Accidents at work are unacceptable

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Accidents or even death can occur in the workplace if your employer is in breach of their duty of care to you, the employee.

In 2006/07 28,267 major injuries to employees were reported.

Recent examples include:

An energy company who are being investigated after the 4th death of an employee in a year! The company is working closely with the HSE and the police to investigate the latest fatality.

A machine operator at Welsh firm, secured £11,000 damages after the machine jammed and slashed through his glove severing the digital nerve in his right thumb.

A train driver secured approx £6,000 after he stepped onto discarded rubbish and seriously injured his back.

Three companies have been fined £200,000 after a worker was electrocuted resulting in his lower leg having to be amputated.

A building labourer has secured £5,000 in damages after falling 2.8m from a rafter onto a concrete floor.

In all of these cases the employer was found to be negligent and in breach of their duty of care to employees.

Your safety should be their number 1 priority.




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