0808 250 8942 [email protected] Let us call you back Send us brief details
Latest news

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.

Accidents at work were accountable for a large proportion of the £27 million in compensation paid to teachers in 2014, with the sum also including payouts for psychological hurt as well as discrimination at work.

The single largest accident at work payout was the £210,000 paid to a retired 70-year-old teacher who developed the industrial illness mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos in the classroom during an 11-year teaching career.

The Health and Safety Executive has fined a firm from Aberdeenshire for failings which resulted in a 49-year-old worker suffering serious burn injuries.

The workplace burn injury accident in question involved the worker being exposed to "flashover". The employee had opened a door to a shed in which there was a fire caused by an unsafe attempt to defrost a high pressure washer.

Representatives of a cathedral who had to pay out a six-figure sum of trip and slip accident compensation, as a result of a worshipper injuring himself during a service, are seeking to recoup some of the payout, citing medical negligence on the part of the hospital that treated the man following the incident.

Although Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire has already paid £130,000 in relation to the 2008 slip and trip accident, it says that delayed diagnosis on the part of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust caused the man's injury to have much worse long-term consequences than it would have done otherwise.

A hearing of the Health and Care Professions Council has heard that a West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic applied a hot water bottle containing scalding hot water to a woman's back causing her to sustain burn injuries that resulted in "severe back and leg pain".

"The panel heard clear and consistent evidence that Patient A screamed in pain when the hot water bottle was applied to her back," said the chair of the tribunal. "The panel has also had sight of the photographs of Patient A's back which show the extent of the injury."

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that in 2014 The Ministry of Defence paid out more than £1 million a month in military injury claims made by MOD office workers.

And although the £13.5 million military injury claim bill might seem high, it is dwarfed in comparison to the £31.5 paid to serving soldiers, many of whom suffered their injuries in action.

However, it perhaps seems strange that the bill is so high given the nature of the hazards facing office workers – for example, trips, slips and falls – when compared to the kinds of dangers facing frontline soldiers in places such as Afghanistan.

A teenager who suffered a severe gynaecological injury when a child has won a five-figure settlement as a result of an injury claim for the incident.

The 19-year-old Manchester girl, who was 14 at the time, had been visiting The Pleasure Beach in Blackpool when she was hit between the legs by a high pressure jet from an attraction called The Spectacular Dancing Water Fountain.

The fountain is capable of shooting a stream of water 200 feet into the air.

A woman from Lanarkshire whose child suffered a brain injury at birth has finally secured a payout of catastrophic injury compensation, more than sixteen years on from when the incident of medical negligence occurred.

The payout of £5.25 million in catastrophic injury compensation awarded by judges at the Supreme Court in London, recognised the fact that medical staff failed to give the mother proper advice in relation to her choices at birth.

The 40-year-old's personal injury lawyer described the decision, which overturned an earlier Edinburgh Court of Session ruling, as "almost certainly the most significant medical negligence judgement in 30 years - a momentous decision which will affect the doctor-patient relationship throughout the UK".

A Blackpool construction company stands accused of breaking health and safety rules and thereby causing two workers to suffer concrete-related chemical burns.

During a Health and Safety Executive prosecution at Blackpool Magistrates Court, the company was accused of failing to control exposure to a substance hazardous to worker health and failing to take adequate precautions to prevent injury.

The incident in question occurred on March 20 2014 and resulted in two men sustaining severe chemical burns, one of whom has been told that he may never regain use of his legs.

A dedicated fan of Elvis Presley has received professional negligence compensation from her personal injury lawyers for their failure to secure her compensation within the time limits set out for the making of such claims.

The woman had been returning from a 40th birthday holiday to visit Presley's home, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, when she allegedly tripped and fell over the legs of a sleeping steward .

However, despite instructing personal injury lawyers within two days of her return to Britain, they failed to submit her claim within the required deadline, apparently not understanding that although a three-year time limit applies for the making of most personal injury and holiday accident claims, the limit for claims relating to accidents in the air is, in fact, only two years.

A firefighter from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has won a six-figure sum of workplace injury compensation following the fall from height accident he suffered during a May 2011 training exercise. He had been climbing a 13.5 metre ladder when it fell apart.

The size of the work injury compensation goes some way to recognising the severe impact the multiple fractures, dislocations and concussion have had on the man; he has been medically retired from his eight-year long career in the fire service and still requires twice-weekly rehabilitation sessions. Doctors believe he may also need to be fitted with a spinal cord stimulator.

Contact Us