personal injury

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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