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New Construction Guide Published to Prevent Injuries

A new guide has been published by construction experts to encourage better management at construction sites and reduce the number of accidents on construction sites.

It is hoped that not only will the guide reduce the number of accidents, but also minimise the number of occupational diseases that affect hundreds of construction workers every week.

Workplace Accidents and Occupational Illness: Construction UK

Despite numerous efforts from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and safety campaigners, the construction industry is still a dangerous sectors to work in the UK with one of the highest numbers of fatal and serious accidents each year. Sadly a large number of these accidents are as a result of poor management and a failure to comply with health and safety guidance.  

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Under What Circumstances can you make a Weather Related Accident Claim?

It seems the winter season has arrived, and unfortunately it brings weather related accidents with it. In the winter time, far more people suffer accidents as a result of wet or icy roads and pavements. However, it may be possible to claim compensation for such accidents even if the weather is to blame. In this post we look at in what circumstances you will be able to make a personal injury claim for  a weather related accident.

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Increase in Serious Injuries for Scottish Cyclists

A new map plotting cyclist accident hotspots has revealed the most dangerous areas for vulnerable road users to use.

The statistics, which come from Transport Scotland reveal the most likely places for fatal and serious injuries with the study revealing a mixed success rate. This year has seen a significant reduction in the number of fatal accidents involving cyclists . However, there has been a slight increase in the number of cyclists seriously injured.

Last year eight cyclists lost their lives on Scotland’s roads, a substantial drop of 38.5% from the previous year however almost 900 cyclists were seriously injured, indicating a slight rise of 0.5%.

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England to Follow Scotland by Introducing ‘Fairer’ Bereavement Damages

An all-new Private Members’ Bill – namely The Negligence and Damages Bill - published by Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald, is calling England & Wales to follow Scotland by introducing ‘greater fairness’ for bereaved people and victims of psychiatric harm.

It passed, the Bill will extend firstly, the statutory list of relationships in which there is a close tie of love and affection and secondly, the list of family members who should be eligible for bereavement damages. New additions will include civil partners and children over the age of 18.

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Farm Safety is Top Priority in Northern Ireland

Specialist heath and safety experts are calling for farmers in Northern to take the necessary steps to help protect those in the agricultural sector from being injured or even killed.

Between 2004 and 2013, 76 people have died as a result of work-related farming incidents in Northern Ireland, while since the start of 2014, in excess of 40 people have died whilst working in agriculture in Ireland. Between 2014-2015, in the UK as a whole, more than 70 farmers have died in such accidents.

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