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Personal injury claims are usually made against an organisation or individual who has failed in their duty of care to you. Duty of care is the responsibility to maintain the health and safety of people interacting with you or a business. This can be in a store (occupiers liability) or in your place of work (employer’s liability), a medical professional (medical negligence), or even another road user (road traffic accidents). Regardless of how the personal injury came about, if the accident wasn’t your fault, or you were a victim of negligence, you are likely entitled to compensation.


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Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors specialises in getting you the maximum compensation available to you after an accident. We help the people of Sheffield claim using our No Win, No Fee* system, which reduces the risk of you incurring costs from legal representation. Our panel of solicitors will help you recover damages for everything from soft tissue injury to brain damage. We want to help you get your life back on track – we’re here to help. Call our personal injury team today on 01142245242 and claim the compensation you deserve. Is My Type…

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Escaped cow injures meat inspector

Posted in: Animal AttacksNeck InjuriesShoulder InjuriesSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A meat hygiene inspector from Surrey has been awarded £6,000 in damages following being landed on by a cow who jumped over the top of her stunning pen. The inspector was passing along a narrow path in front of the pens when the cow made her escape. She landed on the inspector, Mr Melvyn Treen from Camberley in Surrey, causing him injury to his back, neck and shoulder. The accident occurred at the Chitty Wholesale Abbattoir at Slyfield Industrial Estate in Guilford.  Totally avoidable The 62-year-old described the incident: “The cow was being…

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Woman wins £6,000 for fractured pelvis caused by work accident

Posted in: Hip InjuriesWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

A 26-year-old woman from Basildon, Essex has received compensation of £6,000 after fracturing her pelvis at her place of work. The victim had been working as a waitress at the Outback Steakhouse in Yardley Business Park in Basildon when she slipped on a puddle of water next to the dishwasher. The waitress, who was working her notice at the restaurant, was coming to the end of her shift and was putting her takings into the till, when she slipped and fell very heavily causing the fractures to her pelvis. The young woman had…

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Tourist awarded compensation following aeroplane injury

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness AbroadLeg InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsPublic Transport AccidentsShoulder InjuriesSpine & Back Injuries

A tourist was awarded £3900 in compensation by an airline following injuries sustained when returning from an overseas holiday. The claimant had warned the operator in advance that she had difficulties walking and had requested assistance on boarding and disembarking the aeroplane. However, upon her return from holiday, assistance was not provided. She subsequently stumbled whilst descending the staircase causing her to jar her back and shoulder. She also sustained injury to her leg. No record of types of disability assistance The holidaymaker decided to press for compensation and appointed lawyers to…

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Man dies in hospital after defibrillator set at incorrect level

Posted in: Medical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

At a hearing that took place in Ruthin on Tuesday, a panel heard that 78-year-old John Rogers lost his life in March of last year due to a defibrillator being set at the wrong power level. Mr Rogers, from Denbigh, died in a coronary care ward in the Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan. The event triggered a serious case review by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board which runs the hospital. Mr Rogers’ daughter, Melissa, told the inquest on the first day that she and her mother had been requested to meet a heart consultant…

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Suicide prevention charity closes due to council funding cut

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A charity set up in 1995 to help prevent suicides, self-harming and the spread of sexually transmitted infections, faces having to close in the light of its funding being cut. Darlington Borough Council is looking to make savings of £12.5million and the not-for-profit organisation, Gay Advice Darlington and Durham (GADD) depends upon the £20,000 it receives each year from the council.  People who have been the victim of a hate crime but are too afraid to go to the police or through the criminal justice system can seek advice and support…

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Three companies charged after four men crushed to death on building site

Posted in: Employer NegligenceWorkplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

Following the death of four men on a building site five years ago, charges were pressed against three companies and a company director for breaches of safety regulations. The defendants, Claxton Engineering Services Ltd of Norwich, Encompass Project Management Ltd of Thetford, Hazegood Construction Ltd of Stowmarket and David Groucott, Director of Encompass Project Management Ltd were all charged under different sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974. The four who perished in the accident were Daniel Hazelton aged 30, his brother 26-year-old Thomas Hazelton, Adam Taylor, 28…

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Carbon emissions must see further reduction to reduce respiratory diseases

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Despite significant reductions in carbon emissions being achieved in Dundee between 2005 and 2013, the city’s Labour group has said that the city must achieve a further 25% over the next 15 years. Richard McCready, Labour spokesman for the environment, has called for a city wide solution to the problem, requesting that transport companies and the public pull together to help achieve the targets. Dundee is home to two of Scotland’s most polluted streets, with both Lochee Road and Seagate breaching EU legal limits on nitrogen dioxide. Scotland sees around 2,000…

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Crane hire firm fined £700,000 after employee death

Posted in: Employer NegligenceWorkplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

Baldwins Crane Hire has been fined £700,000 after health and safety failings led to the death of one of its employees. 49-year-old Lindsay Easton, from Sowerby Bridge in Yorkshire, was killed while driving a crane at Scout Moor quarry in Lancashire. It was heard that the brakes failed on the 130-tonne vehicle while Mr Easton was driving the crane on a steep slope. He lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into an earth bank. The crash left him with such severe injuries that he subsequently died. The accident…

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NHS mental health death reviews announced

Posted in: Medical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has recently announced that a review is to be carried out of the way deaths are investigated throughout the NHS. This follows the publication of a report by one of the country’s biggest mental health trusts, the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The report uncovered a “lack of leadership, focus and sufficient time spent” investigating deaths. Mr Hunt has decided to roll out a new review system across the entire NHS, determined that lessons will be learned from the report. The report of Southern Health, which…

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Sunderland Personal Injury Solicitors Launch for the Tyne & Wear Area

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For people living and working in Sunderland, there is now a new local personal injury claims website which specialises in helping people in the Tyne and Wear area. The website helps people who have suffered in an accident, or a personal injury where the fault was not theirs. Introducing Sunderland Personal Injury Claims The new website is called Sunderland Personal Injury and contains information on a wide variety of accident claims, including, but not limited to: Work accident claimsSlips, trips, and fallsRoad traffic accident claimsCar accidentsInjuries on building and construction…

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Spike in excess winter deaths linked to low efficiency flu vaccine

Posted in: Medical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that there has been a considerable spike in excess winter deaths in 2014/15. It is estimated that the death rate in England and Wales was 27% higher during the months of December and March compared to the previous and following three months. It is estimated that there was an excess of 43,900 deaths, the highest number since 1999. The report also suggests that the majority of deaths involved the over 75 year-olds and that there were more deaths in women…

