A recent article in the Daily Echo below reporting on a serious accident at work highlights the importance for all work activity to be properly planned. This is especially important in the field of construction work, where the risk of serious injury is higher and can have a devastating effect.
All work activities should be managed and monitored to ensure the risks are controlled to protect the safety of workers.
Two companies were prosecuted at Winchester Crown Court following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which found they had failed to conduct a proper risk assessment and appropriately plan the work.
A criminal prosecution can assist in any civil compensation claim which the injured person wishes to pursue for personal injuries and financial losses, such as loss of earnings for time off work, treatment costs, rehabilitation etc.
This accident clearly had a permanent and very substantial effect on this man's life.
Moore Blatch have a specialist team of dedicated lawyers who can assist with a serious injury claim. If you require assistance, call the freephone number 0800 157 7611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Siobhan Thomas is an Associate at Moore Blatch acting on behalf of clients who have suffered a serious injury including spinal cord injury.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found a failure to properly identify the presence of the overhead power lines and appropriately plan the work activity. It also found that no suitable control measures were in place to prevent contact with the overhead power lines, putting workers at risk. BAM Construction Limited, of Hemel Hempstead, admitted breaching health and safety rules and was fined £260,000 plus ordered to pay £9415.13 costs Shoreland Projects Limited of Woodhouse Lane, Botley, also admitted breaching health and safety rules. It was fined £22,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8442.53.