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Home > Personal Injury > Accidents at Work > Injuries at Work > Injury at work news stories > 2008

Injury at work news stories - 2008

Clear Answers injury at work solicitors deal with a large number of accident cases each year. Below are 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.

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Accident at work compensation for injuries in office move

Clear Answers' solicitors were asked for accident compensation claim advice by this client who sustained personal injuries at work when he tripped and fell during an office move. Our client worked in the offices of a major corporation who had recently moved the offices of our client from one floor to another. No provision was made for assisting with the removals and our client and his colleagues were told to move everything themselves.
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Widow Of Man In Fatal Accident At Work Receives Compensation

The widow of a man crushed to death in a tragic accident at work, has received compensation for the loss of her husband.

Damages were claimed under the Law Reform Act and / or Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (amended by the Administration of Justice Act 1982).
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Serious Fork Lift Truck Injury at Work Results in substantial Compensation

Our Client, a Bristol man, suffered significant injuries at work when he was struck by a reversing forklift truck in a totally avoidable factory accident at work. Despite wearing personal protective equipment, he suffered several fractures in his foot and his steel toe-capped boots were pulled off his foot and ankle by the force of the forklift truck.
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Fatal Injuries At Work - Compensation For Family Of Man Crushed To Death

The family of a man crushed to death has received a substantial sum in fatal injuries compensation for the loss of their husband and father through an accident at work. The victim was tragically crushed to death when a misunderstanding led to a colleague starting the machine in which he was working.
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Manual Handling Accident Results In Compensation For Service Engineer

Although lifting formed a major part of our client’s duties, at no time had he been provided with manual handling training, a clear breach of his employer’s duty of care under the Manual Handling Regulations.
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Breach of Manual Handling Regulations Results In Injury For Care Worker

Our client asked us for manual handling claim advice following an injury at work. A care worker, she had many years experience in working with the elderly. However, despite complaints to her employer, she had not been provided with the manual handling training she needed to correctly handle patients who were completely immobile.
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Overfilled Post Bags Cause Injury To Post Van Driver

Employed by his local Police Authority, our client suffered an injury at work because his employer, the defendants, had failed to uphold their duty of care to protect him against risk of injury in his workplace. Our client had been a post van driver for several years with the defendant when the accident at work occurred.
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Slipping Accident Compensation Awarded To Nursing Auxiliary

A nursing auxiliary asked for our compensation claims advice on bringing a personal injury claim against her employers. She had slipped and fallen on water, which had been spilled on the ward where she worked. Although there was a 'clean-as-you-go' policy in place, the water had not been properly cleaned up.
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Manual Handling Compensation For Serious Back Injury

During the investigation of this claim, it became apparent that no risk assessment had been carried out on this particular resident for 15 months prior to the accident at work. Immediately following the manual handling accident, a risk assessment was carried out on this patient, which identified that she should have been provided with an adjustable bed. This would have avoided the need for carers to bend low to attend to her, given her lack of mobility. It would also have allowed the bed to be adjusted to suit the height of any carer assigned to her.
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Ambulance Driver Injured In Manual Handling Accident At Work

Our client had managed to push the wheelchair towards the ramp, on flat ground. However, as he pushed it up the ramp, and gave a final push to get over the top lip of the ramp, he felt a sharp pain in his lower back. Although in some pain, he managed to complete his shift, avoiding any duties that required lifting or handling.
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Compensation For Injuries At Work Resulting From Breaches of Regulations

A personal injury compensation claim for an injury at work has been won against the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Our client worked in an administration department where she was required to retrieve stationery from pigeonholes situated high on a wall, above a desk. The workplace accident occurred whilst our client, who at only 4 feet 8 inches tall had particular difficulty, was climbing down from the desk to the footstool. She lost her footing and fell heavily on to the floor.
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Compensation For Librarian Injured at Work - No Manual Handling Training Provided

Manual handling training is all too often overlooked or withheld from employees. Whether they regularly need to lift heavy objects, or only occasionally, it is vital that when the situation requires it, they have received the correct manual handling training to allow them to do so without suffering a work related injury. Our client was a librarian and asked for our help in bringing an injury at work compensation claim against her employer.
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Slipping Accident In Kitchen Results in Injury At Work Compensation

Our client asked for our slips trips and falls compensation claim advice when she suffered a slip, trip and fall injury in the kitchen where she worked. Due to the layout of the kitchen, where she was standing behind a bank of equipment, she was unaware of the spillage until she slipped on the greasy floor.
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Client receives compensation after injury at work causes damage to her wrist

