Sheldon Davidson Solicitors News

Most Dangerous Industries for Accidents at Work

07 | 12 | 21

Workers in certain industries have been shown to have face a higher risk of serious or fatal injury. This article looks at those sectors in detail and the most common types of injuries that occur.

Accidents at Work

Employer Admits Liability

22 | 12 | 14

Whilst working in a factory on a guillotine machine Tom aged 20 years severed his little finger and partially severed his left ring finger.

Accidents at Work

Ice and snow warnings reinforce employer responsibility

18 | 12 | 14

As the Met Office has continued to issue ice and snow warnings for Greater Manchester this winter, it should serve as a reminder to employers throughout the region that they must ensure that their workers are not put at risk.

Accidents at Work

Factory burns incident highlights need for proper health and safety

24 | 11 | 14

A serious accident at a Manchester paint factory has reinforced how easily accidents can happen in industrial workplaces that do not have strictly regimented health and safety procedures in place.

Accidents at Work

The importance of safety equipment for construction workers

03 | 11 | 14

All employers are legally required to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Those who work in the construction industry are particularly at risk and face a number of potential hazards.

Accidents at Work

Council fined after cleaner is seriously injured in road accident

20 | 10 | 14

Manchester City Council has been fined £15,000 after a worker was run over at 70mph while on duty.

Accidents at Work, Road & Bike

Building firm director fined over failure to provide hot water

27 | 08 | 14

A Stockport-based building company director has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after failing to provide his staff with adequate washing facilities.

Accidents at Work

New fund for Mesothelioma victims

14 | 03 | 14

Mesothelioma victims could soon receive up to £123,000 compensation for their illness, after ministers announced a new fund would come into force next month.

Serious Injury, Accidents at Work

Former ITV Studios In £1 Million Asbestos Removal

11 | 10 | 13

The new owners of Manchester’s Granada TV Studios will have to pay up to £1 million to remove asbestos from the building, having purchased the site for £26.5 million earlier this year.

Accidents at Work

Which jobs pose the greatest industrial accident risk?

21 | 06 | 13

Government statistics have revealed the most dangerous jobs in the country, with workers in these areas more likely to suffer an industrial accidentor develop an industrial disease than in other sectors.

Accidents at Work