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January 2012 Latest Personal Injury News

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31.01.2012.

Council awards £2m in compensation settlements

According to data obtained by the North West Evening Mail in a freedom of information request, Cumbria County Council has granted a total of £2.35 million in damages for claims made after accidents at work and through employment disputes since 2007.

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31.01.2012.

Study shows many GPs struggling with stress

According to a study conducted by Dr Peter Orton of Aviation Medica - which involved analysing the mental state of more than 500 GPs across Essex - nearly half (46 per cent) are currently experiencing emotional exhaustion.

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30.01.2012.

Man could seek damages after accident at work

Stephen Thompson fractured his right leg in four places when he was knocked off some steps at a factory owned by Green Marine - a firm with around 75 permanent employees - in Southampton in December 2010.

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30.01.2012.

Fall from roof at work caused multiple injuries

Gary Hampton suffered a shattered thigh bone, broken wrists, fractures to his back and bruised lungs in an accident that saw him fall a distance of around seven metres through a roof while he worked for the Fred Lewis Scaffold Company.

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30.01.2012.

Councils face £1.5m school claims

According to the Staffordshire Sentinel, Stoke-on-Trent City Council has awarded in excess of £744,000 in compensation since 2008 in 34 separate claims from pupils injured during incidents such as slipping and tripping.

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27.01.2012.

Student awarded £61,800 medical negligence damages

Sarah Marshall - who is now 21-years-old - underwent the procedure in 1996 at the age of six and professionals at Kirkcaldy's Victoria Hospital decided to take out the teeth as they were getting in the way.

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27.01.2012.

Pensioner awarded £75k injury compensation

The anonymous 70-year-old fell over a mat in the Lanterns cafe on Havelock Street in Swindon in October 2008 and sustained fractures in her shoulder, This is Wiltshire reports.

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27.01.2012.

Broken bones to lead to compensation?

Christopher Carson suffered multiple fractures in his back and left shoulder as well as a puncture wound when he fell a distance of 6.5 metres while working as an electrician's labourer for Robert AS Crockett and Partners in Dundee in October 2008.

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26.01.2012.

Asbestos damages claim to be launched?

According to the Western Telegraph, Philip Johnson died at the age of 60 after contracting mesothelioma - a condition that affects the inner lining of the lungs - because he came into regular contact with the lethal substance in his line of work.

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26.01.2012.

CIPD: Middle managers most likely to be stressed

That is according to new research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which found that nearly half of all such employees - 49 per cent - feel under excessive pressure at least once every week.

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26.01.2012.

Head injury to lead to compensation claim?

The anonymous professional was hurt while working for engineering firm Van Elle - which founded in 1984 that is now the UK's largest independent piling and ground stabilisation contractor - on the M1 in the East Midlands in September 2009.

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25.01.2012.

Hearing problems lead to £40k damages settlement

More than a dozen professionals who used to work as weavers from Burnley and Pendle at companies such as Perseverance Mill, Caledonia Textiles and Smith and Nephew's in the north of England have been awarded damages.

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25.01.2012.

Factory worker lost three fingers in machine accident

He lost three fingers on his right hand in an accident while he operated a bubble wrap making machine at a factory managed by Sansetsu.

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25.01.2012.

Stress at work 'more common in UK than US and Germany'

A study conducted by the Kenexa High Performance Institute has established that members of staff across all sectors in Britain are struggling with mental anxiety issues more than their counterparts in nations such as the US and Germany.

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24.01.2012.

Arm injury may lead to compensation claim

Paul Murdoch was operating a circular ripsaw in order to cut walnut boards for his employer Weldon Contracts at their premises in Nottinghamshire in September 2009 and was injured when a section of the wood broke off and punctured his arm.

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24.01.2012.

Plasterer seeking £50k damages from council

According to the Scotsman, plasterer Warren Anderson was carrying out work for Cornhill Builders - a firm with an annual turnover of around £10 million - at James Gillespie's High School in the Marchmont district of the city in August 2010 when one of the building's gates fell on top of him.

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24.01.2012.

Man awarded £3.5k from Walkers crisps

According to the Manchester Evening News, Peter Collins took legal action against crisp manufacturer Walkers - which was established in the 19th century and is now a subsidiary of Pepsi Co - following the incident in January 2008.

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23.01.2012.

Miners take compensation claim to Court of Appeal

According to the Sunderland Echo, some 335 ex-professionals from the region are having their cases for damages taken to the Court of Appeal by the Durham Colliery Mechanics Association (DCM) and the Durham Miners' Association (DMA) as they seek redress for their health problems.

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23.01.2012.

Burns and scarring may lead to damages pursuit

Asim Qureshi sustained serious abrasions to his face and right leg, arm and shoulder when molten metal came into contact with him as he worked at a factory owned by JVM Castings - a company set up in 2006 - in Worcester in July 2010.

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23.01.2012.

Cleaner to seek damages for crushed hand?

Richard Beane suffered a serious hand injury while working for SGA House Services - a firm established more than ten years ago in East Anglia - at a vegetable packing plant owned by Watton Produce in October 2010.





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