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
My client suffered significant injuries in the workplace when a loading ramp on the back of a truck suddenly fell and landed on him. The accident was caused by a defect in the truck’s hydraulic system which the employer had previously been made aware of. The employer admitted liability for failing to decommission the truck prior to the […]Read More Over £20,000 recovered for worker injured by faulty truck
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?