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Paramedic compensated for broken nose after being headbutted by assailant

A paramedic from Isleworth, who has opted to remain unnamed, has received an undisclosed figure in compensation for an attack that took place when he was called to an altercation…

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Car worker awarded compensation following exposure to chemical fumes

A 59-year-old car worker has been awarded compensation following the inhalation of chemical fumes whilst at work.  The worker, who has remained unnamed, was working on a production line at…

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Injured factory worker receives £122,000 after seeking legal advice

A factory worker, who sustained considerable injuries to his foot and ankle when a burning iron girder fell on him, has received £122,000 pounds after seeking legal advice. The worker,…

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Coalville woman receives compensation following death threat

A woman has been awarded £40,000 from Leicestershire County Council following a serious incident at her place of work. 60-year-old Diana Gruber, from Thringstone, Coalville, had been working as a kitchen…

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Army, Navy, Air Force Injury and Accident compensation claims Aberdeen

Army death wrongly recorded as suicide

8-year-old Pte Cheryl James died at Deepcut barracks in 1995, which, at the time, was recorded as suicide. A second inquest into her death has, however, recognised that her death,…

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Port operator fined £300,000 over worker death

Port operator, Clydeport has been fined £300,000 at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court following the death of 22-year-old worker Craig Logan in February 2015. The operator pleaded guilty to several breaches of health…

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Tayside councils pay-out over £700K in compensation claims in 4 years

Councils in Tayside have paid out more than £700k in compensation claims since 2012 according to figures just published. The council paying out the most in compensation is Angus who has…

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Thousands paid to Scottish teachers in accident compensation

An annual report has revealed that a total of £180,000 was paid out to Scottish teachers and lecturers in 2013/14 in compensation. This figure has shown a dramatic decrease on…

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NHS Tayside staff awarded over £500k in workplace injury compensation

New figures have revealed that NHS Tayside staff have been awarded over £500,000 in workplace injury compensation in the last five years. The total amount went to almost 200 claimants…

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Prison officer injured during training has damages rejected

A prison officer has had her action for damages refused after suffering a serious injury during a riot training exercise. Bernadette Smith was a prison officer at Addiewell Prison, employed…

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Factory worker wins £125,000 injury compensation for crushed arm

A 58-year-old factory worker has been awarded a £125,000 work accident compensation package after having his arm crushed by machinery. Robert Faulds, from Falkirk, suffered severe injuries to his right arm…

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Timber firm fined over workplace injury

A timber company has been fined £7,000 after a worker was dragged into machinery by his hand at a Lockerbie sawmill last year. Scott Gordon suffered life-changing injuries as a…

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Schoolboy dies after industrial accident during work placement

A young schoolboy was killed last week in an industrial accident during his time on a work placement in Aberdeenshire. 17-year-old Michael McLean was found unconscious at Denholm Oilfield Services…

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Construction firm fined £200,000 over employee death

A construction firm has been fined £200,000 after a worker died on a building site in Glasgow. 31-year-old Daniel Hurley, from Cork, Ireland, died in 2009 after a steel frame…

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Clutha victim launches legal battle for promised charity funds

Following the Clutha tragedy in November 2013, a charity fund was set up to help survivors of the crash. Douglas Naismith, a retired firefighter who was injured as a result…

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Worker sues over leg-crushing injury

59-year-old Melvin Price is suing his employer, Tayside Contracts, after a tarring machine caused him serious injury. Mr Price had been operating a tarmac chipper when it rolled on to…

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Prison officer loses injury claim after training course accident

A prison officer has been refused compensation after claiming for an injury suffered during a training course. Bernadette Smith, who worked for the private security firm Kalyx, was stationed at…

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Tyre maker fined after worker is trapped and killed in industrial oven

Tyre-making company Pirelli has been fined £150,000 after one of its employees died in an industrial oven. 48-year-old George Falder, from Carlisle, was found dead in the machine, (which reaches temperatures…

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NHS Scotland staff suffer 35,000 workplace injuries

Recently released figures have revealed that NHS staff members in Scotland have suffered 35,000 injuries at work over the past three years. The figures were released by the Scottish Liberal…

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Nurse suing NHS Tayside for slip that broke her wrist

A nurse at Ninewells Hospital is suing NHS Tayside after she slipped and broke her wrist. 42-year-old Verita Roach had been working at the hospital as a theatre nurse in the…

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Six-figures for family of worker killed in garage accident

The family of a man who died while working at a garage has received a six-figure sum in compensation. Stevie Conway was working in a chemical tank at the Diamond…

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Worker blinded in one eye after being struck by wiring

An Edinburgh-based company has been fined after one of its employees was struck in the eye by a piece of wire that left him blind in one eye. 20-year-old Declan…

