Accidents at Work

The articles on our website listed below deal with claims for compensation for personal injury suffered as a result of an accident in the workplace or in the course of employment.

Work Christmas Party (what to be aware of)

‘Tis the season for parties and celebration – and, for many, this includes a work-organised Christmas event.

A work Christmas event is something that many employees look forward to and is a great way to celebrate the end of the year with colleagues and keep morale up in the often busy run up to Christmas.

However, it can also lead to potential employment issues.

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Bereavement Damages At Record Level In Scotland

On 03 May 2012, 33-year-old Sandy Haining died as the result of an accident at work.

He lost control of a quad bike, which he was manoeuvring at his employer’s garage premises in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, colliding with a wall.  There were no direct witnesses to the circumstances of the accident.

At the time of his death, Mr Haining lived with his partner, Claire Anderson, and their 6-week-old daughter. They subsequently made claims for compensation, along with Mr Haining’s father. [Read more…]

Moray Coast Workplace Accident Leads To HSE Prosecution

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issues a weekly bulletin summarising reports of prosecutions of employers following accidents at work.

All areas of the UK are represented.

The bulletin for 15 March 2015 contained a report of an injury to a Polish worker employed by Macduff Shipyards Limited.

In our experience, the significant number of workers from Eastern Europe in North East Scotland are at disproportionate risk from serious injury in the workplace. [Read more…]