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26.06.2012.

Govt pledges another £15m to safe cycling scheme

Transport ministers Norman Baker and Mike Penning have today (June 26th) revealed the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance will pump an extra £15 million into its London-based scheme to tackle dangerous junctions for cyclists.

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26.06.2012.

Centurion awarded £35k for medical negligence

Lydia Eaton, who is 102-years-old, took legal action against the Medway NHS Foundation Trust after she was wrongly discharged from hospital following an incident where she broke her pelvis in February 2007.

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25.06.2012.

Widow appeals for help in industrial disease claim

According to Herald Scotland, Jane Burns is determined to battle for justice on behalf of her spouse Robert, who passed away at the age of 75 in September 2010 from mesothelioma.

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25.06.2012.

Child granted £1.75k compensation after electrocution

Harley Sutton-Dormer, who is now five-years-old, was hurt when a faulty hairdryer sent a bolt of electricity through his body after he had been swimming with his mother Danielle Sutton in 2010, the Thurrock Gazette reports.

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25.06.2012.

Dental negligence leads to £4k compensation award

According to the Sunday Sun, John Turnbull took legal action against Dr David Stewart - the former manager of the Glenholme Dental Practice in Dunston, Gateshead - on the grounds the professional unnecessarily extracted two of his bottom teeth.

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22.06.2012.

Ex-artist seeks damages after losing finger

Katie Ward has already been awarded £80,000 in damages following the incident - which took place as she completed a placement with Allies and Mason - but is now suing the company for more on the basis her injury has forced her to change career path, the Daily Mail reports.

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22.06.2012.

Residents urge council to prevent car accidents

According to online news source This is the West Country, people living in Donyatt have urged Somerset County Council to improve safety measures on a dangerous bend in the village where crashes are common.

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22.06.2012.

Burn Injuries to Both Arms in Workplace Accident

Stewart Wood suffered severe injuries to both his arms when they were caught in a dye machine while he worked at premises owned by Marling Leek in Staffordshire.

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21.06.2012.

Council's pothole repair policy criticised

That is if the views of residents in Croydon are anything to go by, as many people living in the area have criticised the policies of their council when it comes to repairing roads, the Coulsdon and Purley Advertiser reports.

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21.06.2012.

Children granted medical negligence compensation

Charlie Lowden passed away at the age of 20 after doctors at Wansbeck General Hospital did not spot the fact he had developed a post-operative blood clot.

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20.06.2012.

Shopper awarded £3.7k damages for broken ankle

According to the Leicester Mercury, the unnamed female was injured when she fell over on the bridge between the car park and the John Lewis store at Leicester's Highcross shopping centre last year.

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20.06.2012.

Study: Many people working extra out-of-office hours

That is if the findings of new research from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) are anything to go by, as this has found that many professionals are working more than two hours extra every evening on top of their standard shifts.

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20.06.2012.

Man could seek compensation after losing part of finger

Vaughan Thomas was injured while working for Cardiff-based firm MIB Manufacturing's factory in Blaina for the first time in April last year.

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19.06.2012.

Teenagers may sue firm after accident at work

Leon Payne and an unnamed colleague - who are both 18-years-old - were seriously hurt when they fell from a lifting platform while working for Derbyshire manufacturing firm Storetec in Tibshelf in April 2009.

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19.06.2012.

Ex-potter awarded £3k for hearing damage

According to the Staffordshire Sentinel, Adrian Ward has been granted this four-figure sum after taking legal action against the insurers of Longton-based firm the John Tams Group.

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18.06.2012.

Many teachers affected by stress, charity states

That is if new figures from the Teacher Support Network (TSN) are anything to go by, as the body revealed that as many as 40,000 professionals in the education sector are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression.

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18.06.2012.

Apprentice may seek damages after accident at work

Jonathan Hill suffered a fractured vertebra when he fell from a roof while working for Stokes Evans Developments at a housing project in Cosby, Leicestershire, in November 2011.

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18.06.2012.

Shattered bones in Civil Engineering accident

Zak Davis sustained a dislocated and fractured hip socket, as well as a shattered pelvis, when he was buried up to the waist by a collapsed trench while he worked for Phil Watson Civil Engineering in Lincolnshire in August last year.

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15.06.2012.

Families to claim after asbestos deaths?

According to the York Press, Peter Barnett and Raymond Kelly both died from malignant mesothelioma in December 2011 after spending time working for York Carriageways during their careers.

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15.06.2012.

Woman awarded £50k medical negligence damages

Claire Millward took legal action against Northampton General Hospital when it emerged she had undergone an unnecessary operation after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.





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