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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.
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.
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.