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 0800 888 6888

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

Plastics recycling company fined after worker’s life-changing injuries

ECO Plastics Ltd has been in court for safety failings, after one of its employees was struck by a reversing forklift truck.

What happened?

Robin Eddom, 63, was walking through the warehouse when he was hit by a reversing forklift. He sustained serious injuries, including internal bleeding, extensive tissue damage to his neck, back, shoulders and legs, and two damaged vertebrae in his lower spine.

An investigation found that, though a separate walkway had been designated for pedestrians to use, the firm had allowed the walkway to be taped off and blocked by building materials whilst construction work was carried out.

Because of this, staff were forced to share the same route at loaded forklifts that were regularly manoeuvring around the warehouse.

The court heard that no satisfactory measures were put in place to ensure an alternative, safe pedestrian route was provided for employees.

What was the outcome?

The Lincolnshire-based firm was fined £12,500 and ordered to pay costs of £5,261 after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

HSE inspector Karin Abbott said:

“This could so easily have been a fatal incident. Mr Eddom has been left
with devastating physical and psychological injuries, which have
forced an earlier retirement from work and
will leave him in discomfort for
the rest of his life.

“The incident was entirely preventable. Mr Eddom should have been able
to use the designated walkway provided within the building,
but this was not possible as this walkway was
completely blocked by stored building
materials and equipment.

“The dangers associated with vehicle movements around
pedestrians are well-known in the industry.

“However, ECO Plastics failed to recognise the dangers the blocked walkway
had created or provide adequate control measures to ensure the
warehouse could be safely accessed by pedestrians
while construction work was underway.”

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

Why use Hampson Hughes

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you deserve access to legal support. Our objective is to ensure we recover the maximum amount of personal injury compensation you deserve. We can help secure access to expert rehabilitation services to ensure that you have the quickest recovery possible. We can ensure you are compensated for any losses you may have suffered, from out of pocket expenses to loss of enjoyment and loss of earnings as a result of your personal injury.

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

Check your claim

Our free compensation calculator
allows you to check your claim estimate

Claim Process

Each case will have its own individual elements to consider, but the general process for pursuing a compensation claim with Hampson Hughes involves the following steps.

Our 6 steps
to justice


Initial Enquiry

Once you get in touch, we can offer you a free consultation with the relevant specialist solicitor for your case.


Case Acceptance

Should we advise your claim is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin claim preparation.


Medical Records

We will help you to access and obtain all of the required medical evidence in support of your compensation claim.



Once we have submitted the claim to the defendant, we can begin negotiations on reaching a settlement.


Court Proceedings

Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.



Should your claim be successful and compensation be awarded, you should receive it within 14-28 days.

Start Your
Claim Now!

Get In Touch

Take the 30 Second Claim Test

Find out if you qualify to make a
No Win No Fee claim for injury compensation.

Hampson Hughes Stats

We’ve established a great track record in our industry having helped many clients with their personal injury or medical negligence claims. Here are some of the key numbers that tell our story so far.


of our clients were
completely satisfied


of our clients would
use us again


of our clients would
recommend our services


in compensation
won for our clients

Take the 30 Second Claim Test

Find out if you qualify to make a No Win No Fee claim for injury compensation:

Check online | Instant answer | Know where you stand

Try The Test
Screenshot of the Claim Test used to check if you have a claim
Call us FREE on
0800 888 6888
or request a call back
contact us