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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 [...]

Soldier Injured on Exercise Let Down by Army

By |2015-08-04T10:41:33+01:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

All employers are under a duty to take appropriate measures to safeguard workers against the risk of injury, and the Army is no different. In a case which illustrates this point, a soldier who was injured after volunteering to take part in adventure training has won the right to substantial compensation from the Ministry of Defence [...]

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 Paper Mill Worker Wins Settlement after Cancer Battle

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

A former mill worker who has twice battled a rare form of cancer he contracted as a result of exposure to wood dust at work has been awarded a compensation settlement and legal protection should the illness return. The 63-year-old man was employed in various roles at the paper and wood mill between 1973 and 2002. [...]

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 [...]

Sickness Bug Cruise Passengers Seek Compensation

By |2015-06-29T13:14:17+01:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

Lawyers are claiming compensation on behalf of a group of cruise passengers who say that what should have been a luxury voyage became a nightmare due to sub-standard food hygiene and an outbreak of a virulent stomach bug. The eight tourists are suing the travel company which organised the cruise, claiming thousands of pounds for their [...]

£80,000 Compensation for Cyclist Hit by Van

By |2015-06-09T13:56:10+01:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

A woman who was hit by a van as she cycled to work has won compensation of £80,000 for the life-changing injuries she suffered in the accident. The woman, then 61, had been cycling along a busy road and had turned off at a junction when the collision occurred. The van hit the back of her [...]

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 [...]