accident at work

Construction Injuries More Common in Immigrant Population

by Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum August 12, 2015 Compensation Lawyers

According to recent research from Working Immigrants, a majority of construction-related injuries and fatalities involve immigrant workers. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) issued a report earlier this year that noted the following statistics:  Although Latinos make up a quarter of New York State construction workers, 38 percent of New York […]

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Top Seven: World’s Most Bizarre Footballing Accidents

by hellen July 10, 2014 Lawyers

With the World Cup well and truly under way, like it or loathe it, football is the subject that is on everyone’s lips. No matter what you think of the Beautiful Game, you have to admit that a footballer’s life is a pretty enviable one: millions in the bank and a beautiful partner on your […]

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Business heavily fined after employee crushed in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors April 17, 2014 Accident Claims Law

A Scottish company has been heavily fined after a Health and Safety Executive investigation found that breaches of health and safety standards had caused serious injuries to a worker. The Angus-based company was fined £10,000 by a Scottish court after a worker was crushed whilst in the course of employment in November 2012, causing him […]

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Firm fined over £250,000 after death of worker

by Redmans Solicitors March 4, 2014 Personal Injury

A London firm has been ordered to pay over £250,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by a large concrete beam falling on him whilst he was working on a construction project. Bouygues UK Limited has been fined over £250,000 after one of its workers was killed in the accident at work […]

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Company heavily fined after worker’s death

by Redmans Solicitors January 21, 2014 Employment Law

A Welsh company has been heavily fined after a worker died as a result of breaches of UK health and safety legislation. Mr Ahmet Yakar, 52, was struck by heavy falling boxes whilst he was working for Morganite Electrical Carbon Limited in Swansea on 19 July 2011. On the day in question Mr Yakar – […]

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Business heavily fined after worker killed by falling tree

by Redmans Solicitors December 19, 2013 Accident Claims Law

An estate in Scotland has been heavily fined and ordered to pay costs after a worker was killed in an accident at work. Buccleuch Estates Limited was fined £140,000 by the Sheriff’s Court after one of its workers was killed by a falling tree in January 2011. Mr Ross Findlay, who was then aged 49, […]

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Firm prosecuted after serious workplace accident

by Redmans Solicitors December 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A Port Talbot-based firm has been heavily fined by the Neath Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches that led to serious injury to one of its workers. Envases (UK) Ltd was fined and ordered to pay costs amounting cumulatively to almost £20,000 after one of its workers, Mrs Gaynor Gordon, […]

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IOSH slams ‘jobsworths’ for hijacking health and safety

by carol11smith December 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Jobsworths have hijacked the good name of health and safety, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) claimed, following the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) expose into report received by its Myth Busters Challenge Panel. Managers and other officials are preventing the public from conducting a variety of activities due to a range of […]

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Firm heavily fined after fatal accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors December 5, 2013 Personal Injury

A firm has been heavily fined after being found guilty of health and safety offences at work which led to a fatal injury to one of its employees. Mapei UK Limited was fined over £170,000 and may have to pay a substantial costs bill after the Wolverhampton Crown Court found it guilty of health and […]

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Engineering firm prosecuted after the death of Preston worker

by Redmans Solicitors November 29, 2013 Personal Injury

An engineering firm has been heavily fined after it pleaded guilty to health and safety offences at the Preston Crown Court. Assystems UK Limited was ordered to pay over £200,000 in fines and costs after the death of Mr Liam O’Neill in an accident at work in Bamber Bridge on 12 March 2011. On the […]

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Firm fined £200,000 after worker killed by truck in course of employment

by Redmans Solicitors November 18, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A wood recycling company has been fined £200,000 after a worker was killed after being struck by a lorry in the course of employment and then run over. Mr Raymond Burns, 43, worked for UK Wood Recycling Limited, a wood recycling company, as a load inspector until the fatal accident on 19 December 2012. On […]

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Brass-supplying firm fined after worker almost loses hand in accident

by Redmans Solicitors November 5, 2013 Personal Injury

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that a Norfolk partnership has been fined after a worker almost lost a hand in an accident at work. Mr Gavin Nobes, 41, worked at Marshall Brass, a UK-based suppliers of individually crafted brass and iron interior furniture fittings, until his accident on 27 February 2012. On the day in […]

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Firm heavily fined after father-of-three paralysed in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 30, 2013 Personal Injury

