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Recycling company heavily fined after worker killed in accident at work

November 22, 2013

A Redcar-based firm has been heavily fined by the Teeside Crown Court after a worker was killed in an accident at work in 2008. Mr Raymond Burns, 43, was working for UK Wood Recycling Limited when the accident occurred on 19 December 2008. On the day in question Mr Burns was walking between a wood […]

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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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Types of Evidence Presented in a Car Accident Case

November 22, 2013

He said, she said.  That is the basis of any lawsuit.  Each side has a story and typically the stories differ greatly.  In the case of a car collision while eyewitness testimony is important and in some cases it can be critical in proving legal liability, there are other types of evidence that can show […]

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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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Surrey firm heavily fined after worker’s legs broken in workplace accident

November 20, 2013

A Surrey-based building materials firm has been heavily fined after a worker broke both his legs in an accident at work. Mr Martyn Powell, 41, worked for Ceme UK Materials Ltd, a building materials firm, when he suffered the workplace accident on 27 June 2012. Mr Powell was engaged in cleaning the metal track used […]

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Don’t give into the Hype: Voice Texting is Not a Safer Option

November 12, 2013

On the outside, it looked as if the texting while driving problem may have been resolved. Voice texting apps were introduced and they were thought to be a safer option than manual texting. Car manufacturers have even jumped on board by installing new technology into their vehicles that allows for voice-activated texting. After all, the […]

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Golf Course Accidents: Who’s Liable For Injuries On The Link?

November 6, 2013

While some individuals may view golf as a boring game, these are usually the people who haven’t actually hit the links and given it a chance. The sport is a favorite of everyone from stay-at-home dads who enjoy weekly Putt-Putt sessions to corporate millionaires who like to get away from the office every so often. […]

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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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Crash Teams to the Rescue! Accident Reconstruction

October 31, 2013

An October Church Fall Festival turned deadly when a sixth grade teacher allegedly lost control of her vehicle due to a possible pedal malfunction, killing a 15 year girl and critically injuring her younger sister.  The driver, Roseanne Piccirilli, cannot be formally charged until the findings of the “freak accident” are revealed.  In minor car […]

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Facial Injuries: What Compensation is Enough?

October 26, 2013

Being injured in a car accident can be painful and devastating.  Victims not only experience physical pain, they are also often faced with financial distress due to substantial medical bills that are coupled with the inability to work.  To make matters even worse, a serious injury may cause the victim to suffer emotional trauma as […]

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