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1,700 public service workers attacked in the last year

New figures have revealed that in the last year alone, a total of 1,700 Fife public service workers were violently assaulted while at work. The figures were released as part…

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Public service workers continue to be attacked

Recently released figures have revealed that violent attacks against public service workers in Scotland only continue to rise. A total of 37,052 incidents of violence were reported to employers this…

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Working with asbestos dangers, employer negligence claims Aberdeen

Asbestos firm fined £15k for working without a licence

The bosses of a Hove-based firm have recently been prosecuted after they ignored asbestos regulations and removed some of the material from a building without a licence. Asbestos Damage Limitations (ADL)…

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Investigation launched following farmer death

A Health and Safety Executive investigation has been launched after a farmer was killed in March. 66-year-old Jim Sharp had been operating a grain auger on Monday the 17th of March…

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Killed zookeeper’s family demand answers

The family of 24-year-old zookeeper Sarah McClay has demanded that their questions are answered following her death in May last year. The accident happened at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park,…

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Helicopter crash victims remembered a year later

One year after a helicopter crash in Samburgh Airport killed four people, 100 people gathered in Shetland to pay their respects. Last August a Super Puma helicopter crashed while trying to…

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Worker death at abattoir caused by collapsed steel door

An abattoir in Galashiels has been fined after being found guilty of two health and safety breaches which led to the death of one of its workers. The owners of Scottish…

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Stair lift worker awarded compensation for falling down steps

A stair lift worker from Inverness has been awarded compensation after falling down a step. Kathryn Hay (45) won £2500, after she slipped from one step to another while measuring them…

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Aberdeen lorry driver sues for £30k after serious fall

A 58-year-old lorry driver from Aberdeen is suing an engineering company for around £30,000 after an accident left him with life-changing injuries. Robert Craig had been carrying out a delivery when…

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No procedure to avoid accident that lead to farmers death

Following the death of well-known farmer William Davidson (62), a sheriff has ruled that there was no procedure in place to prevent the workplace accident from happening. Mr Davidson died in…

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Accident that crushed worker's legs leads to £10,000 fine

A Stirlingshire firm has been heavily fined for serious Health & Safety breaches after a worker’s legs were crushed by a one tonne mould.The injury occurred when a worker, with…

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Animal shelter fined over volunteer saw injury

The largest shelter for horses and donkeys in Scotland has been fined after a volunteer lost part of his hand in a saw accident. Mountain Animal Sanctuary Trust has been…

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Aberdeen Firms Fined for Worker's Serious Fall Through Floor

Two construction firms based in Aberdeen have been fined for serious safety failings after a worker fell and fractured his spine in several places.The worker had been replacing a floorboard…

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Inquiry date for farmer death

A fatal accident inquiry has been scheduled following the death of a farmer in Dumfries and Galloway. The 62-year-old livestock farmer, Willie Davidson, had been working at Poldean Farm near Moffat…

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school injury compensation claim solicitors Aberdeen

1,000 injured in Scotland’s crumbling schools

Over the last year, around 1,000 staff members and pupils have suffered injuries as a result of the poor structural condition of Scotland’s schools. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received…

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Drop in compensation claims within teaching profession

Scotland’s largest teaching union has recognised a decline in workplace compensation claims made by those in the teaching profession in 2013. With numerous accidents occurring in the teaching profession every year,…

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Super Puma that killed sixteen in accident “fell like a torpedo”

An accident inquiry has been launched after sixteen men died in a helicopter crash in the North Sea. One eyewitness of the accident said that the Super Puma helicopter “fell…

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Timber company fined over trapped worker

Timber firm, Hunter Wilson Ltd, have been fined £44,000 after one of their workers became trapped in a log haul machine when cleaning. The Gretna-based company admitted to breaching numerous safety…

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Fife council fined following chainsaw accident

Fife council has received a major fine after janitor Craig Davies lost his toe while chainsawing a tree that had blown down in high winds. The 40-year-old janitor was seriously…

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Tributes paid 60 years after lifeboat tragedy

60 years ago a lifeboat disaster took the lives of 6 men just off the east coast of Scotland — a service is due to take place today to commemorate…

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Firm admits failures following River Clyde deaths

After a tug boat sank in the River Clyde in December 2007, killing three crew members, the owner of the vessel has admitted to health and safety failures. The ‘Flying…

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NHS Lothian fined following patient attack on staff member

NHS Lothian pleaded guilty last week to two charges of employer negligence after one of their nurses was violently attacked by a schizophrenic patient in March 2009. The nurse had thirty…

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Swinney to make statement regarding Super Puma crash

While the reason for last month’s Super Puma crash continues to be investigated, Scotland’s Finance Secretary John Swinney is due to make a statement at Hollyrood. Twelve days after the crash…

