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Grandaughter who says her great-grandmother was 'neglected and left in pain' at care home calls for change to sector

Sonia Dixon, a grandaughter whose great-grandmother (Doreen Tilly, 101) was staying at Woodside Court care home in Glenrothes, Fife, claims Doreen, who suffered from bowel issues, was left in pain overnight by care home staff. Doreen left the care home in February 2021 and died at home 3 months later.

The complaint Sonia made against Doreen's care facility was sustained; the report found that the woman's requirements were "not being sufficiently monitored," which "impacted negatively on her safety and wellbeing." Sonia is a former care worker herself.

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An employee of a whisky company who developed hearing loss while working on the bottling line wins a £45,000 damages case

Since 1990, Margaret Denny, 63, has been employed by the defence, Chivas Brothers Ltd., and its parent company. She claimed that the defender's negligence was to blame for her hearing loss, and she sought damages in addition to the price of hearing aids.

Sheriff Kenneth Campbell heard the case. Pilkington, an attorney, represented the pursuer, and J. Thomson, an attorney, represented the defender.

The pursuer was employed by the defender from 1990 to 2000 as a queue operator in its Newton bottling facility, and later she worked at another bottling hall at Kilmalid. In 1996, earplugs were made available to workers, but the pursuer and others noticed that they itched while being worn and occasionally came untied. Before a new kind of plug was released in 2015, there was no official training on how to use them.

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Had a slip-and-fall in Scotland? Can you file a claim for injuries if you slip and fall on ice at work or in public?

If you slipped on ice while at work or somewhere in Scotland and were hurt, you may be eligible for compensation. As the temperature drops during the winter, it is unfortunately common for people to fall on ice. If the landowner or occupier hasn't done enough to lower the risk of slipping, there's a higher chance that someone will get hurt.

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Cycling injury claims won for accidents on Edinburgh's tram lines

In a landmark ruling, two cyclists who were left injured after crossing the tram tracks in Scotland's capital have been awarded damages of an undisclosed amount.

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Firefighter awarded £1.5m after damaged equipment resulted in amputation

Ian McDonald, who had to have his right hand amputated following a training exercise in 2014, has now received £1.5 million in compensation.

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