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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 80-year-old woman who sustained multiple fractures to her hip when she became trapped between sliding doors is making a supermarket accident claim in order to try and recover compensation for her ordeal.

The woman was visiting the supermarket in February 2014; as she walked through the doors they suddenly closed on her.

London's High Court has awarded £225,000 in head injury compensation to a woman from Cornwall for a 2008 fall from a bus that left her with a "moderately severe traumatic brain injury" and epilepsy that "persisted for five years after the accident".

Despite the head injury compensation payout there is still some uncertainty as to precisely how the woman, who is now 23 but was 16 at the time of the accident, sustained her injuries. Her personal injury lawyers claim that either the bus driver failed to close the doors or opened them soon after picking up the claimant; however, the Cornish bus company denied liability and said the claimant was instead injured as a result of her own negligence.

The NHS is facing a potentially landmark claim for compensation, with a man whose wife's negligently performed hysterectomy left her "looking like Michelin man" seeking to uphold his right to damages for psychiatric injury.

Personal injury solicitors representing the claim for compensation argue that the claimant's shock of seeing his wife in a poor post-operative state left him with an "adjustment disorder".

Lawyers for a major cruise ship company may well be bracing themselves for possible cruise ship illness claims as a result of news that the one of its cruise ships had to return to Southampton early following the outbreak of a "gastroenteritis-type" illness.

It is reported that the cruise was meant to last eight days but that "an unfortunate outbreak" of the stomach bug resulted in a decision to systematically sanitise the ship.

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.

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