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The Irish Injuries Board has given a summary of personal injury claims processed during the first six months of 2014.

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A recent study has highlighted the risk factors and consequences for patients of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia, including long term psychological harm.

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A woman has been awarded a five figure sum of damages following the death of her mother, who died after receiving “below standard care” at a hospital in North Staffordshire, reports the Daily Mail.

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An NHS Trust has been fined after it was found likely to have exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material for more than a decade at its three hospitals in Hertfordshire.

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Reducing the Risks of Farming

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A new partnership has been launched that aims to improve safety on Scotland’s farms and crofts and reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries that occur.

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The summer months bring an increased risk of suffering an accident in a public place, according to a recent article by the Irish Injuries Board.

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An engineering firm based in Greenock has pled guilty to charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees, after a worker was crushed by a steel lathe.

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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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