Accidents at Work

Accidents at work – claiming for an industrial injury – Advice from accident at work solicitors from Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh etc), England (London, Manchester, Birmingham etc), Wales (Cardiff), Republic of Ireland (Dublin, Limerick), Northern Ireland (Belfast) and beyond.

Demolitions company heavily fined after worker suffers workplace accident

November 22, 2013

A demolitions company has been heavily fined by the courts after a worker was seriously injured by an excavator bucket at work. Mr James Wilson was on his first day working as a labourer at Bloom Plant Limited on 10 January 2011 when he suffered the horrific workplace accident. On the day in question Mr […]

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Car salvage firm heavily fined after worker suffers serious burns

November 5, 2013

A car salvage firm in Wigan has been heavily fined and ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution after a worker was seriously injured in a fire at work. Mr Lee Roberts, 33, worked for Douglas Valley Breakers Ltd as a car mechanic until the accident at work on 22 July 2010. Mr Roberts […]

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What Do You Do, If You Have An Accident At Work?

October 2, 2013

If you’ve had an accident at work, it’s wise to keep your wits about you. You must follow certain procedures and look out for your own interests. Here’s what to do, when your employer is negligent and you sustain a personal injury: Health and Safety Your employer must tick all the health and safety boxes. […]

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Kent company ordered to pay out over £180,000 after death of worker on the job

September 16, 2013

A Kent company has been ordered to pay out over £180,000 in costs and fines after a worker was killed whilst delivering building materials to a domestic address in November 2006. Mr Brian Peek, 57, of Ashford address, was working for Moores Turf & Top Soil Limited as a delivery driver when the accident occurred […]

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Employee Injury: Here’s How to Protect Your Assets

August 26, 2013

As a small business owner, you probably have invested most or all of your assets into your business. These financial resources also may be your cushion that could prevent you from losing everything if your business were to collapse. When you hire employees, you not only must look to your own well-being; you must also […]

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Excessive working hours results in accident – is the employer responsible?

August 22, 2013

These days many people work long hours in difficult, demanding and, often, stressful jobs. And in today’s uncertain economic climate, employees can feel pressured to take on even more work in order to pay the bills. Working excessive hours will, more often than not, lead to tiredness, and tiredness in the work place can be […]

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Engineering company heavily fined after breaching health and safety laws

August 12, 2013

A Scottish company has been heavily fined by the Livingstone Sheriffs Court after it admitted breaching health and safety laws, leading to serious injury to an employee. Mr Kenneth Hunter, 33, was working for Oil States Kaper Ltd at its site in Bathgate when the accident happened in May 2011. Mr Hunter was working at […]

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Eight-metre fall for trainee leads to heavy fine for company

August 12, 2013

A Rickmansworth firm has been heavily fined and ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution after a trainee suffered serious injuries after an accident at work. The accident happened on 3 December 2012 when the trainee was working with his employer, Nature’s Power Limited, fitting a flue liner down a chimney as part of […]

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When High Voltage Leads to On-the-Job Injury: What can a Person do?

July 20, 2013

Accidents involving high voltage electricity can easily result in death as well as very serious personal injury. The result of a high-voltage accident is rarely positive in any manner. Approximately 80% of all high voltage electrical shock injuries will include amputation of some type to avoid infecting other areas of the body. Sometimes this disabling […]

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Worker could make personal injury claim after he loses three fingers at work

July 17, 2013

A worker could make a claim for personal injury after he had three fingers severed at work at least partly due to his employer’s failure to comply with UK health and safety regulations. A 27-year-old man had three fingers completely severed almost down to the palm of his hand when an accident occurred at work […]

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