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Compensation Claims for Stress at Work

In 2015/16, a total of 11.7 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, this number has been increasing in recent years. If you suffer from work-related stress in…

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Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation Claims

If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury, or RSI, in Manchester, and are looking to claim compensation, get in touch with our lawyers today. We understand what a big…

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Birkenhead gardener wins compensation from council

A 55-year-old gardener from Birkenhead has been awarded £10,000 in compensation for an injury sustained whilst working for Wirral Borough Council.  Gary Knight had been working for 33 years for…

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Road Traffic Accidents - Car Injury - auto accident claims Manchester

Construction worker awarded over £300,000

A construction worker who was very seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident whilst travelling to work has been awarded over £300,000 in compensation.  The accident occurred when a female…

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Workplace fall sees civil servant gaining substantial compensation

A 43-year-old civil servant from Surrey has been awarded substantial damages following an accident at work.  The employee, who has opted to remain unnamed, had a fall at her workplace…

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Former HGV driver wins £225k compensation

A man has been awarded £225k in compensation after two GPs failed to spot the nerve damage that left him with limited mobility and in permanent pain. 54-year-old Martyn Wall,…

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Road Traffic Accident Manchester - Car Accident Claim - claims / injury / compensation / lawyer

British couple wins damages following accident abroad

A couple who had been working abroad as freelancers in Ethiopia have been awarded compensation after being involved in a serious road traffic collision. The couple had been travelling as…

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Army, Navy, Air Force Injury and Accident Compensation Manchester - Veteran in wheelchair

Army veteran compensated over half a million pounds

An army veteran from Westhoughton has been awarded over £500,000 in compensation after suffering a “life changing” injury in 2008. The 42-year-old, who has been named Mathew for legal reasons,…

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PPE reduce worklace accidents solicitors Manchester

Window company fined £20K

A window supply company has been fined more than £20,000 after an injured worker lost three fingers and a thumb while operating a power saw. It was heard in the…

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Family seek compensation over F1 crash

The family of a Formula 1 test driver that died a year after a serious crash is considering claiming for compensation. Maria De Villota lost her right eye while testing…

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Slips, Trips and Falls Injury Compensation Claims

Have you ever slipped in a supermarket, tripped over a pothole or fell down stairs in an accident at work? If you have been in one of these situations, or…

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Compensation for injured cameraman

An “inspirational” cameraman has been awarded a “substantial” compensation package after filming the moment that a motorbike crashed into him. 52-year-old Noel Greaves-Lord, from Worthing, had been filming from a…

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workplace accidents involving forklift trucks Manchester

Forklift safety checks before Christmas

With around 8,000 reported forklift accidents happening in the UK every year, forklift drivers have been encouraged to ensure that their vehicles and operating environments are safe.  With Christmas being…

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Sporting Accidents, Tackles, Sport Injuries Compensation Manchester

Council paid out £101million to injured workers

New figures have revealed that over the last five years, councils have paid out £101million to injured workers. With local authorities having paid out to 8,800 claimants, the injuries ranged…

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Army, Navy, Air Force Injury and Accident Compensation Manchester - Veteran in wheelchair

Soldier wins damages for injuries

An ex-soldier has won more than £125,000 in compensation after suffering frostbite-like injuries during a training drill.  John Billett (29) suffered permanent injuries to his feet after being forced to…

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police officers Manchester accident at work compensation

Over half a million paid out by police force

A total of £589,000 has been paid out in compensation and legal fees by West Midlands Police in 2013/14. Among the 26 personal injury claims made against the force, officers…

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Aircraft engineer wins £600k

An engineer at Manchester Airport has been awarded a £600,000 payout after the tyre he was inflating was blown up at a pressure 14x higher than expected by faulty equipment. …

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objects falling causing injury at work personal injury claims Manchester

Clinical scientist suing hospital

A clinical scientist is suing Derriford Hospital after a cupboard fell off the wall, causing her serious injuries.  Samantha Sims suffered injuries to her hands, thumbs and neck in the…

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chemical injury at work compensation Manchester

Border guards sue government over dangerous uniform

Around 250 Border Control guards have claimed for compensation after their new uniforms caused “chemical-type burns”.  The guards argue that the chemicals and dyes used to make the uniforms are…

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industrial disease, sickness and deafness, workplace, factory injury compensation Manchester

Airbus guilty over safety failings

Commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus has pleaded guilty to health and safety failings after a worker was crushed to death in one of its factories.  62-year-old Donald Williams, a highly experienced…

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police officers Manchester accident at work compensation

Police compensation triples in one year

New figures have revealed that compensation paid out to the victims of policing issues in Oxfordshire has tripled in the last year.  With claims including police-dog bites and psychological injuries,…

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Almost half a million to council staff

In the last two years, just under half a million pounds of compensation has been paid out to East and West Sussex County Council staff.  In 2012 and 2013, East…

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Bolton Council sees biggest bill in Greater Manchester

Compensation paid-out by Bolton Council to children injured at school has totaled £150,000, the greatest bill in Greater Manchester excluding Manchester Council.  One payout to an injured child alone was…

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£3m payout to lollipop lady

A lollipop lady has finally won compensation following an accident that happened in 2011.  The South Sheilds lollipop lady Eleanor Harman has struggled to win compensation since the devastating accident,…

