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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.

A 52-year-old professional carer has been paid £50,000 work injury compensation for the injuries she sustained in a lift-shaft fall in which a 96-year-old woman died.

The workplace accident, which took place at a care home in Cardiff in 2012, resulted in the establishment's owner receiving a £100,000 fine for breaching numerous health and safety regulations and caused the work injury compensation claimant to sustain a broken back, broken ribs, a broken foot, a punctured lung and a head injury.

Furthermore, the accident means that the claimant must now take regular painkilling medication for the injuries she says will never fully heal. "I am constantly plagued by that terrible day, "she said. Nevertheless she described herself as "lucky to be alive".

Personal injury solicitors have helped secure a four-figure payout of accident compensation for a grandmother who was involved in an accident in Greater Manchester. The woman sustained injuries as a result of using herself as a "human shield" to protect her two-year-old grandson from a falling wardrobe at an Ikea store.

The 57-year-old instructed personal injury solicitors to secure compensation but came face to face with an Ikea corporation determined to clear its name, seemingly at the expense of the truth. Its legal team alleged she was making a "fundamentally dishonest" and fraudulent claim.

"I just did what any grandmother would do in the situation and put myself in the way to protect my grandson. But to be accused of lying about it was disgraceful," the claimant told press.

A construction firm has received a £700,000 fine in relation to the crane accident which resulted in a 49-year-old crane driver losing his life.

The father-of-two had been working at a site in East Lancashire when a problem with the brakes on the 125 tonne crane he was driving caused it to veer dangerously towards a public road.

Rather than risk the lives of any road users, the driver decided to crash into the banking of an escape lane; however, his brave actions resulted in the crane accident, which in turn caused him to sustain serious and catastrophic injuries. He died shortly after the crash.

A 27-year-old man from Nottingham has spoken of the amputation injury he suffered as a result of an escalator accident which occurred in a shopping centre in March 2012.

The man, who described his injury as "like something out of a horror film", said that when he became trapped his big toe was torn from his foot, causing blood to "spurt everywhere".

He described a scene in which the amputation injury caused mayhem, with some passers-by actually fainting. "Doctors told me I could keep my toe but it could die on my foot and cause gangrene and I could lose my leg, so I told them to throw it," he said.

Personal injury lawyers in the United States have informed their clients that General Motors Co. has promised to pay $594.5 million in accident compensation in respect of the 399 fatal and serious injury claims made by people who suffered as a result of ignition switch failures in its vehicles.

Confirmation of the accident compensation payments from the claimants' personal injury lawyers means that the vehicle giant has now lost in excess of $2 billion as a result of the product liability scandal.

A military injury claims lawyer has told MPs at an inquiry into Ministry of Defence training safety that the army takes a careless approach to the health and safety of soldiers on training exercises.

The military injury claims lawyer was present to discuss safety issues in the wake of the deaths of three soldiers, L/Cpl Craig Roberts, L/Cpl Edward Maher and Cpl James Dunby, who died during a 16 mile-long SAS selection exercise on the Brecon Beacons in 2013.

A cyclist who sustained a head injury when his bicycle became caught up in a long dog lead has secured £65,000 compensation with the assistance of his personal injury lawyer.

The 59-year-old had been cycling along the seafront promenade in Heysham, Lancashire at the time of the incident. The impact of the fall resulted in him sustaining a fractured skull and he now suffers from permanent hearing loss.

The claimant explained why he decided to instruct a personal injury lawyer. "All I wanted out of this was to get the financial support I needed for my rehabilitation and to raise awareness of how dangerous retractable dog leads can be, especially if people don't know what they're doing with them" he said.

An American man has won $21.5 million (£14 million) head injury compensation for a cruise ship accident in which he was struck by an automated sliding door, prompting criticism from some that the settlement was excessively large.

The man's family claim that although the seriousness of the man's injury was not at first clear – they initially thought he had only "a bump on the head" and that "he would just recover" – it later became clear that he had sustained serious brain damage.

"He's not logical anymore, irritability, mood swings, and then eventually he developed actually having seizures as well," said the man's wife.

Employees of NHS Tayside have received around half a million pounds in workplace injury compensation over the past five years, according to newly released figures.

Many of the workplace injury compensation settlements were for incidents involving sharps, such as needles, razor blades and scalpels, with nearly 200 such incidents recorded between 2010 and 2015.

Musculoskeletal injuries, including a number of back injuries, were another common cause of compensation claims, with 240 such injuries recorded between 2010 and 2015.

Personal injury lawyers have secured a five-figure settlement for a woman who sustained a painful ankle injury as a result of an accident on her wedding day.

The 47-year-old woman's personal injury lawyers helped to ensure that the Liverpool city centre hotel, where she had been staying on the day of her wedding, admitted liability and agreed to the payout.

The incident occurred as the bride and her groom passed through some revolving doors at the hotel, with the door clipping her heel and causing her injury.

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