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RNLI launches super lifeboat

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has officially launched a £2.1m lifeboat that will reach emergencies 50% faster than the boat it has replaced. The Nora Stachura lifeboat was named after a woman whose legacy funded the lifeboat and was launched this Saturday. The boat will be operated through a mobile launching system, which operates on the beach and in the sea to dramatically cut-down on turnaround times. St Ives RNLI is the first lifeboat station in Cornwall to receive a Shannon class lifeboat, (powered by water jets and capable…

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Paralysed soldier able to walk again

Posted in: Armed Forces InjuriesHip InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A soldier that was left paralysed by an accidental shooting has been able to walk again with the help of a bionic motorised walking suit. 36-year-old Dale Messenger had been a bomb disposal expert and was accidentally blasted in the hip during a live ammunition training exercise in the Falkland Islands. The injury left him wheelchair bound, until he discovered the exoskeleton suit. Mr Messenger in 2009 was accidentally shot by another soldier during the training exercise. Two years after the accident, he had failed to make any progress with…

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Hospital mental healthcare failings after preventable suicide in A&E ward

Posted in: Medical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

Royal Blackburn Hospital has been found to have been not “appropriately managed” following an investigation carried out by coroner Michael Singleton into the suicide of 42 year old Jackie Williams in January of this year. Mrs Williams was admitted to the hospital on the 27th of January where she was later found hanged in a closed room in the Accident and Emergency ward.  Mrs Williams had been found unconscious and intoxicated on a tow path of a canal in Burnley on the 26th of January.  It is claimed that the…

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‘Vulnerable children’ at risk through government cuts

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According to a nursing union, cuts being made to the Barnsley budget for children and young people will “risk vulnerable children dying”. This comes about as Barnsley Council has made the decision to cut its spending on young people’s services from £6.5m to £4.8m, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Barnsley Council has rejected this figure, saying that the cut is in fact £1m, not £1.7m. It also argued that this would still mean they were spending over the national average. The council explained that they would reduce…

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Mother charged following fatal dog attack

Posted in: Animal AttacksWrongful & Accidental Death

A mother and grandmother of a toddler that was killed following a dog attack have been charged in connection with her death. 6-year-old Molly-Mae Wotherspoon was attacked in her home by her mother’s dog, an American pit bull, on 3 October last year. 23-year-old Claire Riley, Molly-Mae’s mother, was accused of owning a dangerously out of control dog that caused fatal injury in court. Her mother, 54-year-old Susan Aucott, Molly-Mae’s grandmother, was charged with the same offence. It was heard in court that the toddler died as a result of…

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Brain injured victim of car accident awarded compensation

Posted in: Car AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

A man from Bognor Regis has been awarded compensation after suffering a severe brain injury in a road traffic accident. 21-year-old Josh Humphrey suffered the ‘catastrophic’ injuries five years ago when he was involved in a car accident in his friend’s vehicle. He was only 16 when the accident happened, a collision that left one of his friends dead. The group had been on their way out for a day trip when the collision happened. In the months following the crash, Mr Humphrey spent long periods of time in a…

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Man banned from owning dogs after attack

Posted in: Animal AttacksHand Injuries

A man from Northampton has been banned from owning dogs after his Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross seriously injured another dog and its owner. 29-year-old Aaron Evans had tied the dog up in his garden on the 28 March when it managed to get free and jump the fence. On the street there was a man walking his dog, which the Staffordshire Bull Terrier decided to attack, causing the dog serious injuries and the owner an injury to the hand. It was heard in court that the Staffy locked its jaws…

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Personal Injury Solicitors Rotherham

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Have you been injured through no fault of your own? Do you wish to take legal action but are afraid of potential high legal costs? Look no further than our team of no win, no fee personal injury solicitors** in Rotherham. No Win, No Fee Accident Claims If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call us on 01142245242 To make an online enquiry please complete our claim form. If you…

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Personal Injury Solicitors Barnsley

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When you are injured in an accident, through no fault of your own, it often leaves you feeling helpless. However, you may have a legal claim against another person, an employer or a public authority. Personal Injury solicitors** Barnsley is a firm of lawyers that can help you receive the financial compensation you are entitled to. As specialists in the field of personal injury law, we offer advice and legal services in Barnsley, and the wider Sheffield area, so that you can proceed with you claim. No Win, No Fee…

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Personal Injury Solicitors Doncaster

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Accidents and injuries are an unfortunate, but inevitable, part of life. However, if you have ben injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may have a legal claim for compensation. This means you can seek money from the person, company or authority at fault. Personal Injury solicitors** Doncaster offer the legal advice and services in the local area that will help you bring your claim today. No Win, No Fee Accident Claims If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers…

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Personal Injury Solicitors Chesterfield

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Welcome to Personal Injury Lawyers Chesterfield. We are a firm of lawyers that specialise in the field of personal injury law. We offer legal advice and services in and around Chesterfield, meaning that we are perfectly placed to help you bring a claim for the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault in the last three years, you should not hesitate to start your personal injury claim with us today. No Win, No Fee Accident Claims If you have been injured…

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Double amputee wrongly funded her own care following council dispute

Posted in: Leg InjuriesMedical Negligence

A mentally ill woman, and double amputee, was forced to fund her own care for more than fourteen months following a funding dispute between the council and her local health trust. The woman, who remains unnamed, was left “house-bound, isolated and depressed” following a dispute between Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust regarding who was responsible for funding her care. She was left with highly inadequate care, with an agency worker visiting her only twice a day. “trust should have acted sooner” The woman…

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Pupil wins £250,000 in compensation for serious injury

Posted in: Foot InjuriesPersonal InjuryPublic Place AccidentsSchool Accidents

A Leicester pupil has been awarded £250,000 in compensation after suffering life-changing injuries. Details of the payout made by Leicester City Council were released following a Freedom of Information request. However, the authority has declined all further comment and it is therefore unclear who the child was, how old he or she was, what school the incident happened at, and the extent of the injuries. A council spokesman, however, did state that the compensation covered loss of future career aspiration, suggesting the severity of the child’s injuries. Last year saw…

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Mother takes legal action against bus firm for serious fall

Posted in: Bus AccidentsPublic Transport AccidentsRoad Traffic AccidentsSpine & Back Injuries

