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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.

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.

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.

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