Accidents at Work

Damages for Bricklayer Viciously Assaulted on Building Site

It is well established that employers can be held legally responsible for the misdeeds of their...

Judge Rules Employer Was Liable for Slip on Wet Floor

According to the Health and Safety Executive, slips and trips are the most common cause of...

Teacher Kicked By Troublesome Pupil Wins £35,000

Injuries sustained at work can have devastating consequences and victims should not delay in...

Supermarket Worker Wins Damages for Fish Cut Infection

A supermarket worker who cut her thumb while working on the fish counter has secured compensation...

Health and Safety Policies Must Be Taken Seriously

When employees are working 'out of the office', their employer remains responsible for...

Haulage Company Must Compensate Electrocuted Driver

The health and safety obligations placed upon employers are onerous and failing to meet them in...

Fatal Accidents at Work

Before the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 , an...

Woman Injured Loading Gazebo Into Van Wins Damages

Gazebos are used by all kinds of organisations when attending events up and down the country. It...

Warehouse Accident - Who Was to Blame?

When someone is injured at work in a preventable accident that was not their own fault, it is not...

Airline Steward Bitten By Venomous Insect Awarded £13,000

Almost every job involves at least some risk and, if you are injured at work, specialist lawyers...

Paramedic Wins Compensation for Ice Slip

Every employer has a duty to provide employees with suitable personal protective equipment or...

Cleaner Wins Damages After House of Commons Slip

Slipping accidents can happen anywhere – even in the 'Mother of Parliaments'. That point was...

Traumatised Air Stewardess Awarded Six-Figure Compensation

Accidents at work can ruin careers and, if they are your employer's fault, it is only fair that...

An accident at work in a supermarket

A stockist at a well known supermarket tripped and hit his head due to a fault with the instore...

Road traffic accident and loss of earnings

Michael, a self employed commercial carpet and window cleaner, was driving his work van when...

A road traffic accident whilst at work

A part time high performance driving instructor received £55,000 following a road traffic...

Electrician Due Compensation From Two Firms

The first issue that has to be decided in any injury claim is that of liability – who was...

Police Officer Wins Over £12,000 for Flea Bite

A freedom of information request regarding compensation paid to police officers emphasises that...

Loss of Earnings Reflects Long-Term Effects of Injury

A man who suffered serious wrist fractures after falling on a slippery floor at work has been...

Supermarket Employee Secures Compensation Award

A supermarket employee who was injured as a result of faulty stock moving equipment has been...

Poisoned Ambulance Worker Receives £280,000 in Compensation

Those who cause injury through their negligence have to take their victims 'as they find them'....

Tenacious Doctor Wins £425,000 for Workplace Neck Injury

Obtaining compensation for workplace accidents requires tenacity, but an experienced lawyer will...

Employer Not Liable for Post Christmas Party Assault

Employers can be found vicariously liable for the actions of their staff, but only if these occur...

Thinking and planning ahead

Running your own business comes with great advantages; you call the shots and steer the business...

Video Evidence Allowable, Rules Court

A woman who injured her back whilst working at a hospital in Tunbridge Wells has failed in...

Factory Worker Wins Compensation for Finger Injury

A Yorkshire factory worker who suffered a deep cut to his ring finger in a workplace accident has...

HGV Driver Receives £12,500 for Shoulder Injury

An HGV driver has won £12,500 in damages for a workplace injury which left him in pain and...

Injured School Canteen Worker Wins £25,000 in Damages

Accidents in the workplace inevitably happen and rules are in place to ensure that, where an...

Back Injuries in the Workplace

Jobs that involve heavy lifting necessarily put strain on workers' backs – but the law...

Compensation Awards for Teachers

Figures provided by teachers' unions show that compensation totalling millions of pounds was paid...

Factory Worker Wins Compensation for Head Injury

A factory worker has secured compensation after an accident at work caused permanent damage to his...

Compensation for Psychiatric Disorders - High Court Rules

Grief, distress, anxiety, sleeplessness, sorrow and the like often follow on traumatic events, but...

Training Exercise Led to Prison Officer's Retirement

A former prison officer who was compelled to retire as a result of injuries he sustained during a...

Injured Afghanistan Veteran Wins Six-Figure Compensation

A soldier who felt let down by his regiment after he was left in constant pain by a freak accident...

Production Worker Wins Compensation for Damaged Hand

A worker employed by a local council in South Wales, making double glazed windows and doors for...

Worker Compensated for Angle Grinder Injury

A case concerning a factory worker from Essex who was injured in a workplace accident illustrates...

Failure to Pay Attention to Safety Issues Costs Hospital

Accidents at work are a common source of injury and it is essential that employers carry out...

Ex-Marine Ordered to March When Unfit Wins Damages Payout

An ex-Royal Marine bandsman, whose chances of promotion were wrecked after he was ordered to take...

Guard Attacked by Dangerous Prisoner Wins £32,500

A prison guard who was traumatised after he was attacked by an out-of-control prisoner who was...

Widow of Drowned Seaman Wins Epic Fight for Death Benefits

A widow whose seaman husband was lost overboard during a voyage has triumphed in her marathon...

Electrocuted BT Worker Due Big Damages Payout

A British Telecom (BT) worker, who was badly injured when electrocuted by power lines whilst in...

Shop Floor Tragedy - Worker Was on a 'Frolic' of His Own

In a ruling which serves as a reminder that employers are unlikely to be held vicariously liable...

Employers Liable for Andes Helicopter Disaster

The widow and children of an investment banker who was killed in a helicopter crash in the Andes...

Oops... ouch!

It is a common misconception that if a member of the public has an accident due to a pot hole or...

Ex-Soldier Wins Big Payout for Frostbite-Like Injuries

An ex-soldier and Afghanistan veteran who suffered frostbite-like injuries to both his feet whilst...

Former Army Officer Wins Damages for Hip Injury

A former army officer with the Royal Logistic Corps has won her legal battle for compensation for...

Nurse Pricked by Needle Awarded £75,000 Damages

The 'eggshell skull' rule is an example used to illustrate that if a person with a particular...

Injured Refuse Collector Wins £1.8 Million in Damages

A refuse collector who was seriously injured when a dustcart in which he was a front-seat...

Injured Hospice Nurse Wins £765,000 Compensation

A hospice nurse whose life has been blighted by constant pain since she suffered an apparently...

Delivery Driver Forced to Retire Wins Compensation

A delivery driver who was forced to retire as a result of injuries he sustained when he slipped as...

Steel Worker Wins £235,000 for Broken Leg

An employee of a steel company has won £235,000 in compensation after he almost lost his leg...

£500,000 Compensation for Welder's Life-Changing Injuries

A welder has won compensation of £500,000 after a metal jack collapsed under him, leaving...

Paralysed Crane Operator Wins Millions

Since 2001, there have been 61 accidents in the UK involving tower cranes. Nine people have died,...

Six-Figure Compensation for Workplace Injury

A man from Doncaster whose fingers were severed by an industrial saw has won a six-figure sum in...

£295,000 for Workman Who Lost Fingertips

A workman who suffered serious damage to three of his fingers in an accident involving a digger...

Soldier Receives £57,500 for Training Accident

A soldier whose shin was smashed in a training accident abroad has won £57,500 in damages. ...