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£940000 compensation following freak accident

A Manchester man has received £940000 in compensation after taking his employer to court following a freak accident at work.  The accident, that initially seemed innocuous, left the employee with every bone in his wrist broken, rendering him una...

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Three police officers charged following custody death

Three police officers have been charged with manslaughter after a man collapsed in custody and died. 32-year-old Thomas Orchard collapsed while being held in a cell at Heavitree Road Police Station in Exeter not long after being arrested. He was imme...
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Thomas Cook pays out

A woman has won compensation after falling seriously ill while on holiday in Mexico.  27-year-old Natalie Daymond had been on holiday at the Barcelo Costa Hotel, near Cancun, when an E.coli outbreak swept through the luxury resort. Ms Daymond st...
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NHS to pay £75k

Following an incident whereby an NHS nurse developed OCD after being pricked by a needle at work, the NHS are being forced to pay around £75,000 in compensation.  Alcinda Tobbal had been a trainee nurse at Whipps Cross Hospital when the accident...
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School support worker claims for back injury

Following only thirteen days at her new job at Rastrick High School, support worker Helen Sloan made a claim of £50,000 for a back injury.  Her injury was caused as a result of pushing pupils around the school in wheelchairs, blaming inadequate ...
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£23,000 to teacher who slipped in puddle

A teacher has received £23,000 in compensation after slipping on a puddle of water in a school corridor.  The teacher suffered serious ligament damage in the accident, with injuries to their feet and ankle. The court ruled that the school was to...
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Company director fined over unsafe work procedures

The managing director of a roofing company has been fined for its dangerous work procedures after a member of public photographed one of the workers jet washing a roof without any safety measures in place.  The photo was taken in June 2013, show...
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Injury claims cost Essex County Council £1m

Essex County Council has paid out over £1m over the last three years to staff injured in Essex schools.  The largest payout, nearly a quarter of the total compensation paid to staff hurt in the city’s schools, went to a teacher who slipped on a ...
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Widow receives £700,000 in asbestos compensation

A widow who contracted the same cancer as her husband had, has received £700,000 in asbestos compensation following years of washing his asbestos-covered clothing.  66-year-old Monica Haxton cared for her husband Ronald as he suffered with mesot...
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Council worker compensated for burnt hand

A council worker has received a £3,000 payout after severely burning their hand on a hot fish pie while serving lunch.  This was one of the numerous claims paid out by authorities in Greater Manchester to their own staff in the last year.  ...
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Ambulance service crew attacks still frequent

New figures have revealed that in the north east of England alone, a total of 48 ambulance crew members have been attacked while trying to assist injured or sick patients in the last year.  It has been described as “baffling” that some people fe...
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Road workers under threat of injury

On a daily basis road workers are on the receiving end of verbal abuse and threatening behaviour from road users who deliberately put workers at serious risk.  Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police have warned motorists that by delib...
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Centre opens for injured servicemen

A £10.7m recovery centre has opened in North Yorkshire for men and women who have been injured or become ill during their service.  The groundbreaking facility is the first of its kind in the north of England and will accompany four other recove...
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The ‘largest blaze’ in the West Midlands

In the late hours of last night, the West Midlands Fire Service were called to an emergency, described by many as the biggest fire recorded in the West Midlands.  Fire crews faced a blaze containing around 100,000 tonnes of recycled plastic at a...
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Sole trader sentenced for tipper death failings

A Berkshire haulier has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving employee was run over and killed by a tipper lorry at his Reading head office. Brian Gutteridge was crossing a road from the main office to a car park when the vehicle struck...
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