Personal Injury News Archive
Under these plans, new traffic lights would be installed at junctions specifically for cyclists that would give them a head start over cars and other vehicles, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Matthew Bullas is taking legal action against Croydon Council after claiming he was run over by one of its tow trucks last week (September 9th), the Croydon Guardian reports.
Paul Eames took legal action against parent company Wavin UK Holdings after he came into contact with expoxy resins while working for Derbyshire-based firm Hepworth Building Products, the Burton Mail reports.
Daniel Campbell needed to have his index finger amputated and received 124 stitches to wounds on his right hand and arm after the limb came into contact with dangerous machinery at premises owned by Robert Cullen Ltd in Glasgow.
Vikki Poole is taking legal action against Morrisons after she fell over on a wet floor by the entrance of the company's store at Festival Park in Stoke-on-Trent in June this year, the Staffordshire Sentinel reports.
However, while he was touching the machine, the metal clamps holding the material in place were released and trapped Mr Davenport's hand against its control panel.
The employee subsequently required treatment at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and had to take nine months off work in order to recover fully from his injuries.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Ley Rubber failed to put a guard in place on the equipment to prevent workers' hands from getting trapped.
Data obtained by Britannia Rescue has shown that drivers were granted a total of £638,239 in damages from Surrey County Council after being involved in incidents caused by the surface hazards between January 2010 and January 2012, the Surrey Mirror reports.
The unnamed professional suffered damage to his ankles and feet when he was hit by a forklift truck at a warehouse owned by global recycling Novelis UK in Warrington in November 2010.
The unnamed professional lost parts of three fingers when his left hand got trapped in a forklift truck while he worked for PRF Engineering at its base in Skelmersdale in May last year.
According to the Shields Gazette, the unnamed 46-year-old was one of five passengers who required hospital treatment after the driver of the number 88A service in South Tyneside applied his brakes sharply while conducting the route last month.
Karen Stanley is seeking damages from the local authority after she dislocated her ankle while on a bike ride along the seafront in Marine Parade last month, the Echo reports.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced today (September 3rd) that it is to conduct a number of checks on the health and safety standards at such places of work in Yorkshire throughout this month in order to reduce the number of accidents at work occurring in the sector.
It represents the highest reported figure given out by any of the London boroughs, the Croydon Guardian reports.
Fireplaces by Heals was commissioned to install a new fireplace at a property in Essex in February 2012.
The unnamed employee suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a steel beam while working for United Milking Systems at Brookley Meadows Farm in Derbyshire in July last year.
According to the Surrey Comet, Jacek Rozanski sliced off part of his finger when using a woodcutting machine with a circular blade while he worked for Rosso Joinery in Battersea in July 2010.
Indeed, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), such incidents are the most common cause of fatalities in the workplace and data collated by the body shows that, in 2008-09, 35 people died after falling from height as part of their duties.
Northampton County Council granted more than half a million pounds to employees due to injuries sustained during accidents at work between April 2006 and March 2011, data obtained through a freedom of information request has revealed.
Hazelwise and RH Property Management have both been found to have put members of staff at risk of contracting conditions such as asbestosis and mesothelioma during a project at Brownlow Mill, Bolton, in October 2010.