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Norfolk road worker forced to leave his job after contracting HAVS

Posted in: Employer Negligence Workplace Injuries 
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A 25-year-old road worker has been forced to quit his job after contracting Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) whilst working for Norfolk city council. Adrian Bideau contracted HAVS and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome after prolonged use of vibrating tools such as whacker plates, saws and breaker packs. It has been claimed that the council were liable due to […]

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Escaped cow injures meat inspector

Posted in: Animal Bites Workplace Injuries 
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A meat hygiene inspector from Surrey has been awarded £6,000 in damages following being landed on by a cow who jumped over the top of her stunning pen. The inspector was passing along a narrow path in front of the pens when the cow made her escape. She landed on the inspector, Mr Melvyn Treen from Camberley […]

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Woman wins £6,000 for fractured pelvis caused by work accident

Posted in: Workplace Injuries Workplace Slip 
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A 26-year-old woman from Basildon, Essex has received compensation of £6,000 after fracturing her pelvis at her place of work. The victim had been working as a waitress at the Outback Steakhouse in Yardley Business Park in Basildon when she slipped on a puddle of water next to the dishwasher. The waitress, who was working her notice […]

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Tourist awarded compensation following aeroplane injury

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness Abroad Public Liability Public Transport 
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A tourist was awarded £3900 in compensation by an airline following injuries sustained when returning from an overseas holiday. The claimant had warned the operator in advance that she had difficulties walking and had requested assistance on boarding and disembarking the aeroplane. However, upon her return from holiday, assistance was not provided. She subsequently stumbled whilst descending […]

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Flight cabin crews being exposed to air toxins

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and Disease Workplace Injuries 
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Researchers at the University of Gottingen in Germany have found that cabin crews and passengers can be subject to exposure to air toxins. In its study, the researchers found that toxins can be leaking into cabins from substances such as antifreeze, engine fuel or oil. Volatile organic compounds and organophosphates were found in the blood and urine […]

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Breast surgeon charged by General Medical Council

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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The General Medical Council (GMC) has found a breast surgeon guilty of unlawfully and maliciously wounding 11 female patients. The surgeon, Dr Ian Paterson, was found guilty of 21 counts of neglect against 11 patients, and was suspended in 2012. Since the suspension, more than 550 patients have been recalled to have their treatment reviewed.  Dr Paterson […]

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Man dies in hospital after defibrillator set at incorrect level

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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At a hearing that took place in Ruthin on Tuesday, a panel heard that 78-year-old John Rogers lost his life in March of last year due to a defibrillator being set at the wrong power level. Mr Rogers, from Denbigh, died in a coronary care ward in the Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan. The event triggered a serious […]

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Ambulance station closure concerns

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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Councilllors from Chirk Town Centre have been expressing their concerns surrounding the closure of Chirk’s ambulance station, claiming that the lives of residents will be put at risk. The ambulance depot on Station Avenue is to be replaced by a new building, costing £15 million which will be situated in Wrexham town centre. Wrexham and Flintshire […]

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Suicide prevention charity closes due to council funding cut

Posted in: Personal Injury 
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A charity set up in 1995 to help prevent suicides, self-harming and the spread of sexually transmitted infections, faces having to close in the light of its funding being cut. Darlington Borough Council is looking to make savings of £12.5million and the not-for-profit organisation, Gay Advice Darlington and Durham (GADD) depends upon the £20,000 it receives […]

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Care home conditions “inadequate”

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced inspection of Aston Manor care home in Dewsbury in early November of last year and found conditions at the home to be “inadequate”. It found that residents at the care home “were not treated with dignity and respect”, in the report published by the care watchdogs. It […]

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