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Accident at Work Led To Devastating Injuries

An accident at work led to devastating injuries for a worker. On 10 February 2017, an employee of Aylescott Feeds and Driers Ltd needed to unblock a feed pellet press. He first turned it off before attempting to unblock it, when suddenly the machine started up again. As a result, Ross Standen’s hand caught in the press which resulted in awful injuries to his thumb and tendons in his index finger, says the Health and [...]

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Recycling Firm Fined Over Employee Death

Liverpool recycling company fined £120,000 after death of their employee. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a press release after an employee of a Liverpool recycling company was crushed to death at work. On 24 May 2017, Centriforce Products Limited of Errington Works, Derby Road, Bootle received a delivery of waste plastic bales. The bales were then stacked as free-standing columns in a yard. In the morning hours, one of the columns of [...]

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Employee Sustained Serious Injury at Printing Company

Employee sustained a serious injury at a tinplate printing company. Accidents at work are not rare and can often lead to serious injuries. One such case can be noted on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website. On 19 June 2017, a Tinmasters Swansea Limited’s employee was working at Afon Works, Bryntywod, Swansea. Whilst attempting to fix a sporadic fault of the printing press, he ended up trapped between the rollers. His hand suffered a [...]

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Construction Worker Suffers Serious Injury

An employee of a construction company experiences serious injury at work.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website features another incident of a serious injury at work in their May 2019 press release. The incident happened on 2 May 2017, in Louth, Lincolnshire. A Foundations and Buildings Ltd’s employee was constructing the roof of a new agricultural building, which was next to an already existing barn. Whilst working, the employee stepped onto the roof [...]

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Many Hospitals Not Meeting A&E Targets

Many hospitals do not meet the 95% target of treating A&E patients within the four-hour period. Recently revealed statistics reported in a Daily Mail Online article have shown that English hospitals only manage to see about 84.2% of their patients in the A&E four-hour time limit. This makes it a lowest figure yet. February 2019 has been an especially tough month for the hospitals in the country, with only 6 in total hitting their target [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Claim, Compensation, Costs, Hospitals, Legal, Medical, Medical Negligence, NHS, Solicitors|Comments Off on Many Hospitals Not Meeting A&E Targets

Homeless Family Left in Cockroach Infested Homes

London council left a homeless family in a cockroach-infested, dirty and mouldy houses. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman have published a report about an incident where London Borough of Haringey placed a homeless family in two properties and did not correctly handled the disrepair issues present. At their first property, the family reported boiler and gas supply problems. At one point, they were left for eight days without hot water, heating and cooking [...]

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Holidaymaker Infected with Samonella in Turkey

British holidaymaker infected with salmonella after staying at a Turkish hotel. A 51-year-old woman from Darlington decided to take a week-long holiday away with her husband, unaware that her supposedly luxurious Turkish hotel experience would end up causing her so much grief. Starting from May 20, the holidaymaker stayed at the Paloma Foresta Resort and Spa in Antalya, Turkey. The business support officer described the hotel as a ‘cattery’. Sickly looking cats would freely roam [...]

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Homeless Disabled Woman Left in Unsuitable Accommodation by Council

A previously homeless, disabled woman was left in unsuitable accommodation by the council. As reported by The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman website, a woman was given a temporary accommodation after experiencing homelessness and sleeping in an airport. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea provided the disabled woman with an unsuitable, temporary fourth floor accommodation, despite her solicitor and GP supplying the council with knowledge of her medical conditions. The woman was diagnosed [...]

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Beauty Therapist Dies After Cosmetic Surgery

Beauty therapist dies after a boob job and tummy tuck cause complications. A 36-year-old beauty therapist from Norwich died following cosmetic procedures. Louise Harvey paid £7,000 for breast enhancement and tummy tuck to be done at a private London hospital run by top UK cosmetic surgery firm Transform. Both procedures were done during the three-hour operation time with no complications. Even though the surgery went well, Louise Harvey died 17 days following her procedure after [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: Claim, Clinical Negligence, Compensation, Hospitals, Medical, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Serious Injury, Solicitors|Comments Off on Beauty Therapist Dies After Cosmetic Surgery

1 – 3 MILLION People harmed by GP, dentist, walk in centre and chemists a year.

Errors made can include prescribing the wrong medication, failing to diagnose a fracture or cancer, extracting the wrong tooth, failing to spot a severe infection such as sepsis. However, in recent times the cases of failings in communication or delayed appointments and diagnosis have increased. GP’s have warned that there is a lack of Doctors and growing demand means GP’s are seeing three times as many patients and some are unable to see any non-urgent [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Accident, Claim, Clinical Negligence, Compensation, Hospitals, Medical, Medical Negligence, NHS, Personal Injury, Serious Injury, Solicitors|Comments Off on 1 – 3 MILLION People harmed by GP, dentist, walk in centre and chemists a year.

Greggs Vouchers For The Homeless

Our Christmas giving continues... Today, we gave out 25 Greggs gift vouchers to the homeless, so at least they can buy some warm food and drinks over the cold festive period. #everylittlehelps #happychristmas #endhomelessness

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Charities, Solicitors|Comments Off on Greggs Vouchers For The Homeless

Hoylake Cottage Hospital Dementia Village

Dear Alisha, I am just writing to thank you for your very generous donation of £100 towards our fundraising for Hoylake Cottage Hospital Dementia Village. We were also delighted with the champagne for the Raffle. That always goes down well! We are working with Hoylake Cottage Hospital Dementia Village to try and get the first room open in the Village, so it's a great cause and one that will benefit lots of people on the [...]

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