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Significant Drop in Safety Visits Spark Construction Fears

There has been a 50% drop in the number of safety visits to construction sites in Scotland in the last year, leading to concerns about the number of workers who…

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Carer Wins Landmark Case After Slipping on Ice Getting to Work

A landmark case has seen the Supreme Court upheld a personal injury claim after a care worker was injured when she slipped on ice on her way to the home…

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Star Wars Production Firm Prosecuted After Harrison Ford Breaks Leg

A film production-company and a subsidiary of Disney has been charged with a number of health and safety breaches which led to Harrison Ford breaking his leg when filming Star…

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Construction Site Injury Claim Lawyer Glasgow

Construction sites can be extremely hazardous work environments. The Health and Safety Executive reported that last year there were 69,000 cases of construction site work related illness and 65,000 construction…

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Office Injury Claims Glasgow

On the surface an office may appear to be a relatively low risk environment when compared to some other workplaces, like construction sites. However, each year a significant number of…

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Oil Rig Injury Claims Glasgow

Oil and gas is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. High profile accidents involving helicopter crashes, oil rig collapses, fires and explosions have highlighted the extreme risk…

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Industrial Injury Claims Glasgow

Unfortunately, many employees suffer injuries as a result of workplace accidents. Any workplace holds the potential for a slip or fall, but employees working in areas such as steel mills,…

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Close to £300,000 Paid out to Teachers in Injury Compensation

Around £290,000 was given to teachers who had been injured in the workplace in the last year, according to a new study carried out by the-the Educational Institute of Scotland…

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The Most Common Office Injuries: Reasons to be Careful in Your Workplace in 2016

A number of personal injury claims following accidents in the workplace come from high-risk areas of employment, such as the construction industry or agriculture. However, while many do not believe…

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Dangers of the Construction Industry: The Most Common Accidents

Despite continued efforts to improve health and safety in the workplace, the vast majority of accidents still occur in workplaces or on the roads. Sadly, the construction industry remains one…

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Sole Trader Fined Following Life-Changing Injuries to Worker

A self-employed roofer has been sentenced for failing to employ proper health and safety guidelines that led to a worker falling from the roof of a house and suffering severe…

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New Construction Guide in Place to Prevent Workplace Accidents

A new guide has been published by the construction industry in an attempt to reduce the number of workplace accidents and improve health and safety in the sector. Despite the…

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Glasgow Company Fined After Hand Injury

A packaging and printing company based in Glasgow has been fined £40,000 after a worker severely injured his hand when using machinery. The long-term employee suffered horrific injuries after his…

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Health and Safety Executive Reveal Workplace Accident Figures

The Health and Safety Executive have released figures that indicate that the number of accidents in the workplace the UK have risen in the last year.  Provisional annual data released…

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Workplace Accidents: What Must Employers Do

Thousands of people lose their life or are seriously injured every year across the UK due to accidents in the workplace. The number of injuries affects workers, employers and the…

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Glasgow Window Cleaner Without Safety Equipment Sparks Concern

A video of a Glasgow window cleaner working on the fourth floor of a tenement building without any safety equipment has sparked fears over people working a height. The video,…

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Scottish Fire Service In Fatal Safety Failing

The Scottish Fire and Rescue (SFRS) service has been fined £54,000 for failing to ensure proper health and safety procedures were in place, resulting in the death of a firefighter.…

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Lack of Safety Procedures Responsible For Construction Death

A sheriff has ruled that safety failings when reversing a roller on a construction site was responsible for the death of a man following a fatal accident in the workplace…

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Construction Deaths in the UK Expected to Rise For 2014

A poll from construction union Ucatt has revealed that more than half of construction workers in the UK are concerned that there has been no improvement in health and safety,…

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Thousands of NHS Staff Injured in Work

Just under 10,00 NHS staff workers were injured at work in the Glasgow area between 2011-13 according to figures uncovered recently, representing a third of all NHS injuries throughout Scotland.…

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Grieving Family Call for Awareness of Construction Health & Safety Laws

The family of a Sheffield worker have called for more awareness regarding health and safety laws in the workplace in the UK to prevent others losing their lives.  Michael Dwyer,…

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New Bill Aims to Punish Negligent Work Practices Resulting in Fatalities

A new Bill proposed by the Scottish Government could see negligent bosses face life in prison following a fatal accident in work, under new plans to tackle health and safety…

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How Safe Are Employment Standards in The UK's Construction Sector

Around 40% of construction sites fail to meet health and safety standards according to the national regulator for workplace health and safety, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Almost half…

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Statistics Reveal Workers Still at Risk in the UK

Recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that whilst Britain remains one of the safest places to work in Europe, there is still a worrying percentage of…

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Your Employer is Under a Legal Duty To Ensure Your Saftey

Employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and also anyone else who could other people who might be affected by their business. Employers are obliged…

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Ayrshire Recycling Firm in Court Over Employee Losing Arm

A waste recycling firm in Ayrshire was in court today (6 October) after safety failings resulted in a worker losing his arm.  Steven Dawson was an agency worker who was…

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Three Quarters of Workers too Intimidated to Report a Health and Safety Issue

Protecting, the risk assessment company, have published research that shows that 74% of UK workers fear reporting poor health and safety in their work place. These employees fear that complaining about…

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Edinburgh Company Fined £12,000 After Employee is Crushed by Lorry

Macfarlan Smith Limited, a pharmaceutical company based in Edinburgh has pled guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee in relation to an incident where a…

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Company Fined £240,000 After Worker is Crushed to Death By Grain Bin

An animal feed company has been fined £240,000 for safety failings after a lorry driver died of fatal injuries after being crushed by a two-tonne, fully-loaded grain bin falling from…

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New Figures Show Workplace Fatalities at All Time Low

Figures released on 2 July reveal that the number of workers killed in Britain in workplace related incidents last year has fallen to the lowest annual recorded rate. The provisional…

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Employee Paralysed After Suffering Fall at Work

Inex Works Ltd, a landscaping and gritting company, has pled guilty to breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and fined £13,500 for failing to provide suitable safety protection for…

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Glasgow Company Sentenced After Employee’s Fall

A firm of contractors in Glasgow was fined at Glasgow Sheriff Court earlier this week (4 June 2014) in relation to Health and Safety failings that caused an employee to…

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Health & Safety Breaches Result in Employee's Paralysis

A construction firm has been fined and ordered to pay costs after breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 resulted in a worker being left paralysed…

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Dangerous Skip Hijinks Caught on Video Result in Fine for Company

A skip hire firm owner has been fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £1,039 costs after he put an employee’s life in danger by lifting him in a digger bucket.…

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Company Held Accountable for Employees' Permanent Nerve Damage

A firm has been fined for failing to protect its workers from exposure to high levels of hand arm vibration (HAV) resulting in permanent vibration-related conditions and health issues. Babcock…

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Debunking The UK's "Compensation Culture" Myth

A report was published earlier this month seeking to debunk the idea that Britain has a growing compensation culture for injuries suffered at work. The Compensation Myth is a joint…

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Salvage firm fined after mechanic seriously crushed

A vehicle salvage firm in Stalybridge has been fined over multiple safety failings after a car weighing more than half a tonne fell from a forklift truck, crushing a young…

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Occupational Hazards Resulting in Industrial Disease

Industrial diseases are illnesses that you contract as a result of long-term exposure to an occupational hazard in the workplace. The key to a successful industrial disease claim is the…

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Workplace Accident Compensation Glasgow

Although steps are taken to prevent and avoid employees being injured in a workplace accident, they are sadly still a common occurrence. The recent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report…

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