Start Your Claim Today

Send us your details, and one of our experts will be in touch.

Successfull form submission tick

Thanks for your details!

One of our legal specialists will review your details and call you back within 24 hours to discuss this further.

Alternatively to speak to a specialist
for FREE call us now on

Successfull form submission tick

Thanks for your feedback!

We take all of our feedback seriously so we can learn what we're doing right, wrong and how we can improve.

If you would like to speak to us regarding your feedback please email us at

NHS trust fined after worker’s burns

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been in court after one of its employees suffered burns whilst stripping down a steam boiler.

What happened?

A maintenance worker at Kettering General Hospital had been stripping down a steam boiler for periodic examination. He was removing the crown valve from one of the steam boilers, however the system only had one point of isolation, rather than two, and this single point did not prevent steam leaking back into the section of the system he was working on. Because of this, he received serious steam burn injuries to the lower half of his body.

An investigation into the incident found that Kettering General Hospital had no system for assessing and controlling the risks that their employees may be exposed to. The Trust did not know what training their maintenance employees had received and they were not under suitable supervision whilst working there.

What was the outcome?

The NHS Foundation Trust pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and was fined £7,000 with full costs of £1,926 and a victim surcharge of £15.

If you have been affected by an accident at work, and you would like expert advice, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email

Source: View article

Free Advice

We offer a free legal consultation
to every potential client

No Win No Fee

Many of our claims are offered on
No Win No Fee payment terms

Use our App

Our Free App allows you to
manage your compensation claim

Landscape TrustPilot Widget Mobile Landscape TrustPilot Widget


of our clients were
completely satisfied


of our clients would
use us again


of our clients would
recommend our services


in compensation
recovered for our clients

Screenshot of the Claim Test used to check if you have a claim

Find out how much you can claim with our compensation calculator

It's really quick and easy, find out in 30 seconds.

See what you're owed!
Call us FREE on

or request a call back