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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.

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.

Personal injury solicitors have backed the parents of two teenage girls from South Yorkshire killed in a fatal car accident in their calls for a change to the way bereavement compensation is paid in England and Wales.

Since losing their children to a 2014 car accident the parents have launched an e-petition calling for a review of the law relating to bereavement compensation.

A chemical burn claim has arisen following the revelation that a young man suffered serious injury to his throat as a result of using a tooth whitening kit.

The 22-year-old is reported to have bought the £65 kit in the hope of making himself look more like his hero, the actor Tatum Channing.

However, after suffering a severe allergic reaction to the kit, the Northamptonshire resident was left with a sac of peroxide bleach underneath his tongue; doctors informed him that had the sac burst, it would have been ingested and would have resulted in fatal injury.

In the midst of the July heatwave unions warned that with temperatures reaching and, in some places, exceeding 30°C – for example in Central London – employers would need to loosen workplace dress codes or else risk causing workplace injury.

According to the Trade Union Congress (TUC) some workplaces would become far too hot in the heatwave and place worker safety in jeopardy. The union said that, when possible, employers should allow staff to wear looser fitting, more informal attire to work. They also said any such moves would be in the interests of productivity.

A woman from Birmingham who suffered a serious spinal injury in a 2011 moped accident has been awarded £145,000 in spinal injury compensation.

The 30-year-old claimant had been riding her moped on Bristol Road South when a car driver pulled out from a side road without seeing her on the road; the result was a serious collision.

The moped accident has had severe repercussions for the claimant, leaving her reliant on the use of a wheelchair and Zimmer frame. Furthermore, she spent 20 nights in hospital, underwent surgery and is subject to ongoing rehabilitation and treatment. She has also been cared for by friends and family and has had to give up a serious and rewarding career.

One of the five people in line to receive personal injury compensation for the serious injuries they sustained in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has spoken of her "relief" at having her leg amputated.

The 20-year-old Lancashire resident had to undergo six operations as doctors strived to save her leg; however, once the complications presented by infection became clear, the woman said that she welcomed the lifting of the burden that came with amputation of the limb.

The first payments of accident compensation have been paid to the victims of the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash.

Personal injury lawyers representing those who suffered injury in the crash on June 2 confirmed that accident compensation had been released by insurance companies. The 17-year-old who suffered amputation injuries in the accident would be among those to receive interim funds to allow for early rehabilitation treatment to be put in place.

A building firm has received a fined for serious safety failings that resulted in a worker suffering amputation injury as a result of a construction machinery accident.

The 19-year-old employee sustained injury to three fingers; however, although one of these was cut through to the bone, only one resulted in amputation

It is understood that the carpenter was working on the refurbishment of a house when, in order to make doorframe door stops, he needed to use a flip saw. Unfortunately, the flip saw did not have a guard or riving knife fitted, which caused his fingers to be exposed to the workings of the blade.

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