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Accident at Work

Beware of limitation! Lucky Mr Jones

Mr Jones had a very unfortunate fall at work, whereby as he was in the process of climbing up a ladder leaning against a tower when the ladder and tower moved causing him to fall backwards with the ladder.  He fell approximately 10 feet to the ground and sustained a blow to his head. As a result of his injury Mr Jones suffered a permanent loss of smell and impaired taste. Mr […]

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Health and Safety-who cares?

A recent report in the national newspapers of the unfortunate death of a young man whilst on an expedition on Svalbard highlighted the concerns of the author of an investigation into the tragedy. The report, which was commissioned very soon after the tragedy, highlighted a lack of proper equipment, proper staff and supervision and proper training. the report also appears to lean towards the view that had these measures been […]

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Vicarious Liability

Vicarious Liability in the workplace The world has it’s eyes on the football world cup and in the main it has been quite a spectacle. The lesser known teams are giving the more prominent teams a run for their money, the host country is having to deal with protests at the greed that such a spectacle produces as is inevitable when the common man does not benefit. Some of the […]

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Mesothelioma –
NEW Payment Scheme planned for 2014

What is Mesothelioma? It is a specific type of cancer that most often affects the lining of the lungs. This cancer can also start in the abdomen but this is not as common. Recent studies show that more than 2,500 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the UK each year. What causes Mesothelioma? Most cases are caused by exposure to asbestos fibres in the workplace. It is now known that asbestos […]

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Accidents at Work

Accidents at Work – Simple Steps Gary Whitaker – Solicitor There are over 200,000 serious accidents at work every year in the UK despite employers having a legal obligation keep workers safe. If you are injured in an accident at work then you need to take steps to ensure that your employer cannot deny any wrongdoing or claim that your accident did not happen at all. You are strongly advised to […]

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