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British tourists injured in Tenerife holiday accident explosion (30 December 2013)

A British mother and her daughter have been injured in an explosion described as a holiday accident, while staying at a well known package holiday hotel in Tenerife.  Read more...

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Glass recycling firm fined over accident at work injury (24 December 2013)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted a Pontefract firm after a teenage worker employed as a temp at the site sustained serious injuries to his arm when he was dragged into machinery.  Read more...

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Investigation launched into Apollo Theatre roof collapse (23 December 2013)

An investigation has been officially launched into the collapse of the Apollo Theatre’s roof during a packed West End show on Thursday evening (19/12/13).  Read more...

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Apollo Theatre roof disaster – dozens injured (20 December 2013)

A West End theatre audience was forced to evacuate the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue last night, after a section of the roof high above the stalls collapsed into the auditorium.  Read more...

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Police investigation launched, after British teen is killed by avalanche in skiing holiday accident (19 December 2013)

A 16-year-old British holidaymaker who was one of triplets has died after his family skied off-piste in Austria and ran into an avalanche.  Read more...

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Brain injured man “died in poverty” despite £1.3m award (18 December 2013)

The sisters of a man who suffered brain injury in a bus accident have hit out a court decision to make his wife the sole trustee of the trust set up with his compensation.  Read more...

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Christmas revellers narrowly avoid injury, as fairground seat breaks up mid-air (17 December 2013)

Passengers on a fairground ride narrowly avoided serious injury after the back of their seat fell off while they were swinging round 200ft in the air.  Read more...

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£4,000 compensation for soft tissue injury in the line of police duty (17 December 2013)

A police support officer has been awarded £4,000 in compensation after falling over a 3ft-high wooden fence while on duty.  Read more...

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Bangladeshi workers arrested for visa breaches (13 December 2013)

The arrest of four curry house workers from Bangladesh last Saturday (07/12/13) has highlighted recent calls from UK business for more migrant workers to take up jobs British workers do not want.  Read more...

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Kent police launch winter campaign to cut RTAs (13 December 2013)

Police in Kent have launched their winter campaign to help road users stay safe on Kent’s roads.  Read more...

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Up to £50k compensation for boy injured by dart in holiday accident (12 December 2013)

An 11-year-old boy from Ashford in Kent who was hit in the eye by a dart on holiday in Tunisia could receive up to £50,000 in holiday accident compensation.  Read more...

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Boy receives substantial compensation following eye injury (12 December 2013)

An 11-year-old boy has received a five-figure compensation sum after suffering a personal injury eight years ago while on holiday in Tunisia following an incident involving a dart.  Read more...

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Tractor company fined after employee injured in accident at work (11 December 2013)

A company in Cornwall has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker sustained serious injuries in a tractor accident at work.
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Four-year jail term for fraud for founder of PIP breast implant company (11 December 2013)

A French court has handed down a four-year jail sentence to the founder of breast implant company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) which used industrial silicon to make breast implants.  Read more...

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Leisure company fined over third degree burns to toddler (10 December 2013)

The operating company of a leisure centre in Essex has been successfully prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a young child suffered serious burns in the changing room.  Read more...

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“Fitness fanatic” mum dies on sandboarding holiday in Namibia (5 December 2013)

A mother-of- two has died on holiday at a fitness camp in Africa, after collapsing following a “sandboarding” activity.  Read more...

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One million pound payout for Sellafield worker (4 December 2013)

Kenneth Brown, a 64 year old banksman (reversing assistant), was knocked down by a cherry picker while working at the Sellafield nuclear plant as a contractor for Johnson Controls.  Read more...

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£100k compensation for widow whose husband was misdiagnosed (4 December 2013)

A woman whose husband died from a heart attack after being told by doctors he was suffering from a musculoskeletal condition and indigestion has been awarded £100,000 in compensation.  Read more...

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British survivor of Mumbai attacks makes compensation bid in UK courts (3 December 2013)

A 33-year-old freelance film maker who was injured while trying to escape terrorists in the Mumbai attacks of 2008 has launched a bid to have his claim for compensation heard in a UK court.  Read more...

