Workplace Injury Specialists Make Donation To FACK

Irwin Mitchell Supports Campaign Network


Injury specialists at Irwin Mitchell have announced they are to donate £5,000 to a campaign group formed by families who have lost loved ones as a result of preventable workplace incidents.

Irwin Mitchell's Workplace Injury Executive has agreed to make the donation to Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK), a national campaign network created to lobby for better protection for employees and the introduction of further measures to prevent serious accidents at work.

As well as campaigning to stop workers from being exposed to risks, the body also regularly calls for more support to be provided to families who have been devastated by the consequences of avoidable work-related incidents.

Irwin Mitchell has a long history of providing advice to families whose loved ones have been killed or seriously injured in workplace incidents, while its team of specialists has also provided support to FACK in the past.

Discussing the donation, David Urpeth, national head of workplace injuries at Irwin Mitchell, said: “Our law firm has a long and proud relationship with FACK and are delighted to once again help the organisation in its excellent work.

"People are entitled to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day. Sadly, all too often this does not happen. The utter tragedy is that in many instances, the accident could and should have been avoided.

“I hope that Irwin Mitchell's donation with help FACK in its fight to protect workers health and safety rights, something which Irwin Mitchell strongly support".

Hilda Palmer of FACK added: “FACK thanks Irwin Mitchell for their generous continued financial and other support which enables us to maintain our campaigning and supporting families.

“We campaign for better regulation and enforcement and against policies which potentially expose workers to a greater risk of being killed, injured or made ill at work.

“The donation from Irwin Mitchell will help us continue to publicise the devastating impact that poor health and safety can have on so many people, as well as allow us to help those whose lives have been changed forever by such terrible incidents.”