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Labourer breaks vertebrae and ribs after four metre fall from poorly constructed scaffolding

Posted on 03/07/13 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the health and safety executive on 23rd January 2013: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-ldn-01513.htm?eban=rss-press-release A renovation company based in Kent has been fined over £10,000.00 in total after a labourer employed by the company fractured two vertebrae and broke five ribs after falling more than four metres from a shoddily constructed scaffolding tower. The group of [...]

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Member of public wins compensation against railway company

Posted on 02/28/13 in News, No Comments

Mrs B wins settlement of £6000.00 through WE Solicitors. In December 2009 Mrs B was on her way from work. She alighted her usual bus and then made her way to Liverpool Street Station, where she intended to catch her usual train home. The weather was extremely cold and it had been snowing. Mrs B [...]

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Worker wins compensation after injuring himself at Manchester Store

Posted on 01/16/13 in News, No Comments

Mr C was involved in an accident at work on the 5th June 2011. He came to WE Solicitors shortly after his accident to help him recover compensation for his injuries. Mr C was involved in the refurbishment of a large department store in Manchester. The store had been partly demolished and a machine had [...]

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Worker wins compensation after tree falls on him

Posted on 01/09/13 in News, No Comments

Mr S was involved in an accident at work on 18th March 2011. He was employed as a landscape gardener, part of his duties being to plant trees. On the day in question he using a forklift truck to load a tree onto the back of a van for transportation. He was not provided with [...]

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Burnley firm ignores warnings of Health and Safety Executive resulting in injury to worker

Posted on 11/27/12 in News, No Comments

Burnley firm ignores warnings of Health and Safety Executive resulting in injury to worker First Reported on 22nd November 2012 by the Health and Safety Executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-nw-industrialanticorrosives.htm A Burnley Plastics firm have pleaded guilty to a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, after a 43 year old worker narrowly avoided [...]

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Worker wins compensation of £4,500 for employer failing to provide protective equipment

Posted on 11/16/12 in News, No Comments

We Solicitors negotiates settlement of £4,500.00 for Ms J after she was injured at work. Ms J was employed by a packing and gasket company. Part of her duties were to pack metal gaskets into boxes, which were then  delivered to customers. These gaskets were very sharp and were to be packed tightly together. Ms [...]

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Nottingham man loses 4 fingers

Posted on 11/09/12 in News, No Comments

First reported by the Health & Safety Executive on 7th November 2012 http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-em-tbc12.htm?eban=rss-press-release  A 53 year old worker from Nottingham has lost four finger ends after his employer failed to abide by Health & Safety Law. The man worked for a Nottingham based company in the brewing and food industry. He was feeding powdered ingredients [...]

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Employee’s arm dragged into conveyor belt

Posted on 11/05/12 in News, No Comments

Employee’s arm dragged into conveyor belt. First reported by the Health and Safety Executive on the 24th September 2012. http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-yh-16812.htm?eban=rss-press-release An Ice Cream Manufacturers failures under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 have led to an employee breaking his arm and wrist. The company had removed part of the guard on [...]

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Worker severely injured after fall from scaffolding at work

Posted on 10/31/12 in News, No Comments

Worker severely injured after fall from scaffolding at work. First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 18th September 2012. http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-nw-cmeceilings.htm A scaffolding company have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after a worker suffered a collapsed lung, fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage, as well as a broken collar bone, ribs, [...]

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Employees fingers severed due to Engineering Firms failure to abide by Health and Safety Law

Posted on 10/28/12 in News, No Comments

Employees fingers severed due to Engineering Firms failure to abide by Health and Safety Law. This story was originally reported by the Health & Safety Executive on the 4th September 2012. http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-nw-prfengineering.htm An Skelmersdale based Engineering company pleaded guilty to breaching the Healthand Safety at Work Act 1974 after a 36 year old employees fingers [...]

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