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An aircraft engineer has been awarded around £600,000 in compensation after he was severely injured by an exploding tyre, reports the BBC.

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A recent survey into occupational injuries and ill health in the food and drink industry has revealed that hundreds of workers in this sector are likely to suffer an over-three-day accident during their working lifetime.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on the proposed definitions of those self-employed people who will continue to have duties under health and safety law.

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Cyclist campaign groups have called on the Scottish Government to make legal changes to protect cyclists after Transport Scotland reported an increase of 44% in cycling deaths this year.

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The European Commission has recently published details on how the Commission and EU countries are addressing the challenge of patient safety.

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The report from the Infant Cremation Commission, chaired by Lord Bonomy, into policies and practices surrounding infant cremation in Scotland was recently published.

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The European Commission (EC) has recently set out its plans to better protect the more than 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases.

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The Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil has written a letter to the Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) seeking an urgent meeting to discuss on-going concerns over the use of transvaginal mesh implants.

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A specialist asbestos removal company from Paisley has been fined after it exposed workers to dangerous asbestos fibres during the demolition of a former school building in Lincoln.

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A widow has been awarded £50,000 in compensation after a GP failed to realise that her husband was suffering from bowel cancer, reports the BBC.

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A Perthshire farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell through a roof light of a cattle barn.

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Transport safety campaigners are calling on the European Union to accelerate progress in reducing the number of people killed in cars every year in the EU, as new research shows 12,345 car occupants were fatally injured in 2012.

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A draft Bill designed to give doctors in England and Wales the freedom to practise innovative medicine on patients is both dangerous and unnecessary, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has said in response to a Government consultation.

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As many as 30% of young drivers (aged 18-25) admit to breaking the law during their first few years on the road, according to a poll by Vision Critical and road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

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Workplace compensation cases have fallen by more than 50% in the last decade, according to a new joint report by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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The Scottish Government has recently published its report on the consultation it carried out on recommendations for no-fault compensation in Scotland for injuries resulting from clinical treatment.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007).

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Dallas McMillan are proud to announce that we have been appointed Scottish solicitors for the British Bikers Association. We will represent all members of the Association and will act on their behalf in pursuing Personal injury claims for motorcyclists involved in Road Traffic Accidents.

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has hailed the result of a ballot by the European Parliament to allow mandatory safety requirements for new lorries.

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The Scottish Government has announced that the High Hedges Act will come into effect on 1 April 2014.

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