Category Archives: Accident at Work

Accident at work leaves man with life changing injuries

Hampshire based firm, Tunnel Tech Limited, has been fined after a man was left with life changing injuries following an accident at work. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard how the man was injured whilst dismantling polytunnel structures and the bulkhead fell on him. The man suffered life changing injuries as a result of the accident at […]

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Injured in an accident? Not your fault? Don’t know what to do next?

Vicki Wright, Personal Injury Solicitor guides you through the process. Does Swain & Co offer free advice? Yes.  Call us on 023 92 483322 and ask to speak to Vicki Wright for initial free advice. We can chat about what happened and if you have a claim, we can start work straightaway. But do I […]

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Injury statistics highlight dangers in the workplace

Havant personal injury solicitor, Vicki Wright, highlights recently published figures showing that whilst Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe,  there are still too many accidents or problems relating to ill-health within our workplace. Figures recently released by the Health & Safety Executive identify that around 28.2 million days […]

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HAD AN INJURY AT WORK ?

The chances of suffering an injury at work is relatively high. A staggering 175,000 accidents occur at work each year in the UK. Many accidents leave the employees with long-term injuries and substantial pain.  Lifting and moving objects, defective machinery, trips and slips can cause injuries at work During the winter months, the risk to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Southampton worker’s hand crushed by printer roller

Newsquest Media has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an employee’s hand was caught and crushed in a rotating printer roller. Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard that the employee and his colleagues had been having problems with paper breaking and wrapping itself around ink rollers. The 49 year old from Southampton attempted to […]

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Dangerous machines and falls in the workplace – high number of prosecutions

Dangerous machines and falls in the workplace – high number of prosecutions Hampshire Personal Injury Solicitor, Vicki Wright, identifies a recent Health and Safety Report on the number of prosecutions brought for dangerous machines and falls in the workplace. The report reveals the highest cause of prosecutions against firms in the North West of England […]

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