personal injury

Firms hit with fines and costs after injuries to workers

August 12, 2013

Two firms have been fined and ordered to pay costs after a brick archway collapsed during a major refurbishment project, injuring both workers. The two men – who ask not to be named – were working as joiners on the refurbishment project of a former confectionary building at the time of the accident in February […]

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North Wales company heavily fined after worker injured in fall

June 18, 2013

A business based in north Wales has been heavily fined after a worker suffered a serious injury in a fall at work. A haulage firm in north Wales has been heavily fined and ordered to pay the prosecution’s costs after a worker suffered a serious injury in a fall from height in 2011. The unnamed […]

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Accident at work leads to fine for Birmingham demolitions company

June 6, 2013

A Birmingham demolitions company has been fined and ordered to pay costs after a worker at its plant in Warwickshire suffered an injury at work. A Birmingham-based demolitions firm has been fined and ordered to pay costs by Solihull Magistrates’ Court after it was found that the business had breached key health and safety regulations, […]

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Avoid a Catastrophic Collision: Motorcycle Accident Prevention

June 3, 2013

During the warmer months, many motorcyclists take their motorcycles out of storage, strap on their helmets and hit the open road to embark on a journey.  While many cyclists operate their motorcycles with the utmost safety and common sense in mind, there are others who see motorcycle riding as the ultimate joy ride and spend […]

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Injured On A Construction Site?

May 15, 2013

Construction sites are hotbeds for workplace accidents. Construction is both a physically exhausting and dangerous job at times. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the year 2010 alone there were nearly 800 deaths as a result of construction site accidents. The deaths from these types of incidents actually make up approximately 20% of […]

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Work Zone Safety for Business Owners

April 28, 2013

In large cities, such as New York City, it’s hard to avoid and ignore ongoing construction projects.  With crowded streets, sidewalks and tall buildings in close proximity of one another, business owners may find a construction project right outside their doors.  As a business owner, there are many things to consider, such as the safety […]

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Managing health and safety in the workplace – an introduction

March 26, 2013

Health and safety in the workplace is a prevalent issue for employers and is a constant theme in the media (see the recent – and probably justified – coverage of the “triangular flapjack whack rap claptrap”). We’ll therefore take a brief introductory look at an employer’s health and safety obligations in the workplace. What are […]

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Tips to Prevent Constant Aches and Pains Associated With a Desk Job

January 30, 2013

Working in an office the whole day long will inevitably lead to constant aches and pains – it’s just part of the job! However, if precautions are not taken to prevent pain and soreness, serious injuries may develop.  Over time though, these constant aches and pains will make your day at work very miserable, and […]

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Construction Accidents and OSHA Violations: Are They Related?

January 29, 2013

For people who work in dangerous occupations (with construction work nearing the top of the list), one of the most beneficial resources is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is one of the few groups in existence that is concerned about the safety of workers across the country and takes every precaution necessary to […]

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Marcellus Shale: Are You At Risk?

January 27, 2013

Marcellus Shale is the result of a specific kind of geological activity. It is formed over millions of years by sediment accumulating, from being buried under the seabed, and from being compressed. Marcellus Shale is also known as marine sedimentary rock. The shale is extremely rich in fossil fuels, which is why companies are leasing […]

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