personal injury

Workers’ Compensation in Western Australia: The difference between workers’ compensation claims & common law claims?

by Evie Coles August 18, 2015 Accident Claims Law

Workers’ Compensation Insurance is Compulsory for all Western Australian employers In Western Australia, the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Workers Compensation Act) creates a legislative compensation system which exists to assist injured workers to claim compensation for their injuries on a no fault basis.  The purpose of this system is to ensure that […]

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Oldham manufacturer fined over £100,000 after death of worker

by Redmans Solicitors November 20, 2014 Employment Law

An Oldham manufacturing company has been ordered to pay over £100,000 in fines and costs after one of its employees was killed in a workplace accident. Refinery Supplies Limited, a business specializing in the manufacturing of kettles for the zinc and lead smelting industries, was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £125,000 by the […]

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Sentencing Council review publishes new guidance on health and safety offences

by Direct 2 Lawyers November 20, 2014 Employment Law

A Sentencing Council review has proposed that much tougher sentences for breaches of health and safety could be handed down. The Sentencing Council, which has no legislative powers itself, has recommended that tougher sentences be given for corporate manslaughter offences and that greater fines should be imposed on businesses where health and safety offences result in […]

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Waste firm heavily fined after contractor’s arm severed in workplace accident

by Redmans Solicitors October 20, 2014 Personal Injury

A Scottish waste recycling firm has been heavily fined by the courts after a worker’s arm was severed in a workplace accident. Steve Dawson, who was 28 at the age of the accident, was employed as a line supervisor for Lowmac Alloys Limited at its premises at the Oldhall West Industrial Estate when the accident […]

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Aviva proposes removal of compensation for whiplash injuries

by Wright Hassall September 18, 2014 Accident Claims

Aviva, the insurance company, has certainly fluttered a few feathers with the publication of its recent report ‘Road to Reform: Tackling the UK’s Compensation Culture’  which proposes replacing compensation for minor injuries (the focus being primarily on whiplash compensation) sustained in road accidents with payment for medical treatment. In addition the recommendations include restricting the involvement of personal […]

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Firm heavily fined after serious accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors March 25, 2014 Employment Law

A Staffordshire firm has been heavily fined after a worker suffered serious injuries as a result of a workplace accident, according to a report by the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”). The unidentified worker – who asked not to be identified by the HSE – was working for Thomas Bolton Limited when the accident occurred […]

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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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The Personal Injury Whiplash Backlash

by James Scott February 25, 2014 Accident Claims

If you are one of the unfortunate people who become involved in a car accident and are genuinely injured, suffering whiplash or other personal injury, the way forward to making an adequate claim for compensation is now more difficult. The rules and regulations have changed and are still in a state of constant amendment. In […]

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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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Make Room for Motorcycles

by Andrew Miller December 20, 2013 Accident Claims Law

With the official start of winter just weeks away, many motorcyclists are forced to park their bikes in storage for the season, but chances are, if you live in a state that gets little to no traces of snow, you are still sharing the road with year- round motorcyclists.  While even the hardiest of bikers […]

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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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Dangerous Dogs are Made not Born

by Andrew Miller November 15, 2013 Personal Injury

City after city, across the nation, are passing “Dangerous Dog” laws. Many cities, for example, don’t allow people to have pit bulls or Rottweiler’s. If you’ve ever owned either breed of dog, you know that dangerous dogs are made, not born. It’s not the breed that is dangerous, it is people that are creating dangerous […]

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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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Is Riding a Bike Safer Than Driving a Car?

by Andrew Miller October 30, 2013 Accident Claims Law

These days, our roadways are exceptionally busy—and seem to be getting busier by the day. According to the Project WNYC, the average commute time in the United States is currently around 25 minutes. It should come as no surprise, then, that more and more men and women are considering the use of bikes to get […]

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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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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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The Liability Issues Of Wrongful Death

by Holly R Brady October 7, 2013 Personal Injury

A wrongful death refers to the untimely passing of any individual that is caused due to negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another person or entity. Because of this, liabilities for wrongful death can be attributed to single persons, groups of people, business establishments, medical facilities, the government or other organizations. Causes Wrongful deaths may be […]

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Pig farmers heavily fined after worker seriously injured in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 2, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A pig-farming business based in the north of England has been heavily fined by the Teeside Magistrates’ Court after a worker was seriously injured in an accident at work. Imogen Simpson, 45, was working at F Brunton & Sons Ltd’s farm premises at Poplar Farm, Guisborough, when the accident occurred on 21 June 2012. She […]

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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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