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Home > Personal Injury > Accidents at Work > Injuries at Work > Injury at work news stories > 2009

Injury at work news stories - 2009

Please visit our Personal Injury News Section to view many successful personal injury compensation claims that Clear Answers solicitors have been involved in. Clear Answers injury at work solicitors deal with a large number of accident cases 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.

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Accident at work compensation for worker injured by moving vehicle

Our specialist accident at work lawyer was able to secure over £200,000 in accident at work compensation for this seriously injured client. He was working in a site compound when a van, driven by another employee, struck him from behind and drove over his leg.
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Fatal accident compensation for widow

Our client’s husband was an overhead line worker. He suffered a serious accident at work when the basket in which he and 2 colleagues were travelling, detached itself and they fell from a height of approximately 20 feet onto the ground below. He was taken to hospital and underwent detailed examination, including x-ray and CT scan, but tragically died 3 weeks later.

His widow asked for our fatal injury compensation claim advice and went on to ask us to represent her in bringing a claim for accident compensation for the loss of her husband, on behalf of herself and his estate.
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Health & Safety Executive - Myth about school experiments

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) exists in order to prevent death, injury and ill health to those at work and those affected by work activities, and contrary to what you might read or hear in the media, this is about saving lives and not stopping people living.

To try to overcome some of the myths which have grown up over time, the HSE website publishes a “Myth of the Month” which aims to present the real truth behind some of the public perceptions of health and safety regulations.
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Accident at work compensation after fall from height

Our client suffered multiple fractures affecting both arms and both legs when he fell from a height of over 15 feet onto a concrete floor. He had been carrying out a maintenance repair when the improvised platform that he had been provided with, slipped and fell to the floor below.

Our specialist accident at work lawyer brought this compensation claim on the grounds that several regulations had been breached in allowing our client to work in this manner.
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Serious head and brain injury caused by falling equipment

Our client was working on a mobile platform when a heavy piece of equipment fell from above, striking him forcefully on the head. There was no warning and he had no chance to avoid the object as it fell.

The blow caused a severe head injury and he suffered extensive brain injury. This serious accident at work has left him with ongoing conditions, including epilepsy, deafness, a poor sense of balance, and other cognitive problems.

Our specialist serious injury lawyers were able to secure a substantial sum in work accident compensation. The sum reflects the extent of his injuries and the loss of income for the rest of his working life.
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Compensation for shop worker who slipped and fell at work

Our client, a shop worker, asked for our personal injury compensation claim advice following an accident at work. She slipped and fell, breaking her wrist and suffering other injuries.

Although her employer, the defendant, admitted liability, our specialist slip, trip and fall lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings in order to fight for an acceptable sum in accident compensation.
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Accident compensation for serious eye injury

Our client suffered a serious eye injury in an accident at work. The defendant, his employer, admitted liability for causing this accident at work, but it was necessary for our specialist personal injury lawyers to issue court proceedings before we could negotiate an acceptable settlement.

Our client was awarded a substantial sum in this accident compensation claim for the damage to his eye following an accident at work, which should have been avoided.
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Annual HSE fatal accident at work figures

In March 2009, the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) reported a provisional 6-month figure of 90 fatal accidents at work (see our News item “HSE latest fatal injury numbers” dated 2nd March 2009). Based on historical data, this was on target to be a record low, with a significant decrease on the previous five-year average. The provisional figure was in fact a 22% decrease on that average.

Figures issued by the HSE for the 12-month period to end of March 2009 have confirmed this trend with an annual figure of 180. However, it must be remembered that this figure is provisional until June 2010 when fatalities that can occur some time after the accident at work will be taken into account.
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Serious injury at work leaves client disabled

Our specialist injury at work lawyers were able to secure substantial damages for our client who was left severely disadvantaged in the open labour market after an accident at work.

Although the defendant admitted liability for our client’s injuries at work, their insurers refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement value and we were forced to issue court proceedings.

Before the trial date, we were able to recommend our client accept a six-figure sum in accident at work compensation for his serious injuries and future loss of income.
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Over £100,000 injury at work compensation for amputation injury

When the machine that our client operated was modified with new guards and an automatic start up, she received no additional training on safe methods of operating or cleaning the machine.

When our specialist personal injury lawyers issued court proceedings, the defendant admitted liability for her work related injuries and we were eventually able to negotiate satisfactory compensation in excess of £100,000 for our client’s amputation injuries.
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Hernia injury compensation to manufacturing worker

Our client suffered a hernia when working in a fast moving manufacturing environment. His job involved the manual handling of bulky items as they constantly streamed down a conveyor belt.

