For most people who see a doctor, the fine nuances of consent are irrelevant. What theory or academic debate has to say about consent is not important to a patient. They merely need one simple thing to happen, and that is for a doctor to tell them what’s happening so that they can make a [...]
Many people believe that they have ‘missed the boat’ in making a claim for compensation or even believe they cannot make a claim at all. Here are just a few of the myths:
‘I have left it too late’
Generally the law allows a period of 3 years for a person claiming compensation for personal [...]
The party season is fast approaching and the obligatory office party can prove a headache for employers who want to ensure employees behave appropriately, without dampening the festive spirit.
Many fail to appreciate that employment laws apply even when a party takes place somewhere other than in the workplace so it is vital that staff [...]
It is a fundamental part of being a solicitor that your client should always know who is working on his case, and indeed who to complain to if they are worried.
And yet when it comes to medical treatment, it seems there is no such protection. Whilst hospitals are often criticised for their impersonal approach, [...]
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 [...]
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