A mother-of-three is taking legal action against the bus company Arriva after injuries left her housebound. 47-year-old Anne-Marie Lee boarded an Arriva bus on 25 February when it suddenly jolted before she was able to sit down. She suffered a serious fall which left her with life-changing injuries. Ms Lee was immediately taken to Whiston hospital after the incident, where x-rays found a compressed fracture in one of her vertebrae. Three months after the accident happened, Ms Lee remains in a back brace, unable to move and in a great…

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Girl with cerebral palsy wins over £10m following hospital failings

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

An 11-year-old girl has been awarded over £10million in compensation following birthing complications that left her severely disabled. The girl, who remains anonymous, suffered a respiratory collapse only minutes after her delivery at Malton Hospital in 2003. The nearest general hospital, York, was forty minutes away and ambulance staff were unable to get her there in time to save her from oxygen starvation and permanent brain damage. The girl now suffers with cerebral palsy and depends on her parents for around the clock care. The York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation…

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Mother who's baby died in hospital gives evidence against midwife

Posted in: Birth InjuryMedical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

The mother of a baby who died shortly after birth at Barrow’s Furness General Hospital in 2004 has described how the treatment she received by midwife, Marie Ratcliffe, was one of the “most heartbreaking” ordeals she ever had to deal with.  Lesley Bennett, whose baby Elleanor died 27 hours after being born, informed the hearing that she instinctively knew that there was something wrong with her baby, but that the necessary steps were not taken by Ms Ratcliffe to deal with the emergency. Mrs Bennett was giving evidence at a Nursing…

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Cumbrian Mountain Rescue Team kept busy

Posted in: Personal InjuryPublic Place AccidentsShoulder Injuries

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team has rescued a seriously injured woman after she plunged 50ft down a Cumbrian fell.  The woman, who has not been named, suffered serious head injuries caused by the fall on Glenridding Dodd, on the south side of Ullswater. The fall was caused when ground gave way beneath her feet, and occurred on Saturday. An air ambulance was despatched and the Rescue Team lowered the patient on a stretcher using ropes. The woman was then flown to Carlisle to the Cumberland Infirmary. Dislocated shoulder and broken ankle Also on Saturday,…

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Mother wins payout of at least £14.6m for birth injury

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

A mother is to receive at least £14.6million in compensation after her son suffered severe brain damage when he was starved of oxygen during birth. Now 12-years-old, James Robshaw suffers with severe cerebral palsy and will require around the clock care for the rest of his life. The High Court ruled today (1 April) that United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust must payout at least £14.6million in compensation for the birth injuries. It was heard in court that hospital staff failed to carry out a Caesarean section on Suzanne Adams or…

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Firefighter secures compensation after ladder breakage destroys his arms

Posted in: Arm InjuryFoot InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A firefighter who was forced to medically retire after an incident during a training exercise has been awarded a six-figure compensation package. Michael Hollings suffered the life-changing injury at Ilkley Fire Station when the ladder he was on cracked and fell to the ground, leaving him suspended at six inches above the floor. He suffered a severe fracture and two dislocated elbows and forearms in the accident. He also fractured his right foot and suffered serious concussion. Medically retire Mr Hollings had been a firefighter for eight years prior to the…

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Safety fence put up after drowning death

Posted in: Public Place AccidentsWrongful & Accidental Death

A safety fence has been put in place along part of the River Ouse following yet another fatality. 20-year-old Megan Roberts, a York St John University student from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, went missing after a night out in 2014. She and two other students died in York’s rivers last year. Megan went missing on a Saturday night out in January, and was discovered dead on Sunday near the Ship Inn at Acaster Malbis. At the time, North Yorkshire Police thought that she had attempted to go home alone after being separated…

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Woman suffers life-changing injuries in paragliding accident

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness AbroadPersonal InjurySpine & Back Injuries

A woman from Gateshead is battling for compensation after suffering a serious spinal injury during a tandem paraglide in South Africa. The accident happened when Diane Bewick was on holiday in South Africa in 2004. It was heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa on Monday (9 March) that she crashed into a cliff face, which left her paralysed from the waist down. Ms Bewick will require care and rehabilitation for the rest of her life. It was heard in court that the accident happened when the…

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Injured motorcyclist wins £10m compensation

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesMotorcycle AccidentsRoad Traffic Accidents

A man has been awarded £10m in compensation after suffering a severe brain injury in a motorbike crash. 31-year-old Marcel Beasley suffered life-changing injuries which have left him requiring around-the-clock care, the use of a wheelchair, and he also has severely impaired speech. The compensation package arranged for Mr Beasley includes a £4.27million payout to help him purchase a specially adapted home, which will then be followed by tax free payments of £175,000 a year to help fund his specific care needs. In total, the package will be worth over…

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Girl Oxygen-starved at birth wins medical negligence compensation

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

A young girl who was left disabled after she was starved of oxygen at birth has been awarded compensation. Ayla Ellison, from Ulverston in Cumbria, suffered serious brain damage when hospital staff at Furness General Hospital in Barrow failed to provide her with enough oxygen during her “traumatic” birth in April 2007. Ayla, who is now eight-years-old, depends on constant care and has to be fed through a tube.  In 2012, Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust admitted staff negligence that resulted in Ayla’s disability. At London’s High Court it was…

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Brain damaged victim wins £10million for Cerebral palsy at birth

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

Following a three-day long hearing at London’s High Court, a seven-year-old girl has won £10.1million in damages for being starved of oxygen at birth. Eva Totham was born with severe brain damage after birthing complications prevented her brain from receiving oxygen, leaving her with a mind that is trapped inside of a body that she can’t control. The award is believed to be one of the biggest personal injury payouts following a contested trail. The trust in charge of King’s College Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, admitted liability…

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Firm liable over helicopter death

Posted in: Workplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

The widow of a recently deceased businessman has won a High Court claim against his employers following a helicopter crash that cost him his life. 37-year-old Tomas Dusek, from Buckinghamshire, worked for StormHarbour Securities when the accident happened. He had been placed on duty for the independent global markets and financial advice service firm when the helicopter crashed. The Sikorsky helicopter firm leased a helicopter for the trip in the Andes Mountains in Peru in June 2012. All fourteen members of crew were killed in the accident. Mr Justice Hamblen ruled at the…

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“Unprecedented” demand on ambulance service

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Figures have revealed a 30% increase in serious calls made last year during the festive period. Ambulance bosses in Yorkshire described the number of calls received over the Christmas weekend as “unprecedented”. They said that a lot of calls came as a result of the wintry weather experienced in the region over the weekend. The ambulance service’s director of operations Dr David Macklin said that the service had been forced to draft in extra staff and volunteers to help cope with the extra demand. He said that there had been…

