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Owning a horse – three different types of compensation claim

January 15, 2014

I have had an accident whilst riding can I claim compensation? If you have experienced a horse riding accident, which was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. In order to establish a 3rd party’s negligence you must show that the 3rd party owed you a […]

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The consequences of injuries sustained whilst working with dangerous chemicals

January 10, 2014

The medical consequences of being injured by a dangerous chemical can be extremely serious. The hazard a chemical presents depends on its properties; if it is flammable or corrosive, contact could be result in burns injuries, explosive chemicals could cause injury and damage over a considerable area, whilst poisonous or radio-active chemicals might cause local […]

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Council heavily fined after worker suffers severe injuries on the job

December 20, 2013

A Scottish local authority has been heavily fined by the Sheriff Court after a worker suffered a severe injury in the course of his employment in January 2011. South Lanarkshire Council was fined £50,000 after one of its workers suffered a serious injury to his abdomen in an accident at work on 13 January 2011. […]

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Roofer prosecuted after grandmother and grandson burnt with bitumen

December 2, 2013

A High Wycombe-based builder has been fined by the Redhill Magistrates’ Court after it was found that health and safety breaches by him had caused or contributed to serious injury to a grandmother and her 21-month-old grandson. Self-employed roofer Mr John Terrell, 50, had been contracted to felt a flat roof and in order to […]

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Road maintenance firm ordered to pay over £200,000 after motorcyclist paralysed

November 20, 2013

A Midlands-based road maintenance firm has been heavily fined after a motorcyclist was seriously injured because of health and safety failings by the company. Mr Glynn Turner, 47, was travelling on the south side of the A12 on his motorcycle when he collided with traffic signs at a road closure on 7 June 2010. As […]

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Waste recycling firm heavily fined after death of worker in accident at work

September 26, 2013

A Brigend waste recycling firm has been fined and ordered to pay costs amounting to over £300,000 after the death of a worker at its waste site in December 2010. Mr Geraint Eagle was working for his employer, Nolan Recycling Ltd, at the Old Quarry in Pyle when the accident occurred on 2 December 2010. […]

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Construction firm fined after engineer killed by falling steel mast

September 16, 2013

An East London firm has been heavily fined by the Peterborough Crown Court after one of its employees was crushed by a falling metal mast at its site in Cambridgeshire. Mr Nigel Sewell, 57, was working as a construction engineer at Universal Building Supply Ltd’s site in Wireless Station Park, Kneesworth, when the accident occurred […]

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Famous tyre manufacturer fined over workplace injuries

August 25, 2013

The famous tyre manufacturer “Pirelli” has been fined by the Carlisle Magistrates’ Court after one of its workers suffered a serious injury at work because of health and safety lapses in one of its factory. The accident occurred on 3 January 2012 when an un-named 57-year-old worker was working in Pirelli’s factory. He was working […]

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Southampton company heavily fined after Health and Safety Prosecution over serious injury

August 25, 2013

A Southampton-based company has been heavily fined by the Southampton Magistrates’ Court after a worker was seriously injured in the course of their employment. Mr Joshua Senior, 25, was working for his employer, Pfiefer Rope & Tackle Ltd, at the Rock (UK) adventure centre in Kent on 25 August 2010 when the accident occurred. Mr […]

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Food manufacturing company heavily fined after worker suffers injury

August 20, 2013

A Suffolk food manufacturing firm has been heavily fined after a worker suffered serious injuries at work because of health and safety breaches. Mr Attila Czege, 34, was working for Indo European Foods Ltd when the accident happened on 20 September 2012. Mr Czege was working on a production line which was bagging rice when […]

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