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Stress At Work in Leeds Claims

Are you suffering stress at work and don’t know what to do? Our solicitors for Leeds could help you today. We understand just how stressful your job can be, with…

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Claim for Repetitive Strain Injury in Leeds

A repetitive strain injury is a soft tissue injury caused by the repetition of an action or trauma. If you have developed a repetitive strain injury as a result of…

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Compensation awarded to prison officer forced to leave her profession

A former prison officer, working in a London young offender’s institute, has been forced to quit her job after sustaining a debilitating injury whilst at work. The officer, who has chosen…

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Middlesbrough woman wins compensation case

A Middlesbrough woman has won her claim for compensation against her employer, Middlesbrough Council, following a fall that caused serious damage to her leg.  Mrs Linda Williams had been working…

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Fire fighter injured in the line of duty

A fire fighter has been awarded an undisclosed amount of compensation from his employer, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, after sustaining a serious injury whilst fighting a fire…

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£940000 compensation following freak accident

A Manchester man has received £940000 in compensation after taking his employer to court following a freak accident at work. The accident, that initially seemed innocuous, left the employee with…

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Civil servant receives £20k compensation following fall in workplace

An employee of the Department for Work and Pensions has been awarded £20,000 after a fall she took at work, leaving her disabled. 50-year-old Alain Sargent from Kent town, Westgate…

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How Your Employer Should Protect You in Cold Temperatures

As the days grow colder, working outside becomes increasingly hazardous. It is important that your employer takes extra precautions during these winter months to protect you at work. The law…

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Farm owner fined over worker accident

A Northumberland farm owner has been sentenced after one of the farm’s workers suffered severe leg injuries after a concrete panel fell onto him. It was heard at Mid and…

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How professionals value their body parts

A study carried out by insurance brand There found that where a builder’s leg is worth around £1.1million, an engineer’s eye is worth £3.4million. The study asked 2,000 professionals across…

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Mesothelioma suffer fights to prove asbestos exposure

67-year-old Brian Coffey, diagnosed with mesothelioma in April, has turned to his former colleagues to help him prove his exposure to deadly asbestos at work. The cancer sufferer from Walkergate…

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Police paid out £450,000 in PI claims

Following a Freedom of Information request, it has been uncovered that West Yorkshire Police has paid out more than £450,000 through personal injury claims in five years. These claims only…

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Company denies safety breaches following death

37-year-old Martin McGlasson was killed in 2011 when he fell down a flight of concrete stairs in Cumbria. Mr McGlasson had been polishing the newly built staircase when he collapsed…

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Construction Worker Falling Off Ladder And Injuring Leg

Injuries From Building & Construction Sites in Leeds

According to the Health and Safety Executive, the UK’s construction industry accounts for just 5% of the country’s workforce, but is responsible for 10% of reported major injuries. Clearly, even…

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Workplace Slip, Trip or Fall - slip and trip hazards in the workplace, suing employer for negligence solicitors Leeds

Firm fined over worker death

A building firm has been fined after one of its workers died as a result of falling from a roof. 42-year-old Jason Pennington fell 7.6m through a skylight onto a…

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Family awarded money following concrete mixer death

The family of a man who was killed in a concrete mixer accident in Essex has been awarded £12,000 in compensation. 33-year-old Lee Balkwell suffered fatal injuries after becoming trapped…

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NHS to pay £75k to nurse

Following an incident whereby an NHS nurse developed OCD after being pricked by a needle at work, the NHS are being forced to pay around £75,000 in compensation.  Alcinda Tobbal…

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School support worker claims for back injury

Following only thirteen days at her new job at Rastrick High School, support worker Helen Sloan made a claim of £50,000 for a back injury.  Her injury was caused as…

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£23,000 to teacher who slipped in puddle

A teacher has received £23,000 in compensation after slipping on a puddle of water in a school corridor.  The teacher suffered serious ligament damage in the accident, with injuries to…

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Injury claims cost Essex County Council £1m

Essex County Council has paid out over £1m over the last three years to staff injured in Essex schools.  The largest payout, nearly a quarter of the total compensation paid…

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Council worker compensated for burnt hand

A council worker has received a £3,000 payout after severely burning their hand on a hot fish pie while serving lunch.  This was one of the numerous claims paid out…

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Ambulance service crew attacks still frequent

New figures have revealed that in the north east of England alone, a total of 48 ambulance crew members have been attacked while trying to assist injured or sick patients…

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Gardener falls 60ft down shaft

Marvin Christie, a gardener from Banbury Street in Battersea, is lucky to have survived after he fell down a 60ft shaft while doing routine landscaping work.  The 23-year-old had been…

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Road workers under threat of injury

On a daily basis road workers are on the receiving end of verbal abuse and threatening behaviour from road users who deliberately put workers at serious risk.  Sheffield City Council…

