Archive for February, 2012

Machine Operator Brain Injury Compensation Awarded

February 14th, 2012 | By News

A man who suffered severe injuries when struck in the face by a piece of machinery on a construction site has been awarded a brain injury compensation package calculated to be in excess of 4 million pounds.

Christopher Kaye (57) was working on the construction site in Sheffield for Euro Dismantling Services Ltd when the incident occurred in October 2008. Christopher was changing the grapple attachment on an excavator when he was struck in the face and knocked to the ground by an iron bar which sprang from the release mechanism.

Christopher was rushed to hospital where he had emergency surgery to save his life, however the incident left him with permanent brain damage which means he now requires around-the-clock care.

After taking legal counsel, Christopher´s wife – Sue – filed a brain injury compensation claim against her husband´s employers, alleging that Christopher had not been provided with adequate training or protective equipment in order him to complete the job safely.

Euro Dismantling Services Ltd initially denied the claims but, shortly before the case was due to be heard before court, the company tabled an offer of 90% responsibility for Christopher´s injury.  A lump sum compensation payment of 1.75 million pounds was settled on in brain injury compensation, with annual payments of 135,000 pounds to follow for the remainder of Christopher´s life – a total in excess of 4 million pounds should Christopher live for a further twenty years.

Welder Hearing Damage Compensation of 12,000 Pounds Awarded

February 2nd, 2012 | By News

A  welder, who sustained 50 per cent hearing loss after continuous  exposure to noise in a manufacturing plant, has been awarded 12,000 pounds compensation from his former employer.

Stephen Rothwell (50), had worked at Henry Smith Constructional Engineering from when he finished school in 1976 until 2003. As part of his duties, he had to weld steel plates in the noisy steel fabrication plant in Winsford, Cheshire.

However, Stephen was never told that he should have protection for his hearing, and none was ever given to him. Due to this, Stephen developed tinnitus and lost 50 per cent of his hearing – he now needs hearing aids in both ears.

After seeking legal guidance, Stephen was tested by audiologists, and a claim was registered against his former employers. He has now been awarded 12,000 pounds in compensation after Henry Smith Constructional Engineering admitted liability for the hearing damage.


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