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Tenant wins compensation for accident in the home

Posted on 07/17/14 in News, No Comments

Ms H wins £1725.00 in compensation through WE Solicitors. Ms H was injured in her home by a cupboard which fell off the wall hitting her on the head and jarring her back. It transpired that the screws used to secure the cupboard to the wall were the incorrect size to hold the cupboard. WE [...]

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Worker Wins Compensation for slipping on tiled floor at work

Posted on 07/10/14 in News, No Comments

Mrs H wins £29,000.00 in compensation through WE Solicitors Mrs H won a claim against her former employers following an accident at work. She slipped and fell on a tiled floor causing injury to both of her wrists, left ankle, as well as sustaining bruising to her head. She also experienced headaches and Insomnia following [...]

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Worker loses finger in unguarded machine

Posted on 05/26/14 in News, No Comments

First published by the Health and Safety Executive on 30th January 2014: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/packaging-specialist-fined-for-guarding-failings/ A 54 year old worker lost his finger after it was severed to the bone in an incident in February 2013 at the factory of a global packaging company in Gosport, Hampshire. The worker, who had worked for the company for 34 [...]

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Worker fractures elbow after poor quality ladder collapses

Posted on 05/19/14 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 6th February 2014: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/document-firm-fined-for-step-ladder-failings/ A 48 year old worker was injured after the step ladder he was working on collapsed as he tried to reach upwards to a racking system above him. He fell to the floor below fracturing his arm, leaving him unable to work [...]

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Birmingham worker loses finger due to unguarded machine

Posted on 05/12/14 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health & Safety Executive on 30th January 2014: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/company-fined-after-worker-loses-finger-in-unguarded-machine/   A HSE Investigation into a Birmingham based company following an accident in which an employee lost a finger, has revealed that the company had failed to abide by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 by removing the guards [...]

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Decorator falls head first from stairwell due to inadequate guard rail

Posted on 05/07/14 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive  on 6th February 2014: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-fined-after-decorator-is-seriously-injured-in-stairwell-fall/ A decorator from Cambridgeshire suffered injuries which included the fracture of several ribs, his left arm and thumb; snapped tendons to an index finger; a cut and bruised head; two cracked vertebrae; and several collapsed discs. In January 2012 the man was [...]

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Council compensate bike rider for loose gravel in the road

Posted on 04/16/14 in News, No Comments

Mr H wins settlement of  £5,350.00 through WE Solicitors. Mr H was involved in an accident which occurred on 9th October 2010. Mr H was travelling home on his motorbike; he noticed a vehicle parked up on his side of the road, and another vehicle travelling towards him on the opposite side of the road. [...]

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Bed Company Worker Receives Compensation

Posted on 04/09/14 in News, No Comments

Mr F wins settlement of £1,500.00 through WE Solicitors. Mr F was employed by a company, which provided specialised beds to the community. The beds were usually hospital beds which were electronically operated. The beds would be folded up to be stored before being re-built for customers. On the day of his accident Mr F [...]

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Worker fractures toe and receives £3750 in compensation

Posted on 11/28/13 in News, No Comments

Mr B wins settlement of £3750.00 through WE Solicitors. Mr B, a HGV driver, sustained a fracture injury to his toe in April 2011 during the course of his employment. To gain access to his exhibition trailer he had to use a step ladder. The step ladder was not fitted with rubber feet and nobody [...]

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Workers fingers severed by rotating saw

Posted on 10/18/13 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health & Safety Executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-nw-new-west-port-corporation.htm The employee was placing lengths of wood through a machine to be cut into size. The machine used rotating circular saws to size the wood. The man’s hand was struck by one of the blades which was still rotating, he lost parts of all four fingers [...]

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