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52-year-old forced to give up work following work place act of violence

A 52-year-old former nursing assistant, working for the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded more than £13 thousand in compensation for injuries sustained at work that put an end to his career.  Lincolnshire resident, Andrew Eurich from Stickney, had been working at the Ash Villa Care Home for seven years when he was forced to quit – a job that he had thoroughly enjoyed.  Together with a colleague, Mr Eurich had been accompanying a patient in the child and adolescent mental health service unit, when the patient struck out forcefully, causing the nursing assistant to injure his back upon falling against a fire door.  The pair had been using standard restraining techniques when the incident occurred, but it was just not enough to restrain the patient.  The fall tore cartilage in Mr Eurich’s lower back causing him to be taken to hospital.

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Rotherham man receives compensation for hearing loss

A council worker from Rotherham has been awarded £6 thousand in compensation for damage done to his hearing whilst working for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in the 1960s and 1970s.  65-year-old David Carr had been exposed to excessive noise during his time of employment.  Mr Carr had worked as an HGV and JCB driver for the council, as well as a mower and road worker.  During this time he could spend up to five hours a day being exposed to excessive noise from tools such as drills, vibrator rollers and jackhammers, the results of which caused him irreversible damage to his hearing.  He was also subjected to prolonged engine noise, and was eventually diagnosed with industrial deafness and tinnitus in both ears following a workplace check up.

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Prison service compensate assaulted gardener

The prison service has awarded a former gardener an undisclosed sum following an assault at HM Prison and Young Offenders Institution Onley, near Rugby in Warwickshire.  The gardener, David Thomas from Northants, was attacked by several inmates who had been smoking cannabis. Mr Thomas was in the process of returning to work after a period of absence due to illness, and discovered upon his return that former safety procedures had been changed.  Instead of working under the supervision of a manager, he was instructed to supervise the group of inmates on his own.  He described the group of inmates as aggressive and irritable, and claimed that they were mocking him when he attempted to get them to carry out their work duties. 

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Family receive compensation for deceased electrician

The family of 85-year-old former electrician, Henry Smith, has secured substantial compensation after his death from mesothelioma in 2014.  Mr Smith had worked for a Coventry electrical company for 43 years and for the first 16 years of his employ, had worked in factories where the staff handled asbestos.  Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related disease that caused Mr Smith’s lung cancer leading to his death.

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Electric issue sparks fire in family home

Southampton City Council has moved a family to emergency accommodation following a fire that took place in their ninth floor flat in Graham Street, in St Mary’s, on Saturday at 8pm.  The fire started in an electrical fuse box at the premises and it took fire fighters an hour to get the blaze under control.  The fire took the efforts of crews from three stations to extinguish.

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