Our specialist accident at work lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings when the defendant’s insurer refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement for this manual handling injury. Eventually we were able to secure £20,000 in injury at work compensation.
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Back injury at work compensation due to inadequate training

Employed as a nurse, our client asked for our advice about bringing a claim for personal injury compensation when she was injured at work. The defendant’s insurer refused to negotiate a settlement and it was necessary for our specialist personal injury lawyers to issue court proceedings.

We continued to fight for our client’s rightful compensation for her injury at work and were eventually able to negotiate satisfactory settlement terms before the trial date.

Our client received over £40,000 in compensation for her accident at work. The case was cost-free to our client and she retained 100% of the personal injury compensation awarded for her permanent back injury.
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Assaulted at work by patient who had suffered brain damage

Our specialist personal injury lawyers were able to secure assault at work compensation for our client when she was injured in a violent attack at work. It was necessary to issue court proceedings when the other side’s insurers refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement. However, some time before the trial date, we were able to negotiate in excess of £40,000 in assault at work compensation, which our client was pleased to accept.
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Failed equipment causes neck injury at work

Our client suffered a neck injury at work when a piece of equipment he was using during a maintenance procedure, failed causing him to fall backwards, suffering injuries to his neck. Our specialist personal injury lawyers provided injury at work advice and he asked us to represent him in bringing a claim for accident at work compensation.
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Assaulted at work by violent resident

Working with people who need special care because of long-term mental health conditions, or others recovering from head or brain injuries, can be particularly rewarding. However, when those responsible for the safety of those careworkers fail to protect them in their working environment, the consequences can be traumatic.

Our client asked for our personal injury claim advice when she was the victim of an assault at work, which should have been prevented.
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Known tripping hazard ignored causing accident at work

Although it was known that the exit of the building where he worked was often obstructed by a build-up of waste bags, management had failed to reduce or remove the risk, exposing our client to a reasonably foreseeable risk of injury presented by this tripping hazard.

When he did indeed trip and fall over the bags, and injure his shoulder, he asked for accident at work compensation advice from our specialist personal injury lawyers, the most experienced personal injury law firm in the UK.

Clear Answers’ specialist lawyers issued court proceedings for this slip, trip and fall compensation claim. However, they were eventually able to negotiate an acceptable settlement prior to the trial date.
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Industrial disease compensation awarded to tunneller

Some years prior to his retirement, our client had begun to experience severe breathing difficulties. When he was diagnosed with both silicosis and lung cancer, as a result of the negligent exposure by his employers, he was advised to seek personal injury advice about making a claim for personal injury compensation.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors were able to negotiate a substantial sum in industrial disease compensation for our client’s pain and suffering.
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Construction worker seeks personal injury advice after amputation

A construction worker asked for our specialist personal injury advice after he needed his leg amputated below the knee following a completely avoidable construction site accident at work.

Although the construction site management initially denied liability, we were able to secure £335,000 in accident at work compensation for our client.
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Compensation for ambulance worker seriously injured at work

The defendant refused to admit liability and our specialist accident at work lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings. However, before the trial date we were able to negotiate over £200,000 in injury at work compensation.

Despite repeatedly being advised that there were mechanical problems with the type of stretcher being used at the time of this work accident, management had failed to take action to correct the problem.
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Tripping accident at work causes permanent injury to employee

Our specialist personal injury lawyers were able to help this client who suffered a serious injury in a tripping accident at work. This was despite the obstruction having been brought to the attention of management.

The employer admitted liability for the injury at work and we were able to negotiate a settlement of over £18,000 in injury at work compensation.
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HSE latest fatal injury numbers indicate a reduction on previous years

The Health & Safety Executive has stated that there were 90 fatal injuries to workers for the six months up to end September 2008.

However, the HSE stresses that these figures are highly provisional, as there are frequently a few incidents which are reported late each year, and some fatal investigations may still be ongoing. It will be March 2010 before these figures are finalised, and they will also include deaths up to a year after the date of the accident. A reporting year covers the period 1 April to 31 March.
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Accident compensation for worker injured at work in tripping accident

A maintenance worker who was frequently required to carry out work on the roof, asked for our personal injury compensation claim advice when he tripped and fell on an unmarked hazard. Although liability was admitted by his employer, their insurers refused to agree an acceptable settlement, and our specialist accident at work lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings. However, before the trial, we were able to negotiate personal injury compensation of over £20,000 in compensation for our client’s pain and suffering, and ongoing discomfort and restricted movement.
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Accident compensation awarded to manager in manual handling accident

As a senior manager, our client worked in a large office in a role which did not involve any physical duties. However, during an office move, and despite receiving no training in the correct manual handling procedures, he was instructed by his line manager to assist in moving a box of confidential material. As he lifted the box, he felt a sudden sharp pain in his back.
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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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