And to help the Courts determine who should be held accountable every company should be required to have a named individual as the Health and Safety director.The demand for these changes to current legislation is being made by Patrick McGuire of Thompsons Solicitors in Glasgow.
A Cumbernauld woman who suffered a serious hand injury at work was today (Thurs May 19) awarded £150,000 compensation by a jury at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.Noreen Carmichael (34) lost parts of four fingers while working on an unguarded moving machine at Isola Werke in 2000. She subsequently lost her job and suffers severe restriction of use of her dominant right hand.
That was the claim made today (Tuesday April 19) by Patrick McGuire of Thompsons Solicitors, Scotland’s leading personal injury specialists.Speaking at the Scottish TUC conference in Dundee, Mr McGuire called for a change in Scots civil law to allow employees to receive full legal costs in the case of a successful action including a payment to their union to cover the costs of insuring the action.
The Scottish Executive should seize the chance to introduce a straight forward crime of Industrial Homicide to ensure companies are brought to account when fatal accidents happen.That was the appeal made today (Monday April 18) by Frank Maguire, one of the country’s leading personal injury lawyers, speaking at the Scottish TUC conference in Dundee.
Insurers have failed in their attempt to evade responsibility for compensating thousands of victims of asbestos exposure according to a landmark judgment in a test case announced today in the English High Court.Norwich Union and British Shipbuilders challenged the right of people exposed to asbestos to claim compensation for pleural plaques, scarring of the lining of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos. The judge rejected their argument that pleural plaques should not be compensated.