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Paralysed stage manager wins £3.7 million in compensation

Posted in: Employer NegligenceSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A former stage manager has been awarded £3.7 million in compensation after she was left paralysed following an accident at the Soho Theatre. Rachael Presdee was the stage manager on Headlong Theatre Company’s production of Boys in 2012 when the accident happened. It was heard that she fell through an unguarded backstage door and dropped three metres to the open stage below. The fall left her with a very severe and permanent injury to her spine, and she is now paralysed and in a wheelchair.  The compensation was granted earlier this…

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Medics charged with manslaughter of 6 year old disabled boy

Posted in: Medical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

Three members of staff from the Leicester Royal Infirmary have been charged with manslaughter following the death of a six-year-old boy. Two nurses and one doctor from the hospital admitted to gross negligence that caused the boy’s death in 2011. An inquest into what actually caused his death was adjourned in 2013. Jack Adcock, who suffered with Down’s syndrome, was admitted to the hospital in February 2011 because of severe vomiting. While in hospital, he suffered a heart attack but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and…

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£1m payout to injured pupils in Worcestershire

Posted in: Public Place AccidentsSchool AccidentsSpine & Back Injuries

Pupils across Worcestershire received more than £1 million in compensation in 2013. A Freedom of Information request uncovered that last year alone, a total of six claims were made against the county council, and a significant amount of compensation went to a middle-aged pupil who fell on a school trip in 2009. The council said it would not disclose any information regarding the individual claims, over fear of identification, but said that they were all valid claims. A total of £1,091,082 was paid out to pupils aged 5-18 between 2011…

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Father sues hospital over baby death

Posted in: Birth InjuryMedical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

The father of a baby who died during childbirth is suing the NHS for damages. Five years after Ian Wild’s son was delivered stillborn due to medical failings, Mr Wild says he now suffers from a “psychiatric injury” because of the trauma. He and his wife, Lisa, went to Southend Hospital in March 2009 when Lisa went into labour. Nurses, however, were unable to find a heartbeat for the baby and he was later delivered stillborn. Southend Hospital bosses have admitted liability for the baby’s death. It was heard in court that…

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Knocked down pedestrian claims accident caused brain damage

Posted in: Foot InjuriesHead and Brain InjuriesPedestrian InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsRoad Traffic Accidents

A 42-year-old factory worker claims she suffered serious brain damage after being knocked down by a motorist in 2012. Iwona Sobelewska, from Poland, said she was ‘run over’ by Michel Alfred Threlfall in the car park of an off-license in Blackburn two years ago. It was heard at London’s High Court that Ms Sobelewska had suffered a severe head injury and a broken ankle in the accident. It was heard in court that Ms Sobelewska had no recollection of the actual accident, but was certain that she had been hit by…

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Doctors' licence renewals deferred after review of midwifery service

Posted in: Birth InjuryMedical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

Guernsey doctors have had their licence renewals deferred following a critical review into the island’s midwifery services. The review was sparked by a number of deaths that happened in the maternity department, but especially the death of a newborn baby earlier this year. Many of the Health and Social Services Department’s board members resigned following the tragic death. The doctor’s licences have been deferred for six months, and they will be expected to prove their ability to practice on a regular basis in order for the renewal to be granted.…

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Mother awaits answers from abulance service following asthma death

Posted in: Medical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who died after being treated for his asthma in an ambulance says that she is still waiting for answers over a year after her son’s death. Jack Gray suffered a severe asthma attack at his home last year, and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Ambulance paramedics treated Jack both at his home and on his way to the hospital. The attack happened on the 30th June 2013 and an ambulance arrived within minutes of his mum, Barbara Gray, phoning emergency services. While paramedics attempted to…

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Worker's crushing death ruled as ‘accidental’

Posted in: Workplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

An inquest jury has deemed the death of a labourer ‘accidental’ following this week’s hearing. 24-year-old Callum Osborne had been working as a pipe layer on a building site in Whitstable, Kent, when the trench he was working in collapsed and subsequently buried him alive. The father-to-be had only been working on the site for two days when the accident happened in April 2011.  It was heard that Mr Osborne had been continuously contacting the building firm Cooper Services Ltd for work for weeks prior to the accident. They had eventually agreed to…

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Over 1000 children injured every month during school runs

Posted in: Pedestrian InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsRoad Traffic AccidentsSchool AccidentsWrongful & Accidental Death

New figures have revealed that every month around 1,100 children suffer serious and fatal injuries on their way to and from school. Road Safety Analysis carried out the research, with figures showing that one third of all child deaths and serious injury happens during the school run times. These times cover between 7:30am and 9:00am, and between 3:00pm and 4:30pm from Monday to Friday. The figures from 2011/12 found there to have been more than 800 serious and fatal injuries suffered by children during the ‘school run’ times. It is believed…

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Compensation awarded following blood clot misdiagnosis

Posted in: Birth InjuryLeg InjuriesMedical Negligence

A mother has been awarded £400,000 in compensation after she developed a potentially fatal blood clot after giving birth. The 41-year-old had complained of discomfort but was told by hospital staff that it was probably just hormones. Her lawsuit argued that she was not properly assessed despite being in a high-risk category having had deep vein thrombosis in her leg after giving birth to her first child. The unnamed mother is to receive £400,000 from the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. It has been argued that even if the clot…

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Partner blames doctors for death from untreated head injuries

Posted in: Car AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesMedical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

A woman has blamed doctors for the death of her partner after they allowed him to leave hospital with head injuries that later killed him. Darren Roberts had been in a serious car accident, but was allowed to leave hospital only one hour after he was submitted. The father-of-one died the following day (6th of December). Mr Roberts had been involved in a two-car collision on the A541 at Afonwen, Wales, when he suffered the fatal head injury. It was heard that impact with the windscreen and rear view mirror…

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999 error costs life of an 8 year old

Posted in: Medical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

An eight-year-old boy died of an asthma attack earlier this year as a result of an emergency call handler’s error. Clayton Barker suffered a serious asthma attack in March last year while visiting his grandmother in Oldham. She immediately contacted the emergency services, yet the operator sent the only available ambulance to another patient.  Eventually an ambulance arrived 23 minutes after the call had been made, yet the young boy died on his way to the hospital.   The inquest at Heywood found that the operator had asked Ms Barker if…

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Climber rescued by RAF helicopter

