Accidents at Work

  • Accidents at Work - Two Minute Guide

    If an employee is injured in an accident at work, it may be possible for them to claim damages against their employer. An employer can be liable for damages if it is shown they failed to take reasonable care to prevent injury to employees. Employers owe a...
  • Can't Stand the Noise?

    In our society, noise is a normal part of everyday life. It is also well known that noise can cause permanent hearing loss. What is less well known is that there are many circumstances in which potentially hazardous noise may be encountered. This may include...
  • Deaths at Work

    The Health and Safety Executive has published its latest Statistics on Workplace injury and Sickness . These show that in 2005/6, 212 workers were killed at work, 2 million suffered illness  which they believed their work caused or made worse and...
  • Faulty Work Boots - Employer Not Liable for Employee's Frostbite

    An employer’s absolute obligation to maintain or repair protective equipment, under the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, does not extend to a situation where an employee suffers an injury at work doing something that the...
  • One in Ten Injured at Work

    A survey by insurer AXA has found that one in ten people has been injured at work in the past five years. The most common accidents were slips, falls and trips, which were responsible for 33 per cent of all injuries. Kitchen accidents accounted for 19 per...
  • Repetitive Strain Injury - Guidance for Small Firms

    Results from a recent survey in the UK indicate that each year an estimated 400,000 people suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in the upper limb or neck area – caused or made worse by their work. This results in around 4 million lost working...
  • TIP - Allergies Actionable: Blues Not?

    People think a claim for personal injury must mean that something has hurt you or perhaps made you seriously ill, but it can also mean a lesser hurt, such as that caused by an allergic reaction. In a recent case, a health care worker successfully claimed...
  • Tip: New Health and Safety Website on Vibration

    If your business involves vibrating machinery, you should be aware of the Health and Safety Executive website providing information on the risks from vibration and advice on how to control them. There is advice on hand-arm and whole-body vibration...

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