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Category Archives: Construction and Building Site Accidents

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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Personal Injury Claims – What can you claim for?

Personal Injury Claims – What can you claim for? It is important to be aware of the fact that you or your loved one may be able to claim for personal injuries sustained in an accident that were caused by somebody else’s fault. It is absolutely vital to bring such claim within three years of…
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Personal injury claim successful despite defendant lies

Vicki Wright makes a successful personal injury claim despite the defendant’s lies. Red rag to a bull Nothing makes our clients more cross than when they are faced with lies after they are injured. What the other side fails to consider is how much our clients want honesty. Lying about events, or blaming our client,…
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Ignored and blamed for toe amputation in Accident at work

Ignoring and blaming our client for accident at work gets Vicki Wright fighting back. Foot crushed and toe amputation.  Our client’s foot was crushed when his colleague’s pump truck collided with the pump truck we has stepping onto and therefore crushing his foot between the two pump trucks. The crush injury in this accident at…
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£2.7m in compensation for accident at work

An out-of-court settlement was agreed with insurance companies acting for Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd, Bingham Davis Ltd and Adana. In July 2009, crane driver Iain Gillham, 58, from Whitson was paralysed when he was thrown from the cab of a 200 tonne crane that toppled onto an apartment block in Liverpool city centre. The crane…
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Hull man’s working career ended due to accident at work

A Hull based firm has been prosecuted after a worker fell from height in an accident at work. The 58 year old worker, also from Hull, had being painting the top of a water storage tank in East Yorkshire, when he lost his balance when walking along the curved top and fell nearly four metres…
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Joint prosecution after fatal fall of worker on construction site

A major construction company and a concrete structures firm have been jointly prosecuted following the fatal fall of worker on a construction site in Swansea. The self-employed father of two, Russell Samuel from Porth, was contracted by Febrey Ltd top work as a scaffolder at the Swansea construction site, managed by Carillion Construction Ltd. When…
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Life changing head injuries for worker in construction site accident

A scaffolding firm and its director have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker sustained life changing head injuries in a construction site accident. The worker was untrained in dismantling scaffolding, and was passing boards to another worker from the first lift of the scaffold when he lost his footing…
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Fall from height injures worker in accident at work

A worker suffered serious injuries at work from a fall from height. The scaffolding company he was working for in Dartford, and its director have been prosecuted following a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation. The worker was hospitalised for 10 days following his fall from height at work, and was unable to work for…
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