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Phase one of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry is complete: what have we learnt and what happens now? (17 December 2018)

Since the Grenfell Tower Inquiry began in May, we have heard over six months’ worth of evidence from fire fighters, control room operators, professional experts and from the bereaved residents and survivors of the fire. Phase one of the inquiry aimed to discover exactly what happened on the night of the fire, whilst the second phase will focus on why the fire spread. Here we look back over what we have learnt so far and what is to come moving forward.  Read more...

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Personal Injury Claims - Rehabilitation (3 December 2018)

People who sustain injuries would rather not have been injured at all and one of the main concerns they may have is will they receive the support to live their lives as independently and fully as possible. Rehabilitation plays a vital role when you have sustained an injury and should be considered in all cases whether it is a minor or life changing injury.   Read more...

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Be safe not sorry this Black Friday (22 November 2018)

With the festive period looming most of us are probably looking forward to a well-earned break and some time with family and friends, but before any of us can put our feet up in front of the fire, there’s one more hurdle to cross: Black Friday.  Read more...

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Clinical Negligence Claims Arising from Faulty Hip Replacement Dismissed in High Court (3 August 2018)

In recent news we have seen a high profile clinical negligence claim concerning a number of hip-replacement patients fail at the High Court. Numerous Claimants had to have further surgery after being fitted with the Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) and Pinnacle Hip Implants manufactured by DePuy Synthes, which they say was due to the fact that the product was unsafe. They brought the claim against the medical equipment US manufacturer owned by Johnson & Johnson on the grounds that the materials used were unsafe and caused a risk to public health.   Read more...

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Grenfell Inquiry: Lack of Communication and Co-ordination (10 July 2018)

This week, the inquiry heard from several fire fighters who were the first on the scene at the Grenfell Tower tragedy on 14 June 2017. Fire fighters had mixed views on the stay put advice with some telling residents to leave the building and others stating that they should stay put in their flats. This raises huge cause for concern as to what training, if any, was provided to the fire fighters regarding the stay put policy and what type of plan of action is required when tackling in a high rise fire.  Read more...

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Grenfell Inquiry (27 June 2018)

It has now been over a year since the Grenfell Tower fire claimed the lives of 72 people. Since the fire, countless questions have been raised as to how such a tragic event could happen; what caused the fire? How and why did it spread? Could more have been done to save lives? The Grenfell Inquiry has begun to hear expert evidence on the cause and spread of the fire. Five expert reports are to be published, outlining the cause of the inferno and why it spread so quickly.   Read more...

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Grenfell Tower “Stay Put" Policy (26 June 2018)

Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were told to “stay put” by fire safety operators during the crucial early hours on 14 June 2017. Operators of the initial calls made to the emergency services and fire fighters at the scene advised residents inside their flats to remain inside, close their windows and not attempt to come down to safety. Had they been advised differently the likelihood is that many deaths would have been prevented.   Read more...

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Passenger Road Traffic Claims (30 May 2018)

If you have been involved in any type of road traffic accident (RTA) that was not your fault, you have the right to claim compensation from the party responsible. RTA’s are arguably the most common type of personal injury claim.   Read more...

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What you need to know about the Civil Liability Bill 2018 (20 April 2018)

In February 2017 the personal injury discount rate was reduced from 2.5% to 0.75%, which has resulted in a dramatic increase in the size of damages awarded to individuals who are bringing personal injury claims.   Read more...

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When an Accident At Work Ends Your Career (21 March 2018)

Accidents at work are not uncommon, however there are few instances where an accident will be life-changing, completely altering the way you live. On these such occasions, the injury itself may be so debilitating as to stop you from returning to work. You may be left with a hefty care bill, and without reasonable prospect of returning to work.  Read more...

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Charity campaigns for ‘car-dooring’ to be made aware to road users with preventative measures put in place (18 January 2018)

Cycling UK, an organisation that advocates cycling and all related to its activity has urged road users, motorists and cyclists to be better informed and careful on the roads, due to the increasing rate of ‘dooring’ accidents occurring in the UK.   Read more...

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Woman hit by dumper truck wins battle to change road traffic law (13 December 2017)

When Charli Lewington suffered severe injuries as a result of a road traffic accident caused by two uninsured stolen dumper trucks, she was denied compensation by the Motor Insurance Bureau. Nearly five years later, she has been granted compensation and has helped change the law for those who drive “off-road vehicles”.  Read more...

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CICA apologises for sexual abuse compensation refusal (9 November 2017)

A man known as HND, now 20, experienced grooming from the age of 13 which resulted in sexual abuse. Following prosecution against the men who were charged with abusing him, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) refused his claim for compensation on the grounds that he consented. They have since apologised following a review into the policy.   Read more...

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Coloured contact lenses in danger of causing eye damage (27 October 2017)

As Halloween looms, one of the most popular accessories to any costume in recent years seems to be coloured and novelty contact lenses. However, eye-health professionals have warned that the lenses may not be safe. In extreme cases using these lenses can cause sight loss.  Read more...

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Road safety checks in Bath and Somerset find 38% of child car seats “incorrectly fitted” (30 August 2017)

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Road Safety officers and in-car safety professionals, Child Seat Safety, have teamed up for an annual advice and child car seat fitting service for those transporting young children  Read more...

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Johnson & Johnson pay American woman £323m over ovarian cancer case (29 August 2017)

Johnson & Johnson, the American multinational pharmaceutical company, faces a pay out of over £323m to a woman who claims their products caused her to develop ovarian cancer  Read more...

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£12,000 fine for bakery which breached food hygiene regulations (29 August 2017)

A bakery which pleaded guilty to nine offences under Regulation 19 of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 has been fined £12,000  Read more...

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Court orders for dog owner, after Staffordshire bull terriers attack two dogs and their owners (25 August 2017)

York Council has prosecuted a dog owner for failing to control her four dogs in a public place  Read more...

