excessive noise during his time of employment.  Mr Carr had worked as an HGV and JCB driver for the council, as well as a mower and road worker. During this time he could spend up to five hours a day being exposed to excessive noise from tools such as drills, vibrator rollers and jackhammers, the results…

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Prison service compensate assaulted gardener

Posted in: Criminal Injury and AssaultEmployer NegligenceWorkplace Injuries

The prison service has awarded a former gardener an undisclosed sum following an assault at HM Prison and Young Offenders Institution Onley, near Rugby in Warwickshire. The gardener, David Thomas from Northants, was attacked by several inmates who had been smoking cannabis. Mr Thomas was in the process of returning to work after a period of absence due to illness, and discovered upon his return that former safety procedures had been changed. Instead of working under the supervision of a manager, he was instructed to supervise the group of inmates on his…

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Family receive mesothelioma compensation for deceased electrician

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

The family of 85-year-old former electrician, Henry Smith, has secured substantial compensation after his death from mesothelioma in 2014. Mr Smith had worked for a Coventry electrical company for 43 years and for the first 16 years of his employ, had worked in factories where the staff handled asbestos. Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related disease that caused Mr Smith’s lung cancer leading to his death. Mr Smith, who retired in 1992, first consulted doctors 12 years after his retirement complaining of pains in his shoulder. When tests confirmed that he was suffering from asbestos-related…

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Electric issue sparks fire in family home

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Southampton City Council has moved a family to emergency accommodation following a fire that took place in their ninth floor flat in Graham Street, in St Mary’s, on Saturday at 8pm. The fire started in an electrical fuse box at the premises and it took fire fighters an hour to get the blaze under control. The fire took the efforts of crews from three stations to extinguish. It has been revealed that wiring changes, which had been recommended following the death of two firefighters in April 2010, had not been implemented in…

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Weed killer flame gun proven fatal after man suffers leathal burns

Posted in: Faulty Work EquipmentPersonal InjuryWrongful & Accidental Death

A flame gun, typically used to kill garden weeds as a replacement to chemical killers, has killed a man after exploding into flames. 86-year-old Francis Dunlop was a keen gardener and had been using the device in his back garden in Bourne, Lincolnshire when the accident happened in June. An alert has been sent out throughout the EU warning anyone who has this product not to use it due to “serious risk” or burns or fire. Mr Dunlop’s device burst into flames during use, causing him to suffer fatal burns.…

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Delivery driver loses back injury claim

Posted in: Spine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A delivery driver who attempted to sue his employer following a fall has had his claim rejected. 43-year-old Adrian Punter had claimed £100,000 in damages against his former employer, Wincanton Group, after he slipped on chocolate sauce while making a delivery to a south London supermarket in 2010. He said that the fall left him in severe pain, to the extent that he would not be able to return to work. Mr Punter’s barrister, Mark Chatterton, said that there had perhaps been a spillage in the lorry before delivery. Judge…

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Firm ‘deeply regrets’ refinery explosion death

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Five years after the death of Robert Greenacre at the TOTAL Lindsey Oil Refinery, the firm says it has made numerous changes and improvements. Mr Greenacre died in an explosion at the oil refinery in 2010, caused by a series of miscalculations. It was heard in court that the mistakes resulted in the wrong flange being opened, causing the disaster. November 2009 saw TOTAL pay out £3.6million in fines, and an additional £2.6million in costs after a Health and Safety at Work prosecution. This came after an “enormous vapour cloud…

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Aircrews affected by contaminated air launch personal injury claims

Posted in: Employer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and DiseasePublic Transport

Airline crew members, from numerous different British airlines, have launched around 17 civil cases concerning ill health caused by contaminated air. Airline crew members continue to come forward, claiming that they suffer with Aerotoxic Syndrome – an illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in aircrafts. Earlier this year, in April, UNITE opened a helpline for worried aircraft employees following increased concerns amongst workers about air quality standards. The union, which represents 20,000 crew members, announced at the beginning of the month that 17 crew members had taken up civil…

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PE teacher wins £41,000 injury compensation after demonstration

