Some accidents at work have consequences that are so wide reaching, they impact the life of the victim, the victim’s family, the victim’s ability to earn a living, keep a home, have a social life…

The HSE have reported that an innocent welder and fabricator at engineering firm Point Engineering (Hull) Ltd was injured when a marine door fell onto him, trapping his pelvis and legs. He suffered a shattered pelvis and broken hip.

The HSE prosecuted the company for the incident, as they had breached the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and in doing so, failed to protect the safety of an innocent worker. The company was heavily fined and critics by the HSE.

HSE inspector Sarah Lee commented: “If the job had been correctly planned and risk assessed then a safe way of doing the job could have been established” and that could have prevented the worker from suffering such serious and life changing injuries.

When someone has suffers such serious injuries, the knowledge that the whole incident could have been avoided if the company had followed correct regulations is often a harrowing thought. The pain of the injuries often leads to extended recovery time, with an inability to work and earn a living during recovery, which can cause financial difficulty for the injured person. The injured person may require care and assistance during their recovery, especially when the injuries suffered have been serious or life threatening.

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At Ringrose Law, our dedicated Personal Injury team understand the far reaching implications that suffering a serious injury can have on a person’s life. We will work with you to achieve the best result possible, which may include further treatment or care. Contact us on 01522 561 020 or call in at one of our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Grantham, Newark, Sleaford or Spalding

 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/engineering-worker-suffers-life-changing-injuries/

 

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