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Recent analysis by the RAC Foundation has revealed that in 2013, as many as 234 teenage car passengers were killed or seriously injured when the young driver (17-19) they were travelling with was involved in a crash. This is more than four each week.

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A leading Scottish food manufacturer has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his hand was caught between a conveyor belt and roller.

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Car manufacturers are building high-tech distractions into their new vehicles and have made interiors so comfortable that they are at risk of being turned into living rooms, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has warned.

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A new study has revealed the incidence of skin cancer amongst those working outdoors in industries as diverse as construction, agriculture and leisure and entertainment.

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The Irish Injuries Board has published its Annual Review for 2014, which shows that the volume of personal injury claims submitted to the Board during the year have stabilised.

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A family that suffered the double tragedy of both children developing cerebral palsy as a result of clinical negligence at birth has been awarded compensation amounting to many millions of pounds, reports the BBC.

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A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his arm was caught between a conveyor belt and roller in a Glasgow factory.

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The Scottish Government has recently published its Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill, which it says will strengthen the Fatal Accident Inquiry Process in Scotland by setting out practical measures for a system which is effective, efficient and fair.

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A waste management company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at a Watford waste transfer station.

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A Lanarkshire woman who took her battle to claim compensation for her son’s birth-related injuries all the way to the Supreme Court has finally been awarded damages amounting to £5.25 million, reports the BBC.

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A motorcyclist has been awarded compensation amounting to around £10 million for serious brain injuries he sustained in a road traffic accident, reports the Mirror.

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An Arbroath quarry operator has been fined for serious safety failings after a dumper truck driver died when his vehicle reversed over a stop block to the quarry floor below.

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Courts to Recognise Good Intentions

Posted by on in Personal Injury Claims

The UK Government’s Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH) Bill has recently received Royal Assent and has now become law.

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Road safety organisation the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has expressed disappointment at the rise in numbers of people killed and seriously injured on UK roads revealed in Department of Transport figures.

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has once again called on the House of Lords to scrap Clause 1 of the Government’s Deregulation Bill.

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The owner of a care home in Leicester has appeared in court after a vulnerable 85-year-old resident died from serious burns.

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The Health and Safety Executive is marking its 40th anniversary with an appeal for Scottish businesses and self-employed workers to make wellbeing and safety their top priority for the new financial year.

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A formal consultation process is now underway on a new bill designed to re-claim the medical costs of treating people suffering from asbestos related diseases. The bill is backed by Clydeside Action on Asbestos and is being taken forward as a member’s bill at Holyrood by MSP Stuart McMillan.

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Being Honest about Medical Mistakes

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The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has given its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on imposing a ‘duty of candour’ for healthcare providers, in which it says that medical and social care staff should be open and upfront about medical mistakes.

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More than 50 organisations have endorsed a campaign to cut the number of deaths from occupational cancer.

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