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Following recent conferences, it was found that hundreds of teachers made claims amounting to £26million last year alone. One claim saw a PE teacher win £41,000 after injuring himself during a long jump demonstration. Another teacher was awarded £75,000 for tripping over a carpet. Details of the individual cases were released in April when the two main union conferences began, for the NUT and NASWT. The 25-year-old PE teacher suffered soft tissue injuries to his leg and dislocated his knee while carrying out a long jump demonstration before his class…

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BT worker injured by electrocution wins court case

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An ex-BT worker is due to receive a six-figure payout after suffering severe injuries from overhead power lines. 55-year-old Ian Andrew Milroy had been checking a fault on a carrier pole in 2009 when he came into contact with a high voltage power line, causing him to suffer a cardiac arrest, brain damage and severe burns. A senior judge at London’s High Court ruled that Mr Milroy had received “inadequate” training, which led to the accident. The accident happened on 26 August 2009 when Mr Milroy – who had been…

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War veteran calls for change regarding compensation

Posted in: Armed Forces InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A 90-year-old war veteran has called for something to be done for injured servicemen and women who are being forced to pay for social care through their military compensation package. Thomas King, a Second World War veteran who fought in Burma serving the Queen’s Royal Regiment, recently raised the issue, saying: “I think it is absolutely shocking that veterans have to pay for their own social care”. Mr King said that 88% of local councils in Britain use their compensation packages to cover social care costs. Government guidelines state that…

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Injured veteran’s care costs to be reviewed

Posted in: Armed Forces InjuriesSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

After Keith Clarke injured his spine from falling through a hatch on a Royal Navy submarine fifteen years ago, the policy of charging injured service veterans for post-injury care is to be reviewed by Norfolk County Council. 43-year-old Keith Clarke suffered the injury while fighting a fire on board the submarine. He was ordered to pay £100 a week from his service pension for care after a review of his case in September, which he refused. Norfolk’s director of adult social services, Harold Bodmer, said that he was going to examine…

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Docks worker to compensate injured police officer

Posted in: Criminal Injury and AssaultHip InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A Falmouth docks worker has been ordered to pay a police officer personal injury compensation after he pushed her when she attempted to break up a fight. PC Anna Fielding suffered a broken pelvis in the incident and was left in severe pain for four months. Jonathan Brealy, a 42-year-old shipyard welder, knocked her to the ground as she tried to stop a fight between two people standing behind him. The father-of-three admitted to causing PC Fielding bodily harm and assaulting another officer during the struggle to arrest him. Mr Brealy…

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Worker wins £40,000 in damages for severe hand injury

Posted in: Finger InjuriesHand InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A Tyneside shipbuilder has been awarded £40,000 in damages after faulty equipment caused him to suffer a severe hand injury. 30-year-old Robert Gibbons, from Howden, had been working on a new project with boatmaking firm Alnmaritec Ltd when the accident happened. Mr Gibbons was unable to work for months following the workplace accident in September 2010. Mr Gibbons had been operating a Flat Bar Pyramid Rolls machine, a machine used to roll aluminum sheeting into shape. With the machine set to stop when the foot pedal is released, Mr Gibbons did not…

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Inmate sues prison bosses for £10k after hand injury

Posted in: Hand InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

An inmate at an open prison has sued prison bosses for £10,000 after a bin lid fell on his hand, causing him injury. 44-year-old Alan McAuley claimed that he seriously injured his hand while throwing rubbish away at Castle Huntly open prison, Dundee, last year. It was heard that he had been with another inmate when the accident happened, Marco Cittadini, who had helped him prop the bin lid open with a mop handle.  Mr McAuley, a convicted drug dealer, said that he was unable to carry out normal day-to-day activities…

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Police force pays out £400k in injury compensation

Posted in: Car AccidentsPublic Place AccidentsWorkplace Injuries

New figures have revealed that Norfolk Police Force has paid out a total of £400,000 in compensation to the public and its own staff. The figures were obtained through a Freedom of Information request, showing the force to be in the top five emergency services for payouts. The figures further revealed the force to be the second highest paying police force, behind the Met in London. Of the £400,000 paid-out, the highest sum was £160,000 to an officer who suffered personal injuries in a car accident.  This was only one of the…

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Music festival worker killed driving forklift

