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Dodgy Decking

Miss F works as a carer helping people in their homes. On this particular day she was working at a property she wasn’t very familiar with. The service user asked Miss F if she wouldn’t mind going outside to feed a family pet, which of course she agreed to do. This involved her walking over […]

Closing Door, Trapped Fingers

We all use doors. We use them every day. Open, close, open, close, etc. There isn’t much to it really. Fairly straightforward, most of the time. This case however shows that even the more mundane of day to day activities can still catch you off guard. It only takes a momentary lapse of concentration for […]

Shrink Wrap Safety

Shrink wrap is very useful. It is particularly useful when it comes to keeping loads on pallets stable, which is why Mr W’s employers used to shrink wrap every load before it was moved. Unfortunately as part of a review of working practice it was decided that that was no longer necessary. As Mr W […]

Take Care At Junctions

As Mr P was walking across a junction he was hit by a car turning in. The car was travelling too quickly, and the driver tried to take the corner at speed. This meant that he didn’t see Mr P until it was far too late. As a result the car hit Mr P knocking […]

CICA Success

Mr K was assaulted whilst working as a food delivery driver. He was punched and beaten by his assailant and had his vehicle keys stolen. He put in a claim for compensation for his injuries through the criminal injuries compensation authority. This is a statutory body which exists to pay compensation to people who have […]

Gas Cylinder Gasp

Mrs A was certainly left gasping by a gas cylinder but not quite in the usual way. You see, as she was travelling with her injured son the back of an ambulance a gas cylinder that had not been fastened in place fell from above her. It landed squarely on her foot and certainly caused […]

Eyes On The Road

Keep your eyes on the road – good advice, especially when you are driving. It certainly would have been good advice for the driver of the car that ran straight into the back of Mr B and Miss I’s car whilst they were stationary in traffic. After we put their claims the insurer of the […]

Hot Soup

We all like a nice bowl of warming soup from time to time, especially when the weather is colder. There are few things better for warming you up. Unfortunately for Mrs H, she got rather more than a bowl full of soup when a soup cauldron fell onto her at work. The soup was also […]

Pallet Pain

There is a correct and an incorrect way to safely stack paving slabs on a pallet. If you get it wrong the slabs have a tendency to fall over, and if they land on your hand and wrist, that can be, to say the least very painful. Unfortunately for Mr W the person who stacked […]

Watch …Ouch

Ouch, and possibly a few more words besides is what Mr W had to say following an incident with the boot of a car and an over eager taxi driver. Having called the taxi to take him and his shopping home, Mr W set about putting things in the boot of the vehicle when it […]