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Man forced to give up job following workplace act of violence

Posted in: Criminal Injury and Assault Workplace Injuries 
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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 […]

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Rotherham man receives compensation for industrial hearing loss

Posted in: Employer Negligence Industrial Deafness and Disease 
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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, […]

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Prison service compensate assaulted gardener

Posted in: Criminal Injury and Assault Employer Negligence Workplace Injuries 
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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 […]

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Fire fighter injured in speeding car accident

Posted in: Car Accidents Road Traffic Accidents 
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A 45-year-old fire fighter, who was injured in a car accident in Bristol, has received undisclosed compensation for the injuries he sustained. Nigel Morley, from Winterbourne in Bristol, was waiting to pick up a friend’s son from the railway station in Swan Lane, when a speeding Peugeot 106 rounded a bend on the wrong side […]

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Holidaymaker receives £23000 in compensation following slip

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness Abroad 
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A holidaymaker has been given compensation of £23,000 after slipping on wet stairs whilst on holiday in Turkey. The injured party had been returning to his hotel from visiting the hotel’s facilities which was adjoined by an underpass accessed by a flight of stairs. The stairs were being hosed down and cleaned at the time the claimant […]

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Family receive mesothelioma compensation for deceased electrician

Posted in: asbestos Employer Negligence mesothelioma 
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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 […]

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NHS 111 criticised following child sepsis deaths

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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NHS England has recently published a report following investigations into the death of a one-year-old boy when NHS 111 failed to recognise his symptoms. William Mead from Cornwall died in 2014 of blood poisoning. The report said that both a GP and NHS 111 had failed to recognise his symptoms, and had told William’s mother, Melissa Mead, […]

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9-year-old killed as a result of sepsis misdiagnosis

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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A nine-year-old boy lost his life after being sent home from an Accident and Emergency ward suffering from undiagnosed sepsis. Dame Julie Mellor, Health Service Ombudsman, highlighted the case in a report recently published, claiming that doctors at Whiston Hospital, Merseyside sent Thomas Hull home after diagnosing him with a “mild chest infection”. She claims that he […]

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Alton Towers owner prosecuted for rollercoaster crash

Posted in: Public Liability 
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The owner of Alton Towers, Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, is to be prosecuted following the Smiler rollercoaster crash last year. The crash left five people with very serious injuries, with two women losing a leg and three others seriously injured. The company will appear in front of North Staffordshire Justice Centre on 22 April charged under the […]

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Man dies of septicaemia following hospital operation

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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Staff at the Royal Derby Hospital grossly failed to care for Simon Tulitt, 62, who died of septicaemia three days after an operation for colon cancer on 31 May 2013, an inquest heard. Derby and Derbyshire assistant coroner, Paul McCandless told the inquest that the neglect had “directly contributed” to Mr Tullit’s death. Investigations found that correct […]

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