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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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The £3 million in compensation paid by Scottish councils to pothole victims has been made public

Health charities cautioned that injuries brought on by potholed roads can profoundly impact a person's life, and more than 1,000 personal injury claims from bicycles, pedestrians, and drivers had been resolved.

Driving and cycling organisations claim that potholes plague Scotland and that half of all drivers are concerned about the state of the roads.

According to Jim Densham, Cycling UK's campaigns and policy manager for Scotland, the scenario posed a real risk to cyclists and was likely to get worse.

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Lawford Kidd Succeeds in Recovering £500,000 for Serious Head Injury Accident at Work

We are pleased to note our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh have succeeded in recovering £500,000 for a serious head injury through an accident at work.

While our client had spoken with other personal injury law firms who were suggesting he should pay 20% of his compensation, they chose us because he was able to keep 100% of his compensation, because we knew he would succeed and we knew we would be able to recover our fees from the insurers for the accident.

With this particular client, we were able to pay for all of the outlays throughout the length of the claim, funding his treatment to help him with his own personal recovery too.

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A Lees employee was hurt by a forklift at a factory in Coatbridge, and the company was fined £5000

After a forklift incident, a worker at Lees of Scotland Limited in Coatbridge shattered his arm and cut open his skull.

The injury was caused by the misuse of a forklift truck, and Lees of Scotland Limited, a company that makes teacakes, snowballs, and meringues, pleaded guilty to a charge under health and safety laws on December 13, 2022, at Airdrie Sheriff Court.

The court was informed that two large, heavy wooden crates were delivered to the yard at the company's Coatbridge location on June 4, 2019. A piece of machinery weighing 1.680 tonnes was in the first. The second piece of equipment weighs 1.932 tonnes.

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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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