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Home > Personal Injury > Accidents at Work > Injuries at Work > Injury at work news stories > 2010

Injury at work news stories - 2010

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. 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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Tripping accident at work causes dislocated shoulder injury

Our client in this work accident compensation claim suffered a dislocated shoulder when she put out her arm to try to break her fall. She was making her way towards the exit at her workplace when she turned a corner in a corridor and fell over a trolley. It had been left immediately around the corner, creating a serious unseen hazard.
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Work accident compensation for head injury victim

A team leader in a manufacturing environment, our client in this work accident compensation claim, had been hit on the head by a large metal object. Our client was standing at the edge of the factory floor, when the metal object fell several feet, knocking him out.

His injuries caused significant long-term problems for his employment and well-being and our specialist work accident lawyers were able to secure substantial compensation for the effects of this injury.
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Work accident compensation for nurse who suffered back injury

Our specialist work accident compensation lawyers secured a five-figure sum in compensation for a nurse who suffered a back injury at work. Her injury was caused as a result of a lack of risk assessment and lack of consideration of work methods within the ward where our client worked, in breach of the manual handling regulations.
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Work accident compensation for injury in welding accident

A spot welder, our client in this claim for work accident compensation was required to carry out welding tasks whilst lying on his back, beneath trailers, in a small confined space. The trailer was elevated on jacks to allow the crawl space, which was made even more confined by the gauntlets and visor that our client was wearing to protect his face during the welding operation.
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Work accident compensation following serious hand injury

Our client suffered serious injuries to his hand, partially severing it, when he was injured in a work accident. Our personal injury lawyers were able to secure in excess of half a million pounds in this work accident compensation claim on behalf of our client, who was unable to continue working for his own construction company.
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Serious injury following moving object accident at work

Our client’s injuries in this accident at work, had included a complex fracture to his ankle, which required several surgical procedures to correct and may still require further surgery, a soft tissue injury to the lumbar spine that took several months to resolve, and other serious injuries causing considerable pain and discomfort.
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Accident compensation for injury in fork lift truck accident

Although the defendant, the employer, admitted some liability for our client’s injuries following this forklift truck accident, our specialist accident at work lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings in order to obtain a satisfactory sum in accident compensation. However, some time before the trial date, they were able to negotiate an acceptable sum of almost £100,000 in work accident compensation.
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Work accident compensation for NHS worker

Our client in this accident at work suffered a serious injury in a manual handling accident. Our specialist work accident compensation solicitors were able to secure a six-figure sum in manual handling compensation when our client was unable to return to work.
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Fitness to work – new system for returning to work after sickness or personal injury

Many of the compensation claims that specialist personal injury lawyers like ourselves deal with every year, involve client’s who are seeking a phased return to work. Everyone will have their own individual reasons for wanting to get back to work, be it financial, therapeutic, or just the need to get their life back to some sort of normality.

Although they may not be able to carry out the duties they performed before their accident or injury, they may still feel that they can contribute and that working would aid their recovery, if not to full fitness, then to achieve the best level of fitness they can.
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Accident compensation for multiple fractures after manual handling accident

Our client in this work accident compensation claim had suffered multiple fractures to his leg when a load that he was moving on a trolley became unbalanced and fell on top of him. The load fell onto his leg and caused fractures to his tibia and fibula, both of which required emergency surgery.
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Accident compensation for shoulder injury

The defendant in this work accident compensation claim, our client’s employer, refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement following her manual handling injury, though our specialist work accident lawyers were able to negotiate two interim payments for our client.

When no reasonable offer was forthcoming, our lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings. However, before the trial date, they were able to negotiate over £65,000 in work accident compensation.
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Work accident compensation claim for stock handler

Our client in this work accident compensation claim had suffered an injury when she slipped and fell during the course of her work. At the time of the work accident, she had been moving stock on a carousel, which required her to stand on a platform. The edge of the platform was chipped and broken and as she moved the stock around, she slipped on the edge of the platform and fell several feet to the floor below.
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Myths about risk assessments and slips and trips

In one of their recent Myth busting articles (February 2010) the HSE tackled the perception that “There's nothing you can do about slips and trips and they don't really hurt anyone anyway”. This was immediately followed (March 2010) by the myth that “Risk assessment is too complicated for me to do!”
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Fatal work accident compensation for tanker driver

In 2007, Mr Bell, our client’s husband, was injured at work when he fell from the top of a tanker. He was required to clean the tanker but had to do so without the benefit of a gantry. The provision of a gantry is normal practice throughout the haulage industry, and would have provided Mr Bell with a solid and safe raised platform on which to stand whilst cleaning the tanker. Such a gantry was provided by the defendant following Mr Bell’s fatal accident.
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IOSH suggest businesses should be a good employer and neighbour

IOSH encourage businesses to do all they can to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors, as well as being a good neighbour. Their position is to encourage the view that health and safety should be seen as protecting people, not endangering them. By carrying out the clearing of snow and ice from areas outside their boundaries, they would be helping to reduce the possibility of accidents.
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Health & Safety Executive - Myth about throwing sweets at pantos

The HSE issued a seasonal “Myth of the Month” to wave goodbye to 2009. Some pantomimes that took place during the Christmas period chose not to follow the long-held panto tradition of throwing out sweets to the audience.

The truth behind this particular misconception of health and safety regulations is that the risk of serious injury by being hit by a flying object such as a sweet is incredibly low.
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Accident compensation for machine operator’s hand injury

We were asked for our specialist accident at work claim advice by this client when he injured his hand in a work accident involving the machine on which he had been working for only a short time.

The defendant admitted liability for our client’s accident at work and his subsequent injuries, which had left him with some disability and scarring. Following extensive negotiation, our specialist accident compensation lawyer was able to secure substantial compensation for his client, which included for future reduced earnings due to his being unable to return to this type of work.
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Accident compensation for secretary who slipped and fell

Our specialist accident at work lawyer was obliged to issue court proceedings on behalf of this client, despite the defendant having admitted liability, because its insurers refused to put forward a reasonable sum in compensation. Before the trial date, however, we were able to negotiate a substantial increase in the amount of compensation offered, which our client accepted.
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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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