Posted in: Workplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

A man was killed while driving a forklift truck for a music festival in Gloucestershire earlier this week. The 33-year-old man had been working to prepare Sallywood Farm, Horsely for the Surround Festival, a music festival that was due to start on Saturday 16th of August. The festival was due to see around 500 people on each day and was almost sold out.  The festival has now been cancelled. Gloucestershire Police said that the incident is being treated as an ‘industrial accident’, and will be investigated by the police, Stroud District Council…

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Council pays out £1m to injured employees

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFinger InjuriesRoad Traffic AccidentsWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

Leicestershire County Council has paid out around £1 million to injured employees in the last five years. Figures revealed that the council settled a total of 31 claims from workers between 2009 and 2013. The victims of employer negligence received a total of £418,000, while the council paid out a further £655,000 in legal fees to the lawyers handling their cases. During that same time period, a total of 76 unsuccessful claimants sued the authority. Claims included one individual who sliced off the tips of two fingers on a manhole cover – they…

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Sheffield council owes huge compensation bill

Posted in: Faulty Work EquipmentPublic Place AccidentsSchool AccidentsWorkplace Injuries

Sheffield Council is to face a huge compensation bill following the number of accidents that happened in the last five years. With the total compensation to be paid-out standing at around £16million, a child injured in a playground and an injury caused by a bollard are among the many claims that expect compensation from the council.  A total of 3,145 legal claims were made against the council between 2008 and 2013. The total of these claims came to £16,597,794, which included personal injury claims, property and car damage claims, and loss…

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£2m paid-out by council to injured staff

Posted in: Animal AttacksRepetitive Strain InjurySpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

Leicester City Council has paid out £2million in compensation to injured staff members over the last five years. Figures released by the council showed that a total of 151 claims had been settled with injured employees since 2006. This cost the council around £700,000, and a total of £1.23 million in legal fees. The council said that all of the individual claims were fully investigated before payouts were made to employees. Injuries that received compensation from the authority included injured backs caused by heavy lifting, repetitive strain injuries, injuries suffered from…

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Police officer suffers vicious dog bite to face

Posted in: Animal AttacksHead and Brain InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A man has been fined after his dog attacked a police officer’s face. The white terrier was originally a stray, but van driver Nicholas Edwick (27) started frequently spotting it around Wapshott Road in Egham Hythe. When the dog started visiting his garden, Mr Edwick started feeding and caring for the animal, but he denied the fact that the dog was his. The attack happened at around 1pm on 22nd October last year when the dog was spotted behaving aggressively in a family’s garden. It had escaped through Mr Edwick’s fence…

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Police motorcyclist awarded compensation for hearing damage

Posted in: Employer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and Disease

A police motorcyclist has received compensation, claiming that the noise of the motorbikes damaged his hearing. 56-year-old Peter Hall won £6,500 having worked for the British Transport Police’s motorcycle unit for over a decade. Mr Hall’s job required him to ride 650cc and 1100cc motorbikes, which he believes to be the cause of his tinnitus.  The father of three said that his hearing started to deteriorate as a result of his job with the British Transport Police (BTP), which eventually developed into tinnitus, (a constant ringing in the ears). His job consisted of…

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£2m in workers compensation to council staff

Posted in: Knee InjurySchool AccidentsSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

New figures have revealed that councils have paid out over £2 million in compensation to staff who have successfully claimed for workplace injuries. The cases included individuals claiming for slips, trips and falls, assaults, and many other workplace injuries. Two of the claimants were awarded compensation after suffering “psychological abuse”, while another school staff member received £200,000 in compensation after being assaulted in a special-needs school. The figures were released through a Freedom of Information request, revealing that more than 100 council workers were successful in gaining compensation since 2009. Norfolk County Council…

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£7million paid out to police officers injured at work

Posted in: Car AccidentsFoot InjuriesHand InjuriesSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A survey has revealed that over the last three years, a total of £7.4 million has been paid out by 35 of the 44 police forces located across England and Wales. With the addition of legal costs and other factors, the bill would total at £18.7million. The survey found that Police forces are settling over 400 compensation cases a year, with claims ranging from driving injuries to insect bites. Compensation claims included: £2,040 to a civilian employee in Surrey who had a notice board fall on their foot£5,000 to another…

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Building Site Accidents

Posted in: Workplace Injuries

Of all everyday occupations, there is no doubt that building sites represent one of the more dangerous types of workplaces. The hazards are obvious: working outdoors in all types of weather, completing dangerous tasks at height or with vehicles, using heavy machinery, exposure to toxic chemicals and hard to manoeuvre power tools. It stands to reason that the threat of serious injury and even death is high when compared to other jobs. However, if you have suffered a recent building site accident, either as an employee, a contractor or a…

