Monthly Archives: August 2014

Haulage company in court after driver paralysed  

Two haulage companies have been fined £150,000 and £100,000 respectively  plus costs for serious safety failings that resulted in an HGV driver being paralysed from the chest down following an incident at a transport yard after pleading guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The accident occurred when […]


Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse

Portsmouth Personal Injury Solicitor, Vicki Wright, reports on an accident that resulted in two bricklayers suffering injuries after falling from unsafe scaffolding. The two men had just started to work on the scaffold platform, some 6 metres from the ground and which had already been loaded with materials, when it collapsed and they fell to […]


Can a child claim compensation caused by mother’s drinking during pregnancy? Vicki Wright, Solicitor at Swain & Co, comments on the current position.

It is widely known that drinking alcohol during pregnancy may damage the unborn baby. And yet, despite knowing the consequences, some women continue to drink excessively – with tragic consequences. So, what can be done?  The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a Government run agency responsible for compensating victims who have suffered injury as […]