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Home > Personal Injury > Accidents at Work > Injuries at Work > Injury at work news stories > 2006

Injury at work news stories - 2006

Clear Answers workplace accident solicitors deal with a large number of accident at work claims each year. Below is a selection of injury at work compensation claims that we have fought, as well as related news stories. To view the full story click on the links beneath the description.

Alternatively you can visit our Personal Injury News Section to view these stories and other successful personal injury compensation claims that Clear Answers solicitors have been involved in.

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Insufficient Training Leads to Accident at Work

A fire fighter was injured whilst trying to rescue a member of the public from a trapped car. The client had been asked to assist another fire fighting service with the rescue attempt and in order to free the trapped person the use of a ram was required.
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Hazards In The Workplace

The claimant was injured in an accident at work when she tripped over some scales that were fixed into the floor of the factory where she worked. The claim was fought using The Workplace Regulations.
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Work Equipment Compensation Claim

A council worker sustained a knee injury whilst helping his foreman unload traffic lights from a trailer. The trailer was not sufficiently stabilised and it was decided that there was a breach of the Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations by the claimant's employer.
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Manual Handling At Work

The claimant was injured whilst moving rubbish bags from the top of one vehicle to another, the vehicle in question was approximately eight feet high and the client had to stretch in order to reach and remove the bags and place them in the other vehicle.
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Safe Work Equipment The Key To Preventing Accidents At Work

A pest control officer for the local council was injured after he was assigned to a local school to remove some bait boxes that had been positioned on a previous visit. One of these boxes had been placed under a table and as he went to reach it he cut his hand on a sharp object on the underside of the table.
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How To Sue The Right Company When Work Equipment Breaks And Injures You

Our client was injured when repairing a truck owned by another company. The steps and grab handle fitted to the chassis broke as he climbed down from the truck causing him injury.
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Accidents At Work Involving Gloves

The claimant in this case was injured at work lifting a fish tank which had been fly-tipped. He loaded the fish tank onto his van. Its positioning meant that the tail lift could not be closed so the claimant pushed the fish tank forward with the palms of his hands. A glass panel broke, causing him injury.
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International Workers Memorial Day

Friday 28th April is International Workers Memorial Day - an opportunity for us all to think about the millions of people around the world each year that are killed at work as a result of accidents in the workplace.
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Accidents At Work Lead To Claims For Compensation

A pavier in Gateshead was instructed to form a concrete driveway by his Council employer. He prepared the driveway and filled it in with concrete and then had to kneel on the concrete using a float to flatten it. The client sustained chemical burns to both knees.
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Compensation For Accident At Work

The claimant was a staff nurse at a Hospital near Liverpool and was working in a ward in the secure area of the hospital when he received an urgent instruction to attend to a disturbance on another ward nearby. As he was running into the ward he slipped on duck excrement on the block paved pathway which led up to the entrance door of the ward.
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Injured Making TV Programme

Our client was a location manager on a programme directed by David Jason and the programme had scenes in the Lake District. A decision was taken to film, even though there were exceptionally high winds in the area. Whilst filming the claimant was blown from the road and landed in a rocky beck / gully to the side, causing injuries including a broken knee cap and elbow.
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Injured At Work By Falling Object From A Height

The claimant worked as a cook supervisor at a school. She was in a store room, standing on a ladder lifting boxes onto the top shelf of some racking when a fluorescent strip-light cover fell off and hit her on the head and shoulder.
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Youth Centre Worker From County Durham Is Awarded £33,750 Personal Injury Compensation For Accident At Work

The client injured his back in March 2002 whilst he was trying to move a deflated bouncy castle from a gymnasium into a storeroom. He was working alone and had lifted one side of the rolled-up bouncy castle onto a trolley, when he attempted to lift the other side and injured his lower back in the process.
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Making a compensation claim for injuries at work

Have you or a member of your family suffered a personal injury at work through no fault of your own. If so contact Clear Answers accident at work solicitors on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisors or alternatively fill out an online compensation claim form. One of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible to discuss whether you have a valid personal injury compensation claim.

Clear Answers' solicitors will be happy to provide you with expert legal advice, and our specialist personal injury lawyers will talk you through the claims process in plain English. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

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