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Accidents at Work

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Despite the fact that major injuries caused by work-related accidents fell below 20,000 in 2012 it is still fair to say that the certain parts of the country, such as here in Yorkshire, there are still lots of dangerous places to work. The Government’s latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for 2012/13 research recorded a decline in the total number of workplace deaths at 148, down from 171 the previous year. There was also an 11% drop in injuries such as burns, fractures, and amputations in the British workplaces. The…

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Postwoman urges owners to control dogs following attack

Posted in: Animal AttacksLeg InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

29-year-old Helen Burgin has made a plea to dog owners to control their pets after she was left “scarred for live” following a brutal dog attack. The postwoman had been delivering mail on the Moss estate in August when a dog attacked her, leaving her with severe leg injuries. It was heard that at the time of the accident, children were present and the Royal Mail worker was left with two severe puncture wounds in her leg. The owner of the 9-year-old collie cross Staffordshire bull terrier, Patch, appeared at the…

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£45,000 worth of claims against Blackpool schools

Posted in: Public Place AccidentsSchool AccidentsWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

Blackpool council is currently facing £45,000 worth of compensation claims from pupils, staff and visitors of their schools. Between September 2010 and May 2013, a Freedom of Information request found that 36 claims for personal injury compensation had been filed against the council’s primary and secondary schools. The claims range from children being “hit by a football” to one child who made a claim after “being pushed and suffering an injury”. Despite the numerous compensation claims made to Blackpool Council, it has only sought to defend 75% of the 36 cases…

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11-year-old dies after being hit by tractor

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesRoad Traffic AccidentsWorkplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

Harry Whitlam, from Wakefield, has died after being hit by a tractor at a farm just outside of Leeds. He was injured at around 09:20 BST on Friday morning and was immediately airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary. He received emergency head surgery on arrival, but sadly died on Friday night. West Yorkshire Police have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving under the influence of alcohol. He has since been released on bail until further investigations have been carried out. West Yorkshire Police said that investigations are currently underway and have appealed…

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Repetitive Strain Injuries

Posted in: Repetitive Strain InjuryWorkplace Injuries

Repetitive strain injury is caused by repeating a certain action over and over again resulting in strain to the muscles, tendons or tissues. If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury as a result of the negligence of an employer that owes you a duty of care then you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. Repetitive Strain Injury at Work People usually suffer from repetitive strain injury during the course of their employment, for example, those employees who spend all their time at a desk. Employers have…

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Formula 1 cameraman injured in pits

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Red Bull team boss, Christian Horner, believes that Formula 1 should look into introducing safety measures to protect those working in the pit lane. This new concern over safety measures has been sparked by the serious injury sustained by a television cameraman at the German Grand Prix after a loose wheel from Mark Webber’s Red Bull car hit him.  It is compulsory that mechanics wear appropriate safety helmets and gear, but there is, as of yet, no protection for others that work in the pit lane. The man injured, Paul Allen,…

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Remembering those hit by workplace accidents

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The UK will unite in quiet reflection this Sunday – Workers’ Memorial Day – to remember thousands of lives lost or affected due to workplace accidents or industrial disease. Sunday, 28th April, is also World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is highlighting the day, and the many memorials to workers who have lost their lives in accidents, great and small, around the country. In 2010 it launched a website – www.rospa.com/occupationalsafety/memorial/ – detailing the locations of memorials of all types,…

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Health and safety and the older worker

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The Southern District of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Ireland Branch has held an event to discuss the health and safety risks associated with extending the pension age in Ireland. The pensionable age currently stands at 66-years-old but there are plans to raise it to 68 by 2028. The IOSH event was designed to highlight any work-related problems this may pose and dispel any misconceptions about older workers. IOSH believes that employers should adapt their health and safety procedures to fit each group. Southern District chair Fabian…

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Building contractor prosecuted after worker loses leg

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A director of a Wimborne building firm has been fined after a self-employed worker was seriously injured when working on an extension at a local cottage. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the property was on a sloping site and needed excavating below the level of the shallow cottage foundation in order to construct the foundations for the extension. Mr O’Connor, 42, was in the process of lowering the ground level when the gable wall collapsed, knocking him to the ground. At the same time,…

