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Accidents at Work News July to December 2007

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.


20th December 2007

Global space industry leader pays Stevenage man £468K damages after his leg had to be amputated following an accident at work

A Stevenage man whose right leg had to be amputated following a devastating accident at work has been paid substantial damages via his trade union Unite by global space industry leader Astrium, formerly Matra Marconi Space.


11th December 2007

£13,000 damages for security officer injured during burglary at a Manchester University launderette

A University of Manchester security guard who suffered a broken collar bone and finger during a burglary in a campus launderette, has been paid compensation by the University.


7th December 2007

Wiltshire man secures £50,000 Compensation for Leg Injury

A Wiltshire man received compensation of £50,000 when he was struck on the leg by a coupling hub.


4th December 2007

RAF fighter technician wins compensation following aircraft injury

An aircraft technician who was injured whilst working on a fighter jet has been awarded compensation by his former employer, the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) at RAF St Athan in South Wales.


28th November 2007

Bristol Warehouse Worker Injured by Stray Tomato

A warehouse worker from Bristol was involved in an accident at work in February this year when he slipped on a tomato which had been left on the floor.


19th November 2007

Merseyside man secures £250,000 after back injury at work led to early retirement

A man whose life has been seriously impaired as a result of a serious back injury at work has been paid substantial compensation by Glen Dimplex Cooking of Prescot, Merseyside.


5th November 2007

MoD and Devonport Royal Dockyard to pay £12,000 damages to injured Ship’s Rigger from Plymouth

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd are to pay £12,000 damages to a Ship’s Rigger from Devon who was injured on the stern of HMS Somerset.


19th October 2007

Woman injured at work protecting baby in arms

With the assistance of UNISON and Thompsons Solicitors, a Birmingham woman who injured her back and knee after slipping on vomit on the floor of a college nursery has received damages of £8,500.


17th October 2007

Family welcomes CPS decision to prosecute employer for manslaughter

A family from Bridgend in Wales has welcomed the decision of the Gwent Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute Roy Clarke, the owner of North Eastern Roofing.


5th October 2007

Healthcare assistant secures nearly £5,000 compensation following the negligence of Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust

Due to the negligence of his employer - Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust - a healthcare assistant who was injured when he went to help a colleague being attacked by a patient has been awarded nearly £5,000 compensation.


28th September 2007

Hospital worker awarded damages after door collapses

A hospital clerical officer who was injured by a large, heavy door that fell on top of her has been awarded damages of £5,350 following an incident at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Coity Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan.


25th September 2007

London Underground to pay damages to injured train driver from Dagenham

London Underground is to pay damages to a train driver from Dagenham who was injured when his driver’s seat collapsed.


24th September 2007

Electrician wins damages of £237,000 following accident at Heathrow Airport

An electrician whose hand became crushed in a machine whilst working for construction company Laing O’Rourke at Heathrow Airport has been awarded damages of £237,000.


18th September 2007

BAE Systems Ltd to pay damages to man injured when he fell through the floor of a Nimrod aircraft

BAE Systems Ltd is to pay damages to an engineer who broke his ankle when he fell through a section of the floor that had been taken out of a Nimrod aircraft but had not been replaced.


17th September 2007

Damages awarded after paper cut left machine worker with serious finger injury

The lack of proper training left a paper cutter from Abertillery, Gwent, with serious injuries to one of his fingers after it became trapped in a machine which had no protective guard in place.


14th September 2007

Long serving tobacco employee awarded damages

A Merseyside machine operator who spent 32 years working for Imperial Tobacco Limited before being made redundant in December 2006 has been awarded damages of £3,800 following an accident at the company’s Liverpool factory in July 2005


16th August 2007

£45,000 compensation for Mason after ladder fall broke both feet

A council worker who broke both his feet after falling from an unsecured ladder has won compensation from Pembrokeshire County Council


13th August 2007

Compensation for accidents at work for two Tesco employees

Tesco Stores Limited is having to defend its health and safety record as two employees sue for negligence


8th August 2007

Staff nurse at Broadmoor Hospital secures £21,500compensation

A staff nurse at Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, has secured £21,500 compensation following two assaults by a patient.


26th July 2007

New corporate manslaughter law will play key role in reducing workplace deaths

The solicitor and family of Daniel Dennis, the 17 year old from South Wales who died in his first week at work when he fell through a skylight after being sent onto a roof with no prior safety training, today welcomed Royal Assent being given to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act.


23rd July 2007

Jarvis PLC to pay £8,000 damages to railway shopman following

Jarvis PLC is to pay £8,000 damages to a railway shopman from York following an accident at the York depot.


6th July 2007

Kent groundsman secures compensation after losing a limb in an accident

A Kent groundsman has secured compensation after losing a limb in an accident at work.


2nd July 2007

NEXUS loses its appeal to pay over £7,000 damages to injured metro train driver from Newcastle

An appeal at Newcastle Upon Tyne Law Courts has today ruled that NEXUS, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, should now pay the £7,300 damages it owes a metro train driver from Newcastle who was injured following the failure of an overhead line.


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