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
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?
My client was an agency driver, working on only his second shift for the company. His job was to deliver steel products to various commercial customers at various locations. My client was provided with gloves and asked to sign some paperwork which outlined the job reporting process and what to do with customer payments. At […]Read More £34,000 for driver injured whilst unloading delivery