Personal Injury

Posted 12th June, 2015 under Personal Injury by

A former nightclub singer who developed asbestosis as a result of his day job for British Gas has won compensation for his illness. Kenneth Edgar, who used to perform in pubs and clubs around Newcastle, worked as a gas fitter for the company from the 1960s to the 1980s. During that time, he regularly came… Read more »

Posted 28th April, 2015 under Personal Injury by

Suffering an accident at work can turn your life upside down. 121,430 workplace injuries were reported in 2009/10, with 152 of them tragically resulting in death.  Many people are not only burdened with an injury, but also the stress and uncertainty as to what it means for their job, their relationship with their employer  and… Read more »

Posted 28th April, 2015 under Employment Law, Personal Injury by

Beecham Peacock have achieved settlements for a number of workers who developed repetitive strain injury while working under difficult conditions in a factory dispensary. The workers were employed to mix raw materials together to produce pharmaceuticals in the dispensary at Sanofi in Newcastle. The job involved a lot of heavy lifting, as well as repetitive… Read more »

Posted 31st March, 2015 under Personal Injury by

A factory worker who was knocked unconscious when a tray fell onto his head has won compensation for his injuries with the help of Beecham Peacock. Raymond O’Donnell, who worked at the Malton Bacon Factory in North Yorkshire, was helping a colleague to pull a pallet of trays up a ramp. The trays had not… Read more »

Posted 10th February, 2015 under Personal Injury by

A hard working Unite Member, who had two jobs, working at Sainsbury’s and a Care Home suffered a serious and life changing accident at work. Tragically, the accident caused such a devastating injury to her neck, that she became Tetraplegic. Paralysed, from the neck down, our client’s life was changed overnight. She was unable to… Read more »

Posted 10th February, 2015 under Personal Injury by

Beecham Peacock recently represented an HGV Driver. Part of his job involved lifting ramps weighing over 60kg onto his trailer. They had to be lifted and slotted into place. On the day of the accident, he slipped as he was lifting the ramp and twisted and hurt his back. With the support of Unite he made… Read more »

Posted 03rd February, 2015 under Personal Injury by

An inquest by the Independent Police Complaints Commission is currently underway into the police handling of 17 year-old Kesia Leatherbarrow, who committed suicide hours after being released from custody. Miss Leatherbarrow was arrested on 30th November 2013 in Hyde, Greater Manchester. After breaking a window trying to visit a friend at a residential care home… Read more »

Posted 12th December, 2014 under Employment Law, Personal Injury by

A father who suffered devastating injuries when he was run over by a car transporter has been awarded a six-figure sum in compensation. David Ritchie was working as a HGV driver for Autologic when the accident happened, on 1 February 2012. He was among several other drivers who were loading cars onto large transporter vehicles… Read more »