Personal Injury

Company’s failings led to workplace accidents

A firm has been ordered to pay more than £46,000 after two workers were seriously injured by reversing forklift trucks in separate incidents at its vegetable processing factory in Bedfordshire.

Young worker suffers debilitating injuries following employer’s blunder

A Kent-based engineering firm has been fined after a 20-year-old worker was left disabled when a metal sheet landed on his feet, severing three toes from one and breaking all the toes on the other.

Firm fell short of safety standards during supermarket job

A construction company has been fined for safety failings after a scaffolder was seriously injured during work to extend a London supermarket.

Young man injured in factory accident

An engineering firm has been fined £12,000 after a worker was struck by a metal frame weighing almost two tonnes and badly hurt.

New warning about the dangers of dog attacks

A fresh set of statistics has renewed fears about the number of dog attacks being reported across the UK.

Expert overlooked carbon monoxide problem

A gas fitter has admitted that he failed to identify defects on a boiler that left a family with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Farm worker cracked ribs in fall through cowshed roof

A man has been fined for safety failings after a worker at an East Sussex Farm fell through a fragile cowshed roof.

Worker burned in explosion after being instructed to set weeds alight

A Polish man was badly burned after being told by bosses to set a pile of vegetation alight.

Vet in court after allowing employee to x-ray her own foot

The director of a veterinary practice admitted breaching health and safety laws after allowing an intern to x-ray her own foot.

Teenager badly hurt in fall from hospital roof

A building firm found itself in court, after a teenage mental health patient broke her back and pelvis in a fall at the Royal Preston Hospital, in Lancashire.

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