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HSE reveals workplace fatal injury statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the independent workplace safety regulator which protects employees from harm by enforcing employer accountability for unsafe working environments, has published its annual report, Workplace Fatal Injuries in Great...

Protecting your head and brain at work

Every year thousands of people suffer a brain injury whilst at work. These brain injuries can range from mild injuries right through to severe brain injuries where people are left in a vegative state. Statistical data published by the Health and...

Is the Boyes Turner personal injury team right for you?

When someone has suffered a personal injury it is essential that they pick the right solicitor to assist them with their claim. Carefully selecting the correct solicitor will ensure that you have: Access to up to date legal advice. Advice from a large...

Scaffolding and workplace accidents falling, says NASC 2018 Safety Report

The 2018 Safety Report of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has revealed that the number of workplace accidents and serious injuries reported by its members reached an all-time low in 2017. What were the 2018 Safety Report findings? ...

Should cohabitees receive bereavement damages

This was a question recently faced by the Court of Appeal after Ms Jakki Smith took the Secretary of State for Justice to Court for breaching her human rights. Who can claim bereavement damages? The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 gives rise to the right to...

Santa's little bikers need safety advice under the tree to go with their new wheels

Children are cycling on our busy roads at a younger and younger age, many from the age of five, according to new research from local child cyclist’s safety charity Cycle-Smart .  With the Christmas peak in bike and helmet sales now upon us, the...

8 Top Tips for avoiding holiday accidents!

  It’s holiday season, a time that we are often more relaxed, less vigilant and sometimes feeling a little more adventurous than usual, as we try to make the most of the time away from our usual routine. Such a relaxed attitude can sometimes...

Croydon Tram Crash

The tram that derailed in Croydon on 9 th  November resulted in the death of seven people. It is known that the tram was travelling at three and a half times the speed limit when it approached a curve in the track, causing it to derail. In addition to...

"We had never heard about Sepsis. Perhaps if we had, we would have spotted the signs..." - Matthew's story

Sepsis is a life threatening condition.  It causes 44,000 death per year in Britain. The UK Sepsis Trust is committed to raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of #Sepsis both with the public, and with medical professionals.  We are...

Asbestos and the Olympian - A wrestlers battle with mesothelioma

The Olympic games in Rio are in full swing and everyone from around the world is enjoying watching World and Olympic records being broken and their home nation Olympians bringing home medals. What is not known by many is that a famous Olympian...
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