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Hampshire companies prosecuted after roofer dies in fall from height (22 August 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted two companies after a 42-year-old construction worker died in a fall from height  Read more...

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BDA calls for urgent strategy to ensure over-65s receive adequate dental care (22 August 2017)

A report on dental care for those over the age of 65 has prompted the British Dental Association (BDA) to call for “an urgent strategy” in dental care for this age group  Read more...

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Consumers warned about faulty electric blankets (21 August 2017)

North Lincolnshire Council is advising consumers to make sure their electric blankets are safe as the cooler weather arrives in autumn  Read more...

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New sensory garden for people with brain injury in York (21 August 2017)

City of York Council and SASH (service users and staff from the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust’s York House) have worked with volunteers to create a sensory garden for those with brain injury  Read more...

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Dorset roofing company prosecuted after scaffolding collapse on public highway (18 August 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Dorset company, after a scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit at Wallisdown in Poole  Read more...

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HSE calls on farmers to protect loved ones, as eight-year-old boy loses leg on family farm (18 August 2017)

A company which operates a farm in Kirkbean, Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland has been prosecuted, after an eight-year-old boy fell from a vehicle at the farm owned by his parents – and had to have his leg amputated  Read more...

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£140,000 fine after worker suffers flash burns (15 August 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a manufacturing firm after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms  Read more...

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Luton firm fined £250,000 after employee suffers severe brain injury (9 August 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a passenger air transport firm, after an employee sustained a severe brain injury after being crushed by hangar doors in Bedfordshire  Read more...

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Investigation into Croydon’s fatal tram derailment “continuing”, says RAIB (8 August 2017)

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has announced that an investigation into a fatal incident involving a tram near Sandilands Junction in Croydon, southwest London in 2016 is continuing  Read more...

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£200,000 fine after worker dies in fall from height (4 August 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Lincolnshire company which manufactures tipper trailers, after a worker sustained fatal injuries after falling from a cherry picker at a factory in Grantham  Read more...

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£37,500 penalty after toy worker loses hand in unguarded machinery (3 August 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a soft toy filling company, after a worker lost his hand in unguarded machinery  Read more...

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Derby County Council issues Listeriosis advice after Sainsbury’s national recall of deli product (3 August 2017)

Derby County Council has issued important advice for pregnant women, midwives and public health nurses, after leading supermarket chain Sainsbury’s recalled several of its Deli Filler ready-to-eat food products due to the presence of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes  Read more...

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Jail for babysitter who went on to commit child sexual offences (3 August 2017)

A man who offered to babysit and went on to sexually abuse his young charge has been jailed for 16 years at Truro Crown Court  Read more...

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£26,000 penalty after collapsing wall kills worker (2 August 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a northeast-based company, after the collapse of a wall caused the death of an employee  Read more...

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£230,000 fine after worker has finger amputated by circular saw (2 August 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Warwickshire company, after an employee’s finger was severed at the company’s base in Roman Way, Rugby  Read more...

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Companies fined more than £1m for exposing workers to asbestos (31 July 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted three companies, after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest, east London  Read more...

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£39,000 penalty after worker falls from height while working on water treatment vessel (31 July 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a water treatment system manufacturer, after a worker sustained head and arm injuries after falling 3.5 metres from a water treatment tank  Read more...

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Welsh government reaffirms commitment to improving care for patients with neurological conditions (31 July 2017)

The Welsh Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring those affected by neurological conditions have timely access to care, in the Neurological Conditions Delivery Plan for 2017-2020  Read more...

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POA says latest Safety in Custody figures outline the failures of HMPPS (28 July 2017)

The latest government Safety in Custody statistics for England and Wales show a significant increase in the number of assaults on prisoners by prisoners and on staff by prisoners  Read more...

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£10,000 penalty after worker has fingers amputated by falling gate (27 July 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Sheffield-based company, after a worker lost his middle two fingers while trying to repair its main entrance gate  Read more...

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Leeds takeaway owner prosecuted for failing to address food hygiene breaches (27 July 2017)

The owner of a takeaway in Morley, Leeds has been prosecuted for food hygiene offences which could have put the public at risk of food poisoning  Read more...

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Northumberland pilots road improvement scheme to tackle poor road surfaces and potholes (25 July 2017)

Northumberland Council has announced a new pilot scheme to give local areas more say on road improvements  Read more...

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Leeds pizza takeaway owner prosecuted for food hygiene failings (24 July 2017)

Leeds City Council’s environmental health team has prosecuted the owner of a pizza takeaway in the city for food hygiene breaches  Read more...

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New report finds fewer children with dental decay in Wales (24 July 2017)

A new report by Public Health Wales (PHW) reveals the latest dental survey of five-year-old children in Wales  Read more...

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St Albans company and director prosecuted after employee falls from scaffolding (20 July 2017)

A scaffolding company and its director have both been prosecuted after an employee fell more than 20ft to the ground  Read more...

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£25,000 penalty after worker suffers crush injuries (19 July 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Lancashire-based company, after a worker was crushed under machinery  Read more...

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Smart motorway emergency area trialled in Surrey to reduce road traffic accidents (19 July 2017)

A trial is underway of a new style smart motorway emergency area on the M3 in Surrey, enabling drivers to stop in an emergency  Read more...

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Sentence increase for rapist who targeted university students (19 July 2017)

A rapist who attacked male students on the Loughborough University campus has had his sentence increased to more than 11 years under the Unduly Lenient Sentencing scheme, following referral of the original sentence by the Solicitor General to the Court of Appeal  Read more...

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Wolverhampton Council compiles advice to keep children safe and well during school holidays (18 July 2017)

City of Wolverhampton Council is offering parents advice to help keep children safe during the summer holidays  Read more...

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£84,000 penalty after employee fractures pelvis in forklift accident (18 July 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Merseyside-based manufacturing company, after an employee was struck by a forklift truck  Read more...