A company in the north-west of England has been heavily fined by the Preston Crown Court after an employee was seriously injured in an explosion at work. Mr Karol Robaczewski, 38, worked for Fuel Proof Limited until his accident on 9 September 2011. On the day in question Mr Robaczewski was cleaning a 20,000 litre […]

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Demolitions firm heavily fined after two workers hurt in floor collapse

by Redmans Solicitors October 21, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A Welsh demolitions firm has been heavily fined after two of its workers were injured in a floor collapse. The two workers, who asked not to be named for personal reasons, were carrying out work for Wrexham Demolition and Dismantling Ltd on 9 September 2008 when the accident occurred. The two employees were on the […]

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Directors and owners of firms prosecuted over death in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 15, 2013 Accident Claims Law

The director of a building company and and the co-owners of a London property firm have been heavily fined and ordered to perform community service after a worker was killed in a trench collapse in 2010. Mr Xian Hou Ye was one of a group of workers contracted by HMB Services Ltd – whose director […]

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Kebab manufacturing company heavily fined by court after accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 7, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A kebab manufacturing company in Essex has been heavily fined by the Chelmsford Crown Court after it was found that it had committed serious breaches of health and safety regulations which had led to substantial injuries to one of its employees. Mr Ethem Torunoglu, 36, was working at Kismet Kebabs Limited at its factory in […]

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Leicester Square contractor heavily fined after serious burn injuries to worker

by Redmans Solicitors September 25, 2013 Accident Claims

A Dublin-based construction company has been heavily fined after one of its workers sustained serious injuries in an accident at work. SIAC Construction Limited was the principal contractor on the major project to renovate Leicester Square when the accident occurred in April 2012. Mr Trevor Maloney, 32, was working for the company on repairs to […]

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Care worker injured in fall on icy path wins court battle

by Direct 2 Lawyers August 13, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A carer who sustained physical injuries after slipping on ice in front of a client’s home has won her legal battle against her employer for compensation. Ms Tracey Kennedy, 43, worked as a carer for Cordia in Glasgow when the accident happened in December 2010. On 18 December Ms Kennedey left her home with another […]

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PPE are essential items which must be provided to prevent personal injury

by JamesBooker January 31, 2013 Personal Injury

Employers must not charge for personal protective equipment Undoubtedly, personal protective equipment (PPE) has helped to prevent countless employees from suffering personal injury in the workplace. Whether minimising risk via safety helmets, suitable goggles, or chemical suits, PPE is often an essential part of any business. Although there is nothing more precious than human life, […]

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How to Make an Injury Claim for an Accident at Work

by injuryclaimspecialists November 16, 2012 Accident Claims Law

Over a million people in the UK alone have an accident at work each year. Many are minor incidents but some can be more serious. Therefore it’s important to know how to make an injury claim for an accident at work. Types of accidents at work All employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that […]

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How to choose an Industrial Disease Lawyer

by AtriumLegal July 21, 2012 Accident Claims

If you have a been injured or your health has been effected at work you are eligible for compensation. This is called industrial disease by people in the legal profession. It can cover injuries and illnesses such as hearing loss, repetitive strain injury, back injury, breathing problems, asbestosis, occupational dermatitis and asthma. How do you […]

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Law Idol Winners Announced

by Legal Author April 11, 2011 Claims Solicitors

Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors announce Law Idol winners: Alannah Sloss, Stirling University blog post on Accidents at Work; Stephanie Rogan, University of Strathclyde blog post on No Win No Fee Claims; Jillian Merchant, University of Strathclyde blog post on Accidents at Work; Dominic McGuire, University of Abertay blog post on No Win No Fee; Emma […]

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Do you know your rights when it comes to personal injury?

by Legal Author December 12, 2010 Blawg

If you are unsure of the circumstances in which you could make a claim or are looking for advice on where to turn for help, then watch our web TV show where Muiris Lyons and David Bott from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) give the most up to date legal information on when it’s fair to claim, how to do so and who to trust.

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Miner Celebrities

by Thompsons Solicitors October 19, 2010 Law

I was moved to tears this week watching footage of the 33 miners who had been trapped underground for 69 days being reunited with their loved ones, their liberty and their country. As someone who deals in health and safety law I was heartened to hear the president of Chile claim that he would launch […]

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