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Fractures

£8,220 compensation for broken ankle Irwin Mitchell report that £8,220 in injury compensation was paid out to a roofer that fell from scaffolding whilst at work. It was proved that the fall was the cause of materials left on the scaffolding from which the worker fell and £8,220 was paid in compensation. £75,000 compensation for broken leg Damages of £75,000 were successfully obtained by Irwin Mitchell for a pipe fitter and ...

Falls

£15,000 out of court settlement for a fall In 2003 a Sheffield City Council employee working in the Social Services department fell down a flight of stairs whilst at work and injured her shoulder during the fall. It was established that she caught the heel of her shoe on a loose carpet tile at the top of the stairs, which caused her to fall down 17 stairs. After regular ...

Diffuse Pain

In December 2004 it was proved that Churchill China (UK) Ltd was in breach of Regulation 4(1) of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations. The employee was working packing crockery and was proved to have sustained diffuse forearm pain syndrome and neuropathalogical pain due to her work. Stoke on Trent County Court found for the complainant. From http://www.humanetechnology.co.uk/

De Quervains Syndrome

£53,995.18 injury compensation for De Quervain's Syndrome In November 2002 an employee working as a sander for Prestige Veneers Ltd was awarded £53,995.18 in compensation for developing De Quervain's Syndrome in the workplace. The employees’ job was to primarily paste filling and to sand bezels for use on the fascia boards of Mini cars. From http://www.humanetechnology.co.uk £17,887.50 compensation for Admin Officer suffering from De Quervain's Syndrome An Administrative Officer was awarded £17,887.50 ...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

£40,062 injury compensation for secretary In November 2001 a Secretary/Personal Assistant was awarded compensation of £40,062 due to Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cervical Spondylosis, which was proved to be a consequence of her work. The PA was employed primarily as a typist and spent long hours (approximately 80% of her time) typing documents with inadequate breaks to tight deadlines. Additionally it was claimed that the positioning of her ...

Back Injuries

£7,000 compensation for back injury Irwin Mitchell Solicitors report that a £7,000 compensation payout was awarded on behalf of an employee suffering a back injury at work. The worker was carrying a 14 pound gas cylinder on a staircase but slipped and fractured his vertebra and sustained soft tissue damage, which led to a lay off from work for three months. Importantly for the case, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors proved ...

Number of Workplace Injuries

The statistics on this page are provided by the UK Health and Safety Commission and cover the period 2005/06 212 of workers were killed in the workplace. This works out as 0.7 per 100,000 workers. Over 40% of these deaths occurred in just two sectors: the construction industry (59) and the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries (33). There has been a steady drop in annual fatalities in the workplace since ...

Advice On Injury Benefits

If you are unable to work due to illness or accident you may be liable for government benefits if you are based in the UK. They can be broadly grouped into the following three categories. Incapacity Benefit Incapacity benefit may be offered to individuals of working age that have suffered from poor health, which has prevented them from working. The benefit is contributions based and will be paid out at ...

How To Make Your Claim

It can be a difficult time being involved in an accident at work that has directly caused you injury or illness. You may well have had to take time off work due to the accident and this can inevitably cause monetary problems and leave you worried about what to do next. Ultimately it is your employers responsibility to maintain a safe working environment and there is a large ...

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