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RAIB investigates dangerous incident in June on South Devon Railway (18 July 2017)

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is investigating a dangerous incident on the South Devon Railway on 22 June 2017, when a mother and her son entered a public lavatory on board a train and found the floor missing and tracks exposed  Read more...

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Medway Council promotes importance of wearing a seatbelt in road safety sessions with schoolchildren (17 July 2017)

Medway Council in Kent has found that around 800 Medway school children have admitted to not wearing a seatbelt on short car journeys  Read more...

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Woman takes legal action against Disneyland for personal injury after crème brûlée flame left her with second-degree burns (17 July 2017)

A woman has taken legal action against Disneyland Paris following an injury she obtained in one of their restaurants. The woman, 37 from Bristol, was severely burned by a “massive fireball” when one of the restaurant’s chefs used a blow torch to light a crème brûlée  Read more...

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Medway Council promotes importance of wearing a seatbelt in road safety sessions with schoolchildren (17 July 2017)

Medway Council in Kent has found that around 800 Medway school children have admitted to not wearing a seatbelt on short car journeys  Read more...

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Construction and agriculture still have highest annual death rates, HSE figures show (13 July 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released annual figures for work-related fatalities – as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma in 2015  Read more...

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Government summit on preventing acid attacks calls for joint offensive against perpetrators (13 July 2017)

The Home Office has held a joint event with the NPCC to bring together law enforcement, government, retailers and medical experts to tackle the issue of acid attacks  Read more...

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Government crackdown on bogus holiday illness claims (13 July 2017)

The government has announced a crackdown on bogus holiday illness claims, which it says is damaging Britain’s reputation overseas and could drive up holiday costs  Read more...

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Community service for hedge cutter whose safety failings led to death of retired farmer (13 July 2017)

A hedge cutter whose machinery malfunctioned during operation and killed a retired farmer has been given a community order for failing to ensure his own safety and that of others by following a safe system of work  Read more...

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£120,000 penalty after worker suffers burns in solvent explosion (13 July 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Manchester-based paint manufacturing company, after a worker suffered burns while trying to clean the floor of a spray booth  Read more...

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Bakery firm fined nearly £2m after worker is injured in conveyor belt (13 July 2017)

Bakery firm Warburtons Ltd has been prosecuted, after a worker was injured when his arm got trapped against a running conveyor belt  Read more...

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Kingston Upon Thames consultation on Go Cycle routes to improve road safety and journey times (12 July 2017)

Kingston Upon Thames Council in southwest London is reminding local residents that a consultation on new cycles routes in the borough is due to end on 17 July  Read more...

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PI Reform – Discount rate back on the agenda? (11 July 2017)

Insurers hope to bring PI Reform back into the fold with the new DUP-propped up Theresa May Government, with suggestions that new provisions could address concerns raised about the reduced discount rate  Read more...

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Ilfracombe swimmers warned of dangers and criminality of tombstoning (28 June 2017)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is warning visitors to Ilfracombe in Devon not to “tombstone” by jumping off the harbour walls at Ilfracombe Harbour  Read more...

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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly go live with NHS diabetes prevention programme (28 June 2017)

The head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has announced 13 new areas which will offer a leading NHS prevention programme to patients identified at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes  Read more...

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Kingston upon Thames consults on safer cycle routes under Go Cycle scheme (27 June 2017)

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is consulting on two new cycle routes under the £30 million Go Cycle programme funded by the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL).  Read more...

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£145,000 penalty for contractor guilty of failings in work at height rescue planning (27 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a contractor after a worker died while dismantling temporary roofing  Read more...

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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue offers advice to high-rise residents following Grenfell Tower fire (21 June 2017)

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is reassuring local people about its prevention and response arrangements for high-rise buildings, following the fire at Grenfell Tower in London on Monday 14 June 2017  Read more...

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£45,000 penalty after roofer suffers life threatening injuries in fall from height (21 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a northwest welding and metal fabrication firm, after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when he fell through a fragile roof  Read more...

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Wolverhampton Council supports Royal Life Saving Society UK's Drowning Prevention Week (20 June 2017)

The City of Wolverhampton Council is holding free water safety events at Wolverhampton's WV Active leisure centres as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the risks of accidental drowning  Read more...

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Contractor and sub-contractor prosecuted after member of public is injured (20 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a civil engineering company, after a member of the public was struck by fencing wire and sustained injuries to her neck and leg  Read more...

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Two firms prosecuted after electrical contractor suffers extensive burns after cutting live cable (19 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted two companies after a worker suffered extensive burns to his face, arms and hands as a result of an electrical incident  Read more...

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Roofing company prosecuted after ignoring warnings over unsafe working at height (19 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a roofing company which ignored concerns about contractors working at height in an unsafe manner  Read more...

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Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Police support NUM scheme to protect sex workers (19 June 2017)

Lincolnshire County Council working with Lincolnshire Police has pledged support for the National Ugly Mugs (NUM) scheme – a project providing greater access to justice and protection for sex workers  Read more...

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London’s first Victims Commissioner appointed to strengthen victims’ rights (16 June 2017)

The founder of campaign group Voice4Victims, Clare Waxman, has been appointed as London’s first Victims Commissioner by London Mayor Sadiq Khan  Read more...

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£40,000 fine after worker undergoes partial amputation of index finger (16 June 2017)

A Hertfordshire thermal engineering company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after a worker underwent partial amputation of his index finger  Read more...

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Newcastle company prosecuted after uncontrolled fire on premises is declared major incident (16 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Tyneside company, after an uncontrolled fire on its premises was declared a major emergency by local police  Read more...

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New technology at Public Health Wales Microbiology Lab “will speed up diagnosis of gastrointestinal conditions” (15 June 2017)

Welsh Assemlby Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has said that it is vital for Wales to keep up-to-date with the latest healthcare technology to improve outcomes for patients  Read more...

