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Volvo’s Helmet App And Smart Paint ‘Improve Cyclists’ Safety’

Car manufacturer Volvo is not taking any chances when it comes to the safety of cyclists. In the last few months the safety-conscious brand has released details of two inventions that it...

Read More | Posted: 21 May 2015

Care home’s failure led to support worker being bitten

Regardless of where you work, you have the right to be protected from preventable risks. Employers have a duty to ensure employees’ health and safety is taken care of during working hours.


Read More | Posted: 19 May 2015

The causes of spinal injuries

Spinal injuries stem from damage caused to the muscles, ligaments, vertebrae and spinal cord through nerve damage, impeded movement, or even paralysis in the event of a severe injury. Treatment...

Read More | Posted: 13 May 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury Infographic

Our brain injury infographic highlights some of the symptoms associated with certain traumatic brain injuries, alongside some of the forms of treatment and rehabilitation available to those unfortunate...

Read More | Posted: 22 April 2015

Sporting Controversies Highlight Concussion Risks

With the six nations underway and the £655 million ($1 billion) NFL Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) case nearing...

Read More | Posted: 09 April 2015

Coping With Stress As A Carer

Caring for a loved one who has suffered a traumatic brain injury can be emotionally and physically taxing. A traumatic brain injury (TBI)can have a long-term impact on a person’s mental and...

Read More | Posted: 18 March 2015

Private Brain Injury Centre 'Must Make Improvements’

A facility for the treatment of brain injuries was told to make five improvements within weeks, after an inspection by the national independent watchdog Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS).

Read More | Posted: 11 March 2015

What To Do If Your Cosmetic Surgery Has Gone Wrong

Cosmetic surgery is normally undertaken to improve your appearance, for aesthetic reasons. Procedures include rhinoplasty (nose), breast augmentation or reduction, liposuction, blepharoplasty...

Read More | Posted: 10 March 2015

What is medical negligence?

Doctors, nurses, surgeons, consultants, pharmacists, dentists, and ambulance crews all have a professional duty of care to the people they are treating. If they are careless or get something...

Read More | Posted: 09 March 2015

Warehouse Accident at Work Causes 2 Month Absence

While the overall trend shows accidents at work are in decline, they still happen. The Labour Force Survey shows that in 2013/14, 4.7 million days were lost due to workplace injuries. For...

Read More | Posted: 09 March 2015

The Cost of Improper Manual Handling

According to official statistics from the Health & Safety Executive, workers in the UK reported 58,515 injuries in 2011/12 that...

Read More | Posted: 04 March 2015

How Do You Ensure Your Safety When Working Alone?

If you are required to work alone, it can pay to know what your rights are and who is responsible for your wellbeing. Below, we’ve listed some of the essential things that you need...

Read More | Posted: 04 March 2015

Spinal Cord Injury Infographic

This spinal cord injury infographic looks at some related facts, statistics, spinal cord injury treatments, and specialist treatment centres.

If you’d like to embed this Infographic...

Read More | Posted: 03 March 2015

Hospitals Could Prevent Some Birth Injuries By Inducing Mothers, Study Says

The chances of serious birth injury could be lowered if doctors and midwives induce pregnant women at 37 weeks, the findings of a new study suggest.

Analysis of 770,096 births...

Read More | Posted: 25 February 2015

Do People Still Make Claims For Trips, Slips And Falls In Public Places?
Accidents can happen in any place and at any time. When an accident happens in a public area we need to ask who is to be held accountable? Generally ‘public spaces’ such as pavements, roads or parks are...
Read More | Posted: 16 February 2015

What you need to know about first aid training at work
Employers need to be mindful of staff having an accident or falling ill at work and give them immediate help when this happens. The Health and Safety Regulations 1981 require employers to have satisfactory...
Read More | Posted: 10 February 2015

What To Do If Someone Has Been Electrocuted

Electric shocks can be fatal, and giving assistance people who are being (or have been) electrocuted can also be dangerous if you do not act in the right way.

In the event of a severe shock,...

Read More | Posted: 10 February 2015

Recognising Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas, often known as the “silent killer”. With prolonged exposure, it can be extremely harmful and even deadly. It enters the bloodstream...

Read More | Posted: 03 February 2015

Safety Standards for Motorcycle Helmets
Wearing a helmet to helps protect you from serious injury during a road traffic accident impact. While it is common sense to wear a helmet when you ride a motorbike or moped on the road in Britain, you...
Read More | Posted: 15 January 2015

Wrong-Sized Equipment Weakened Worker’s Back
Following health and safety procedures – ensuring equipment is correctly sized and reporting accidents under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) – is...
Read More | Posted: 02 January 2015

Protect Your Skin From Hazardous Materials
If you work in the pharmaceutical, engineering, cleaning and manufacturing industries, then you’re at significant risk of exposure to hazardous materials and substances.