Posted in: Leg InjuriesPersonal Injury

A RAF helicopter rescued a man with serious injuries after falling 25ft (7.6m) down a cliff-face. The 22-year-old had been climbing in Derbyshire when he fell down a crag into a very difficult-to-reach area. The Derby Mountain Rescue team rescued him with a Sea King helicopter that had come from RAF Leconfield in East Yorkshire. The man had been climbing High Tor in Matlock Bath when the accident happened on Saturday afternoon (23 August).  Derby Mountain Rescue found him at the foot of a crag with serious leg and facial…

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Boy to return home one year after cycling accident

Posted in: Bicycle AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

16-year-old Ryan Smith is finally set to return home after spending one year in a specialist rehab centre following a serious cycling accident. The teenager was left with severe brain damage following the incident that happened in July 2013. Ryan was hit by a van while cycling to work, leaving him in a coma and with severe brain injuries. Ryan’s family drove more than 27,000 miles just to visit their son each day in Surrey where he was receiving specialist care. The Children’s Trust centre is around 200 miles away from…

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Compensation shock after man lost leg

Posted in: Leg InjuriesPersonal InjuryPublic Place AccidentsRoad Traffic AccidentsSpine & Back Injuries

The wife of a taxi driver that lost his leg in an incident is shocked at the outcome of her husband’s case. Jeremy Mayers (63), the owner of company ‘Fab Kabs’, was crushed while loading a suitcase into the back of his taxi in Pontypool in January. The driver of the vehicle that caused the damage, Laura Llewellyn, received six penalty points and a fine of £115 after pleading guilty. Mr Mayers, a father of two, had to have his right leg amputated from the knee down and his back pinned…

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Families launch legal battle after their children are injured in bus crash

Posted in: Bus AccidentsLeg InjuriesNeck InjuriesPublic Transport AccidentsRoad Traffic AccidentsSchool Accidents

The families of multiple schoolchildren injured in a bus crash in County Durham last month have launched legal action for their extensive injuries. The crash happened on the 3rd of June between one double-decker bus, operated by Go North-East, and a single-decker bus run by Stanley Travel in Shield Row Lane, near the junction of the A693. Both of the drivers and 28 schoolchildren were taken to a nearby hospital by 13 ambulances. Both of the buses had been taking schoolchildren to their schools when the crash happened: one to Tanfield School…

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Pensioner’s pothole fall claim dismissed by council

Posted in: Arm InjuryPedestrian InjuriesPothole InjuriesPublic Place Accidents

The daughter of pensioner and fitness instructor Trixie Offord, Sheryn Ross, has warned people of Bucks County Council’s pothole policy after her mother suffered serious injuries and received no compensation. Mrs Offord was hospitalised after tripping on a pothole while walking back to her home in Hampden Road, Chalfont St Peter. She was treated for a broken wrist and several injuries to her face and nose. Sheryn Ross assisted her mother in claiming for compensation but was told by a solicitor that the council had checked the pothole two weeks prior to…

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Hospital fundraiser appointed MBE

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A nurse who helped fundraise for a hospice has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Fundraising manager at Cransley Hospice in Kettering, Diana Patrick, helped the hospice to raise annual revenues from £120,000 to £779,000, which allowed the hospice to provide increased services and better care. Mrs Patrick was awarded for services to healthcare. Mrs Patrick said that the award came as a “massive surprise”. She continues to work as a nurse at Cransley Hospital and praised the “massive team of people” behind her that helped her to raise…

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Council pays out over £330,000 in school injury compensation

Posted in: Finger InjuriesFoot InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSchool AccidentsWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

A recent report has found that Lincolnshire County Council has paid out over £330,000 in compensation to those injured at school. With claims ranging from a trapped thumb to a book falling on a child’s foot, the “compensation culture” argument has been raised in relation to many of the council’s payouts. The figures were released as part of a BBC Freedom of Information request which looked at the figures from 2008 to 2014. One teacher was awarded with £4,000 after they “almost fell” when a stool broke. Other successful claimants included…

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Cyclists raise £7000 for spinal injuries charity

Posted in: Personal InjurySpine & Back Injuries

Two cyclists have raised a total of £7,000 for spinal injuries charity SIA (the Spinal Injuries Association). The cyclists from Trafford cycled a 300km route from London to Paris to raise money and awareness for the charity.  According to the statistics of support organisation ‘Apparelyzed’, around 1200 people in the UK are paralysed by a spinal cord injury every year, with approximately 40,000 people suffering with paralysis in the UK at present. This figure only accounts for those who have gone through a spinal cord injury centre, and does not include those…

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Food company fined £35k for multiple workplace safety failings

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFaulty Work EquipmentFinger InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

Kent-based rice processor ‘Veetee Foods’ has been fined £35,000 for safety failings for the second time this month. The firm was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a member of staff crushed three of their fingers in unguarded machinery. The member of staff, Khalil Ahmed, had been working on a machine whose guard had been intentionally removed, allowing staff to get too close to the moving parts. The factory on the Medway City Estate in Rochester was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £5,492 in costs after admitting…

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Man wins £45,000 compensation following failed operation

Posted in: Hand InjuriesMedical NegligenceNHS Claims

A man has been awarded with £45,000 in compensation following a failed operation at James Cook University Hospital. 70-year-old Malcolm Atkinson suffered with a debilitating finger condition, which was left considerably worse after going under the knife. The condition Mr Atkinson suffered with was Dupuytren’s contracture, a condition that causes the fingers to bend inwards into the palm of the hand.  Since the operation, Mr Atkinson has been left with a permanently disabled left hand. It was heard at court that the failed operation ‘inadvertently’ damaged the nerves in the hand,…

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Sheffield boy wins NHS compensation after brain damage during birth

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

A boy that was left with severe brain damage after a birthing complication has been awarded with a substantial NHS compensation package. 14-year-old Bradley Kendall sustained a permanent brain injury during his three-month-premature birth at the Jessop maternity unit in Sheffield. He now requires a great degree of care and will spend the rest of his life partially dependent on the help of others. Bradley’s parents, William and Joanne, blamed doctors for his brain injury and sued. They accepted a multi-million pound settlement at the High Court in London yesterday. The payout,…

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Cyclist “could’ve been killed” in pothole crash

Posted in: Bicycle AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesPothole InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsRoad Traffic Accidents

A cyclist from Bellfields said that he “could’ve been killed” when he was flipped off his bike after hitting a pothole when cycling home from a friend’s house. Tony Webber suffered serious facial damage in the accident and has criticised the state of the county’s roads. He had been cycling home from his friend’s house in Grange Road last Tuesday when the accident happened on Sloughton Road, near Stoke New Cemetery. He had not been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but doctors said that the force of the…