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British Dental Association calls on government to address disparities in oral hygiene between children (15 June 2017)

A new study by the British Dental Association (BDA) has found that children who need a general anaesthetic to have decayed teeth removed miss at least five days of school and can take a week to recover from the surgery – with children from low income families more likely to be admitted to hospital for tooth extractions  Read more...

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New technology at Public Health Wales Microbiology Lab “will speed up diagnosis of gastrointestinal conditions” (14 June 2017)

Welsh Assembly Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has said that it is vital for Wales to keep up-to-date with the latest healthcare technology to improve outcomes for patients  Read more...

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Mars urgently recalls chocolate products over fears of salmonella (14 June 2017)

Chocolate maker Mars has urgently recalled a number of its products due to a “potential presence of salmonella"  Read more...

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Fenland Council introduces equipment to make swimming pool rescues “quicker, safer and more efficient” (13 June 2017)

Fenland District Council has announced the installation at a local leisure centre of a revolutionary new piece of equipment designed to make swimming pool rescues quicker and safer  Read more...

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New technology at Public Health Wales Microbiology Lab “will speed up diagnosis of gastrointestinal conditions” (13 June 2017)

Welsh Assembly Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has said that it is vital for Wales to keep up-to-date with the latest healthcare technology to improve outcomes for patients  Read more...

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Milton Keynes Council warns of dangers of wild water swimming in warm weather (12 June 2017)

Milton Keynes Council is urging the public not to swim in open water during warm weather, including in the Blue Lagoon in Milton Keynes  Read more...

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Whirlpool fined £99,000 for allowing unregistered plumber to carry out gas work at more than 1,000 addresses (9 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an unregistered plumber who carried out gas work at addresses in North London over a two- year period  Read more...

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Care home group prosecuted after dementia patient falls to their death (9 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a care home after an elderly resident with dementia fell from a first floor window and died  Read more...

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Weight loss entrepreneur prosecuted over potentially dangerous “ultrasonic liposuction machines" (9 June 2017)

A man who sold ultrasonic liposuction machines to the public as weight loss devices has been described as a “snake oil salesman” by a judge at Coventry Crown Court  Read more...

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West Sussex hosts event to support RNIB’s make a Noise in Libraries fortnight for those with sight loss (8 June 2017)

West Sussex County Council is hosting a drop in session on 6 June in support of the RBIB campaign Make a Noise in Libraries  Read more...

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Manchester City Council announces first payments to victims of arena attack (8 June 2017)

Manchester City Council has announced that the families of some victims who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attacks and some of those injured are due to receive the first payouts from a charity fund set up to help those involved in the terrorist attack  Read more...

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Council incurs £45,000 penalty after employee’s index finger is severed (8 June 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Nottingham City Council, after a council worker suffered serious injuries to his hand  Read more...

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Lincolnshire firefighters issue alert after Beko recall two tumble dryers (6 June 2017)

Firefighters in Lincolnshire are asking people to check the make of their tumble dryer, after a full recall was issued by a leading manufacturer  Read more...

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Wolverhampton Trading Standards promotes Child Safety Week to help parents prevent children’s accidents (6 June 2017)

Trading Standards officers in Wolverhampton will be playing a key role in this year's Child Safety Week, which began on Monday 5 June  Read more...

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Tower Hamlets campaign to promote healthy eating and prevent tooth decay (6 June 2017)

Tower Hamlets Council in east London is running a campaign to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of an unhealthy diet and too much sugar  Read more...

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Fish processing company prosecuted for putting consumers at risk of food poisoning (6 June 2017)

Wyre Council in Lancashire has prosecuted a fish processing factory, after environmental health officers found poor hygiene conditions which could have put consumers at risk of food poisoning  Read more...

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Respiratory illness from smoking adds £3.4m to Calderdale Council’s social care bill for 2015-2016 (1 June 2017)

Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire has said that a report by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) into the cost of smoking to the social care system in England estimates that it added £3.4 million to the council’s social care bill in 2015-2016  Read more...

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Co-op fined £400,000 after elderly man slips in store and dies from brain injury (1 June 2017)

The Co-operative Group has been fined £400,000, after Cornwall Council’s Public Protection department prosecuted the company for a breach of the Health and Safety Act  Read more...

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Mouse infestation at Croydon Poundworld puts public at risk of food poisoning (31 May 2017)

Croydon town centre store Poundworld has been prosecuted by Croydon Council after a customer reported signs of a rodent infestation on the shopfloor  Read more...

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£500,000 fine after worker fractures arm in collision with forklift (30 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a manufacturing company based in Northern Ireland, after an employee was struck by a forklift truck in Chester  Read more...

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Fines and curfew imposed on owners of dangerous dog (30 May 2017)

City of York Council has prosecuted the owners of a dangerous dog, which attacked and seriously injured two other dogs  Read more...

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£14,000 penalty for café/bakery, after mouse infestation and poor hygiene puts customers at risk of food poisoning (25 May 2017)

Manchester City Council has prosecuted a café and bakery, after it was found to be infested with mouse droppings, causing a risk to public health  Read more...

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£2m fine after fatal work accident at food manufacturing factory (25 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a food company after a worker was killed when plastic bales fell on top of him  Read more...

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Family receives compensation from Edinburgh hotel following shower scalding death (25 May 2017)

The family of a tourist who died after being scalded by her hotel shower has finally received compensation after five years  Read more...

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£120,000 fine after solar panel fitter breaks back in fall from height (24 May 2017)

A solar panel company and its director have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after a contractor fell from height at a site in Cornwall  Read more...

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40-year jail term for Merseyside brothers convicted of sexually abusing girls (24 May 2017)

The Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) has announced the jailing of two Merseyside brothers convicted for sexually abusing girls  Read more...

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Warning about skin lightening products as Coventry trader is prosecuted (24 May 2017)

Coventry City Trading Standards say that consumers should report any instances of buying skin lightening creams contain hydroquinone, as this is a banned product in the UK  Read more...