Our client asked for our help in bringing an injury at work compensation claim after she suffered a work injury when a heavy wooden door released itself unexpectedly and closed heavily on her wrist, trapping it between the door and a trolley. We provided injury at work compensation claim advice and although our client was unable to confirm she had securely inserted the hook into the eye, our specialist personal injury lawyers felt there was a case to answer.
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Compensation Awarded to HGV Driver For Personal Injuries When High Winds Turned Over His Lorry

Our client asked our specialist personal injury lawyers for compensation claim advice following a road accident during the course of his work. He was an HGV qualified driver and had many years experience in driving large vehicles and heavy loads.
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Injury at Work Compensation for Welder Injured by Negligent Colleague

An experienced welder with over 30 years experience with his employer, our client asked for our help in bringing an injury at work compensation claim, after he sustained a burn injury at work. His duties required him to repair vehicles used in moving heavy items around the site. On the day his accident at work took place, he and his colleagues were under considerable pressure to repair one vehicle, as several others were also out of commission, potentially shutting down an important area of operations.
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Compensation Claim Successful For Injury At Work - Client Slipped On Water On The Toilet Floor

When our client undertook a routine visit to the toilet at her place of work, she suffered a serious personal injury when she slipped and fell on water left on the tiled floor by another employee. She asked for our personal injury compensation advice for this accident at work and subsequently asked us to represent her in bringing an injury at work compensation claim against her employer.
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Compensation Claim Advice for Employee Injured at Work Using Defective Trolley

Despite making repeated complaints to his health and safety representative, the last being only a week prior to his injury at work, our client found himself again having to use defective equipment during the course of his work.
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Compensation Awarded to Gardener Injured at Work Because of Inadequate Inspections

Our client asked for our advice on whether he had a valid injury at work compensation claim after he sustained an injury whilst working as a gardener for his local council. He had worked for them for many years and was, at the time of his injury at work, engaged in grass cutting.
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Injury At Work, Successful Compensation Claim for Carer Injured by Service User

A home carer, our client was used to dealing with elderly and disabled users. At the time she received this work injury, our client was working with a colleague to get an elderly person, who also suffered from Alzheimer’s, ready for bed. As they were preparing her in the bathroom, our client was caught unawares when the user lost her balance and fell on top of her.
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Injury at Work Compensation Claim

A sheet metal worker lost the top of his finger in an injury at work, when a piece of drill swarf penetrated his gloved hand. An experienced worker, he was attempting to drill a hole in the sheet of metal, and following what he believed to be the correct best practice procedures operating at that time at his place of work.
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Breach of the Occupiers Liability Act results in Injury at Work Compensation Claim

Under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984, an individual has a duty of care to protect visitors to their premises from accident or injury. In this case, the premises were the defendant’s home. Having suffered a stroke at his home, the occupier was being carried down the stairs by our client, a paramedic, and a colleague from the ambulance service, with the aim of transporting him to hospital.
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Telephone cable hazard causes trip and fall accident, compensation awarded for work injury

Aware that the over-long cable on his telephone posed a hazard, our client had always ensured that the telephone was positioned away from any access routes into his office. His work took him out and about for much of his day, so when visiting colleagues needed somewhere to station themselves, it was natural that his office would be used in this way.
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Successful claim for compensation for client injured by scalding water

On the day that our client suffered her injury at work, she was taking a can of beans from the top shelf of an oven. The can had been placed there by a colleague and was covered with cling film. Because the beans were steaming, water had gathered on top of the cling film, so that when she pulled the can down at an angle, scalding water ran down and caused a burn injury.
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Accident at work compensation claim for slipping on wet floor in school dining room is successful

During the lunchtime rush at the school where she worked as a dinner nanny, between 270 and 300 children needed to be fed within a very short time. When an accidental spillage occurred during this busy time, it should have been cleaned up as quickly as possible to avoid an accident at work if someone slipped in the wet area.
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Compensation awarded to care worker injured whilst operating a hoist alone

Our client was aware that the normal use of a hoist, to help move a heavy patient, was a two-person operation. However, on the day of the injury at work, when the patient became distressed at being left suspended, she decided to try to continue by herself to speed his return to bed.
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Textile worker from Tiverton suffers burn injury after falling through a hole in the floor

John Heathcoat and Co Limited are to pay a textile worker £1600 in compensation after he suffered an accident at work. Mr Redfern from Tiverton in Devon was injured at work in May 2005. He was working in the dyeing and finishing department for his employer and began to make his way to the tea bar for his break.
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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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