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Outdoor Occupations Can Cause Hearing Loss Too

By |2015-10-07T08:07:25+01:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is normally associated with operations that take place in a confined space, but outdoor work activities (such as using power tools) and even leisure pursuits such as shooting can cause NIHL. In a recent case, a refuse and recycling collector who had worked in his occupation for several years was found to [...]

Former Road Worker Wins £140,000 Damages

By |2015-09-14T11:38:07+01:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

A man in his 30s has won compensation of more than £140,000 after he developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) as a result of using vibrating tools for many years. The man had worked as a road worker for 15 years and used vibrating tools such as pneumatic drills while resurfacing roads. Despite regularly using such [...]

Electrician Secures Compensation for Life-Changing Ankle Injury

By |2015-09-08T14:08:54+01:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

An electrician who badly injured his ankle when he fell from the access ladder of a crane has received £212,000 in compensation from his employer. Mark Nicholls, 54, was working at a manufacturing plant in Kent when the accident happened. He had the crane's remote control in his hand as he climbed up the 13-foot ladder [...]

Electrocuted BT Worker Due Big Damages Payout

By |2015-07-27T07:57:23+01:00July 27th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

A British Telecom (BT) worker, who was badly injured when electrocuted by power lines whilst in the bucket of a 'cherry-picker' hoist, is due substantial damages after the High Court ruled that his employer had breached its duty to train him properly. The man, an experienced cherry-picker operator, was engaged with a colleague in checking a [...]

Former Chef Secures Compensation For Trip Injury

By |2015-07-06T13:08:58+01:00July 6th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

Floors that are in a bad condition and failing to clear up spillages are the most common causes of 'slip and trip' injuries in the workplace. A former chef who seriously damaged her knee and hip in a fall at work has succeeded in securing compensation for her injuries. The 62-year-old woman was working at a [...]

Widow of Asbestos Victim Awarded Damages

By |2015-06-09T13:51:30+01:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

A husband's foresight in seeing a solicitor and making a sworn statement before his death from asbestos-related cancer was decisive in securing a six-figure damages payout for the widow he left behind. Between 1978 and 1992, her husband had worked as a plasterer and was engaged in stripping out ceilings during refurbishment works on about 50 [...]

Personal Injury 101

By |2015-05-18T13:08:33+01:00May 18th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury, Ward & Rider|

What is a Personal Injury Claim? A personal injury claim is the process an individual goes through to claim compensation for an accident which caused an injury through no fault of their own. There are two main forms of personal injury including negligence (where the defendant is legally liable for the injury caused), and contributory negligence [...]

Woman Compensated For Hot Water Bottle Burns

By |2015-05-18T09:53:01+01:00May 18th, 2015|Categories: News, Personal Injury|

A recent case is a reminder that accidents with hot water bottles can cause significant long-term burn injuries. A woman suffered severe scalding to her arm and elbow when her hot water bottle burst unexpectedly. The accident has left her with scarring that doctors say is likely to take more than a year to heal. She [...]

Woman Wins Compensation for School Swimming Lesson Tragedy

By |2015-05-14T08:13:13+01:00May 14th, 2015|Categories: News, Personal Injury|

Following a long legal battle, a woman who almost drowned during a school swimming lesson when she was ten years old has won the right to a multi-million-pound compensation settlement after a judge ruled that negligence on the part of her teacher and the lifeguard who was on duty at the time was the cause of [...]