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Centre opens for injured servicemen

A £10.7m recovery centre has opened in North Yorkshire for men and women who have been injured or become ill during their service.  The groundbreaking facility is the first of…

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The ‘largest blaze’ in the West Midlands

In the late hours of last night, the West Midlands Fire Service were called to an emergency, described by many as the biggest fire recorded in the West Midlands.  Fire…

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Health and safety cuts put lives at risk

Teacher’s union, the NASUWT, has raised concerns over the Coalition Government’s attacks on health and safety protections, claiming that these attacks threaten to put the lives of children and adults…

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Sole trader sentenced for tipper death failings

A Berkshire haulier has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving employee was run over and killed by a tipper lorry at his Reading head office. Brian Gutteridge was…

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Factory Accidents in Leeds Compensation Claims

Factories can be one of the most dangerous working environments, and you may be at risk from chemical accidents, injuries from machinery, slips or falls, burns, back or lower body…

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Chemical Injury Compensation Claims

Some workplaces can be dangerous, and particularly those places of work where employees are regularly exposed to dangerous chemicals and corrosive or poisonous substances. If you are injured as a…

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Burn Injury Compensation Claims

A surprisingly large number of people suffer burns each year as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered a burn injury it may be possible to claim…

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Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims

Occupational deafness, which is also referred to as industrial deafness, is the loss of hearing arising as a result of certain factors occurring in a workplace environment. If you have…

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Illness from the Workplace Compensation Claims

Recent statistics show that over two million people suffer from a potential work related illness or injury. There are a number of different work related illnesses, and it is not…

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Construction vehicles a threat to cyclist safety

Transport for London (TfL) has published the findings of the first independent review into construction logistics and cyclist safety. This was commissioned by TfL following the worrying number of collisions…

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Employers fail to ensure safety of workers

The safety of workers across the country is still being put at risk by employers who fail to carry out the necessary risk assessments, or implement the most basic of…

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Court case highlights poor machine safety

A food manufacturer has appeared in court for safety offences after one of its workers lost the tip of her finger using a badly-guarded machine in a Doncaster factory. The…

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Reducing occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses

There were 541 reports of needle stick injuries that exposed healthcare workers to patients carrying bloodborne viruses in 2011, twice as many as a decade ago (2002) when 271 exposures…

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Firms fined after worker suffered serious head injuries

Two North East firms have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when the fork of a forklift truck struck him on the forehead. Jim McGowan was employed…

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Better protection from electromagnetic fields

New rules to improve the safety of workers most exposed to electromagnetic fields with protective measures and new maximum exposure limits have been approved by a large majority in the…

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Food company fined for failing to protect workers

A global ingredients company has been fined for safety failings after two workers were seriously injured in separate incidents a year apart at its UK manufacturing base near Hitchin. In…

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Reducing dog attacks on postal workers

Royal Mail has welcomed an independent report calling for new legislation with tougher legal sanctions to be introduced against owners of dogs which attack postmen and women. Over 3000 postmen…

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Firm prosecuted for unsafe scaffolding

The lives of several construction workers were put at risk as they worked on unsafe scaffolding at a farm in the Ribble Valley, a court has heard. The men were…

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Call for greater protection from ‘sharps’ injuries

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has issued a call for greater protection for people who work with sharp medical instruments. Responding to a consultation by the Health…

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HSE publishes workplace ill health and injury figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published provisional statistics on workplace injuries and work-related ill health and injury in Britain between April 2011 and March 2012. The figures show…

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Oil Rig Accident Injuries

Oil Rig Accident Compensation Claims

Employers owe their employees a duty of care. This means that employers are responsible for health and safety in the workplace. This duty applies to all working environments but employers…

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Claim for Work Injuries from Industrial & Manual Environments

Industrial injuries are those that have occurred in heavy duty environments such as construction, factories and warehouses. If you have suffered an injury in an industrial accident then you could…

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Office Injury Compensation Claims

Offices are generally safer than other working environments, particularly industrial workplaces such as factories and construction sites, but this does not mean that office accidents do not happen. If you…

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Workplace Slip, Trip or Fall - slip and trip hazards in the workplace, suing employer for negligence solicitors Leeds

Accident At Work Injury Claim Lawyers for Leeds

Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, but suffering an injury at work that isn’t your fault can be particularly upsetting. Employers are legally responsible for the safety of everyone on…

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Work Related Arm Injury Compensation

These injuries normally include tendon and joint inflammation, carpal tunnel syndrome, “tennis elbow, “golfers elbow” and other repetitive strain injuries. Work Related Arm Injuries claims lawyers for Leeds This category…

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Vibration White Finger Compensation Claims

Vibration White Finger (VWF), also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), is an industrial injury normally caused by using hand operated power tools and is common in industries such…

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