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2008

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25.02.2008.

£1.8m Compensation paid for fatal car accident

Gordon Williams had been driving on the B4350 near Glasbury, Powys, when his car was hit by an NHS ambulance.

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25.02.2008.

Musician wins £4k after being hit by faulty gate

David Cruikshank was struck in January 2005 by a gate when a gust of wind blew it open. It hit his left arm and the impact resulted in an injury which meant he had to have a plate and screws inserted into his arm by surgeons, the Glasgow Daily Record reports.

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21.02.2008.

Medical negligence victims in NI claim £76m

According to details released by health minister Michael McGimpsey, payouts made in the last financial year totalled £13.6 million, down from a high in 2003-04 when compensation of £20.2 million was awarded, the BBC reports.

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21.02.2008.

HSE issues asbestos warning to workers

According to the organisation, 4,000 people die each year as a result of coming into contact with the substance.

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21.02.2008.

Man disabled in car accident gets £6.3m compensation

David Dei-Ceci secured compensation of £6.3 million during a hearing at the High Court in London.

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20.02.2008.

Girl suffers permanent scar injury in school accident

Nadine Craig required 40 stitches as a result of the accident, which occurred last year at the Galashiels Academy in the Scottish Borders.

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20.02.2008.

£7k Compensation for Eye Injuries in Attack

Rudi Meszaros suffered chemical damage to her eyes when a youth offender sprayed oven cleaner in her face during an attack in 2004 at Cambridge House residential home.

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20.02.2008.

Dangerous working practices discovered in Newcastle refurbishment sites

Out of 30 contractors visited, five were served prohibition notices, halting work immediately.

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20.02.2008.

Motorcyclist left disabled by crash seeks compensation

Jamie Morley was participating in a British Superbike Championship Race in Kent when the accident occurred.

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20.02.2008.

Council pays £10k after students overcome by carbon monoxide

Gateshead metropolitan borough council was issued with the fine during a hearing at Gateshead magistrates' court, during which it pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety Work etc Act 1974.

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20.02.2008.

Corus Packaging Plus fined £250k after worker dies

The incident occurred in January 2003 when employee Francis Coles was struck on the head by a piece of machinery while working at the Trostre Tin Plate works in Llanelli, Wales.

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18.02.2008.

Hospital to pay compensation for fatal medical accident

Roy Hodgson had undergone a successful operation for throat cancer at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary; but died after a nurse failed to insert a feeding tube correctly into his stomach.

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18.02.2008.

Firms fined after workers suffer fractures and spine injuries

Environmental Reclamation, was issued a financial penalty of £30,000 and ordered to pay £21,360 in costs during a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court.

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18.02.2008.

Construction contractors should do more to ensure worker safety

The checks, which were conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at a number of refurbishment sites in Berwick, resulted in three contractors being served prohibition notices relating to working at height.

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18.02.2008.

Man seriously injured in ambulance crash awarded £430k

The accident occurred in May 2003 when James Greenaway's vehicle was struck by an ambulance that was driving on the wrong side of the road.

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18.02.2008.

Worker wins compensation after developing tendonitis

Former train driver Latona Allison claimed she had not been given sufficient training by London Underground in the use of the safety brake - referred to as the Dead Man's Handle - when a new design was introduced.

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15.02.2008.

Company made to pay as a result of fatal accident

Surjit Singh Kundi, trading as Kundi Electrical - a midlands-based electrical contractor - received the sanction during a hearing at West Bromwich magistrates' court.

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15.02.2008.

£125k fine issued after girl killed by reversing vehicle

The financial penalty was dealt out during a hearing at Coventry Crown Court at which the Council pleaded guilty to breaching Health and Safety regulations.

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15.02.2008.

Council faces prosecution over carbon monoxide incident

According to the executive, the council did not have an effective gas safety management system in place at Crookhill Primary School when the as yet unspecified event occurred in November 2006.

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15.02.2008.

Welder who lost part of finger wins compensation

The accident occurred in April 2005 while David Mannifield was attempting to cut a piece of steel in a guillotine shear machine.





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