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Carmarthenshire farm and director prosecuted after farm worker is crushed to death by reversing telehandler (22 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Carmarthenshire-based farm and its owner, after a farm worker was fatally crushed by a telehandler as it reversed  Read more...

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HGV company prosecuted after worker suffers fatal head injuries (22 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an HGV company, after a worker was killed when he was struck by the roof of a trailer he was dismantling  Read more...

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Tilehurst teenager suffers head injuries after road traffic accident (22 May 2017)

A thirteen-year-old boy has suffered a head injury as the result of a collision with a car in Tilehurst. The teenager was conscious following the collision, but had sustained a head injury, and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital  Read more...

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Travel mug had to be removed with a hacksaw and drill after getting stuck on six-year-old’s tongue (22 May 2017)

A seven-year old girl was admitted to hospital last week after her tongue became stuck in the lid of a travel mug purchased at The Disney Store. Since the incident, The Disney Store has removed the mug from their stored and destroyed their current stock  Read more...

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£765,000 penalty for exposing up to 200 construction workers to asbestos fibres (19 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a construction company for asbestos failings  Read more...

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£80,000 penalty for two companies after employee is killed by reversing vehicle (19 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a construction company and its groundwork contractor, after a worker was killed by a reversing vehicle  Read more...

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£1,700 penalty after mouse droppings found on off licence premises (18 May 2017)

Oldham Council has prosecuted the owners of an off licence, where mouse droppings were found which could have put public health at risk  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Road accidents are the leading cause of teenage death according to the ‘WHO’ (18 May 2017)

Data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers worldwide  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Jail for plumber who put homeowners at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning (18 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a plumber who carried out unsafe gas work and potentially put homeowners at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

PHE concludes investigation into Norovirus outbreak at Medway Council swimming pool (17 May 2017)

Medway Council has said that an investigation into an outbreak of Norovirus at a public swimming pool in October 2016 has now been concluded  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£200,000 fine for Cardiff steel manufacturer after worker suffers crush injuries and loses fingertip (17 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Cardiff-based steel manufacturing company, after a worker sustained serious crush injuries to his hand  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

DHL and JCB prosecuted after worker sustains serious injuries from falling machinery (15 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted delivery firm DHL Services Limited (DHL) and JC Bamford Excavators Ltd (JCB), after a worker was seriously injured by a trolley carrying hydraulic rams  Read more...

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£120,000 fine after worker suffers deep lacerations to arm from chainsaw (15 May 2017)

A salad growing company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after an employee was seriously injured by a chainsaw while felling trees  Read more...

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£250,000 fine for solar panel company after worker suffers serious injuries in fall from height (15 May 2017)

A Bristol-based solar panel installation company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after a 49-year-old worker fell more than 3.5 metres through a void in a roof  Read more...

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£91,000 penalty for care home operators following death of employee from crush injuries (12 May 2017)

Canterbury City Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have prosecuted the former operators of a residential care home, after a senior carer at the home died from crush injuries in a work-related incident  Read more...

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£2m fine after fatal work accident at food manufacturing factory (11 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a food company after a worker was killed when plastic bales fell on top of him  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

New model of clinical supervision for midwives in Wales (9 May 2017)

The Welsh Assembly’s Chief Nursing Officer Professor Jean Willis has launched a new model of clinical supervision for midwives in Wales  Read more...

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London girls’ school prosecuted after teacher suffers multiple fractures in fall from height (8 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School in Barnet, north London, after a teacher conducting rigging and adjustments to spotlights and cabling in the school drama studio fell from a stepladder and suffered multiple fractures to the skull, wrist and elbow as a result  Read more...

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RAIB investigating near miss involving track workers at Ascot Station (5 May 2017)

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has said it is investigating an incident on 7 April, in which two railway workers narrowly avoided being struck by a train travelling through Ascot in Berkshire  Read more...

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Building partnership fined £17,500 for faulty building work (5 May 2017)

City of York Council has prosecuted a building partnership for unprofessional and unfair trading practices, which left a vulnerable York resident with a damp, leaking house extension  Read more...

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Warning for the public to be aware of the risks of electric shock in the garden (4 May 2017)

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service is reminding the public to be aware of safety in the garden and the risks of electric shock from gardening equipment  Read more...

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Jail term for unregistered gas installer who put homeowners at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning (4 May 2017)

A self-employed gas fitter has been jailed after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found he had installed a new boiler without being Gas Safe registered  Read more...

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Community Order for shop owner guilty of selling unsafe toys and electrical items (4 May 2017)

Derby City Council has prosecuted a Derbyshire businessman, after he was found guilty of selling unsafe toys and electrical items – as well as toys not believed to be genuine products  Read more...

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£205,000 penalty after contractor is crushed to death by staircase (3 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a company after a 31-year-old sub-contractor died when working on large construction project in London  Read more...

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Roofing firms prosecuted for putting contractors at risk of falls from height (3 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted two roofing companies, after they put their contractors at risk of injury from falls from height during roof replacement works in Oldham, Lancashire  Read more...

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£1.8m fine for South West Water after employee drowns (2 May 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted South West Water, after the death of 54-year-old catchment operator, Robert Geach  Read more...

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Construction firm prosecuted over contractor’s fatal head injury (28 April 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a construction company following the death of a worker  Read more...

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£86,000 penalty for owner and site manager of illegal waste site which stored asbestos without permit (28 April 2017)

The Environment Agency has prosecuted a Cornwall-based waste disposal company for illegally storing asbestos  Read more...

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Hartlepool service of remembrance for those killed at work (27 April 2017)

Hartlepool Council has announced that a service of remembrance is being held in memory of those killed or workers injured in workplace accidents  Read more...

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Nottinghamshire County Council prosecuted after member of the public suffers crush injuries in park (26 April 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Nottinghamshire County Council, after a disabled member of the public was struck by a vehicle used for collecting branches and sustained crush injuries  Read more...

