My client had been assisting at work with the loading of a HGV trailer. The trailer had been fully packed with goods, so much so that the rear doors could not be easily closed. Another worker decided to put a hay bale on the forks of his forklift truck and then push the bale against […]Read More Over £100,000 for worker injured by falling work equipment
We recently succeeded in recovering £25,000 in compensation for a client who had suffered hearing loss as a result of an accident at work. The claimant worked as a general caretaker and had various roles, for which he was provided with numerous different machines and vehicles. One of these was an excavator which was around […]Read More Compensation for hearing loss caused by dangerous work equipment
A client recently received over £50,000 in compensation for a serious hand injury that he suffered at work. My client had been required to perform a task using a machine which was not adequate for the load being worked on. Part way through the job, the heavy load fell on to my client’s hand causing […]Read More Over £50,000 for worker injured by unsafe machine
This case related to a claim by a carpenter who had been instructed to perform a very specialist task using some newly purchased work equipment. However, the tool that he was provided with was not suitable for the job and the entire method in fact turned out to be incorrect and unsafe. As a result […]Read More Over £25,000 for worker injured by unsuitable equipment
In this case, the claimant was injured whilst working at a large shop in Ipswich, Suffolk. An altercation involving a customer had led to one of the claimant’s colleagues running across the store to intervene. However, in running across the store, that colleague collided into the claimant at speed, knocking them to the ground and […]Read More Another fight for compensation for worker injured by colleague
In 2016, the Health & Safety Executive reported that there had been 621,000 non-fatal injuries to workers. According to that same report, only around 12% of accidents were officially reported (under RIDDOR) by the employer. From this data, we can calculate that around 8,000 non-fatal injuries at work occur each year in Suffolk alone (the HSE regional data […]Read More What has been done to protect 600,000 people injured at work each year?