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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Nearly 150 people died in accidents at work

Nearly 150 people died in accidents at work Provisional figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that 147 people died in accidents at work in 2018/19. The finalised figures will be published later this year. Construction and Agriculture account for largest number of fatal deaths at work The provisional figures show that there…
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Listeria in our hospitals

Listeria in our hospitals Frightening news has developed – listeria cases in our hospitals due to contaminated food. St Richards Hospital and Worthing Hospital have both been identified as having one confirmed case each of listeria. Western Sussex Hospitals Trust (Trust responsible for Chichester and Worthing) is one of 43 hospital trusts to be supplied…
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Crush injury at work leads to amputation

Crush injury at work leads to amputation A man has suffered a crush injury at work which has resulted in a leg amputation. The man was working at a site in London where a commercial staircase was being installed by Leyton Group Construction Ltd. A section of the staircase weighing 1.7 tonnes was being lifted…
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Discount rate review will affect claimant damages

Discount rate review will affect claimant damages Melanie Lidstone-Land, personal injury and medical negligence lawyer, comments on the discount rate review: “Yesterday (15 July 2019) the Lord Chancellor announced that the Discount Rate would be amended to -0.25% from it’s previous figure of -0.75%. The Lord Chancellor is also The Secretary of State for Justice…
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Compensation for girl scarred by takeaway tea

Compensation for girl scarred by takeaway tea A young girl has been awarded £75,000 after she was scalded by a cup of tea. She was carrying it under her arm when it burst open leaving her seriously injured at the age of 12. Demi Mooney was 12 at the time of the incident. She has…
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Same roof rule abolished for CICS claims

Same roof rule abolished for CICS claims The CICS (Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme) was set up to compensate victims of violent crime but until 13 June 2019 it did not allow applications on behalf of those victims who resided under the “same roof” as the perpetrators of the crime. For a long time this has…
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Warning comes when casual farm worker season starts

Warning comes when casual farm worker season starts The Health and Safety Executive (HSE case highlights warning as the casual working season is starting on farms. The case was brought at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court after a farm worker suffered serious injuries in an accident at work. His arm was pulled into a potato grading machine.…
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Life changing injuries following wall collapse

Life changing injuries following wall collapse A man suffers life changing injuries when a wall collapsed on him. A building company was demolishing a garage in Lancashire. The home owner was seriously injured when a wall collapsed on him. His leg was amputated from below the knee, his shoulder is seriously injured and he suffered…
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Crush injury at work in West Sussex

A West Sussex company has been prosecuted after employee suffers a crush injury at work. Thakeham Tiles Ltd was sentenced in Brighton Magistrates Court after an employee’s hand became crushed by an unguarded machine. The employee was experienced and was making concrete screen wall blocks. His hand was crushed when it became trapped. The injury…
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