Personal Injury

Motorists urged to stay alert when using sat-navs

A road safety charity has warned that reckless use of sat-navs could increase the risk of having an accident on the road.

Worker crushed in machinery “lucky to be alive”

One of the country’s leading manufacturers has admitted breaking health and safety laws, after a worker suffered life-threatening injuries.

Worker crushed by bin lorry lucky not to be more seriously hurt

The largest local authority in the country has been fined after a refuse worker suffered leg injuries when he was trapped against a van by a reversing bin lorry.

Teen injured inside industrial laundry machine

A Shropshire laundry company appeared in court after a teenage worker became trapped in machinery, suffering serious spinal and leg injuries.

Falling hoarding “could have killed” Oxford Street shoppers

Shoppers in one of London’s most popular retail districts were crushed under a hoarding that had been erected less than 24 hours earlier, a court was told last week.

Firm fined following HSE inspection

A Welsh scaffolding company has been fined for failing to take steps to ensure that workers were not in danger when working at height.

Worrying number of construction firms putting workers at risk

An investigation has revealed that workers on two out of five building sites are not receiving adequate protection. The Health and Safety Executive carried out a month-long inspection on construction sites around the country and found that a worrying number … Continue reading

Casual worker in need of constant care following chainsaw accident

A tree surgeon has been fined £10,000 after he fell from a ladder while clutching a chainsaw, causing serious injuries to a colleague below.

Mum to pursue compensation claim after horrific dog attack

A young mum who was scarred for life after being mauled by a friend’s dog has said she will sue the owner for thousands of pounds.

Company fined after employee suffers severe burns

A County Durham firm has been fined £7.500 after a worker was struck by a jet of hot molten plastic, suffering serious burns to his face, hand and arm.

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