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Injured traffic officer wins compensation

A traffic enforcement officer has been awarded compensation after a drunk driver put an end to his career four years ago. 43-year-old Colin Hickey had been patrolling the outside of St Bede’s School in South Shields in 2011 when a driver pinned him between his van and metal railings. Mr Hickey suffered severe physical and psychological injuries in the accident.

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Council pays out £3k to employee

It has been revealed, following a Freedom of Information request, that Sandwell Borough Council has paid out over £300,000 in compensation to employees in a three-year window, including £3,000 to an employee that tripped over a traffic cone. The data revealed that several payouts were made between January 2012 and December 2014, ranging from fall injuries to asbestos-related illnesses.

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DJ suffers life-changing injury

A well-known DJ has suffered a life-changing injury after an audience member let off a compressed air horn next to his ear. Lil Louis, real name Louis Sims, made an appearance at Sankeys nightclub in Manchester on 24 January but ended up in hospital. The DJ posted on his Facebook page, saying: “[the unknown audience member] may have ended my career”.

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Laundry firm fined over worker injury

A Telford-based laundry firm has been fined £8,000 after a worker suffered “serious injuries” from the machinery.  19-year-old Matthew Brown had been working at the Cleantex Ltd launderette when the accident happened.  He had been retrieving clothing from one of the industrial machines when he became trapped, leaving him with serious leg and spinal injuries.

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Bakery to compensate worker £4k

A Premier Foods bakery in Trent Vale is to pay one of its workers £4,000 in compensation after he suffered a serious injury.  Jonathan Wain was a mixing bay operator at the factory, and as part of weekend cleaning duties he had been asked to clean one of the ‘cages’ in the mixing bay. Whilst he was carrying out this task, a metal pipe fell and struck him on the head.  It had been part of the cage but was not securely fixed in place.

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Worker wins £40k compensation

A worker who injured his hand while operating an aluminium-rolling machine has won £40,000 in compensation.  Robert Gibbons, from Wallsend, had been operating a machine used to roll aluminium sheeting into shape when his hand became caught in the rollers. His right hand, which is also his dominant hand, was left seriously fractured and deformed.

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How is war veteran limb-loss compensation calculated?

The UK currently provides medical care, physical therapy and the necessary prosthetics for military servicemen injured in the line of duty.  The UK, and the US, also provides compensation to veterans who have lost a limb; however, the question is frequently asked, how are these compensation rates determined?

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Policeman wins £9,000 for pothole fall

A policeman has been awarded £9,000 in compensation after tripping on a pothole in a station car park in Eastbourne, East Sussex. The Sussex officer, who remains unnamed, is one of many who have claimed compensation from the force for a work-related injury. This follows a Freedom of Information request which found police officers to be claiming thousands of pounds in compensation for minor injuries every year. The officer injured her ankle after tripping in February 2011, and was awarded compensation through an out-of-court settlement.

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