workplace accident

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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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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A Case of First Impression in Law Enforcement

August 27, 2013

A recent federal employment law case has set a significant precedent that will likely impact the way law enforcement agencies view disabled job applicants and treat disabled employees. It will also likely provide encouragement to injured veterans seeking to be productive citizens as they re-enter civilian life. In Justin Slaby v. Eric Holder, Jr., the […]

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Rochdale firm fined over multiple health and safety warnings

June 13, 2013

A Rochdale bedding firm has been heavily fined by the Manchester Crown Court after a health and safety investigation found that a number of the machines in its factory were not safe to use. Sartex Quilts and Textiles Ltd was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”) last year on 27 and 28 October […]

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Thinking of Blowing the Whistle? Know Your Rights

June 7, 2013

Human nature being what it is, there are times you might witness unethical, criminal or negligent activities at the company where you work. When this happens, it’s natural for a person with integrity to want to do something about it. If you see a co-worker harassing someone, you might want to file a complaint. If […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Worker’s Compensation Laws

April 12, 2013

As Massachusetts and Rhode Island personal injury attorney who does a fair amount of workers compensation law work, I receive a lot of questions from people who want to know what to do when they are hurt at work. Its understandable, workers compensation laws are complex and you need a competent personal injury attorney skilled in […]

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Constructions’ “Fatal Four”

December 4, 2012

The “fatal four” is a term in the construction industry to describe the top four causes of workplace fatalities.  These four hazards account for over half of all deaths on construction sites. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, if we could eliminate these dangers, we could save 437 workers lives each year in America. […]

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Understanding Personal Injury Compensation

November 17, 2012

Personal injuries are likely not something that most of us give any thought to until the unthinkable happens to us. Sustaining injuries because of the negligence or ill intent of another goes beyond the event itself, especially when there is long-term recovery ahead. In many cases, the term personal injury refers to harm that is […]

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Industrial Deafness Caused by Noise in the Workplace

November 8, 2012

Industrial deafness, also referred to as noise induced hearing loss, is a condition that impairs a person’s hearing due to long exposure to loud noises. Exposure to loud noises for a long period of time can cause temporary and even permanent loss of hearing and can cause conditions such as acoustic shock syndrome in a […]

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