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Glass company in court after employee loses finger

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A West Midlands glass processor has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee’s finger had to be amputated when it was crushed in machinery. Asif Hussain was helping a colleague free a large piece of glass which had become stuck in a machine. Sandwell magistrates were told that Mr Hussain was able to enter the confines of the machine through a gap in the perimeter fencing. As he discussed how best to remove the glass with his colleague, his glove became entangled in the rotating drive shaft and his…

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Food company fined over worker's death

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A West Yorkshire firm has been fined £250,000 for safety offences after a gas explosion in an industrial bakery oven ripped through its factory – killing a father of two and badly injuring another worker. The company, which is now in administration, was also told by a judge at York Crown Court to pay £124,896 in costs. Imposing the penalty, the judge said the company had ‘failed dismally’ and that, though he understood the company was not in a position to pay the fines and costs, his judgment reflected the…

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Improving worker protection from harmful chemicals in Europe

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Workers across Europe are set to receive greater protection from exposure to harmful chemicals at work if a recent proposal from the European Commission is adopted. Commission proposals The Commission hopes to amend five existing EU health and safety Directives that protect workers from exposure to harmful chemicals. These amendments would bring the Directives in line with the latest rules on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals. If adopted, the proposals would mean that manufacturers and suppliers of chemical substances and mixtures would be required to provide harmonised labelling information…

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Halifax company in court after employee's arm is crushed

Posted in: Arm InjuryEmployer NegligenceWorkplace Injuries

A Halifax firm that makes shop fitting equipment has been prosecuted after one of its employees had his arm crushed when it was drawn into an unguarded machine. The 35-year-old man from Siddal suffered extensive damage to his right arm in the workplace incident. He will never regain full use of his arm and has been unable to work since. Magistrates were told that in the week before the incident there had been a problem with chains coming off the machine’s rollers and maintenance engineers had been called out to…

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Window firm fined over employee's severed finger

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFinger InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A Macclesfield window manufacturer has been fined after a workplace accident saw one of its employees had a finger cut off by a rotating saw. Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court heard that the 26-year-old was positioning a piece of uPVC plastic under the circular blade while it was still running. His left hand came into contact with it and his index finger was severed to below the second knuckle. The court was told that, in order to keep production moving swiftly, the machine would not be switched off in between cuts. This…

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Wakefield Workplace Negligence Injury Claim Lawyers

Posted in: Employer NegligenceWorkplace Injuries

You have the right not to fear for your health and safety whilst at work. This is because employers have a duty of care towards the safety of their employees which is set out in employment contracts, established under common law and imposed by statute (namely the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974). If employers are negligent and breach this duty, which results in an injury to an employee, then the employee is entitled to make a compensation claim against their employer. Employer Responsiblities Employers are responsible for carrying…

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Vibration White Finger Claims

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

Vibration white finger (VWF) is a condition caused by the excessive use of vibrating power tools such as road breakers, drills, saws, vibrating compactors and even by holding materials that are being worked on by vibrating machinery. Symptoms of VWF The symptoms of Vibration White Finger are as follows: Tingling / numbness in the hands and fingers Loss of sensation Painful hands and fingers Fingers going white Inability to carry out everyday tasks Reduced grip If you suffer from vibration white finger then you could be entitled to make a…

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Oil Rig Accident Claims

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Working on an oil rig is clearly one of the most dangerous environments that you could work in. In addition to the long hours and being away from friends and family for long periods of time, employees are exposed to extreme weather conditions and have to work with dangerous substances and heavy machinery. Oil Rig Injury Claims Lawyers If you have suffered an injury following an accident on an oil rig that was not your fault then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against your employer,…

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Office Injury Claims

Posted in: Workplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

You may be entitled to claim compensation against your employer if you have been injured in your place of work due to the employer’s negligence. By contacting one of our Wakefield solicitors, who are specialised in personal injury cases, you can get guidance about the best way to proceed. You may develop an illness due to the type of work you do or your workplace environment, which could include physical harm caused by a slip or fall on a wet floor or obstacle left in your path, or psychological damage…

