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Engineering company fined £150k by HSE after two workers sustain chemical burns

23rd February 2017

A company was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive after an accident was reported at one of its sites where by two workers received serious burns.

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Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust compensation claims reach £21.6million

23rd February 2017

Research and analysis carried out on NHSLA figures (NHS Litigation Authority) by an East Anglian Daily Times investigation has highlighted how clinical compensation claims at the Trust have reached £21.6 million in the last 3 years.

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Proposed PI Whiplash reforms – how will they affect you?

16th February 2017

In November 2016 the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) a Government Department produced a document called ‘Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury claims process’. An announcement by George Osborne in his Autumn statement of 2015 when he was Lord Chancellor suggested that we have an epidemic of fraudulent whiplash claims from accidents.

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Woman fights legal battle in appeal court to get divorced

16th February 2017

The majority of divorces are undefended in this country and it is extremely rare for a judge to not grant a divorce petition, but there has been a case in the news recently whereby a divorce was defended by the husband and the Judge ruled, in a family court, that the divorce petition should not be granted on the basis that the reasons for granting it were normal in marriage and were “of the kind to be expected in marriage”.

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Jogger to receive Highway trip compensation after tripping over a dangerous pothole

15th February 2017

A man has been successful in his claim for Highway Trip compensation after he damaged his ankle in a  pothole whilst out jogging.  His foot stepped in to the deep pothole and he fell awkwardly, injuring his ankle and leaving him unable to stand or walk for 10 days.

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More ‘never events’ for Hospital Trust accused of clinical negligence

9th February 2017

An NHS Trust has been investigated by Healthwatch after a number of medical errors occurred including ‘never events’ such as surgical equipment being left inside a patient after an operation.

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Renowned bakery is fined £2m after workplace accident

8th February 2017

A well-known bakery has been fined £2 million and ordered to pay costs of £19,609.28 after they pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulation 2005 following a workplace accident.

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Road traffic chaos after multiple road traffic accidents occur during poor weather conditions

2nd February 2017

January has been a pretty busy time for the emergency services with multiple road accidents occurring all over our country’s roads and in particular in the south after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning, with fog making driving conditions hazardous.  In some areas there was less than 100 metres visibility in patches on main roads.

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Woman wins dental negligence payout of £40k

2nd February 2017

A woman sued her dentist for poor dental care after she claimed poor dental care resulted in her developing a brain abscess which nearly killed her and left her needing urgent surgery. She has had to learn to walk again and was hospitalised for a month.

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Girl who suffered birth injury wins clinical negligence settlement

26th January 2017

A girl who suffered lack of oxygen to the brain during her birth has been successful in her claim for clinical negligence compensation.  She has been left severely brain damaged and as a result, severely disabled.

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