From next year, the Mesothelioma Bill will finally make compensation available to some of those mesothelioma victims who have previously missed out.
Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma and many people who develop the disease will do so because of exposure at work.
Tragically some of the 2000 people diagnosed with [...]
The Health & Safety Executive has recently published its annual statistics report for Great Britain for 2012/13.
The statistics confirm that 148 workers were killed at work during that period and over 78,000 other injuries were reported. This equates to 0.3 % of the workforce.
Whilst the number of fatalities was lower than the last [...]
Warehouse work does not immediately spring to mind as being the most dangerous of work and, fortunately, fatal incidents are few and far between. However, one of the most recent fatal accidents involving Ann Brennan who was crushed to death by a fork lift truck loading pallets of Pringles highlights how dangerous warehouse work can [...]
The Local Government Association states that repairing damage to roads is 20 times more expensive than resurfacing them. However, our clients often complain that the state of their paths and roads resemble a ‘patchwork quilt’ with many pothole repairs failing after a short period.
All local authorities have a duty to inspect and maintain their [...]
Whether it’s due to the increasing cost of motoring or to try and be a little more environmentally friendly, use of public transport such as buses traditionally increases year on year. This results in more buses on the roads and more passengers on those buses. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that [...]
The hot weather, the Olympic legacy and the future Yorkshire stage of the Tour de France are all encouraging us to get on our bikes.
An RoSPA survey has, however, revealed that 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road traffic accidents each year, and of these, over 3,000 are fatal or involve serious [...]
As the summer approaches and thoughts drift to far away shores and lazy days by the pool are you tempted to undergo beauty treatments to ensure you are ‘summer ready’?
Many people are and for most, these treatments are successful.
However for some, beauty treatments can lead to lasting damage.
Products used can cause burning [...]
This firm has previously expressed concern over certain changes proposed within the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which has been passing through Parliament during 2012 and early 2013.
We were therefore very disappointed to learn that towards the end of April the Bill attained royal assent and has been entered on to the statute books.
This week is Age UK’s Falls Awareness Week. A lot of people accept that suffering a fall is something that ‘just happens’ as you get older. Statistically, around 33% of over-65s and 50% of those over 80 will fall every year but there are many simple things that older people can do to prevent falls, [...]
The government has recently introduced changes to the law that deals with how personal injury claims are funded – but what does this mean in practice?
The main difference is in relation to the ‘success fee’ and the insurance premium.
A success fee is an uplift that solicitors can charge if a claim [...]
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