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Seth Lovis & Co's personal injury solicitors in London can represent you in compensation claims for UK-wide work accidents, catastrophic injuries, accidents abroad and any personal injury incident which has led to your financial loss, pain and suffering.

Here you can read relevant news items regarding case law, health and safety investigations, and road and workplace safety as they happen across the UK.

If you have become ill during the course of your work, or an existing illness has worsened because your employer’s working practices do not comply with health and safety legislation, you may be able to make an industrial disease claim.

What is an industrial disease?

Industrial disease, also known as occupational illness, is any condition or illness caused or worsened by working practices that allow exposure to hazardous substances or unsafe workplace conditions.

A Health and Safety Executive prosecution has given serious injury lawyers an encouraging boost to their hopes of securing farm accident compensation for their client.

The 2014 Norwich farm accident, in which the assistant farm manager's left hand became caught in firewood processing machinery, resulted in amputation injuries to the thumb and fingers of his left hand and caused considerable psychological trauma.

A woman who was crushed by a lorry in Cambridge in November 2015 is making a claim for the severe injuries which occurred to the lower half of her body, and resulted in amputation surgery.

The accident occurred on 4 November. The lorry had been transporting dodgems to the annual Bonfire Night funfair on Midsummer Common, when it collided with the woman. She was trapped under the HGV, and firefighters and paramedics attended the scene. In light of the incident (and the number of emergency services vehicles that were rushed to the scene) the funfair element of the event was cancelled.

An inquest has heard that a 74-year-old man from Indian Queens, Cornwall, suffered a fatal head injury as a result of a slip and trip accident in a Co-operative supermarket on 6 July 2015.

It was heard that the slip and trip accident was caused by a sandwich fridge leaking water onto the shop floor. This is despite the fact that an engineer had claimed to have addressed the problem the day prior to the accident.

It was also heard that one of the shop's staff had repeatedly mopped up spillage from the fridge on the day of the accident, including only 30 seconds before the grandfather sustained his fatal head injury.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a new waste and recycling team manager to work alongside Rick Brunt, the Head of Agriculture, Waste and Recycling sectors.

One of the first things she has done is remind the sector of the need to improve its fatal accident rate.

In statement released around a month after her appointment in April, Sian Clayton said that "the fatal injury rate in the waste sector is over 10 times greater than the rate across all industries and almost three times greater than the rate in the construction sector".

A motorist who caused a cyclist serious injuries when she hit him from behind has been found guilty of careless driving. The decision – which is likely to pave the way for a catastrophic injury compensation claim – was made at Exeter Crown Court.

In December 2014, the 25-year-old was making her regular journey to work when she collided with a man on a bike on her route into Instow, Devon. The impact sent the 41-year-old male over the front of the car, causing a fractured spine and serious head injuries and leaving traces of his high-visibility jacket on the broken windscreen.

New hope for the sufferers of serious spinal cord injuries, with researchers at the University of California, San Diego, enjoying success in an attempt to re-grow nerve tissue in the damaged spinal cords of rats, according to the scientific journal Nature Medicine.

The neural stem cell grafts succeeded in re-establishing connections between nerve cells and the brains of the rodents, allowing them to regain movement and to walk again. The research raises the possibility that the technique could one day be used to treat the serious spinal cord injuries of human patients.

A man whose left ear was partly sliced off in a London sightseeing bus accident is making a personal injury claim against the tour operator. The 49-year-old was on the double-decker bus with his young son when the vehicle crashed into a tree, tearing off the roof and sending debris into the air.

The accident caused serious injuries for the father; half of his left ear was sliced off and he needed treatment from paramedics. He was taken by ambulance to a London hospital for emergency surgery to re-attach his ear.

A 58-year-old who suffered serious injuries in an accident at work is to receive £1.6 million in damages after making an amputation claim against his former employer. The victim had to have his leg amputated from above the knee by a surgical team after falling steel crushed his leg severely.

The foundry worker trade union member sought assistance with the legal process and now hopes any attention surrounding the case will help to prevent similar incidents happening in the future.

Fortunately, twenty-first century Britain is now aware of the dangers of vibrating tools, with vibration white finger (VWF) one of the most common industrial illnesses among construction workers in this country.

However, what is less well-known is the problem of "whole body vibration"; a phenomenon common among lorry and truck drivers the world over.

Drivers of large articulated and heavy goods vehicles often spend as many as ten hours a day behind the wheel of their vehicles, so it should come as little surprise that the impact of passing over bumps, potholes and other rough surfaces has an inevitable and unwanted toll.

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