Company fined for worker’s finger loss claim

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Sapa Profiles UK has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,784.50 after being found guilty of safety breaches. An employee suffered finger loss as a result of these breaches. The worker from Derbyshire had his left hand trapped by loading clamps when attempting to repair an aluminium metal extrusion machine. The end of… Read more

Claim won over lack of safety equipment

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Safety equipment is an absolutely vital requirement for any workplace. Construction and engineering workplaces in particular will require specialist equipment for their employees. The lack of adequate safety equipment is a massive cause of accidents in the workplace. We have represented a huge number of clients who have been injured at work due to their… Read more

£8,000 fine after worker’s hand pulled into machinery

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A company has been fined £8,000 after a worker’s hand was pulled into machinery. Mr Toporek was using emery cloth at the time of the accident, which caught in the metalworking lathe and dragged his gloved hand in with it. His injuries included a fractured bone in his hand and two strained tendons in his… Read more

Flintshire worker tail lift fall

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The use of CCTV cameras in the workplace has increased dramatically over the last few years. Employees often resent the “big brother” implications of being watched at work however when a serious injury at work is suffered the video evidence can be crucial. We recently acted for a Flintshire factory worker injured in a fall from… Read more

Flintshire workers face return to Victorian conditions.

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Make no mistake the biggest attack on worker’s rights is happening right now, hidden in plain view, but nobody is doing anything about it. Except me. The Government have put forward proposals in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to remove an injured worker’s right to use his employer’s breach of health and safety law… Read more

Supermarket Worker Back Injury

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Despite the fact that the law in relation to accidents at work has made claiming more difficult this case shows that the simplest preventative measures taken by an employer could have prevented a painful injury to an employee. Our client worked for one of the big supermarkets and sustained a wrenching injury to his lower… Read more