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Children and vulnerable patients missing out on dental treatment because NHS charge exemptions are “poorly signposted” (25 April 2017)

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said that children and vulnerable patients risk losing out on access to free NHS dental treatment because of poor promotion and signposting of NHS charge exemptions  Read more...

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£256,000 penalty after gas worker is left paralysed after spinal fracture in work accident (21 April 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an Essex-based gas infrastructure company, after an employee suffered serious injury when a pipe fell into the trench he was working in and struck him, resulting in a fractured spine and other serious injuries  Read more...

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Cornwall Council checks reveal seven out of ten child car seats “not fitted correctly” (20 April 2017)

Cornwall Trading Standards and Community Fire and Road Safety officers have found that seven out of ten child car seats were not fitted correctly when examined at free car seat safety checks throughout Cornwall  Read more...

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£3m challenge announced to develop re-supply technology to frontline troops and improve safety (20 April 2017)

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has announced that £3 million is on offer to academics and industry from all sectors to produce cutting-edge re-supply technology to troops serving on the frontline, in the next stage of the Innovation Autonomy Challenge  Read more...

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£200,000 fine after engineer sustains crush injuries in machinery (19 April 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an engineering firm, after a worker suffered crush injuries in machinery  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Highways England calls for motorists to be aware of road workers and risks of collision (12 April 2017)

Highways England is highlighting the dangers faced by road workers, after a worker mending potholes was struck by a car A50 near Stoke-on-Trent in April 2016  Read more...

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£2,773.50 penalty for owner of Chinese restaurant which put public at risk of food poisoning (12 April 2017)

The owner of a Chinese restaurant in West Cheshire has been prosecuted for food hygiene breaches that could have put the public at risk of food poisoning  Read more...

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Wales set to replace stamp duty land tax with land transaction tax (12 April 2017)

The Welsh Assembly has introduced the country’s first new tax for 800 years, which will replace stamp duty land tax when the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill comes into force  Read more...

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Supermarket prosecuted after worker suffers injuries on slippery floor (11 April 2017)

Crawley Borough Council has prosecuted Tesco for a health and safety accident in which a staff member slipped on a shop floor and was absent from work for several months as a result of their injuries.  Read more...

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Thanet Council launches pilot dog DNA registration scheme to promote responsible ownership (10 April 2017)

Thanet Council in Kent has announced it is launching a dog DNA registration scheme to combat the problem of pet theft, puppy farms and dogs which foul public areas, putting others at risk of parasitic diseases such as toxocariasis  Read more...

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£2,000 penalty for food business operator who put others at risk of food poisoning (10 April 2017)

A Powys-based food business operator has been prosecuted after raw meat was found above ready-to-eat food in a refrigerator, leading to the risk of cross-contamination and food poisoning  Read more...

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Thurrock Council Trading Standards warn about cosmetic products containing harmful ingredients (7 April 2017)

Thurrock Council's Trading Standards department is warning consumers to be aware of potentially dangerous products after a local retailer was prosecuted for selling cosmetics containing harmful ingredients  Read more...

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Islington café prosecuted for displaying out-of-date food hygiene rating (6 April 2017)

A café in Islington, north London has been prosecuted under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 after exaggerating its food hygiene rating  Read more...

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£14,000 in fines for breaching Control of Asbestos Regulations (5 April 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted two companies after unsafe asbestos work was carried out on a property in Leatherhead, Surrey  Read more...

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£800,000 fine after airport worker dies from crush injuries (5 April 2017)

Leading construction company Laing O’Rourke has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the death of a worker from crush injuries  Read more...

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Thompson v Reeve – Claimant withdraws settlement in attempt to secure greater damages under new discount rate (4 April 2017)

The High Court has allowed for a claimant to withdraw a settlement made prior to the announcement that the discount rate applied to personal injury pay-outs was to change, which could allow for a more lucrative settlement  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Rail Accident Investigation Branch to investigate near miss of track workers at Camden Junction South (4 April 2017)

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is to investigate a serious incident in which two track workers narrowly avoiding being hit by a train at Camden Junction South in London on 28 February 2017  Read more...

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£8,000 penalty after worker loses fingers in machinery (4 April 2017)

A construction company has been prosecuted after a worker lost his middle and index finger on one hand while using a screwdriver to scrape asphalt residue from a mixer  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£160,000 fine for recycling company after worker sustains serious brain injury (4 April 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Birmingham-based recycling company after a worker was left fighting for his life after being crushed by approximately 400kg of cardboard  Read more...

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Roofing companies fined total of £150,000, after worker suffers life changing back injuries in fall from height (3 April 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted two roofing companies, after a worker fell nine metres through a skylight onto concrete flooring below  Read more...

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£4,500 penalty for putting public health at risk of salmonella (31 March 2017)

Walsall Council has prosecuted the owner of a mini market closed in May 2016, after Environmental Health officers found an extensive mouse infestation on the premises and ordered its immediate closure  Read more...

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Cardiff business and director prosecuted for breaching safety regulations relating to imported hoverboards (28 March 2017)

City of Cardiff Council has prosecuted a director and his company, after hoverboards sold by the company were found to have breached safety regulations  Read more...

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£117,000 grant to Torbay Council to mend potholes and improve road surfaces (28 March 2017)

Torbay Council has been awarded £117,000 to fund the repair of potholes and treat roads to prevent potholes and improve road surfaces and road safety  Read more...

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£89,000 penalty after long-serving farm work is killed in fall from fragile roof (28 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a farming partnership, after a Staffordshire farm manager died in a fall from a fragile roof  Read more...

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£18,000 penalty after worker suffers serious foot injury in unguarded machinery (27 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a company that produces and supplies wood shavings for use as horse bedding, after a worker suffered a serious foot injury at its site in Andover, Hampshire  Read more...

