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2011 Latest Personal Injury News

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30.12.2011.

Firm Reprimanded for Using Dangerous Machinery

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Universal Recycling in Rotherham - the firm also has another site in Lancashire - showed a "blatant disregard" for employees by not protecting them against dangerous cutting and crushing equipment.

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30.12.2011.

Council Pay Out £190k in Pothole Compensation

Between the five local authorities - Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen - in excess of £190,000 has been handed out for injury and damage, the Campaign Series reports.

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28.12.2011.

Leeds man gets £10k for hand injury

Craig Dunwell required an operation on his arm after he suffered nerve damage due to a deep cut on his right hand, the Yorkshire Post reports.

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28.12.2011.

Man to seek compensation after electric shock

The man, who does not want to be named, had been employed on a building site in Wigan when he cut through a live cable and the resulting jolt left him unconscious.

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23.12.2011.

Farm accident to lead to damages claim?

Colin Jenkin suffered seven fractured ribs, as well as permanent damage to his eye socket and crush injuries to his back, when he was run over by a tractor at premises in Helston owned by FH Benney & Sons in September 2010.

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22.12.2011.

Study: Firms risking festive stress at work

According to a study conducted by Regus, more than half of all office workers based in Manchester are set to be working over Christmas, with almost one-third stating this had caused "serious upset" for their friends and family.

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22.12.2011.

Two fingers lost in bench saw accident at work

The tips of two of Lynda Jackson's fingers were severed when she got her hand caught in the rollers of a gluing machine while she worked at premises owned by CBT Packaging - a firm established more than 30 years ago - in Basildon earlier this year.

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22.12.2011.

Horse rider receives £37k damages after accident

According to the South Wales Echo, Ceri Tonkinson suffered fractures to her back and pelvis when she was thrown from her horse while travelling through Cosmeston Country Park in South Wales in July 2007.

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21.12.2011.

Males under stress at work 'more likely to suffer a stroke'

According to research conducted in Denmark, individuals with a strong educational background, a high social status and a senior position within their company are 1.4 times more susceptible to a stroke than others if they are under consistent strain, the Daily Mail reports.

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21.12.2011.

Damages to be sought for faulty breast implants

According to the Daily Telegraph, authorities in France are calling in all females who have undergone surgery involving Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) products to have them removed and replaced.

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21.12.2011.

Industrial disease claim to be launched?

According to the Reading Post, a coroner's report has confirmed that Phyllis Millson died in October this year from mesothelioma after coming into regular contact with asbestos from her husband's clothing.

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21.12.2011.

Women 'three times as likely to suffer stress at work'

According to data from the government, which has been analysed by Legal & General, females are almost three times more likely to require a period away from their job due to the mental angst associated with the condition, HR Magazine reports.

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20.12.2011.

Parents suing Tesco for toddler's injury

According to the Wiltshire Times, Roman Herbert - who is 18 months old - was hurt when he fell from a trolley after one of its wheels detached last week at a local Tesco store.

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20.12.2011.

Family seeking asbestos compensation

According to the News & Star, James McKenzie passed away at the age of 59 after being diagnosed with mesothelioma and a coroner's examination of his body confirmed this was caused by his exposure to asbestos dust.

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20.12.2011.

Pensioner wins damages after bank slip

Patricia O'Donnell fell over in a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Edinburgh last September and damaged tissue in her ankle, leaving her needing to take three weeks off work.

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19.12.2011.

Passenger suing Stagecoach after breaking pelvis

Lesley Hunter fractured her pelvis when she fell over in Kempston last month and has now decided to sue Stagecoach - a company with 18,000 members of staff - on the grounds that the negligence of the driver caused her injury, Bedfordshire News reports.

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19.12.2011.

Dental injury leads to £2k compensation award

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Susan Stapylton lost a double wisdom tooth filling when she bit into a hard lump of batter that had gathered in an Aunt Bessie's oven chip.

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19.12.2011.

Roofer to seek damages after accident at work?

Jeremy Bishop suffered severe afflictions to his head, back and chest when he fell a distance of around five metres from scaffolding as he worked on a project to re-roof a house in Essex in January 2010.

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16.12.2011.

Ex-carer seeking damages for hand injury

According to the Scotsman, Lucy Thomas is taking legal action against the Royal Blind School - an institution founded in 1835 - following an incident at the Jura House residential unit in Morningside, Scotland, in June 2007.





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