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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.

Brain injury compensation has been awarded to the family of a man who sustained serious brain damage as a result of the alleged negligence that caused him to choke on his own vomit while in the care of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

The Worcestershire man was admitted to hospital on New Year's Day 2010 as a result of severe abdominal cramps and pain, but was soon suffering from cardiac arrest and a critical shortage of oxygen to the brain.

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has confirmed she will make a slip and trip accident compensation claim over the locker room fall which caused her to withdraw from the US Open and prematurely ended her tennis season.

The 21-year-old player, one of the rising stars of the women's tour and a losing finalist at Wimbledon 2014, has instructed personal injury lawyers to pursue the slip and trip accident compensation claim after slipping on "a foreign and dangerous substance" following a doubles match at Flushing Meadows, New York. It is believed that the "dangerous substance" in question was a cleaning fluid.

Vehicle manufacturer Volvo has said that it will accept liability for any car accident compensation claims stemming from incidents involving driverless Volvo cars.

This is good news for consumers and helps clarify a number of legal issues previously raised by personal injury lawyers; it also helps provide some consensus, with Volvo's position now consistent with that of fellow driverless car manufacturers, Google and Mercedes.

The clarification also helps clear the way for further research and development into driverless cars, with confusion regarding liability for driverless car accident compensation claims previously preventing some investors and manufacturers from becoming involved in the nascent autonomous car market.

A man from South Devon, who suffered life-changing burn injuries in attempting to save a family member from self-harm, is set to receive a landmark settlement of burn injury compensation.

The 37-year-old was trying to save the the life of his 45-year-old schizophrenic uncle when he suffered his injuries. Tragically, his brave actions were unable to prevent the death of the relative and the claimant ended up spending months in hospital being treated for life-threatening injuries.

National road safety charity Brake is calling for the introduction of new laws that would ban the use of hands-free phones in cars, vans, trucks and other road-going vehicles.

Brake has already successfully campaigned for an end to handheld mobile phone use behind the wheel and is looking for the government to take action to help reduce the number of road traffic accidents caused by distracted driving, with around two in five crashes caused at least in part by distracted driving. It is thought that drivers who are talking on the phone are around 400 per cent more likely to cause an accident than those not doing so.

An English jockey has instructed personal injury solicitors to help him pursue catastrophic injury compensation from the fellow rider he says is responsible for his spinal injury.

The 37-year-old sustained the injury in 2009 while taking part in a race in New South Wales, Australia. His personal injury solicitors state that the accident has left him reliant on the use of a wheelchair and without hope of ever riding again.

According to the claimant's personal injury solicitor the rider allegedly responsible for the accident broke "the two length rule" of jockeying by failing to leave a two-horse space behind him while pulling out on a bend.

There are concerns that UK soldiers could have grounds for future military injury claims over a hotly-disputed anti-malaria drug that is given to many service men and women.

A number or members of parliament have now come together to demand information on how many Armed Forces personnel have complained about the drug.

The drug in question, known as Lariam or mefloquine, has been proven to cause mental health issues in some users; with suicidal thoughts, depression and anxiety among the most serious symptoms. In fact, the side effects are so serious that US Special Operational Forces have decided not to give the drug to their personnel.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics on fatal workplace accidents in the UK show that although occupational safety standards in the UK are ahead of those of other EU member states, there is a vast amount of work still to be done to ensure UK workers remain safe.

Worryingly, it is possible that some complacency has set in the UK; although there were six more deaths in 2013/14 than in 2012/13 the 'rate' of fatal workplace accidents per 100,000 workers is almost the same as that measured in 2012/13, a figure which was basically unchanged from 2009/10.

It is reported that divorce settlement proceedings mean that a soldier who sustained serious injury in Afghanistan risks losing the majority of the £1.1 military injury compensation he received in February 2013.

The soldier was awarded the military injury compensation as a result of a brain injury he sustained after being hit by a roadside bomb in Helmand province while travelling in a Land Rover as part of a British military convoy.

Unfortunately for the injured veteran, UK divorce law means that his estranged wife is entitled to make a claim on his military injury compensation, particularly as she is reported to be the main carer of their two children.

A company that manufactures plastic sheeting has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after one of its employees was involved in a serious industrial accident.
ITW Limited, based in Fforestfach, Swansea, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and face a fine £20,000 on top of court costs.

The injured employee had to have one of his fingers surgically removed after his hand was caught and dragged into machinery. In May 2012, the worker was attempting to fix a break in plastic sheeting by rethreading it into a pinch roll when his hand was caught by the rollers.

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