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Food supplier who delivered food without refrigeration has fine reduced on appeal (27 March 2017)

A Cardiff food supplier has had a fine of £120,000 reduced on appeal, after it was prosecuted and convicted of delivering “high risk food” to a business in a vehicle that was not refrigerated  Read more...

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MoD invests in Tempus Pro medical monitor for Armed Forces (27 March 2017)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing £14 million in lifesaving medical monitors for the Armed Forces  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Company and director prosecuted after construction worker suffers life changing injuries (24 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Manchester-based building contractor and a company owner, after a worker was seriously injured on a building site  Read more...

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LMS v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – New discount rate applied in first personal injury settlement (23 March 2017)

Schoolgirl is first reported recipient of damages under new discount rate following key changes made by Justice Secretary, Liz Truss  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£72,000 penalty after farm worker dies in grain store (22 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a family-owned Norfolk farming company, after an employee died at its grain storage facility  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£160,000 penalty after two aircraft workers sustain serious injuries in fall from height (21 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an aircraft company based at Stansted Airport in Essex, after two workers 15 feet while carrying out checks on the tail of a plane  Read more...

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Kier Construction fined £400,000 after worker is seriously injured in fall from height (20 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted leading construction company Kier Construction Limited, after a worker was injured when he fell from height  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£100,000 penalty for care home after teenager drowns on day trip (17 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Kettering-based care home company, after a 16-year-old boy drowned at a disused quarry on a day trip  Read more...

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Hampshire Council launches road safety campaign to make drivers and cyclists more aware of each other (16 March 2017)

Hampshire County Council has launched a campaign to encourage cyclists and drivers to be more aware of each other and stay safe on Hampshire’s roads  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has announced that the small claims limit will be increased to £5,000 for whiplash claims only (15 March 2017)

There are plans for fixed tariffs to be introduced to cap whiplash claims. Whilst there has been no decision on figures as of yet, the level of compensation is to be proportionate to the injury as suggested by the MOJ  Read more...

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£615,000 penalty after worker sustains serious burn injuries following electrocution (13 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an Oxford-based company, after a worker sustained serious burns following electrocution from contact with a live underground cable  Read more...

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£105,000 fine after worker is paralysed in fall from height (13 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a construction company, after a worker was left paralysed following an accident at a building site  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Crown Censure for MoD after agency driver is killed in vehicle accident (10 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with a Crown Censure after an agency driver working for the MoD was killed in an accident involving a reversing vehicle  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£600,000 fine for London company, after worker dies in lift shaft fall (8 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted two companies for safety failings after one man died and another was left seriously injured after falling six storeys through a lift shaft  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£280,000 penalty after butler suffers fatal crush injuries in lift accident (7 March 2017)

The operators of one of Britain’s most iconic stately homes have been prosecuted and sentenced, after a butler was crushed to death in a lift accident  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Spinal cord injury; What is it and key steps to be taken. (7 March 2017)

The spinal cord is a group of nerves that runs down the middle of a person’s back. It carries signals back and forth between the body and brain. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£7,000 penalty for landscaping company after 16-year-old loses finger while unsupervised (6 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a landscaping company for failing to properly train and supervise work on a dangerous machine, which led to a teenage boy on work experience having his little finger amputated while working unsupervised on a log splitter  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£45,000 penalty, after woman dies from food poisoning following pub meal (6 March 2017)

Cornwall Council Environmental Health Officers have prosecuted a food company, after an elderly woman died from symptoms of food poisoning after consuming unfit food  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Contractor fined for putting himself and others at risk of asbestosis (6 March 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Bedfordshire-based contractor who failed to carry out suitable assessment of asbestos removal work  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£1m fine for DFS after employee sustains serious injuries in work accident (2 March 2017)

Furniture company DFS Trading Limited has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after safety failings led to a worker sustaining serious neck and head injuries  Read more...

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The Ministry of Justice announces changes to how accident and injury compensation payments are calculated (28 February 2017)

The Ministry of Justice has announced a new formula for the calculation of compensation payments for individuals who suffer long-term injuries as the result of an accident  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£6,000 fine after worker fractures finger in machinery (28 February 2017)

A polythene film manufacturer has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after a worker trapped his hand in machinery and fractured the little finger on one hand  Read more...

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The Association of British Insurers warns change in Discount Rate for Personal Injury claims may be a mistake (28 February 2017)

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned that a move by the Lord Chancellor to change the Discount Rate applied when calculating compensation payments for personal injury (PI) claims could lead to an increase in insurance premiums for millions of people  Read more...

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£43,000 penalty after company owner is killed in HGV accident on industrial site (27 February 2017)

A Swinton transport company and its director have been prosecuted after an HGV company owner was killed at the company’s Sandywood Industrial Estate  Read more...

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Estate agents fined £200,000 after member of public falls down well during house viewing (27 February 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a firm of estate agents, after a member of the public being shown round a property fell 30ft down a well during an open house viewing  Read more...

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Change to car booster seats and cushions “better for the safety of younger children” (23 February 2017)

The Department for Transport (DfT) has said that existing child booster seats and cushions for cars are not affected by new rules, which came into force 9 February 2017  Read more...

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£678,500 penalty after worker dies from head injury after fall from height (22 February 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a London bus company, after a worker suffered fatal head injuries after falling from a ladder  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Suspended sentence for roofing contractor, after worker dies in fall (21 February 2017)

A self-employed businessman has been prosecuted, after his employee fell from the flat roof of a building and died from his injuries  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Suspended sentence and £12,700 penalty for carrying out illegal gas work on boilers (17 February 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an unregistered gas worker who carried out work on a number of boilers  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£60,000 penalty for recycling firm, after worker is crushed in roller shutter door (16 February 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a recycling firm, after a worker suffered crush injuries from a roller shutter door.  Read more...

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Jail for building contractor after unqualified worker dies in fall from height (15 February 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Manchester building contractor following the death of a casual labourer who fell nearly seven metres through a fragile roof  Read more...