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Lung Disease Compensation

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

Some types of workplace pose a threat to health due to chemicals or substances present on site, which, if breathed in, can damage the lungs and cause illness to develop. If you become ill with lung disease because of where you work, your employer may be found liable and you may be entitled to claim compensation. If you approach our specialist Wakefield solicitors** with your case, you will be able to find out whether or not you have a good case to get financial damages for the illness you have…

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Industrial Injury and Accidents

Posted in: Workplace Injuries

The principle behind claiming compensation for industrial injuries is the same as compensation claims for accidents at work in that the employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees and accidents / injuries often follow as a result of a breach of this duty. The difference with industrial injuries and regular injuries at work is that in the former the accident and the resulting injuries are likely to be far more serious because of the type of environment these employees are working in. Industrial…

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Asbestos and Mesothelioma Compensation

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

Until the danger of asbestos was realised, it was used in the construction of houses and buildings for many years, as a form of insulation and to prevent fires. Indeed, asbestos that is well maintained does not pose a direct risk, but it becomes dangerous when the fibres become damaged and may float in the air, and be breathed in. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are examples of illnesses caused by asbestos exposure. Pleural thickening, lung cancer and pleural plaques are other types of lung disease which can also be provoked by…

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I received a very prompt phone call, after I had made an initial enquiry, from a young woman called Emily. She was both professional & personable, her questions were clear and concise, and she was/is an excellent advertisement for the compensation company she works for.

31 August 2021

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★★★★★

I am happy with the lady I talked to, she was very patient, helpful & nice, really appreciate, thanks

24 August 2021

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★★★★★

Very polite and helpful!

23 August 2021

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★★★★★

Contacted me really quickly after I enquired online. The lady who took my details was great.

14 August 2021

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★★★★★

Very polite and understanding lady on end of phone. Was very professional and easy to talk to. Hoping to get my medical claim resolved ASAP.

14 August 2021

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★★★★★

I can’t rate this company highly enough. I was very sceptical at first as I had not had any dealings with this sort of thing but believe you me, they were very good to me right from the start. There is no pushing you to do anything you don’t want to do, they are always simply sympathetic with your plight. I didn’t think I’d stood a chance but they came through for me for which I am very grateful. Believe you me they are first class.

12 August 2021

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★★★★★

This is to thank your experts for the help they gave me in my claim, they kept me informed throughout the claim thank you to Rachel who looked after my claim thank you all again.

11 August 2021

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★★★★★

Very helpful from start to end cannot ask for a more accurate response as I received very professional and efficient

10 August 2021

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★★★★★

First point of contact couldn't be more helpful, I fired plenty of questions and answered they promptly. Put my mind at easy. Thank you.

9 August 2021

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★★★★★

The advisor was very clear and polite on dealing with my case!

7 August 2021

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★★★★★

Easy to talk to, and understood my concerns

6 August 2021

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★★★★★

Amazing and quick at responding to my online query

5 August 2021

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★★★★★

Excellent, helpful at a stressful time

4 August 2021

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★★★★★

Very understanding and co-operative

14 June 2021

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★★★★★

The initial contact was amazing, the representative was so polite and professional and the format was easy to follow. My case has been taken to the next stage and I look forward to see how things progress.

14 May 2021

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★★★★★

I was undecided whether I wanted to make a claim because of the hassle involved, which I could well do without, mainly because of the ongoing problems after my injury. After contacting, it became clear that it is a very professional company & the inquiry was dealt with promptly & professionally with a pleasant manner. I got a decision on whether I had a claim very quickly without too much hassle.

14 February 2021

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★★★★★

Extremely helpful and empathetic staff. Highly professional and quality prompt delivery of their service.

12 February 2021

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★★★★★

Everything went like clockwork, professional from start to finish, everyone knew what they were doing and triple checked everything

8 February 2021

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★★★★★

Very professional and helpful. Said that they would call at a certain time, and they did on time every time.

14 January 2021

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★★★★★

Great advisor, very professional

14 November 2020

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★★★★★

Spoke to a lady called Natalie who was really helpful and easy to talk to. She was professional and considerate to my needs. Good service hopefully this can help to get the ball moving.

14 September 2020

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★★★★★

Felt the team listened to what I had to say and dealt with everything professionally. Quick service too.

9 September 2019

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5/5 Based on 26 Reviews

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