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Tribute paid to Shetland helicopter crash victims

The family of Gary McCrossan (59) — one of the four who died in the Shetland helicopter crash on Friday — has released a statement paying tribute to him.  Described…

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Fisherman rescued from boat wreckage

At around 10:00 GBT yesterday, a 55-year-old fisherman made a mayday call after being thrown out of his fishing boat. The man was found four miles south-east of Torness Power Station…

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Offshore Injury Claims

Although there are many advantages of working offshore, the nature of the work and the machinery involved means that from time to time accidents occur. It is important to note…

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Occupational Stress

Employers have a duty of care to their employees and this is implied into all employment contracts. As a result all employers must have regard for the health and safety…

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Factory Injury Claims

Although the number of factory injuries suffered is less than many other types of injury, they are often more serious. If you or someone that you know has suffered an…

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Toxic chemical leak at Edinburgh fitness club

Virgin Active have been fined a total of £20,000 after a lethal mix of chemicals was released into the Edinburgh fitness club in 2010. Numerous staff from the fitness club had…

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Zoo Worker is Mauled to Death By Tiger in Freak Accident

Described by colleagues as a “very experienced” staff member, who was both “proficient and passionate” at her job, was mauled to death by a tiger on Friday. Sarah McClay (24)…

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Workers’ Memorial Day Increases Awareness With New Website

Sunday 28th April is Workers’ Memorial Day, the day on which we remember the thousands of lives lost or affected due to workplace accidents or ill health.    The day…

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Scheme to award fatigue management in the railway industry continues

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has announced that its award scheme for innovative schemes to manage fatigue in the railway industry is to run for a second…

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Firm fined after worker suffers burns

Aluminium powder reacted with water in an industrial vacuum cleaner to create hydrogen gas that exploded and burned a worker, a court has heard. A Staffordshire research and development company…

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into helicopter tragedy

The Crown Office has recently announced the results of its investigation into the deaths of all 16 men on board the Super Puma helicopter AS332 L2 G-REDL, which crashed into…

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Healthy workplaces are key to employee wellbeing

Employers should devote more time and effort to ensuring that their workplaces are as healthy as possible for workers. That is the advice of a recent TUC guide, aimed at…

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Solar panel firm fined for worker fall

A Dorset company specialising in the installation of solar panels has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from a roof in Hampshire. The employee stepped through a…

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Draft guidance unveiled on first aid changes

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new draft guidance to help employers get to grips with proposed changes to workplace first aid. Two pieces of guidance have been…

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Worker injured in unguarded machine

A Kilmarnock firm that makes engine parts has been fined after a worker was injured when his hand got trapped in unguarded machinery. Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard that the agency…

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Government health and safety strategy puts workers at risk

Government policy to reduce the amount of red tape affecting businesses means that many employees are working in sectors unprotected by unannounced health and safety inspections. According to a new…

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Health and safety in supply chains

Increasingly, businesses are outsourcing their activities and processes. But what implications does the growing importance of supply chains have for safe working conditions? A new report from the European Agency…

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Workplace health and safety proposals criticised

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called on the Government to rethink implementing its health and safety proposals, describing some proposals as conceptually flawed. IOSH head of…

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Fife construction firm fined for dangerous scaffolding

A Fife construction firm has been fined for exposing workers to fall from height risk by using unsafe scaffolding. Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard that work to construct a single storey…

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Building contractor fined for ignoring safety risks

A Newquay building contractor has been fined for allowing multiple safety failings at a new-build construction site, exposing workers to serious risk of injury. An investigation by the Health and…

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Businesses urged to kick bad habits to reduce work injuries

The vast majority of workplace accidents in Northern Ireland could be avoided if more employers worked to stamp out bad habits and promote a strong safety culture in their businesses,…

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Concerns over health & safety in the railway industry

The 2012 Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Rail industry conference 2012 has recently taken place, at which concerns were raised about ongoing worker safety. Richard Price, Office of…

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Proposed exemptions send wrong message on workplace health and safety

A professional body has criticised proposals to exempt self-employed workers from health and safety laws and to scale down the number of workplace accidents that employers should report. The Institution…

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New figures published for workplace ill-health and injury

Recently published figures have shown slight falls in a number of key areas of workplace ill-health and injury.The provisional statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive show that in…

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Aberdeen Oil Rig Workers' Injury Claims

If you have been injured on an oil rig in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are…

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Workplace Injuries - Industrial & Manual

If you have been injured at work in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to…

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Workplace Injuries - Office

If you have suffered an office injury in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to…

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Injured At Work in Aberdeen?

If you have been injured at work in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Your employer is under a duty…

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Work Related Arm Injuries Claims

If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends…

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Vibration White Finger Claims

If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends…

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