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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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Kirklees Council facing large legal bill after personal injury claim

August 25, 2013

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner has reported that Kirklees Council will apparently have to pay a large amount in legal costs after one of its workers brought – and succeeded with – a personal injury claim against it. Mrs Kaye, an employee at Kirklees Council, brought a claim for personal injury against her employer after she […]

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A round-up of personal injury cases in the news this week – 19.08.2013 to 25.08.2013

August 25, 2013

In the first of our series on personal injury stories that have hit the news this week, we take a look at a number of health and safety cases that have hit the headlines since 19 August 2013. This includes a number of Health and Safety Executive prosecutions Pirelli in court over injuries at Carlisle […]

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Had A Car Accident With A Pedestrian? Here’s What You Should Know

August 24, 2013

According to the US Department of Transportation, as many as 4432 pedestrians were killed in 2011 in traffic accidents across the country. Children and older adults, particularly, are more likely to become victims of car-pedestrian accidents. On an average, there’s one pedestrian injured every 8 minutes and one death occurs every two hours. With the […]

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Fatal Car Accident in Atlanta, Georgia: How do we Recover?

August 22, 2013

Fatal Car Accident in Atlanta, Georgia: How do we Recover? Being involved in a car accident is nothing short of a hassle and a headache. First, there is a check to determine whether anyone was injured; then comes the interviews with police and car insurance companies. Unfortunately when someone dies as a result of the accident, […]

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Food manufacturing company heavily fined after worker suffers injury

August 20, 2013

A Suffolk food manufacturing firm has been heavily fined after a worker suffered serious injuries at work because of health and safety breaches. Mr Attila Czege, 34, was working for Indo European Foods Ltd when the accident happened on 20 September 2012. Mr Czege was working on a production line which was bagging rice when […]

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Premises Liability: Ohio “Recreational Use” statute

August 20, 2013

Ohio, like all other states, has enacted a “Recreational Use” statute that provides landowners immunity from civil lawsuits if certain conditions are met.  In order to encourage property owners to make their land available to the public for recreational use states decided to shield such landowners from liability against premises liability lawsuits. Ohio’s legislature first […]

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Two major companies to pay over £100,000 after major blazes in Leeds

August 12, 2013

Two major companies were sentenced in late July over a major blaze in Leeds that took place in September 2010. The two companies, Northern Gas Networks Operations Ltd and Morgan Sindall (Infrastructure) plc, were found by the Leeds Crown Court to have neglected basic health and safety procedures when installing gas mains during a construction […]

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Health and Safety Executive cases last week – a round-up

August 12, 2013

In this post we’ll take a look at some cases that have appeared on the Health and Safety Executive’s website in the last week. These case are useful as they give an indication as to how employers can avoid breaching health and safety laws and ending up in court. Illegal gas work left Norfolk homes […]

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Engineering company heavily fined after breaching health and safety laws

August 12, 2013

A Scottish company has been heavily fined by the Livingstone Sheriffs Court after it admitted breaching health and safety laws, leading to serious injury to an employee. Mr Kenneth Hunter, 33, was working for Oil States Kaper Ltd at its site in Bathgate when the accident happened in May 2011. Mr Hunter was working at […]

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