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Reform of the coroner system

Posted in: Personal Injury Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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The Ministry of Justice has announced changes to the coroner system to ensure a much strong focus on supporting bereaved families. The changes will mean that coroners will: be subject to stricter time limits for completing an inquest; have to report any cases that last more than a year to the Chief Coroner; be required […]

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Brick firm breaks safety law causing worker to severely injure hand

Posted in: Faulty Work Equipment Finger Injuries Hand Injuries Workplace Injuries 
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A West Yorkshire brick making firm has been prosecuted after safety failings at its factory led to a worker losing a thumb and having his hand almost severed in a poorly-guarded press machine. Surgeons managed to reattach the hand where it had been partially separated using nerve and tissue from his legs. The worker also […]

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Rehabilitation used in more personal injury claims

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A recent report by the IUA-ABI Rehabilitation Working Party has found that the Rehabilitation code is now “a fully established part of the claims process”. According to the report, 97% of the claims handlers surveyed, 93% of the claimant lawyers and 88% of the insurance lawyers say they use it at least some of the […]

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Court fines company over worker injury

Posted in: Employer Negligence Finger Injuries Workplace Injuries 
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A glass-making company in Leeds has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its workers after an employee was injured using an industrial high-pressure jet washer to clean a production line. The employee suffered a severe cut to the base of his left index finger when the lance of the 1500-bar jet washer fell from […]

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Road safety milestone reached after 30 years of mandatory seatbelt wearing

Posted in: Car Accidents Road Traffic Accidents 
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A road safety measure that is thought to be responsible for saving thousands of lives on Britain’s roads recently reached a major milestone. On 31st January 2013 the law requiring drivers and front seat passengers to wear seatbelts celebrated its 30th anniversary. Background The law making it compulsory to wear seatbelts in the front of […]

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School trips are not inherently risky in comparison to schools themselves

Posted in: Public Place Accidents School Accidents Sporting Injuries Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is encouraging teachers to embrace outdoor activities after discovering that more accidents take place in schools than on trips. Injuries from leisure activities show that children are far more likely to get hurt playing football or rugby at school than going on a school hiking trip, […]

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Company fined for worker fall

Posted in: Employer Negligence Falls from Heights Spine & Back Injuries Workplace Injuries 
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A Kent renovation company has been fined for safety failings after an unsupervised labourer fell more than four metres from a poorly constructed scaffold tower whilst stripping out a basement gym in central London. The man fractured two vertebrae and broke five ribs in the fall in April 2011. He was part of a crew […]

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Brake reacts to latest drink driving figures

Posted in: Road Traffic Accidents 
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Road safety charity Brake has welcomed police efforts to catch drunk drivers over the Christmas period, but renewed its calls for more action from the government and public to stamp out this deadly menace. The latest statistics from the Association of Chief Police Officers show that 7,123 drivers were caught risking lives by driving over […]

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Enterprise Bill unfair to injured workers

Posted in: Workplace Injuries 
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The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has spoken out against Government plans to change workplace law, claiming that they are a license for rogue bosses to let safety standards fall. The criticism comes as the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill is debated in the House of Lords. A new clause was introduced to the […]

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Thalidomide victims awarded £80million health grant

Posted in: Birth Injury Medical Negligence 
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The Department of Health is to pay around £80million over ten years to the Thalidomide Trust through an annual grant, which dispenses help and support to people disabled by the drug. This deal secures additional financial support for England’s 325 surviving “thalidomiders”, many of whom are unable to work and require adapted homes and cars. […]

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