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Workplace compensation claims dropped by 50% in last 10 years

Posted in: Employer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseRepetitive Strain InjurySpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

A report recently released by TUC has found that compensation cases related to workplace injuries and illness have fallen by around 50% in the last decade. The figures revealed that compensation claims have fallen from 183,342 in 2002/03, to 91,115 in 2012/13. Despite there being a promising decline in cases, this could be due to the government making it increasingly difficult for workers to pursue claims of employer negligence.  The report found that around 6 out of 7 workers who are injured or made ill at work (85.7%) receive no compensation whatsoever. This…

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Councils payout £2.5m in personal injury compensation

Posted in: Neck InjuriesPedestrian InjuriesPersonal InjuryPublic Place AccidentsSpine & Back Injuries

Two Devon councils have paid out a total of £2.5 million in personal injury compensation over the last four years.  Between 2010 and 2013, Plymouth City Council paid out £2.1m and Torbay Council £400,000 to claimants who suffered personal injuries. These claims ranged from injuries resulting from tripping on pavements, to one claimant who fell into a harbour. The figures were released as a result of a BBC Freedom of Information request. The highest individual payout between the two councils was £105,000. Devon County Council, however, refused to respond to the information request. Plymouth…

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Gym staff member injured by angry weightlifter

Posted in: Criminal Injury and AssaultGym & Leisure Centre AccidentsLeg InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsWorkplace Injuries

A member of staff at Nuffield Health gym was injured on the leg after a man threw down his dumbbell when closing time was announced. Lee Maxwell had been doing bicep curls when staff-member Donald Brown announced to the gym that it was due to close. Mr Maxwell was holding a 60kg dumbbell before throwing it down in anger, hitting Mr Brown on the shin and causing him serious injury. The case was taken to Somerset Magistrates Court where Mr Maxwell defended his case, arguing that he did not intent to hit…

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Schoolboy awarded £15,000 in compensation

Posted in: Hip InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSchool AccidentsWorkplace Injuries

An Essex schoolboy has been awarded £15,197 worth of compensation after a teacher threw a DVD case in the classroom and cut his eyebrow. The plastic DVD cover accidently hit the boy, causing him to sustain a “tiny cut to the eyebrow”. The boy’s family succeeded in securing a five-figure pay-out from Essex County Council. The council said that the teacher had not meant to throw the case with such force, and had only been trying to pass the DVD to a pupil but “unintentionally threw it with more force than expected and…

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Police payout £144,000 to officers injured on duty

Posted in: Finger InjuriesKnee InjuryWorkplace Injuries

South Yorkshire Police Force has paid out a total of £144,000 in compensation to officers injured while on duty. A total of 31 financial settlements were made by the force in only four years, (between 2008-2012) with payouts ranging from insect bites to knee injuries. As a result, the force has been urged to crackdown on officers who are ‘playing the system’ as personal injury compensation claims continue to become increasingly trivial. Compensation payouts included: £30,000 to an officer who tore a ligament in his knee while training£18,000 to an officer who…

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Newborn died unnecessarily after medical staff missed opportunities to save him

Posted in: Birth InjuryMedical NegligenceWrongful & Accidental Death

The parents of a newborn baby that died only nine days after birth feel “let down” by the maternity staff at Furness General Hospital. Joshua Titcombe died in 2008 due to natural causes, but an inquest found that medical staff missed multiple opportunities to save his life. Following the baby’s death, the family said that they have suffered “unnecessary distress” as a result of how the hospital dealt with the incident. A lack of openness and honesty on the hospital’s part made the loss of the baby far worse. A watchdog attained…

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Family sue over injuries sustained at Apollo Theatre

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsShoulder InjuriesSpine & Back Injuries

A family of six that sustained serious personal injuries in the ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theater in December has launched a legal claim for compensation. The Edwards family was amongst the seventy-six injured audience members who had been watching ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ at the time of the accident. Debris began to fall on the audience, leaving many people with serious injuries. Account manager from Tufnell Park, Gareth Edwards (31), suffered three fractured vertebrae, a broken shoulder blade and bruising on his brain in…

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Shrewsbury explosion victims receive compensation

Posted in: Personal InjuryPublic Place Accidents

Following the Shrewsbury gas explosion in 2010, the 11 injured have received compensation. The gas explosion occurred on the 3rd of January at the corner of Bridge Street and Smithfield Road, leaving 11 people with severe burns and injuries. An investigation was carried out by the Health and Safety Executive shortly after the accident, and found that the reason behind the explosion had been a gas leak. Nobody was held responsible for the incident, as there was no evidence of safety legislation being breached. One sufferer, 23-year-old Sarah Pearse, described the settlement as…

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Multimillion-pound payout to 10yo girl who suffered brain damage from medical negligence

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

Great Ormond Street Hospital are to pay out multi-million pounds worth of compensation to a young girl who was left severely brain damaged following a major medical error. 10-year-old Maisha Najeeb was accidently injected in the brain with glue after two syringes were mixed up prior to the procedure. The injection was meant to block the bleeding of blood vessels in her brain, but instead left her with severe brain damage. Judge William Birtles approved a settlement against Great Ormond Street Hospital at London’s High Court. Maisha, who is now 13,…

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Firm fined for 19-year-old who died from being crushed at work

Posted in: Employer NegligenceWorkplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

A firm has been fined £75,000 after an apprentice was crushed to death while working with machinery weighing almost a tonne. 19-year-old Jason Burden from South Shields was killed while reassembling the machine on a workbench when it fell onto his torso and left leg, causing his subsequent death. Mr Burden had been working at Tyne Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd (TSECL) at South Dock in Sunderland when the 970kg (150 stone) ship tunnel thruster landed on him. The accident occurred in December 2011, with his father Trevor Burden saying: “His…

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Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance takes on first night flights

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Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance service has modified their helicopters to allow the operation of overnight emergency flights. Night vision equipment has been installed, enabling crews to fly until 19:00 GMT throughout winter – an additional three hours to normal flight times. The charity behind the air ambulance service said that many more lives would be saved as a result. Before changes were made to the helicopters, the service was only able to operate until 16:00 GMT between the months of October and February. The RAF Waddington-based service began emergency flights…

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Industrial ‘Oven death’ ruled accidental

Posted in: Workplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

After the body of a man was found in an industrial oven at a tyre factory in Cumbria, the inquest jury found the death to be an accident. 48-year-old George Falder died at the Pirelli site in Carlisle in September of last year, having worked at the factory for many years. The machine in which he was killed could reach staggering temperatures of 145C (293F).  The family of Mr Falder said that if someone had properly checked the oven with a torch before closing the door, his death could have…