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Hysterectomy patient left with surgical glove inside after op (3 December 2013)

A patient who underwent a hysterectomy at the Royal Derby Hospital in November has received an apology form the local hospital trust, after a surgeon left a surgical glove inside her during the operation.  Read more...

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Winter sports injury compensation claims (2 December 2013)

Many holidaymakers are aware that if they are injured in a travel accident and booked a package holiday in the UK, they can make a claim for compensation under the Package Travel Regulations 1992, if the accident was caused by another party’s negligence.  Read more...

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PPI and PI cold calling “needs further change in the law” (25 November 2013)

Research for AXA Insurance by Populus has found that 80% of those questioned for a study wanted cold calling by companies representing claims management companies (CMCs) to be made illegal.  Read more...

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Female RAF recruits each win £100,000 compensation for RSI (25 November 2013)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has agreed to pay three female RAF recruits £100,000 each in compensation, after marching in line with male recruits caused spinal and pelvic injuries to the women.  Read more...

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False personal injury claim for £750,000 backfires, resulting in jail sentence (19 November 2013)

A woman who grossly exaggerated her injuries from a fall in order to claim £750,000 compensation is now facing a three-month prison sentence.   Read more...

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Forklift work accident highlights dangers of recycling industry (19 November 2013)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted a Bolton firm, after a recycling plant worker was badly injured when a steel beam fell on him from a forklift truck.  Read more...

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£3m personal injury payout to breast cancer patients (18 November 2013)

A total of 503 NHS patients who underwent “cleavage sparing” surgery have lodged personal injury claims for breast cancer operations carried out by reconstructive surgeon Ian Paterson.  Read more...

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NHS staff may face “wilful neglect” criminal charge (18 November 2013)

Changes in NHS guidance due to be announced by Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt this week are expected to make wilful neglect of patients by medical staff a criminal offence.
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ITV Tonight programme investigates drug-driving – and finds cannabis could fuel car accidents (15 November 2013)

An investigation into drug driving by ITV reporters for the Tonight programme shown on Thursday (14/11/13) has found that smoking cannabis before driving can affect spatial awareness and even make drivers react more aggressively behind the wheel.  Read more...

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Calls for review of London’s cycling superhighways, as five cyclists die in nine days (14 November 2013)

Another cyclist has been killed on roads in central London, bringing the total number of deaths among London cyclists in the last two weeks to five. The cyclist was killed on Wednesday (13/11/13) evening by Aldgate in east London. All the recent fatalities involved heavy good vehicles. The latest death involved a cyclist and a bus.  Read more...

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Grandmother disqualified from driving after horror crash injures children (14 November 2013)

An elderly grandmother has apologised to a court after she veered into a car while driving and caused serious injuries to three people travelling in the oncoming vehicle, including two children.  Read more...

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HSE prosecutes scenery company after carpenter is injured in work accident (14 November 2013)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted a company which makes stage scenery for London theatres and sets for fashion shows, after a carpenter suffered skull and leg injuries when scenery fell from a fork-lift truck and pinned him to the ground.  Read more...

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US Personal Injury lawsuit centres on Da Vinci robot surgery, as patient dies after hysterectomy (14 November 2013)

A US lawsuit against a doctor who performed a hysterectomy using a Da Vinci robotic surgeon has been filed after the female patient died.  Read more...

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Midwife shortages leave new mums “unsupported” after the birth (11 November 2013)

A survey by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has revealed that more than almost half of new mothers questioned say they are not given enough advice about how to recognise life threatening illnesses in their baby after they return home from hospital.  Read more...

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Four-year-old killed in fatal dog attack (6 November 2013)

A young girl from Mountsorrel in Leicestershire has died after being bitten by a dog. Lexi Hudson, aged four, was taken from her home to hospital by ambulance but died at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.  Read more...

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HSE data show record fall in deaths and personal injury at work (4 November 2013)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has found a reduction in the number of workers suffering fatal and serious injuries at work, including burns, fractures and amputations.  Read more...


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