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workplace burn injury compensation solicitors Manchester

Welder awarded £500,000 for injuries

A welder will never work again following the injuries he suffered when a metal jack collapsed under him and smashed his face.  The 49-year-old man had been working for the…

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Accidents at Work Claims Lawyers Manchester

If you have the misfortune to have an accident at work, we can help. Being injured in the workplace can be a stressful situation. It can potentially also result in…

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National Trust not responsible for injury

The National Trust has been declared not liable for the personal injuries suffered by a tree surgeon that had been working at Morden Hall Park in Surrey.  Jamie Alexander Yates…

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chemical injury at work compensation Manchester

Fishermen poisoned by lethal gas

Two fishermen have died after being poisoned by lethal gas in their bunks on a vessel in Whitby. An investigation into the accident found that the men had lit the…

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Morrisons employee assault

45-year-old Ahmed Mohamud has made a unique personal injury compensation claim against the supermarket giant Morrisons after being “brutally assaulted” by a member of staff.  The customer suffered severe head…

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workplace burn injury compensation solicitors Manchester

Car components manufacturer fined over burned worker

A Leamington Spa car components manufacturer has been fined over £12,000 after a member of staff sustained serious burns from caustic soda while leaning over a conveyor. The accident occurred…

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Army, Navy, Air Force Injury and Accident Compensation Manchester - Veteran in wheelchair

Royal Marine wins damages appeal after brain injury

Thomas Birth, a Royal Marine from Derbyshire, won his fight for damages after his Land Rover plunged off a cliff in Afghanistan seven years ago.  In 2006, the 18-year-old lance…

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chemical injury at work compensation Manchester

Chemical firm prosecuted over multiple incidents

An international chemical firm has been fined more than £100,000 after workers were put in danger in three separate incidents at its Cheshire factory. One employee suffered severe burns to…

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finger thumb injury compensation claims Manchester

Packaging firm fined over worker's severed fingers

A packaging firm has been fined £200,000 after an employee severely injured both of his hands when they became trapped in heavy machinery at a Whitehaven factory. The 25-year-old lost…

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The risks of food manufacturing

A number of recent cases reported by the Health and Safety Executive have highlighted the risks faced by workers in the food manufacturing sector. Unguarded machinery leads to loss of…

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New chief inspector of construction at HSE

The Health and Safety Executive has appointed Heather Bryant to the post of chief inspector of construction. Despite significant improvements in recent years, construction remains one of Britain’s most dangerous…

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Improving rural industry health and safety

The Rural Industries Section of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Ireland Branch is to hold an event to discuss solutions to cut the high injury and fatality rates…

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employee wellbeing and health solicitors Manchester

Employers should focus on employee well-being

Employers who create healthy workplaces can reduce employee absence and boost productivity, according to a new TUC guide. The report, ‘Work and well-being’, aims to promote healthier working and help…

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bicycle injury compensation claim solicitor Manchester

Cyclists at risk from construction vehicles

Transport for London (TfL) has recently published findings of the first independent review into construction logistics and cyclist safety. The report was commissioned after figures revealed a worrying number of…

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PPE reduce worklace accidents solicitors Manchester

IOSH welcomes new work safety strategy

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has welcomed a new strategy for reducing work-related injuries and illness in Ireland. According to IOSH, the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA)…

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Supply chains put pressure on health and safety

A new report has analysed the impact of the use of supply chains within businesses on occupational safety and health (OSH). The report, from the European Agency for Safety and…

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Bolton fabric firm fined over employee's injuries

A Bolton fabric firm has been fined after an employee was badly injured when he was flipped around a large rotating roller. The HSE investigation found that the 39-year-old was…

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Council in court over worker's 230 volt shock

Bury Council has appeared in court after one of its employees suffered an electric shock from a 230 volt mains cable. The 33-year-old from Prestwich suffered burns to his wrist,…

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fire explosions at work injury compensation claims Manchester

Property developer sentenced over Manchester gas explosion

A property development firm has been fined £100,000 following a major gas explosion that injured a worker and destroyed dozens of homes in South Manchester. Manchester Crown Court heard that…

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Bar Council calls on Government to protect injured workers

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has joined the Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA) to call on Peers to hold the Government to account on plans…

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Whiplash Injury Compensation in Manchester

Whiplash is the name given to a particular type of injury to the neck. It is a result of a sudden force to the neck resulting in the neck being…

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Manchester Vibration White Finger Compensation Claim Solicitord

Vibration White Finger Compensation

Vibration white finger is the name given to an occupational illness or industrial disease and it affects thousands of employees, particularly those who repeatedly use heavy vibrating machinery such as…

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Oil Rig Injuries

Oil Rig Injury Compensation Claim

Oil rigs can be dangerous places. The combination of working in dangerous weather conditions, using heavy machinery, contact with flammable substances and so on means that there is an ever…

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Office Injuries Compensation Claims

We all have the right to work in an environment where we do not have to fear for our safety. This is enforced by legislation which gives employers have a…

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Industrial Injuries Compensation Claims

An industrial injury is the term given to injuries incurred during the course of employment in an industrial environment such as a factory. Whilst accidents can happen in any working…

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