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999 errors resulted in baby’s death

Posted in: Medical NegligenceSchool AccidentsWrongful & Accidental Death

After a 999 call-handler made fatal errors when answering a phone-call regarding a choking baby, the nine-month old baby tragically died as a result. Millie Thompson started choking while being fed Shepard’s pie at her nursery in October 2012, after which a nursery-worker phoned for assistance. Instead of categorizing the phone-call as urgent, ambulance worker Aaliyah Ormerod asked the caller the scripted questions and then failed to remain on the line to listen to the baby’s breathing. It was heard at an inquest that Ms Ormerod should have alerted a…

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New road safety scheme launched after spree of cyclist deaths

Posted in: Bicycle AccidentsRoad Traffic AccidentsWrongful & Accidental Death

A new road safety scheme has been launched following the numerous cyclist deaths that have occurred in London recently. Yesterday – Monday 25th November – saw some 150 road-users being fined for breaking road traffic laws in an attempt to improve the safety on roads. ‘Operation Safeway’ ensures that Met Police officers are deployed at all 166 key junctions in London during rush hour periods to issue fixed penalty notices, warning road users who are breaking the law. 6 cyclists dead in only 2 weeks ‘Operation Safeway’ has been introduced…

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Brain damaged boy awarded payout

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

A 9-year-old boy has been awarded with a payout of £10m after being left severely brain damaged following mistakes made during his birth. Aaron Crosby, from Lincoln, is unable to speak or use his limbs after he was starved of oxygen during his birth at Lincoln County Hospital. During his birth, his mother had been administered a drug, of which she was given excessive doses, to stimulate contractions during labour.  Due to these hospital errors, a payout of £10m has been agreed – one of the biggest compensation packages believed to have…

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£6.5m birth liability agreed for 15 year old cerebral palsy sufferer

Posted in: Birth InjuryHead and Brain InjuriesMedical Negligence

The family of a child born with cerebral palsy after undergoing birthing complications has received £6.5m after the hospital admitted liability. 15-year-old Olivia Banks was diagnosed with the condition just before she turned 1-year-old – a result of her brain being starved of oxygen during birth. Olivia, from Parkfields in Wolverhampton, requires 24/7 care and support, which Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust has agreed to cover with a payment of over £6.5m. This settlement will provide Olivia with life-long care, allowing her to have “as full a life as possible” –…

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Compensation for quad bike crash victim

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

Holly Raper, from Chorley in Lancashire, has been awarded with £175,000 in compensation after she suffered a serious head injury in a quad biking incident in Australia. Ms Raper had been working on a farm in Tasmania when she crashed the quad bike in December of 2011. She currently requires 24/7 care, which is being provided by her mother and a group of professional carers; doctors say that she will need this for the rest of her life. It has been heard that at the time of the accident, Ms…

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Old lights cause child’s death at level crossing

Posted in: Car AccidentsRoad Traffic AccidentsWrongful & Accidental Death

In December of last year, a four-year-old girl was tragically killed after her grandmother failed to see the dim warning lights at a level crossing. The car, in which Emma Lifsey was a passenger, collided with the train at Beech Hill Crossing in Nottinghamshire on the 4th of December. Emma’s 67-year-old grandmother survived the incident, but Emma sadly died the following day in hospital. The car pulled out onto the level crossing despite the fact that the red warning lights – known as ‘wigwags’ – were on at the time. The Rail…

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Building company fined after death

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFalls from HeightsWorkplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

Building company ‘Chestnut Homes’ has been fined a total of £40,000 after Justin Gillman (26) fell from scaffolding in 2010, resulting in his death. The judge described the death of the bricklayer as an “accident waiting to happen” after an HSE investigation found that the scaffolding had been built by two untrained workmen and was considered extremely dangerous. Mr. Gillman fell from the construction while pulling a trolley full of bricks. He stumbled off of the scaffolding, as no guardrail was in place, and was crushed by the trolley’s contents. Sentence is…

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Leicester woman severely injured in New York taxi crash

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness AbroadLeg InjuriesPedestrian InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

23-year-old Sian Green, from Leicester, was seriously injured after being hit by a taxi in New York City on Tuesday. The British tourist had part of her leg severed when the cab reportedly mounted the kerb in Manhattan, and crashed into Ms. Green. The family has thanked a celebrity doctor and a passer-by for saving her life with the use of a mere dog lead and belt. Mehmet Oz – a well-known doctor in the US – had been filming in the area at the time of the accident, and was able…

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Owners of killer dogs now face life sentences

Posted in: Animal AttacksWrongful & Accidental Death

After new proposals have been put forward in England and Wales, the owner of a dog, which has attacked and killed, will face a life sentence in prison. This newly suggested sentence will replace the max 2 year imprisonment that dangerous dog owners currently face. The government proposal includes numerous sentencing options for a fatal dog attack, ranging from five years to a life sentence. However, following a recent rise in dog attacks, the RSPCA argue that more should still be done. There have been sixteen dog attack deaths in the UK…

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Spinal Injury Compensation

Posted in: Personal InjurySpine & Back Injuries

The spine is a very important part of the human body. It is vital for support (i.e. helping us to stand) and also carries messages for the brain to the rest of the body through the spinal cord. It therefore follows that if you injure your spine there could be very serious ramifications to your quality of life and if the injury is caused by the negligence of a third party then the victim could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. A claim can be brought where the…

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Chest Injury Compensation

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The chest, protected by the rib cage, contains vital organs such as the heart and lungs as well as other important muscles, arteries and veins. If the chest or any of the components that it contains become injured in an accident that was either not your fault or maybe partially your fault then you could be entitled to bring a compensation claim against the negligent party, which you should do so with the help of a personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor. This is because it is likely that the party…

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Woman's head injured after lightning struck home

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesPersonal Injury

A woman sustained serious personal injuries after lightning struck her home in Stoke-on-Trent, causing her ceiling to collapse in on top of her. The whole family was in the house at the time, on Glover Street in Birches Head, when emergency services were called. Firefighters believe that lightning must have struck the house’s television aerial, causing the damage to the roof. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said they believed that the woman “had been struck on the head by a roof tile when the ceiling fell in”. She is currently at…

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Boy falls through roof of Rank Hovis Mill factory

