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How UK Women Feel About NHS Care

At Jefferies Solicitors, we were curious to find out if there were differences in the way UK men and women perceive their NHS care - and to see if men or women were less satisfied with the treatment they receive. While dissatisfaction does not necessarily mean there is a case of clinical neglige...

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Medical negligence

Yorkshire Surgeon Keeps Working Despite Clinical Negligence Record

A hospital in South Yorkshire has paid around £2 million in compensation for substandard operations carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon who continues to operate.The surgeon worked at the hospital from 2007 to 2009 with £1 million of the compensation agreed by the hospital for accidents occurr...

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is honoured annually on the third Sunday of November and this year, it will be held on Sunday 20th November.The day is dedicated to remembering those who have tragically lost their lives or been injured in road traffic accidents. This year is th...

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Workplaces Get Involved In Road Safety Week

The biggest road safety event in the calendar is gathering pace with many different events being organised before the big Road Safety Week due to start in November.A new focus of the campaign is to bring in workplaces and let them know more about the positive role they can play in helping to re...

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personal injury news

Workplace Training Safety For Schools In Lincolnshire

Health and safety in the workplace has been pushed to the top of the agenda for schools in Lincoln. Workplace Hazard Awareness courses are being recommended by the British Safety Council in the hope that this will encourage pupils to work safely when they start in the workplace. Workplace Injury ...

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Speeding car

Workplace Driving To Be Assessed By New RoSPA Boss

A new manager from a leading road safety charity is spearheading a renewed campaign to highlight the dangers of driving at work.Sandy Allan is the new road safety manager at RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). As a retired police office, he says that he is looking forward...

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Workman who's tripped

Workplace Crushing Accident Kills Belfast Man

A worker from Belfast was killed in an accident at work in June last year when a skip fell on him at a waste and recycling unit.The father of two from Coleraine was crushed to death by the 11-tonne skip which fell from the back of a truck. The driver was lifting the skip when he heard it slippi...

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personal injury news

Workplace Accident Victim Sings His Way To Recovery

A 64-year-old man who survived a serious workplace accident last year has turned his life around by performing with his local choir group.The man became caught up in a machine at a steelworks in Wales while he was carrying out repair work in 2012. He thought that the machine was not working but...

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personal injury news

Working From Height Regulations To Be Streamlined By HSE

The Health and Safety Executive has announced that it is going to adjust its rules regarding working from heights.The HSE states that there are more than 10 million businesses in Britain and 10 million individual workers who work from heights every year and this type of injury is one of the mai...

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asbestos danger

Workers Exposed To Asbestos By Employer

A company has received a large fine from the Health and Safety Executive after it was found to be in breach of a number of different conditions to do with the safe removal of asbestos.In March 2012, subcontractors for a firm that was hired to manage the demolition of a school in Lincoln failed ...

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Worker Left With Multiple Injuries Following Truck Accident

The director of a truck and trailer company in Yorkshire has been jailed for not complying with workplace health and safety regulations, the result of which left an employee with disabling injuries.The employer, from Barnsley, has been sent to prison for six months after he permitted one of his...

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Industrial injury compensation

Worker Falls From Roof At School

A worker who fell 3 metres from a school building in Lancashire has suffered life changing injuries.The 51-year-old, who has asked not to be named, was working for a roofing company, when the incident occurred at the school, in Chorley.The company was in the process of replacing the existing ...

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personal injury news

Work Equipment Blamed As Jockey Wins Compensation After Head Injury

After a lengthy battle, a jockey who fell from his horse at the first hurdle during a steeplechase at Cheltenham Racecourse has received £58,000 in compensation.The jump jockey said that the perimeter fence was too close to the hurdle and that the fence had not been correctly cushioned.The ac...

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head injury

Work Capability Changes Indicate Positive Move Says Brain Injury Charity

Atos, the company which administered the controversial Work capability Assessments has withdrawn from its contract with the government and a new firm will be appointed early next year.The divisive scheme, which determines levels of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), was introduced in 2008 ...

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Speeding red car

Women Drinking And Driving Is On The Up Says Report

A recent article in the Observer Magazine has highlighted a growing number of women who drink and drive.The survey cited in the article, involved interviews with women who drunk alcohol and were also drivers. Middle-aged women were found to be one of the most ‘at risk’ groups, although there ar...

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head injury

Woman Seeks Brain Damage Compensation After Almost Drowning

A woman from Blackpool is pursuing personal injury compensation for brain damage after a near drowning incident at a local swimming pool 13 years ago.The woman began struggling in the water during a swimming lesson with her Essex school in the year 2000. As a result, she was left brain damaged....

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Medical neglect

Woman Receives Compensation For Poor Dental Treatment

A woman from Swindon who suffered years of painful tooth decay has successfully pursued a £15,000 personal injury compensation claim against two dentists after they failed to treat her condition correctly.The 33-year-old woman’s ordeal started when decay was found in two teeth and a faulty fill...

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personal injury news

Woman Injured At Work Says Cosmetic Surgery Has Transformed Her Life

A woman who suffered a workplace injury that left her partially paralysed says that cosmetic surgery has given her a new lease of life.The 26-year-old from Stafford says her breast enlargement operation has boosted her confidence and has aided her physical progress after the workplace accident....

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Asbestos compensation claim

Woman Granted Compensation After Husband Dies Of Asbestos Illness

A woman whose husband died of asbestos exposure in the workplace has been given £183,200 in compensation for his pain and suffering.The man, who was 73 when he died last year, worked at Castlemead power station in Gloucester between 1961 and 1967 where he repaired pipes and pumps covered in asb...

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Winter Safety On Two Wheels

The UK's roads can be treacherous for all kinds of motorists. Last year, there were 1732 reported road deaths and more than 22,144 people seriously injured in road traffic accidents.Compared with other road users, cyclists and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable. Motorcyclists are 57 time...

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