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Demolition Firm Fined for Work at Height Safety Failings

A demolition firm was fined after two workers were filmed working six metres off the ground on the roof of a disused pub without any safety precautions in place.

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Supreme Court Rules against Asbestos Legislation in Wales

The Supreme Court has ruled against a Welsh Assembly Bill providing for payment of certain NHS asbestos-related disease costs.

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Slurry Causing Health and Safety Risks for Farmers

The problem is that the slurry can produce a mixture of gases including carbon dioxide, ammonia, methane and hydrogen sulphide.

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World Cancer Day and a Report into Work Related Cancer

The problem can be that the risks might seem small and work related cancers might be put down to other factors rather than potentially the actual cause.

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HSE Gas Safety Cases Highlight Risks

Two Health and Safety Executive prosecutions highlight the risks which gas in domestic premises can hold. One case involved fatal carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Council Liable for Drowning Accident in Swimming Pool

Essex County Council have been found liable for an accident in which a ten year old girl nearly drowned in a swimming pool resulting in serious brain injuries.

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Medical Defence Union Rejects New Investigation Branch for NHS

The Medical Defence Union emphasised the large number of bodies and routes which already exist to look at complaints and called for better coordination between these existing bodies.

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Ambulance Service Found Liable for Failing in Patient’s Treatment

This tragic case highlights the need for emergency services to follow the correct procedures and to look beyond merely the view of the patient themselves.

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Brain Injury at Birth Awarded £10 million Compensation

A girl who sustained serious brain injuries during her delivery has been awarded over £10 million damages by the High Court.

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Manufacturing Firm Fined after Worker Loses Forearm

A Factory employee had to have his right arm amputated after it became entangled in a machine used in the banknote printing industry.

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Brave Survivor of Vicious Dog Attack Takes on Peak Challenge

At the age of 13, Rachel Wisniewski was the victim of a vicious dog attack. At 19, she is studying Law at the University of Warwick and preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Farm Worker Falls through Cowshed Roof in Work Accident

A farm worker suffered serious injuries when he fell through a fragile cowshed roof and plunged three metres onto a concrete floor.

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Winter Increases Risks of Pothole Injuries for Cyclists

With £3.2million paid out we saw an increase in pothole compensation claims last year, the winter weather leaves the roads open to hazards for UK cyclists.

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What to Do if You Are Injured on Holiday

Sadly accidents and illnesses do happen whilst on holiday but in many cases you can claim compensation. Find out more.

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Ankle Injury No Limp Excuse for Justin Beiber

Find out why Justin Beiber’s excuse for not completing his community service sentence is in fact a likely story with ankle injuries a common personal injury claim.

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Boilers and the Danger of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Old or poorly maintained boilers can release poisonous carbon monoxide gas which kills 1 person in the UK every week and leaves 4 more seriously ill.

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Whiplash Injury Claims Explained

Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of whiplash injuries in the UK and a lot of them result in compensation claims being made.

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The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure Explained

Symptoms of Asbestos exposure only become apparent years down the line which is why you need to take all the proper safety precautions today when working with Asbestos.

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Accident at Work: Will Your Employer’s Records be Enough?

Employers in the UK have a duty to report accidents at work under the RIDDOR regulations. Will their records be enough to help you with a work accident compensation claim?

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London Safer Lorry Scheme Coming in September 2015

The Safer Lorry Scheme will come into force on 1st September 2015 requiring all vehicles in London weighing more than 3.5 tonnes to be fitted with side guards and extra mirrors.

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