Posted in: Falls from HeightsPersonal InjuryPublic Place Accidents

A teenage boy fell through the roof of a disused Rank Hovis Mill factory in Ramsgate yesterday, and is now critically ill in hospital. Thought to be 13 years old, the boy and his friend had been playing on the roof of the disused building when the roof gave way under his feet. He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital, where he is now being treated for rather severe injuries. A spokesman from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service said that the boy had fallen around 20ft…

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4-year-old girl burnt on beach sand heated by disposable BBQ

Posted in: Foot InjuriesHand InjuriesPersonal Injury

As the weather has continued to improve throughout the UK, more and more of us are spending our evenings outside having a barbeque with friends and family. However, this proved rather dangerous on Sunday as a four-year-old girl suffered burns after falling in the sand on a Devon beach.  The young girl and her family were having a barbeque on Exmouth beach when she sustained the personal injuries. With only a disposable barbeque lit, the sheer heat that the container emitted caused the young girl to fall and seriously burn herself…

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Food company are prosecuted as worker severs fingertip

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFaulty Work EquipmentFinger InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A mincing machine has caused unnamed worker of an Ilkeston food company to severely sever his fingertip. When trying to remove meat from the machine, at Chilled Foods Limited’s Grange Farm factory in Loscoe, the worker managed to bring his hand into contact with the machine’s still-moving blade. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court was told earlier this month, 8 May, that the machine had been switched off yet the blade was still slowing down. As the employee was collecting produce from the end of the production line, he realised that something…

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Firm admits neglecting safety after three workers injure their hands

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFaulty Work EquipmentFinger InjuriesHand InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A Lincolnshire firm that makes disposable paper products has been ordered to pay more than £116,000 in fines and costs after three workers suffered hand injuries using unguarded machines. One man had to have his left thumb amputated after getting it crushed in unguarded machinery on a production line on 26th July 2011. He was off work for several months but has now returned to the company to work on other duties. A month later an agency worker cut her finger on the blade of a napkin folding machine, while…

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Building firm sentenced after employee falls to death

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFalls from HeightsWorkplace InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

A building firm and one of its directors have been sentenced after an employee fell 15 metres to his death in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield. Liverpool Crown Court heard that the 45-year-old from Liverpool and a colleague had started work at the farm three days earlier. They had been constructing brick manhole chambers above the circular tank, approximately 7.5 metres in diameter, which had been installed to collect flood water. A HSE investigation found they had not been given sufficient information or a risk assessment for the…

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The inherent dangers of working at height

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFalls from HeightsShoulder InjuriesSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

Workers across Britain are continuing to suffer serious injury and even death as a result of employers failing to ensure they are sufficiently protected when working at height. Life-changing injuries In London a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell through a roof light at a construction site. He was employed by an interior fit-out company, and was carrying out insulation work on a property redevelopment project when he fell through the roof light and landed on the ground six metres below. He sustained life-changing injuries, including breaks to three…

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Food company in court over worker's hand injury

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFaulty Work EquipmentFinger InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A Leeds-based food company has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker had two fingers crushed by hydraulic rams in a sausage roll machine which had a broken guard. The 26-year-old worker was removing filling for pasties from a hopper on the machine when his fingers came into contact with dangerous moving parts. Two fingers on his right hand were badly injured. The middle finger has been left with no nerve sensation and his third finger, which had to be stitched back on, has only partial sensation. He…

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Reform of the coroner system

Posted in: Personal InjuryWrongful & Accidental Death

The Ministry of Justice has announced changes to the coroner system to ensure a much strong focus on supporting bereaved families. The changes will mean that coroners will: be subject to stricter time limits for completing an inquest;have to report any cases that last more than a year to the Chief Coroner;be required to release bodies for funerals within 30 days;provide greater access to materials, such as post-mortem reports, before the inquest takes place;be able to make use of new technologies so that vulnerable witnesses can give evidence via video…

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Brick firm breaks safety law causing worker to severely injure hand

Posted in: Faulty Work EquipmentFinger InjuriesHand InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A West Yorkshire brick making firm has been prosecuted after safety failings at its factory led to a worker losing a thumb and having his hand almost severed in a poorly-guarded press machine. Surgeons managed to reattach the hand where it had been partially separated using nerve and tissue from his legs. The worker also had to undergo skin grafts and several other restorative operations. He has not been able to return to work. The court was told that the worker, a machine operative, had started to run a double…

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Rehabilitation used in more personal injury claims

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A recent report by the IUA-ABI Rehabilitation Working Party has found that the Rehabilitation code is now “a fully established part of the claims process”. According to the report, 97% of the claims handlers surveyed, 93% of the claimant lawyers and 88% of the insurance lawyers say they use it at least some of the time. The report also found that the use of rehabilitation when handling personal injury insurance claims has continued to rise. There continues to be a variation between the different types of claim, however, with bigger…

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Court fines company over worker injury

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFinger InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A glass-making company in Leeds has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its workers after an employee was injured using an industrial high-pressure jet washer to clean a production line. The employee suffered a severe cut to the base of his left index finger when the lance of the 1500-bar jet washer fell from his grip. He had to undergo an operation to remove air that had been injected into the finger and to repair nerve damage. Leeds Magistrates’ Court was told that the company had not provided the…

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School trips are not inherently risky in comparison to schools themselves

Posted in: Public Place AccidentsSchool AccidentsSporting InjuriesWrongful & Accidental Death

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is encouraging teachers to embrace outdoor activities after discovering that more accidents take place in schools than on trips. Injuries from leisure activities show that children are far more likely to get hurt playing football or rugby at school than going on a school hiking trip, for instance. Statistics also show that accidental deaths are very rare on school trips – with one child dying each year, on average, in the UK. These figures are set against the 7 – 10…

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Company fined for worker fall

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFalls from HeightsSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A Kent renovation company has been fined for safety failings after an unsupervised labourer fell more than four metres from a poorly constructed scaffold tower whilst stripping out a basement gym in central London. The man fractured two vertebrae and broke five ribs in the fall in April 2011. He was part of a crew of labourers working to remove ventilation ducting from a two-storey gym in the basement. A scaffold tower was erected to support the work and was being used by the worker to access ducting from a…

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Have you suffered an injury in the last three years? If so you may be entitled to make an accident claim for compensation. The amount you can successfully negotiate or achieve in court depends on the severity of your injury together with many other factors. Personal Injury Claims Sheffield can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for more information in bringing a successful claim for personal injury in Sheffield. ARM INJURY Asbestos/Mesothelioma Building Site Accidents Car Accidents Chest Injury Food Poisoning Injuries to the senses Leg…

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