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Archive: May 2013

Hospitals Can Avoid Clinical Negligence Through Proper Health And Safety

Health and Safety regulations can protect healthcare providers against medical negligence claims, so long as they follow the standards within the regulations to the letter. For example, the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 calls on employers to ensure they conduct all business operations in a way that ensures that nobody who isn’t employed by the business and who may be affected by it is exposed to any risks to their well-being. Other regulations also call for businesses to ensure that their staff members are protected and that they do not face any risks. Employers must take all “reasonably practicable” steps to protect staff and employees and ensure […]

Violent Crime And Criminal Injuries Compensation In The UK

It is often said that the UK is becoming a more violent society and that people are at more risk of being injured in a violent crime than they ever were. Stories of stabbings, shootings and the murder of ‘have-a-go heroes’ are commonplace and you could be forgiven for thinking that you are more likely to claim criminal injuries compensation nowadays than you have ever been. Nonetheless, a recent report from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) revealed that the UK is actually a considerably safer place than it used to be. The number of violent crimes recorded in the country has fallen by 11% in the last decade, […]

Slips, Trips, Falls And Back Injuries Compensation Cases

Accident at work compensation claims frequently result from slips, trips and falls. These pose a factor in all workplaces, from the quietest office to the busiest warehouse, and can lead to a huge range of health problems. While back injuries compensation claims, broken bones, sprains and pulled muscles are common, in some cases, slips can cause brain damage or even death. According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 10,000 people suffered a serious injury due to a trip or slip at work last year, with this hazard representing more than one-third of all major workplace injuries. While agriculture, catering and construction represent particularly hazardous environments that pose a […]