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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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Stay Safe This Bonfire Night - Fireworks Cause Serious Injuries

Every year, thousands of people all over the UK gather together and use fireworks to celebrate a special occasion, the most prominent of which being bonfire night. Although we associate fireworks and bonfire night with sparkle and spectacle, it is important to be aware of the dangers too. Regardless of whether you are visiting a local display, a friends display or even putting on your own, you must make safety a priority to minimise the risk of fireworks injuries.

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Ladders and Asbestos Top Priorities for IOSH

Choosing the right ladder type and being educated as to the dangers of asbestos are both crucial to UK worker safety, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

A recent IOSH event explained that workers should learn the importance of choosing the most suitable ladder for each specific job.

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Resident Suffers Severe Burn Injuries in Care Home

A national care home provider and one of its employees have been prosecuted after a young woman suffered full thickness burns to more than 40% of her body from a scalding bath.

The incident occurred at a care home in Bathgate, and left 32-year-old Nicola Jones requiring major surgery, including amputation of all her toes. She was also left without any flesh on her ankles. She now has to use a wheelchair and faces more corrective surgery.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard that one of the care support workers failed to check the temperature of the water before Nicola got in the bath.

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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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