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Tips to Avoid Trips

To help avoid slipping or tripping in the workplace the expert Personal Injury Lawyers at Claims Direct have put together a list of tips to avoid slips and trips.



How to Avoid Accidents on Escalators

People use escalators on a daily basis but are you aware of the potential dangers of an accident if you are not careful and cautious when using them?

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Man Dies inside Industrial Pressure Cooker

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli found guilty of breaching the health and safety act for their part in fatal accident where worker was cooked alive inside giant pressure cooker.

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5 Top Tips for Construction Workers Working at Height

Are you working safely? How to prevent fall from height accidents: Claims Direct Personal Injury Lawyers construct 5 top tips for construction workers working at height.

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Fatal Train Accidents | Stand Clear of the Yellow Line

Trains are an excellent form of transport, so quick and easy to get to places and there aren’t any traffic jams. That said, they are also a dangerous form of transport if people accidentally come into contact with the tracks.

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Self-employed Engineer Dies Falling through Crematorium Roof

Fatal fall from height accidents are sadly a common fatal accident in the workplace in the UK. Find out what could have been done to prevent this tragedy from occurring.

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Road Workers are at Risk of Injury due to Unsafe Drivers

The safety of road workers has been in the spotlight recently as research finds the road worker industry has one of the UK’s highest employment sector fatality rates.

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Don’t Step into the Light! Contractor’s Near Fatal Fall through Skylight

A Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill Limited contractor was seriously injured falling from height in Bedfordshire: Roof lights and other dangerous fragile surfaces to avoid.

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Five Tips on How to Treat Whiplash

There are a few things that you can do to help your recovery from whiplash injuries. Here are some top tips for treating whiplash.

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Problems during Pregnancy and Mistakes at Birth

Problems during pregnancy and during his birth have led to a boy being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and awarded over £6million compensation.

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Horse Riding Accidents – Make Sure You’re Insured

It is important to be mindful of the dangers of horse riding before mounting your horse. Anything could happen and so you should be cautious by insuring yourself and your horse.

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A lotta lotta Ladder Accidents

Falling off ladders is a very common accident in the workplace. We look at two cases that show the importance of safety when using ladders and working at height.

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Teachers are Entitled to Compensation Too

Injuries at school can leave you with ongoing health issues and sometimes unable to return to the job you love. Find out more about compensation for teachers.

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The UK 30mph Speed Limit is 80 Years Old – Will it Reach 90?

The 30 miles per hour speed limit was introduced 80 years ago but with more collisions happening on 30mph roads, could we soon be noticing more 20mph limits in our towns and cities?

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Whiplash Claims Near Record Levels

An insurance report has suggested the UK has the highest number of whiplash claims in Europe.

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Engineer Suffers Loss of Limb as 700kg Metal Sheet Slices Off Toes

An engineering firm from Kent admitted a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations which resulted in an employee losing four toes.

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Medical Negligence Explained

Clinical and medical negligence mistakes can have major implications for the patient involved, leading to drastic changes being made in their everyday lives.

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Eight Broken Ribs in Fall from Height Accident in Birmingham

A Wood Machinist had a dangerous fall from height in his Birmingham factory workplace. His company was found at fault for the accident at work by the investigation.

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Driving at Work Guide Published in Northern Ireland

A guide published in Northern Ireland on driving at work highlights the need for road safety at all times, and is a reminder of the responsibility that employers hold towards their employees.

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NHS Performance Levels ‘at Their Worst since 1990s’

A leading health think tank report has revealed that NHS performance levels are deteriorating at a rate not seen since the early 1990s.

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