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24.05.2012.

Study: More mobile workers struggling with stress

According to the latest quarterly Mobile Workforce Report conducted by enterprise mobility services firm iPass, there has been a 16 per cent rise in the number of such professionals waking up in the night due to the pressure they are under in their job since 2011.

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24.05.2012.

Hand injury may lead to compensation claim

Jamie Roden suffered three severed tendons in his hand while working for his employer the Salop Sand & Gravel Supply Company in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in September last year.

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23.05.2012.

Council 'awarded £26k pothole damages last year'

That is according to new figures obtained by the Staffordshire Sentinel, which have revealed that Staffordshire County Council granted this five-figure sum to claimants seeking recompense for damage to their vehicles in 2011-12.

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23.05.2012.

Report: Change in leadership style could cut NHS stress

That is according to a new report published today (May 23rd) by the King's Fund, which has called on bosses in the health service to focus less on a target-driven approach to management.

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23.05.2012.

Worker brakes jaw bone in machine accident at work

Grzegorz Chylenski suffered cuts to his face, as well as a fractured jaw, when he was struck on the head by the moving parts of a machine.

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22.05.2012.

Managers 'should strive to rid their office of politics'

That is if comments made by Peter Freeth of Revelation Consulting are anything to go by, as he believes this issue has a negative impact on the overall wellbeing of a workforce.

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22.05.2012.

Firm fined for endangering workers

An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that Croydon firm Anza continued to operate with unsafe professional practices at a building site in Lewisham despite being issued with several warnings to change this.

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22.05.2012.

Horrific accident at work to lead to damages claim?

Vladislavs Golovacs sustained this life-changing injury as he attempted to clear a blockage for waste management and recycling firm Pinden at its quarry in Longfield, Kent, in December 2010.

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21.05.2012.

Mental health issues 'costing businesses £30bn annually'

According to a study conducted by Acas, around one in every six professionals in Britain will be suffering with mental health problems like anxiety or depression at any given time.

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21.05.2012.

Teenager may launch compensation claim

The 19-year-old professional sustained this life-changing hand injury while working as an agency employee for adhesive tape manufacturing firm Latrave at its premises in Wellingborough in August 2010.

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21.05.2012.

Hand injury to lead to damages?

The unnamed 30-year-old man was left with a long-term injury to his hand just one month after starting his job as a wool sorter with Whitaker Fibres - trading as Howarth Scouring - in March 2011.

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18.05.2012.

Injured Construction Worker May Claim Damages

Ross Smith sustained four separate fractures in his right foot when a dumper weighing six tonnes ran over him at a building site in Lincoln in March last year.

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18.05.2012.

Fall may result in damages award

Richard O'Connor suffered three fractured vertebrae when he fell a distance of 5.5 metres through a plasterboard ceiling while working on the revamp of the loft of a youth centre in Swindon for Roberts and Prowse in February 2010.

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17.05.2012.

Severe hip injury could lead to compensation claim

Alister McNeilly's right hip ball joint was severed from his thigh bone when he fell a distance of around five metres from the edge of a flat roof of a home in Stathdon, Aberdeenshire, while he was fixing a leak on the surface in November 2010.

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17.05.2012.

Roofer to seek compensation for broken bones?

Stephen Cartwright sustained fractures in his right leg as well as a dislocated knee when he fell a distance of around three metres from scaffolding while working on a residential property in Trafford in May last year.

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16.05.2012.

Men to launch compensation claim after explosion?

The unnamed men were hurt in a flash fire when vapours from a flammable cleaning fluid ignited in a print room at premises owned by Delta Display in Walthamstow in May last year.

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16.05.2012.

Report: Stress causing more long-term absences

That is if the findings of new research conducted by manufacturers' organisation EEF are anything to go by, as this has found that almost 40 per cent of firms have experienced a rise in long-term staff absences due to mental health issues this year.

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15.05.2012.

Cleaner awarded £12k compensation

According to the Mansfield Chad, Arkadiusz Chmiel took legal action against Timbet Door Solutions on the basis that he sustained a serious knee injury when he slipped at a factory owned by the company in Mansfield.

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15.05.2012.

Severed finger may lead to damages

During this incident at premises owned by Stoke-on-Trent-based firm Scott Timber in January last year, an anonymous 42-year-old professional severed his finger while operating a circular saw.

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15.05.2012.

Burns to result in compensation claim?

The unnamed 29-year-old was hurt when he cut off the top of an unused propane gas tank at the home of boss in September 2011 and subsequently had to take three weeks off from his job.





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