Monthly Archives: January 2013

Fatal accident at work results in HSE prosecution

Two companies have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a fatal accident at work occurred. Victim hit on the head by a metal bar. Kristian Lee Norris, 29, from Middlesbrough, was working for Vesuvius UK Limited and was re-lining a steelmaking furnace at Teesside Cast Products, owned by Tata Steel UK […]

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Accident at work sees driver lose his fingers

A Dorset based contractor has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an accident at work saw a lorry driver suffer a serious hand injury while using unsafe wheel cleaning equipment on a construction site near Barnet. The driver lost his entire index finger, half of his middle finger and severed the […]

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What do you think about personal injury claims?

Many people and the press have strong views about personal injury claims. But imagine being injured through no fault of your own. Imagine not being able to work because of being injured through someone else’s fault; needing to provide for your family, to cover your bills and to eat. Now imagine that due to your […]

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Exposed to asbestos as a result of hospital’s failure

Contractors were exposed to asbestos due to a north east hospital’s failure. Over the weekend of the 24 and 25th March 2012, contractors were working at the Sutherland Eye Infirmary on Queen Alexandra Road when they drilled through door surrounds on a ward to install cables. The following day, a member of the Trust staff […]

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Brain Injury: majority of cases are due to road traffic accidents

There are 135,000 people admitted to hospital every year with a brain injury in the UK. The majority of brain injury admissions come from road traffic accidents and a significant proportion from cycling injuries. But, the causes of brain injuries can range from falling down the stairs, to a stroke or heart attack which affects […]

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Fatal accident at work sees suspended prison sentence for landscape gardener

A Staffordshire based landscape gardener has been handed a suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of community service after a fatal accident at work. Lesson Lavender from Stoke on Trent, was helping the landscape gardener to install a large oak post at a property in Keele when the fatal accident at work occurred in May […]

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Personal Injury sector predicts huge job losses

Three quarters of personal injury law firms are planning to cut staff numbers in the near future unless the government retracts plans to reform civil litigation. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) carried out a survey that found 118 of the 155 firms questioned were planning to cut their staff this year. The survey […]

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Accident at work leads to serious hand injury due to missing guarding

A Berkshire labels company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following an accident at work which resulted in a worker sustaining a serious hand injury as suitable guarding was missing. The employee severed a finger on his right hand to the second knuckle and broke his middle finger. The incident occurred at […]

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