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Lincolnshire firm fined by courts after fall from height

December 12, 2013

A Lincolnshire firm has been fined by the Lincoln Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution after a worker was seriously injured in a fall at work this year. Timmins Engineering and Construction Limited was fined £4,000 after an unnamed 30-year-old worker suffered a broken back after a fall from height […]

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Keep Your Head on Straight: Workplace Safety Precautions

November 14, 2013

 Staying safe in the workplace is important to your health and well-being. There are some organizations that work hard to provide employees with the correct headgear and safety training, preventing serious accidents and saving lives. Here are some of the requirements of safety headgear, and how to wear it correctly so you don’t place your […]

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What Do You Do, If You Have An Accident At Work?

October 2, 2013

If you’ve had an accident at work, it’s wise to keep your wits about you. You must follow certain procedures and look out for your own interests. Here’s what to do, when your employer is negligent and you sustain a personal injury: Health and Safety Your employer must tick all the health and safety boxes. […]

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Scaffolding Accidents On The Job: Who Is At Fault?

September 23, 2013

Whenever there is a scaffolding collapse on a work site there can be serious injuries and issues. A worker can be seriously hurt from a fall or from equipment falling upon them. Scaffolding failure is a frightful thing on a job site and for the victim it can lead to a lengthy headache of missed […]

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A Case of First Impression in Law Enforcement

August 27, 2013

A recent federal employment law case has set a significant precedent that will likely impact the way law enforcement agencies view disabled job applicants and treat disabled employees. It will also likely provide encouragement to injured veterans seeking to be productive citizens as they re-enter civilian life. In Justin Slaby v. Eric Holder, Jr., the […]

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Excessive working hours results in accident – is the employer responsible?

August 22, 2013

These days many people work long hours in difficult, demanding and, often, stressful jobs. And in today’s uncertain economic climate, employees can feel pressured to take on even more work in order to pay the bills. Working excessive hours will, more often than not, lead to tiredness, and tiredness in the work place can be […]

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When High Voltage Leads to On-the-Job Injury: What can a Person do?

July 20, 2013

Accidents involving high voltage electricity can easily result in death as well as very serious personal injury. The result of a high-voltage accident is rarely positive in any manner. Approximately 80% of all high voltage electrical shock injuries will include amputation of some type to avoid infecting other areas of the body. Sometimes this disabling […]

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Work related stress compensation claims

July 11, 2013

Work related stress can have very serious consequences in terms of your physical and psychological health, but it is not a condition that is particularly well understood in the UK, and especially by a surprising number of employers. However, back in 2010 the European Heart Journal published an of 6014 British civil servants mapping their […]

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How to avoid asbestos related disease at work

June 27, 2013

Asbestos fibres, elongated and extremely small are carcinogenic. It’s as simple as that. Once you’ve inhaled them, their shape and size cause them to work their way into your bronchi, alveoli and pleura where they might eventually cause acute and often terminal conditions such as asbestosis, cancer and mesothelioma. Your respiratory tract and lungs cannot […]

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Thinking of Blowing the Whistle? Know Your Rights

June 7, 2013

Human nature being what it is, there are times you might witness unethical, criminal or negligent activities at the company where you work. When this happens, it’s natural for a person with integrity to want to do something about it. If you see a co-worker harassing someone, you might want to file a complaint. If […]

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