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.
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.
Rubber-tyred transport used by underground coal miners in New South Wales, Australia has caused them to sustain whole body workplace vibration injuries, says a news report.
According to the story, over a decade-long period, ending in 2014, more than 300 miners were diagnosed as suffering from 'whole body workplace vibration injuries'. Some of the vibrations experienced were so serious they even caused spinal fractures; more than half of all those affected suffered some kind of neck injury.
Scientists hope that a new blood test that is designed to test for signs of concussion up to a week following a head injury will reduce the incidence of serious head injuries, particularly among children, according to the scientific journal Neurology.
The technique relies on testing for a biomarker released by the brain following traumatic impact to the head and has the potential to be especially useful in identifying problems in patients who experience delayed onset of symptoms.
The study's lead author, Dr Linda Papa, an emergency medicine physician at Orlando Health, says that the test will give doctors "an important tool for simply and accurately diagnosing those patients, particularly children, and making sure they are treated properly."
A recent well-publicised research paper, "Healthcare workers and skin sensitization: north-eastern Italian database" (Prodi A et al) has looked at the important issue of dermatitis in the workplace, particularly among workers in healthcare professions who regularly use soaps, disinfectants, detergents and latex – all jobs that also require regular and scrupulous hand hygiene.
Potentially good news in the area of preventing vibration white finger claims, with Scottish firm Reactec winning a contract with Network Rail to help reduce the incidence of the industrial illness among its workers.
The £1 million deal will see the firm deliver vibration white finger prevention monitoring devices and reporting software for the rail company.