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Mrs F wins compensation after falling on ice caused by a burst pipe

Posted on 11/06/14 in News, No Comments

Mrs F wins £60,000.00 in compensation through WE Solicitors. Mrs F slipped and fell on ice near a school in Birmingham. Mrs F was 75 years old at the time of her accident. She suffered a serious fracture to her right ankle, which remained painful despite surgery. Following the accident she walks with a walking [...]

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Asbestos Consultant wins £4250.00 in compensation through WE Solicitors

Posted on 10/30/14 in News, No Comments

Mr F wins £4250.00 in compensation through WE Solicitors. Mr F is an asbestos consultant. His employer was involved in the survey of properties for asbestos prior to their demolition. Mr F was skilled in identifying asbestos, not the general safety of the property. His employer had failed to risk assess the safety of the [...]

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Worker loses finger due to unguarded machine

Posted on 10/10/14 in News, No Comments

Worker loses finger due to unguarded machine First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 11th September 2014: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/timber-firm-in-court-after-workers-finger-amputated/ A 23 year old employee of a Lincolnshire based Timber Company lost the tip of his finger after the guard was removed from a machine. The man was clearing a blockage in the woodwork machine [...]

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Firm fined after a worker is burnt due to safety breaches

Posted on 10/03/14 in News, No Comments

Firm fined after a worker is burnt due to safety breaches First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 14th August 2014 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/worker-badly-burned-after-firm-ignores-safety-risks-2/ West Yorkshire company Hartwell Manufacturing Ltd has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £7,885 in full costs after breaches of safety procedures led to a worker suffering severe burns. The [...]

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Worker receives compensation for falling over obstructions on the floor

Posted on 09/26/14 in News, No Comments

Mr M wins settlement of £11,706.40 through WE Solicitors. Mr M was involved in an accident on 17th February 2012. Whilst working for his employer, Mr M was carrying two buckets of plaster through a workshop when he tripped over wooden planks that had been left on the floor. The bucket of plaster which Mr [...]

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Worker suffers severe leg injuries due to inadequate safety procedures

Posted on 09/23/14 in News, No Comments

Worker suffers severe leg injuries due to inadequate safety procedures First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 13th August 2014 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/buxton-food-packaging-firm-in-court-over-forklift-injuries/ Food packaging company Primopost Ltd has been fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £2,979 in prosecution costs after an employee suffered a severe leg injury as a result of inadequate safety systems. [...]

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Worker receives compensation for falling over pallet

Posted on 09/19/14 in News, No Comments

Mr T wins settlement of £4,800 through WE Solicitors. Mr T was employed by a company as a yardman and on the day of the incident he was order picking in the warehouse when he tripped over a pallet that had been left on the walkway with shrink wrap attached to it, causing him to [...]

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Council is fined after worker suffers injuries using unsuitable machinery

Posted on 09/17/14 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 13th August 2014 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/gloucestershire-town-council-fined-for-workers-injuries-5/ Cirencester Town Council has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £17,000 after a worker suffered injuries using a lawn mower which was inadequate for the job he had been asked to do. The worker, who was employed by the [...]

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Baggage handler wins compensation

Posted on 08/07/14 in News, No Comments

Mr O wins settlement of £2,000.00 through WE Solicitors following an accident at work. Mr O was a baggage handler at an airport. He injured his back in August 2013 after lifting a wheelchair which had not been labelled with a heavy bag sticker. Mr O contacted WE Solicitors who brought a claim against Mr P’s [...]

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Client wins compensation for injuries sustained working at rehabilitation facility

Posted on 07/30/14 in News, No Comments

Mr P wins £11,000.00 compensation through WE Solicitors. Mr P was employed as a support worker at a rehabilitation facility. He was injured at work in October 2010. On the day in question, a patient had absconded and Mr P was tasked with locating him. The facility was in a rural area and the search [...]

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