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 toddler from South Yorkshire may be entitled to burn injury compensation after suffering distressing burns to his feet while on a family holiday.
The three-year-old from Rotherham sustained his injuries as a result of stepping on a heated metal plate while playing crazy golf in Ibiza.
The family had only been on holiday for several hours at that point and immediately had to take the child to a medical centre in a nearby village where a painful area of damaged skin had to be removed. The boy was also given painkillers and a topical treatment for his burn injury.
In a tragic case, personal injury solicitors representing a four-year-old girl are aiming to secure her a significant sum of catastrophic injury compensation for the life-changing brain injury she suffered in a 2013 Boxing Day road traffic accident.
The Welsh girl's mother had been driving when the incident occurred; it is believed that she "drove too fast", "failed to observe safety warnings" and crashed her VW Polo into a wall; tragically, she died three days later.
Personal injury solicitors representing the four-year-old's catastrophic injury compensation claim at London's High Court say that the deceased mother's motor insurers are liable to pay damages. They argued that the mother failed to observe proper speed and failed to strap the girl properly into her safety restraint; after the accident she "was found hanging" from her car seat "folded at the waist and suspended by the waist belt of the seat." It is further alleged that the girl's "upper body was not restrained by the shoulder straps."
More than 70 doctors and health professionals have sparked public debate about the safety of rugby in schools by calling for a ban on tackling in school rugby over fears of the head and spinal injury risks.
The open letter, addressed to government ministers, children's commissioners and chief medical officers, highlights concerns over the risk of head and spinal injury in rugby. The signatories call for non-contact versions of the sport to be implemented in preference to the playing of what is described as a "high-impact collision sport".
"Injuries, which include fractures, ligamentous tears, dislocated shoulders, spinal injuries and head injuries can have short-term, life-long and life-ending consequences for children," states the letter.
The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) is currently seeking evidence from interested parties regarding vibration white finger (VWF) and the use of jackhammers to underpin foundations in construction. The information collected will help to implement a review of current scientific and medical evidence relating to VWF's classification as a Prescribed Disease A11 (HAVS).
Ultimately, the IIAC wishes to establish the role of jack hammers in causing VWF in these circumstances.
Workers in the South West suffering from the symptoms of Vibration White Finger in the workplace may be too afraid to speak up about the pain, difficulties and stresses of managing the condition, according to a recent survey.
The piece of research, commissioned by a London law firm, found that 29% of people said that they were afraid of reporting occupational ill health because of concerns it might damage their chances of promotion; a situation which suggests that occupational illnesses such as Vibration White Finger might be currently underreported.
Brain injury compensation for London man
Personal injury lawyers secured more than £4 million in brain injury compensation for a man from South-East London who was involved in a serious car accident in 2009.
The brain injury compensation claimant had been studying to be an electrician at the time of the crash but following the accident suffers from a range of complications stemming from his brain injury; including personality and behavioural changes, difficulty concentrating, anger management issues and general tiredness.
An American company, John Morris Industrial, recently announced the innovation of a new tool which could become instrumental in the fight against Vibration White Finger - the HVM200 human vibration meter.
By applying state-of-the-art vibration measurement technology, the HVM200 human vibration meter is apparently able to calculate human exposure to vibration and could, thereby, help reduce the incidence of Vibration White Finger in the workplace.
Speakers, including leading personal injury lawyers, joined Dame Judith Hackitt, chair of the Health and Safety Executive, last week for the Committing Construction to a Healthier Future summit. A number of important safety issues were discussed, including how employers might reduce the risk of UK workers developing the industrial injury known as vibration white finger.
The summit discussed other pressing issues, such as the ongoing impact of asbestos. One man, a former electrical contractor, spoke of his experience of being diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012.
Who is your child's favourite character at the moment? Elsa from Frozen, perhaps? Spiderman? Tintin? Postman Pat? Bart Simpson?
Well, for one two-year-old boy from Louisiana in the United States the answer is none of these. In fact the answer is rather more surprising. This is because the boy's obsession is none other than a personal injury lawyer noted for his rather charismatic television adverts.
Personal injury lawyers say that former professional Australian rugby league player, Alex McKinnon, can expect to receive more than $10 million (AUS) in spinal injury compensation for the career-ending tackle he received while competing for Newcastle Knights in the NRL (National Rugby League).
This comes despite the fact that the former forward has already received the maximum possible $500,000 spinal injury compensation from the league, as well as $1.2 million which was raised by fans and fellow players as part of the Rise for Alex campaign.