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2011 Latest Personal Injury News
With new figures showing that Great Britain’s roads are becoming safer, road safety organisations have suggested an unusual way of making further improvements
An expert debunks some myths about tinnitus: a condition which adversely affects the daily lives of 300,000 people in the UK
Being crushed by vehicles, being struck by falling objects and being trampled by herds of cattle – new figures reveal the dangers of working on farms
A summary of the key findings of a BBC programme which journeyed to Pakistan to highlight the suspect state of NHS surgeons’ instruments
An update on the recent European E.coli outbreak. Plus: how cooking cucumbers, peeling fruit and eating leftover rice within 24 hours can offer protection against the killer bug
Serena injury highlights danger of accidents in public places
That is the suggestion of hypnotherapist and stress manager Ann Finnemore, who noted that physical activity can help alleviate the symptoms of emotional anxiety.
A freedom of information request lodged by The Bolton News revealed that Bolton Council issued 71 damages sums to people in the area throughout 2010 after they had injured themselves by falling on pavements and footpaths, with awards ranging from £850 to £27,000.
According to The News, Rita Bell sustained bruising and a dislocated hip when her mobility scooter flipped over after she rode through a hole in the pavement near the Pyramids Centre in the town in February of this year.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Andrew Thomas and Elizabeth Cooper are pursuing damages from Halfords after an ill-fitted bike rack shattered the back window of their car on York Road just minutes after they purchased it.
The Freedom of Information Act has unveiled statistics from Cornwall Council detailing the fact that the local authority granted damages settlements totalling £47,500 throughout the 2010-11 financial year, according to the BBC.
According to the Yorkshire Post, Alex Bellfield - who used to work in the broadcasting body's department in Leeds - suffered a back injury as well as cuts and bruises during a live show in November 2010.
According to The Bolton News, Bolton Council granted the sum to the family of an eight-year-old attendee of an educational institute in the town after an incident in which he fell onto a gate and hurt himself.
The unnamed female was working for ThyssenKrupp Tallent - a worldwide car parts manufacturer with around 1,600 employees - when she fractured and burned the middle finger on her left hand while using a welding machine.
According to the Northern Echo, Shaun Wood is now disabled after being exposed to toxic materials in the line of duty in his role as an official at the RAF for a 20-year period.
That is according to Kevin Friery, clinical director of Right Corecare, who has called on bosses to take greater responsibility for the emotional health and wellbeing of their employees, particularly in these tough economic times.
Lisa Fraser, senior staff nurse at Southampton General Hospital, slipped on a wet floor at the establishment and consequently sustained "multiple injuries" to her right leg, the Daily Echo reports.
Self-employed worker Daniel Cope was operating on a project on Grimsby docks with H Cope and Sons in May of last year when he was sent in to a partially-demolished building by the site manager in order to help remove asbestos from the area.
According to the South Wales Argus, the unnamed 54-year-old is currently being treated at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff after he collided with a fellow cyclist in the A48 road in Castleton.
Demolition worker Gareth Dodds was operating on a project in South Yorkshire when a 20-metre steel girder struck him as it was being moved by an industrial excavation machine.