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Young boy receives fatal head injury at Topshop (15 February 2017)

A young boy has died following an incident in Topshop at the Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading. 10 year old Kaden Reddick was shopping with his Aunt when he suffered serious head injuries from a falling display near the tills in the store. The accident was caused by heavy white barriers where customers queue for the till, these tend to contain various accessories and sweets  Read more...

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Down’s Syndrome screening and possible risks (13 February 2017)

At the moment in the UK women are offered a ‘combined test’ which includes an ultrasound and a blood test to assess the risk of their baby having Down’s Syndrome.  Read more...

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Jail sentence for company director after worker sustains serious burns (10 February 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted the director of a South Wales construction company, after he failed to take appropriate action which resulted in a young worker receiving serious burns.  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

£8,000 penalty after worker develops hand-arm vibration injury at work (8 February 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a ground engineering company, after a worker contracted severe hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).  Read more...

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Suspended sentence for rogue trader who defrauded bedridden client of £6,000 (8 February 2017)

Nottingham Crown Court has handed down a suspended jail sentence to a rogue handyman who defrauded a bedridden pensioner out of thousands of pounds for work he said he had carried out when he had not.   Read more...

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£42,000 penalty after engineering worker suffers life changing injury after being struck on head (6 February 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an engineering firm for safety breaches, after a worker suffered life changing injuries.   Read more...

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DfT announces changes to child booster seats will not affect existing seats (3 February 2017)

The government has announced that existing child car booster seats will not be affected by new rules coming into force on 1 March.  Read more...

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The Dangers of Occupational Asthma (3 February 2017)

Occupational asthma could be caused by inhaling certain substances in the course of your work.   Read more...

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London Assembly Transport Committee meeting to discuss bus safety (2 February 2017)

The London Assembly Transport Committee is to debate the safety of buses on Thursday (02/01/17), after new figures show that the safety of buses has deteriorated over the last year.   Read more...

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£84m in compensation paid out through Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (1 February 2017)

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that more than £84 million in compensation has been awarded as part of the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS)  Read more...

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£13,582 penalty for food hygiene breaches which posed imminent risk to public health (30 January 2017)

Birmingham City Council has prosecuted the owners of a muffin shop for breaches of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.   Read more...

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Landscape gardener ordered to repay £5,000 for shoddy work (25 January 2017)

A gardening contractor who charged nearly £5,000 for shoddy landscaping work carried out at private residences has been ordered to repay £4,490 in compensation to customers.   Read more...

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Tayto fined after worker has three fingers partially amputated by machinery (25 January 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Northamptonshire crisp manufacturer Tayto Group Limited, after an agency worker lost the tops of three fingers in machinery.  Read more...

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DWP announces Third Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme levy (23 January 2017)

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced the amount of the third Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme levy.   Read more...

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£950,000 penalty for Jaguar Land Rover after worker has leg amputated (20 January 2017)

Leading car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover Limited has been prosecuted and fined, after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.   Read more...

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Rochdale roofing firm prosecuted for failing to protect workers from falls from height (20 January 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a roofing company after the lives of two employees were put at risk while working on a roof with no protection from falls from height.   Read more...

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Powys landfill company fined £180,000 after worker loses both legs in vehicle accident (19 January 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Powys-based landfill company after a worker was run over and had to have both legs amputated as a result.  Read more...

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Depression link to cardiovascular disease in men (19 January 2017)

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and the German Center for Cardiovascular Disease (DZHK) have found that depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity.   Read more...

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£31m investment to improve obstetrics services in South Wales (17 January 2017)

The Welsh government has announced more than £31 million in funding to improve child health, services for premature babies and obstetrics care in South Wales.  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Personal Injury

Solihull Council advising people to be cautious when buying cheap goods online (16 January 2017)

Solihull Council in the West Midlands is advising people to be cautious when buying cheap goods online, after a baby nearly choked on a faux fur blanket.  Read more...

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£1.2bn investment in making roads safer through repair and mending potholes (16 January 2017)

The government has announced it is allocating £1.2 billion in roads funding to councils to repair roads and mend potholes.  Read more...

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Proposed Personal Injury Reforms for RTA claims (13 January 2017)

Claimant solicitors have mounted an attack on Government proposals to significantly restrict claims for minor Road Traffic Accidents (RTA).  Read more...

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Asbestos claims of over £10m awarded to pupils and school staff in the UK over the last 5 years (11 January 2017)

Exposure to asbestos in schools has become common in England, and as a result the government is currently investing £23bn to improve school buildings. However, the presence of asbestos in schools continues to put pupils’ and school staff’s health at risk.  Read more...

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Manchester City Council to spend extra £100m on mending potholes and road maintenance over five years (9 January 2017)

Manchester City Council has announced an additional £100 million is to be invested in maintaining the city’s roads over the next five years.  Read more...

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£29,000 penalty after contractor sustains severe brain injury in fall (6 January 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Lincoln-based Construction Company specialising in fitting mezzanine floors, after a contractor fell onto a concrete floor and sustained a life threatening brain injury.  Read more...

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Cardiff seafood company prosecuted for food hygiene breaches (5 January 2017)

Cardiff City Council has successfully prosecuted a seafood company for ten food hygiene offences under the Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations Act 2006 and General Food Regulations 2004.  Read more...

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MHRA warning about buying fake medicines online (5 January 2017)

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning of the dangers of buying fake and unlicensed medical products, especially those seeking to lose weight in the New Year who shop for diet pills online.  Read more...

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£165,000 penalty after resident trapped in lift is fatally injured after falling down shaft (5 January 2017)

The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a Bolton property management company, after a resident died after falling down a lift shaft.  Read more...

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Highways England announced £1.5m investment to make Lancashire road safer for cyclists and pedestrians (4 January 2017)

Highways England has announced a £1.5 million investment near Fleetwood in Lancashire, to provide safer and smoother walking and cycling alongside the A585.  Read more...


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