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Some people have jobs where the risk of having an accident or contracting an industrial disease are minimal, however there are other jobs that are more susceptible to accidents and industrial disease and employers and employees should be made aware of the risks.

You would think if you put your car into a garage to be repaired the repairs would be carried out and your car would be safe to drive, however that does not always seem to be the case!

I was very concerned when reading a recent report which found that 87 % of garages either missed or ignored problems which could cause road traffic accidents.  People lives are being put at risk because many garages miss or choose to ignore dangerous faults.

Children’s injuries are a very common occurrence of Emergency Departments in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Research shows that safety devices, such as helmets and seatbelts, are being ignored in many cases.

Every day me and  my friends at Thompsons Solicitors work hard to help improve Health and Safety for workers and members of the public.  I was pleased to see that Argyll and Bute Council have been fined £20,000 after the death of a pensioner who died after accidentally driving his car off the edge of a pier.  After the car accident the car sadly plunged into the sea.

Victims of pleural plaques developed as a result of exposure to asbestos in England and Wales are now eligible to claim £5000 compensation from the government, providing any previous compensation claims they have made have not been resolved.

….Is a question I will hear at least once a day.  In less serious accidents, many people wish quick and easy recompense with very little in the way of explanation or debate – this is fine.  It is, at the end of the day, their rights that have been wronged and it is they who should decide in which manner they wish to be compensated.

All car drivers and passengers are obliged to wear seat belts for their security and protection in a case of a car accident. This refers to pregnant women as well.

It is certain that by wearing a seat belt serious consequences of car accidents can be prevented, however, many pregnant women are reluctant to wear seat belts and this is fear is not completely irrational.

As a Star Wars fanatic the idea of real life ‘bounty hunters’ fascinates me, so my attention was grasped by the Government’s announcement today that they would pay compensation to professional private persons to find and capture benefit fraudsters.

In a scheme similar to crimestoppers - where if you call up and report someone who has committed a crime and if they are convicted you are given monetary compensation/reward – here, if you can catch a benefit thief for the Government then you are given compensation.  In a way it is similar to a ‘no win, no fee’ payment for professional bounty hunters!
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