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Accidents at Work News July to December 2010

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.

7th December 2010

Compensation for nursery officer crushed by falling metal door

A children’s nursery officer, Beverley Hampshire, who was crushed under a falling metal door has been awarded a substantial sum in compensation by Sheffield City Council’s First Start Children’s Centre.

2nd December 2010

UNISON Wins £210,000 compensation for head injury sufferer

A Doncaster man has received £210,000 in compensation, with help from UNISON, after he was left with blurred vision, severe anxiety and personality changes from being hit in the head with an iron bar.

30th November 2010

North East Woman receives substantial damages following office injury

A 49-year-old woman from Trimdon Grange in County Durham has received substantial damages from her former employer after she wrenched her shoulder whilst lifting heavy boxes at work

24th November 2010

Tragic death in machine after health and safety failures

The daughter of a printworker who was crushed to death at work has welcomed the findings of an inquest that there were a catalogue of breaches of health and safety procedures

28th October 2010

Yorkshire Water compensates injured employee after ignoring safety concerns

Yorkshire Water Ltd has agreed to compensate a former employee for causing him injuries that forced him out of his job of nearly 30 years.

30th September 2010

RMT says Network Rail must be held to account for employee’s death

The RMT union says it will look to the Office of Rail Regulation to prosecute Network Rail after the Chelmsford Coroner’s Court today ruled the horrific death of RMT member Malcolm Slater in June 2008 was ‘accidental’.

27th September 2010

Beer delivery man wins compensation for crushed finger

A beer delivery man from South Shields has received £3500 compensation from his employer after his finger was crushed and left deformed in an easily preventable work accident

23rd September 2010

Faulty Ladder Injures School Caretaker

A school caretaker has received £30,000 compensation after damaging his knee when he fell from a ladder at work.

17th September 2010

Prison officer charged by inmate wins compensation

A prison officer at HM Prison Dorchester who was injured after being charged by an inmate has received £47,500 compensation from the Ministry of Justice.

2nd September 2010

Multiple arm injuries to Printer results in compensation

A member of the Unite union has received £90,000 compensation after he broke his forearm in two places and fractured his elbow when his arm was caught in a printing press

24th August 2010

Hospital worker forced into early retirement wins compensation

A hospital porter who was injured at work after his employer refused to address health and safety warnings, has received £13,000 compensation

23rd August 2010

Rail worker received £9,750 compensation

A rail worker whose leg was badly burned as he cut a rail has received £9,750 compensation from his employer

16th August 2010

Pub chain compensates kitchen assistant for wrist laceration

A pub chain has paid £10,000 compensation to a kitchen assistant who sustained a wrist laceration and ongoing damage to his tendons in a work accident

9th August 2010

Former prison officer compensated after fall

A prison officer who suffered serious facial injuries when she tripped and fell during a night patrol has received compensation.

2nd August 2010

GMB wins compensation for Grimsby lorry driver who suffered crushed thumb

A man whose thumb was crushed as he tried to unload a trailer at work, has recovered £5,500 in personal injury compensation from his employer with help from Thompsons Solicitors

6th July 2010

Refrigerated cooling racks at GlaxoSmithKline lead to fractured elbow

Problems over years with water leakage from cooling racks eventually claimed a victim at GlaxoSmithKline when Dorothy Kirby slipped and fractured the elbow of her dominant right arm

1st July 2010

Significant payout for brain damaged scaffolder

Patrick O’Malley, 35, from near Goole spent four years in hospital after he was seriously brain damaged following the accident while working for Powertherm Access Services.

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