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Accidents at work – claiming for an industrial injury – Advice from accident at work solicitors from Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh etc), England (London, Manchester, Birmingham etc), Wales (Cardiff), Republic of Ireland (Dublin, Limerick), Northern Ireland (Belfast) and beyond.

Accident at Work Claim – A Workers Compensation Claim Guide

October 31, 2016

Contribution from a legal writer based on personal injury claims law & practice in Australia and generally. Compensation for injuries resulting from an accident at work claim are not processed like standard personal injury claims unless an employer or their insurance company acts in bad faith. Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that can establish negligence […]

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Medical Evidence for Work Accidents Claims

January 7, 2014

When you make a work accident claim, it will be necessary to collate various elements of medical evidence. This is nothing for you to worry about: it is an important part of the claims process and is there to help prove the extent of your injuries. Why is Medical Evidence Necessary? In order for a […]

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Owner of firm prosecuted after customer dies in accident at workplace

December 20, 2013

The owner of a Berkshire car maintenance firm has been heavily fined after a customer was killed in a workplace accident in 2012. Mr Mark Walker, 79, was fined £7,500 by the Crown Court and ordered to pay substantial costs after a customer was killed in a workplace accident at his car maintenance business on […]

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Dangerous Professions that Pay Very, Very Well

December 13, 2013

Some people are drawn to a dangerous job or career path because they are adventurous thrill seekers, while others may gravitate to the same profession because it pays well and doesn’t require a college degree. Obviously not every high risk job is going to be open to those without a college degree, but there is […]

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The facts about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

December 12, 2013

As figures emerge which suggest that one in five veterans suffer from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it also appears that there are a number of myths and misnomers which surround the condition. Not only do these myths make it difficult for those suffering with PTSD to cope with their everyday lives, but […]

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Personal Injury firms need to change their ways to survive

December 12, 2013

The Jackson Reforms 2013 are so-called for Lord Justice Jackson who was tasked with preparing a report in which he reviewed the costs of civil litigation and assessed how they affected access to justice. These changes came into force in April 2013, and have seen major changes to the way in which litigation cases, such […]

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Chemicals company heavily fined over acid burns at work

December 2, 2013

An international chemical company has been heavily fined after a pipe split at a plant resulted in acid burns to the faces of three workers. Polimeri Europa UK Limited was sentenced on 29 November 2013 after being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for failing to ensure that it had taken reasonably practicable steps […]

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Claims Portal data indicates teething problems

November 30, 2013

The Claims Portal was introduced to England and Wales in April 2010 by the Ministry of Justice in order to provide support during the claims process of claims valued at lower than £10,000. The use of electronic communications tool was further expanded on 31 July 2013 to include Employer’s Liability (EL) and Public Liability (PL) […]

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Recycling company heavily fined after worker killed in accident at work

November 22, 2013

A Redcar-based firm has been heavily fined by the Teeside Crown Court after a worker was killed in an accident at work in 2008. Mr Raymond Burns, 43, was working for UK Wood Recycling Limited when the accident occurred on 19 December 2008. On the day in question Mr Burns was walking between a wood […]

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Demolitions company heavily fined after worker suffers workplace accident

November 22, 2013

A demolitions company has been heavily fined by the courts after a worker was seriously injured by an excavator bucket at work. Mr James Wilson was on his first day working as a labourer at Bloom Plant Limited on 10 January 2011 when he suffered the horrific workplace accident. On the day in question Mr […]

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