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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.

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.

Exeter Crown Court has sentenced two companies for the health and safety failings which led to a construction worker suffering life-changing electrical injuries caused by contact with an overhead power line.

The electrical injury accident occurred in March 2013 when the excavator workers were using to assist in the laying of cables struck a 33kV overhead power line.

A forklift truck manufacturer based in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales has been fined £50,000 after admitting numerous breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act which led to workers developing Vibration White Finger (VWF).

It was heard that, during the height of its operations, the company employed more than 500 people; many of whom used hazardous vibrating tools and machinery, often for stretches of five or more hours. Around 21 have now been diagnosed with the industrial illness Vibration White Finger (VWF).

The government has defended its decision to increase the small personal injury claims limit to £5,000, branding the move as "justifiable and proportionate".

The move to increase the small personal injury claims limit was announced by Chancellor George Osborne during release of details of a spending review.

Technibond Limited has been fined £5,000 after a worker lost a finger in a machine which had been left unguarded.

The workplace accident occurred on 19 August 2014 when a female worker was cleaning one of the industrial machines while it was still switched on and running.

The insurance industry has said that there needs to be stricter processes in place to weed out frivolous and fraudulent deafness and tinnitus claims, citing the fact that the number of claims for the industrial injury has nearly trebled in the past three years.

Yet, personal injury lawyers and deafness charities argue noise induced hearing damage is a genuine disability and spurious claims are unlikely to get far in the justice system.

Industrial injury compensation has been paid to the family of a woman who died from the mesothelioma she developed as a result of washing her husband's asbestos-contaminated work clothes.

The 85-year-old died in April 2014 following a diagnosis with the occupational cancer. In conversations with family and industrial injury lawyers before her death she recounted how she frequently washed her husband's overalls after he returned from his work in the boiler room at Marchwood Power Station in Southampton; this period of employment began in 1955 and ended in 1970. She said that they were nearly always covered in white dust, which she would then inhale while handling them.

Scottish under-21 international former St Mirren player John McGinn has instructed personal injury lawyers to help pursue a compensation claim for a workplace prank that went wrong.

In April 2015 the 20-year-old, who has since left St Mirren following the expiry of his contract, had his thigh spiked as a result of a corner flagpole being thrown by the team's captain, Steven Thompson. Thompson later confessed to being "mortified" at having caused the injury.

A UK golfer has had to pay £10,000 in personal injury compensation as a result of a mis-hit ball which caused another golfing participant to sustain a head injury.

The two men were at the Bellshill Golf Club, in Lanarkshire, when the mis-hit golf shot caused a ball to hit a 46-year-old man in the head.

All sixteen people who sustained injuries in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash in June 2015 are likely to receive compensation for their injuries, with Alton Towers confirming that it "takes full responsibility" for the incident. Personal injury lawyers have said that it is likely that payouts will run into the millions of pounds.

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