Q&A with Ian Kay, Partner and Solicitor in our Personal Injury Department

Question: Which of your offices deal with personal injury and what areas of personal injury do you cover? Answer: Whilst our personal injury department is based in our Garston and Liverpool City Centre offices, we are able to take personal injury instructions from any of our other locations. Over the last four decades we have served the Read More …

Polythene firm fined after its safety failings left employee with permanent injuries

A Widnes based polythene manufacturer, which makes film for the food industry, has been ordered to pay £40,000 following its prosecution for safety failings. The accident occurred on 21 January 2014 during a night shift when the employee was operating a multi-winder machine that converts logs of stretch film polythene into smaller hand sized reels. Read More …

Miraculous Escape – Sentencing

We reported horrfic details on 20 July of a worker who was described to have miraculously cheated death when he was involved in an accident at work. The worker suffered terrible injuries when he was dragged through a gap just 125mm wide, the size of a CD case. Sentences have now been handed down. At the trial Read More …

‘Red Tape Challenge’

We wrote recently about the Government’s attempts to limit health and safety liabilities. Employment Minister Chris Grayling has now launched what he describes as a “Red Tape Challenge” for members of the public to report instances of ridiculous decisions made on the grounds of “health and safety”. The challenge has been focussing on four distinct Read More …

Motorway Accident at Work

A construction company and subcontractor have been fined a total of £202,000 as a result of an accident in which a worker was killed on the M25. The worker was waiting to reinstate fencing when a lorry jack-knifed, trapping him between another vehicle and a barrier. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the accident Read More …

A Miraculous Escape

We often report tragic accidents where workers lose their lives at work. In a recent case a worker was described to have miraculously cheated death when he was involved in an horrific accident at work. The worker was looking into a machine to check a line when his clothing became caught on a conveyor belt, Read More …

Working at Height

A company has been fined following an accident when a company director died after falling through a fragile roof at one of its properties. The director fell 10 metres when he went through the fragile cement roofing he was working on. He had been replacing skylights in the roof of the property. The Health and Read More …

Power Plant Accident

A power company and contractor have been fined a total of £510,000 after a worker was killed when he fell 12 metres from a platform at work. The worker was helping put equipment in a deep pit when he fell through a gap in the floor of the platform. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Read More …

Electric Shock Liability

Four parties have been fined a total of £130,000 following an incident in which a worker suffered a serious electric shock at work. The worker was constructing farm units when a scissor lift he was using came into contact with overhead electric cables, causing burns to his stomach and hands and internal injuries. The Health Read More …

Work at Height Breach

A roofing company has been fined after an employee was seen working on a sloping roof of a house without any safety equipment. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector saw the employee standing on the ridge of the slippy roof whilst using a power washer. Speaking after the hearing, the HSE said: “Around a Read More …