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Accidents at Work News January to June 2008
Thompsons Solicitors have a long history of fighting for the rights of injured workers. We have teams of expert solicitors based across the UK who specialise exclusively in personal injury claims involving accidents at work. We regularly publish news stories about workplace accident claims we have dealt with and interesting cases and articles published in the press and you will find links to a selection of these below:Links to press releases for other periods can be found on the main Accidents at Work News page.
9th May 2008Machine operator from Merthyr Tydfil injured by seamer machine secures £11,000 damagesGerald O’Reilly secured the compensation with the support of his trade union UNITE, and their personal injury specialists Thompsons Solicitors.
8th May 2008Discarded rubbish on Leeds train leads to compensation payout by Northern Rail for injured train driverA train driver from Yorkshire has secured nearly £6,000 compensation from Northern Rail following a serious back injury caused as he stepped onto discarded rubbish.
6th May 2008Dennis family lawyers welcome jailing of employerSolicitors acting for the family of Daniel Dennis have welcomed the sentencing of Roy Clarke, Daniel's employer, to 10 months imprisonment following today's sentencing hearing
6th May 2008Back Injury sparks UNISON call for better training as Suffolk Care Trust found negligentUNISON, the UK's largest public service union, is today calling for better training for healthcare assistants, after a member suffered such a serious back injury she was forced to give up the job she loved
2nd May 2008Plumbing inspector secures compensation for serious ankle injuryA plumbing and heating engineer who suffered a serious ankle injury after falling into a poorly maintained manhole at the Cathedral Nursing Home in Lincoln has been awarded compensation with the assistance of Thompsons Solicitors.
24th April 2008On Workers Memorial Day, Dennis family lawyers call for maximum sentence for boss who admits manslaughter Lawyers acting for the family of Daniel Dennis, killed after falling through a skylight on the roof of a Matalan store in South Wales have called for Roy Clarke, the owner of North Eastern Roofing, to be given the maximum sentence available to the court
9th April 2008GMB wins £230,000 for Norwich worker blown up in gas explosionA gas explosion in a Norwich pub which wrecked the career of the gas worker called to investigate a reported gas leak has resulted in a substantial damages payout.
4th April 2008Carlisle stores worker wins compensation after MoD ignored her injuryA Ministry of Defence (MoD) Stores Assistant who suffered a serious back injury due to continuous heavy lifting and whose employer then failed to shift her to lighter work has received £60,000 in compensation.
26th March 2008Death threat kitchen assistant awarded compensationA kitchen assistant who was eventually forced to leave her job following a violent incident at the Coalville Resource Centre in Leicestershire has been awarded £40,000 compensation by her former employer, Leicestershire County Council
10th March 2008Damages secured for support worker injured pushing client in wheelchairA support worker from Croydon, Surrey, who slipped a disc while pushing a client in a wheelchair, and subsequently had his employment terminated, has successfully secured damages from his former employer
21st February 2008Compensation for bus driver sacked after passenger attackA North East based former London bus driver who was badly hurt in an assault by a passenger and then sacked for taking time off while he was injured has been paid £75,000 compensation by his former employer
18th February 2008Michelin sued for £2,500 compensation after employee fractured his fingerMichelin Tyre PLC has been sued for £2,500 compensation after an employee from Staffordshire fractured his finger
13th February 2008Care worker sprayed with ‘Mr Muscle’ wins compensationA residential social worker who was sprayed in the face with oven cleaner has won compensation from Newport City Council
12th February 2008Warehouseman who suffered an injury following an accident with a forklift truck secures compensationWith help from Thompsons Solicitors and his Trade Union, RMT, the man from Kent received £150,000
30th January 2008Negligence at a Welsh mine leads to £105,000 pay out for collier who had to be Negligence at a Welsh mine has led to a £105,000 pay out for a collier who had to be medically retired after a falling stone broke a vertebrae in his neck.
23rd January 2008Engineer who was forced to retire on medical grounds after rupturing his arm secures £95,000 compensationAn engineer from Cumbria who was forced to retire on medical grounds after rupturing the bicep in his right arm has secured £95,000 compensation from Manchester firm Robert McBride Ltd
18th January 2008Maintenance Worker secures substantial damages after fracturing his shoulder and being medically retired A GMB union member from Gloucestershire has secured substantial damages after he fractured his shoulder and was medically retired from his maintenance job as a result of unsafe working practices.
16th January 2008NHS Logistics Authority pays factory worker damages after fork lift truck injury left him with a partially amputated foot A factory worker who has been left with a partially amputated foot following a serious fork lift truck injury has been successful in a court action against his employers
11th January 2008Train driver forced to retire receives compensation for accidentA train driver who was forced to retire from his job after severely injuring his back at work has been awarded compensation by his former employer.
10th January 2008£175,000 damages for Preston man who suffered severe physical and psychological injuries after his hand was trapped in a machine at work
A Preston man who suffered severe physical and psychological injuries after his hand was trapped in a machine at work has secured substantial compensation from his former employer with the support of his trade union Unite.