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Tough new health and safety sentencing guidelines now in force in England and Wales

February 19, 2016

New health and safety guidelines have come into force which could mean that large companies could face fines of £10 million for serious breaches of health and safety law. The new Sentencing Council’s guidelines, published in November 2015, will apply to health and safety, corporate manslaughter, and food and safety hygiene cases, and have come […]

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How to improve your car accident case settlement

December 26, 2013

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental injury in the United States.  After you are injured in car accident, you may find yourself not only dealing with the physical pain of an injury.  You may also find yourself in financial stress as you are faced with significant medical bills.   At the same […]

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Are You A Safe Winter Driver?

December 24, 2013

How easily we forget how difficult driving can be once the first snowfall arrives.  Even when a mere dusting of snow hits the roadways, some drivers seem to forget all of the road rules and act as if they had never driven defensively while other drivers are over confident and can cause an accident due […]

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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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Council heavily fined after worker suffers severe injuries on the job

December 20, 2013

A Scottish local authority has been heavily fined by the Sheriff Court after a worker suffered a severe injury in the course of his employment in January 2011. South Lanarkshire Council was fined £50,000 after one of its workers suffered a serious injury to his abdomen in an accident at work on 13 January 2011. […]

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Leisure centre firm fined £45,000 after burns at swimming pool

December 12, 2013

The owner of an Essex leisure centre has been heavily fined by the Crown Court after a child suffered serious burns in an accident at its premises in 2012. Leisure Connection Limited was fined £45,000 and ordered to pay substantial costs after a toddler was severely burned at their leisure centre in Great Dunmow, Essex […]

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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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Tesla Sparks Serious Product Liability Issues

December 5, 2013

Tesla Motors has made quite a spark in the news recently. With two electric cars catching fire in the U.S. since October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began a probe for more information. The NHTSA requested information about design modifications and engineering drawings for the Model S electric sedan. Tesla has until Jan. 14 […]

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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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Injury Ending Your Career? How to Get Help

November 23, 2013

(U.S. Law and Generally) Injuries that occur outside of the workplace can be very problematic for the injury victim. Employers are not responsible to maintain an employee injured outside the workplace and unemployment is contingent on the claimant’s ability to work. Even an employee who is medically cleared for light duty by a doctor may […]

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