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Dangers of Working in the Construction Industry: Making a Personal Injury Claim

Posted in: Falls from Heights Industrial Deafness and Disease Workplace Injuries Workplace Slip 
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There have been a number of initiatives attempting to improve workplace safety and prevent serious injury through accidents, however, despite this, the construction industry remains one of the most common places for someone to sustain a serious injury. There were more injuries and fatalities in the workplace in 2014/15 than there were in the previous […]

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£1.2m awarded to cardiologist who exposed NHS failings

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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Dr Raj Mattu, a leading cardiologist who threw light on medical malpractices in 2001, has been awarded £1.2 million upon winning his case against being sacked for his exposure of the shortcomings. It was heard that more than £10 million of tax payers’ money has been squandered by the NHS in an attempt to silence […]

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Three companies charged after four men crushed to death on building site

Posted in: Employer Negligence Workplace Injuries Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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Following the death of four men on a building site five years ago, charges were pressed against three companies and a company director for breaches of safety regulations. The defendants, Claxton Engineering Services Ltd of Norwich, Encompass Project Management Ltd of Thetford, Hazegood Construction Ltd of Stowmarket and David Groucott, Director of Encompass Project Management Ltd […]

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Suggested Scrapping of NHS 111 after baby sepsis death

Posted in: Birth Injury Medical Negligence 
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It has been suggested that scrapping the NHS 111 health helpline should be considered according to an organisation representing local GPs. This is following the shortcomings leading to the death of one-year-old William Mead who died from undiagnosed blood poisoning (sepsis) in December of 2014. After visiting her GP several times, who also did not recognise the […]

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Carbon emissions must see further reduction to reduce respiratory diseases

Posted in: Personal Injury 
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Despite significant reductions in carbon emissions being achieved in Dundee between 2005 and 2013, the city’s Labour group has said that the city must achieve a further 25% over the next 15 years. Richard McCready, Labour spokesman for the environment, has called for a city wide solution to the problem, requesting that transport companies and the […]

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Potential A&E closure for Huddersfield

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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A report has been published suggesting that the Accident and Emergency department of the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary could be closed, leaving the inhabitants of Huddersfield having to travel to Halifax, Barnsley or Wakefield in the event of an emergency. It has also been revealed that the Infirmary may be demolished all altogether and a new […]

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The affects of hospitalisation on patients causing readmissions

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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Studies are being carried out in both the UK and the US to observe the affects of hospitalisation on patients who are readmitted within a month of being discharged. Dr Harlan Krumholtz from the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Yale School of Medicine, has observed that around 20% of US patients are readmitted […]

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Crane hire firm fined £700,000 after employee death

Posted in: Employer Negligence Workplace Injuries Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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Baldwins Crane Hire has been fined £700,000 after health and safety failings led to the death of one of its employees. 49-year-old Lindsay Easton, from Sowerby Bridge in Yorkshire, was killed while driving a crane at Scout Moor quarry in Lancashire. It was heard that the brakes failed on the 130-tonne vehicle while Mr Easton […]

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Ryanair compensates injured passenger

Posted in: Public Place Accidents Public Transport Accidents 
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Flight operator Ryanair have been forced to pay out compensation to an inured traveller following a court case. The company, who deny any blame for the incident, paid 33 year old Ronald Furlong, £28k, following a cup of boiling tea being spilled on Mr Furlong’s lap when passing the tea to another passenger. Ryanair claim that […]

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NHS mental health death reviews announced

Posted in: Medical Negligence Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has recently announced that a review is to be carried out of the way deaths are investigated throughout the NHS. This follows the publication of a report by one of the country’s biggest mental health trusts, the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The report uncovered a “lack of leadership, focus and […]

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