Risk of injury and illness...
Read More | Posted: 02 January 2015

Serious Fall Stopped Lorry Driver Working For Months
Falls from vehicles, according to Health & Safety Executive (HSE) data, are one of the most common types of workplace transport-related accidents. When workplace equipment has not been properly maintained...
Read More | Posted: 28 December 2014

What Sport Accident Insurance Does And Doesn't Cover
Being keen on sports has its risks - injuries are common, so taking out sport injury insurance is a worthwhile investment when you’re serious about your hobby. You may end up needing medical care and...
Read More | Posted: 28 December 2014

Can I Claim Compensation If My Cancer Was Misdiagnosed?

Although health care services aim to give you the best care, mistakes can be made that have serious repercussions. You can end up experiencing delays or receiving entirely the wrong treatment, which...

Read More | Posted: 28 December 2014

State Benefits You Can Claim After An Industrial Injury
If you have a disability or illness caused by your job or an accident at work, you may be able to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit for accidents (IIDB), plus other benefits. This also covers...
Read More | Posted: 28 December 2014

Birth Complications Led To £390k Payout For Mum
Dalia Du Maurier was forced to give up a promising nursing career, and was left with a serious health condition, after birth complications were worsened by medical negligence.

While giving birth...
Read More | Posted: 24 December 2014

Lack of Risk Assessment Led to Dog Bite for Painter Decorator

An employer’s risk assessment is legally obliged take into account even the most insignificant-looking hazards, under Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. ...

Read More | Posted: 24 December 2014

Out-of-Date Safety Training Blamed for Leisure Centre Accident

It’s a legal duty for employers to give workers up-to-date safety training to reduce the risks of accidents in the workplace, especially in the run-up to busy festive seasons like Christmas. Many workers...

Read More | Posted: 24 December 2014

Health & Safety for Temporary & Foreign Workers

It is in the best interest of both employers and employees to ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed to prevent serious injury. In the UK all workers are protected and must follow health...

Read More | Posted: 18 December 2014

Cycling injuries can be serious enough to make a claim
When it comes to being exposed to risk of injury by other road users, cyclists have it tough. According to statistics produced by ROSPA...
Read More | Posted: 04 December 2014

Could Your Employer Have Prevented Your Accident?

If you have had an accident at work, did you stop to consider that your employer could have been at fault? Perhaps they could have implemented more stringent safety procedures and precautions to minimize...

Read More | Posted: 07 November 2014

How Do You Know If Your Doctor Has Been Negligent?

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing pain and discomfort, it is vital that you visit the doctor for a check-up. In this situation, you would expect the doctor...

Read More | Posted: 03 November 2014

How Can You Make A Claim Against Your GP?
If you have reasonable cause to make a claim for medical negligence against your GP, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You may be seeking an explanation of what went wrong, an apology and/or...
Read More | Posted: 29 October 2014

Safety Concerns When Working At a Height
Official statistics from the Government Department of Work and Pensions reports that a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of work at...
Read More | Posted: 27 October 2014

Changes to Dental Inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced plans to change the way they assess the quality of and regulate NHS dental care, following on the heels of recent reforms to the way GP surgeries are...

Read More | Posted: 17 October 2014

Rehabilitation after a brain injury
Recent research published by scientists at UCLA showed how the brain “compensates” for damage after a serious head injury by creating new neural circuits – effectively, rewiring itself...
Read More | Posted: 06 October 2014

Celebrity Big Brother Winner Highlights Brain Injury Impact
A Hollywood actor’s appearance on Celebrity Big Brother has helped to raise awareness of serious brain injury, and the need to further improve understanding of the lingering effects such an injury...
Read More | Posted: 06 October 2014

How To Know If Someone Has Suffered A Serious Brain Injury
Head injuries can be caused by falls, trips, slips, and in road traffic accidents, workplace accidents or during an assault. While the human skull is quite tough and designed to protect our brains from...
Read More | Posted: 30 September 2014

Spinal Injuries In Construction And Manufacturing
Any industry where you are required to carry out a large amount of heavy lifting or manual handling such as construction or manufacturing leaves you susceptible to a spinal injury, which can be life-changing...
Read More | Posted: 30 September 2014

The lasting effects of a brain or head injury
The effects of a head injury can be temporary, like a graze or concussion, but they can be a more severe and lasting disability. According to official figures published by
Read More | Posted: 28 August 2014

Accident at work: employer’s responsibility for risk assessment
Under UK law employers are responsible for health and safety management and have a duty of care towards employees.
They must ensure that risk assessments are carried out on everything that could...
Read More | Posted: 15 August 2014

When to make a medical negligence claim against your hospital
Medical negligence can take many forms: mistakes during surgery, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis of symptoms, delayed and incorrect treatments... All these can cause actual harm to patients and their...
Read More | Posted: 15 August 2014

Why should I make a medical negligence claim against my GP?
If you have a good relationship with your family doctor, when something goes wrong it can be difficult to consider complaining about it or making a claim for medical negligence.

Read More | Posted: 20 May 2014

New national personal injury website launched
A new personal injury claims website, which aims to help UK residents apply for compensation after an accident, is now up and running.

With better functionality and clear, up-to-date information...
Read More | Posted: 18 July 2012

Damage compensation amounts increase
Compensation paid out to personal injury claimants is set to increase from next year a court ruling this week has confirmed.

Making his ruling, Lord Judge said the 10% rise in damages paid...
Read More | Posted: 16 July 2012