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Fatal injury news

Clear Answers deals with a large number of accident cases each year, and sadly many of them involve fatal injuries. Details of some of these types of cases, and other personal injury compensation claims can be found in our Personal Injury News Section which is updated regularly.

Below is a selection of fatal accident compensation claims that we have fought, and news items which might be of interest. To view the full story click on the links beneath each description.

HSE reporting on injuries at work for 12 months to end March 2011

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) this week announced that the decrease in non-fatal injuries at work had continued during the latest 12-month period to end March 2011. Figures show that 115,379 non-fatal injuries to employees were reported during the period. However, during the same period, fatalities rose by 16% to 171 from a record low of 147 in the previous 12-month period.

The campaign group Families Against Corporate Killers expressed concern that this worrying trend may simply be a sign that many non-fatal accidents went unreported as employees were concerned about job security.
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Fatal accident compensation for widow

Acting for the widow, our specialist fatal accident at work lawyer first secured an interim payment to assist with the immediate financial difficulties. She was subsequently able to negotiate over £200,000 in accident at work compensation for her husband’s suffering and her loss. This was based on our client being a dependant of the deceased and the future earnings lost due to his untimely death.
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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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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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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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High Court rules in favour of mesothelioma victims

In a victory for fairness, justice and common sense, the High Court today (21 November 2008) ruled that victims of mesothelioma will be entitled to claim compensation from insurers. The test case had been brought to the High Court to determine whether the “trigger” for employers’ insurers liability to pay compensation should be the development of the disease, or the exposure to asbestos.
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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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Daughter awarded mesothelioma compensation after father’s tragic death

Working all his life in and around boilers, often in very confined spaces, our client’s father was exposed to asbestos over a lengthy period by several employers.

Employed by British Rail for many years following the second world war, he only took a break in order to carry out his national service, returning in 1955. When he left to work elsewhere, this exposure was to continue, although not on the scale of the neglect he suffered through British Rail.
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