Accident at work – Knee injury – Mechanic injured due to faulty equipment

Accident at work – Knee injury – Mechanic injured due to faulty equipment A mechanic was working on an engine at work when the ratchet he was using snapped. As it snapped the ratchet handle collided with his knee causing multiple fractured with his knee The claimant was unable to walk for multiple weeks and…

Accident at work – Back injury – Carrying overly heavy boxes

Accident at work – Back injury – Carrying overly heavy boxes A warehouse worker working for a company suffered a back injury when he was carrying overly heavy boxes. The worker has been doing this for multiple years despite the breach in manual handling regulations. Over the years the claimant had begun to experience back…

Accident at work – Leg injury – Worker trips over dangerous driveway

Accident at work – Leg injury – Worker trips over dangerous driveway A driveway outside of a workplace had been repaired to allow delivery drivers easier access to the facility This is also the only way out for pedestrians, and people who don’t drive to work. As the claimant does not drive he was forced…

Accident at work – Hand injury – Loss of finger at factory

Accident at work – Hand Injury – Loss of finger at factory A factory worker lost his finger when one of the machines which requires manual handling wouldn’t stop when the emergency button was pushed. His finger went into the machine which resulted in a horrific loss of his finger. According to records there was…

Accident at work – Forklift accident – Forklift tipping due to weight

Accident at work – Forklift accident – Forklift tipping due to weight A forklift driver was told by his supervisor to pick up and carry these to another part of the warehouse. The forklift driver was told that they boxes would be fine to carry and they aren’t too heavy. The boxes were actually over…

Accident at work – Internal organ damage – Gas leak at work

Accident at work – Internal organ damage – Gas leak at work A office worker at a chemicals plant was exposed to unkown chemicals after a gas leak. As the worker was not in full protective gear because he worked at the office he was exposed to the chamicals. The chemicals gave him internal organ…

Accident at work – Back injury – Fall from ladder at work

Accident at work – Back injury – Fall from ladder at work A scaffolder was climbing up a ladder to build scaffolding higher up the building. The ladder he was currently on suddenly fell back because it was not secured properly by the person who put it there. The claimant then fell from the ladder…