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Category:health and safety

Tumble Dryer damage – Whirlpool, Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit

About 5 million dryers sold by Whirlpool, Creda, Hotpoint and Indesit between 2004 and September 2015 could be at risk of causing a fire. Whirlpool bought the Creda, Hotpoint and Indesit brands in 2014.  Since then a series of domestic fires has triggered warnings and alerts although Whirlpool have recommended repairs rather than issue a […]

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Proposed increase to Small Claims Limit for Injuries

The Conservatives plan to increase the small claims limit for road traffic accidents to £5,000 and for all other accidents to £2,000.  These changes could come in by October 2018. This means that if the injuries you sustain in a road traffic accident are worth £5,000 or less (or in another type of accident £2,000 […]

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Unfair deductions from compensation

“My solicitor has taken 25% of my compensation is this right?” A 25% deduction from your compensation may be unfair or wrong even if you agreed to a 25% success fee in your “no win no fee agreement”. In personal injury claims, for all no win no fee agreements signed after 1st April 2013 the solicitor […]

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Burns injuries compensation advice

Fire, hot machinery, hot ingredients (both solid and liquid whether in the manufacturing sector or food industry), hot water, steam, molten liquids, chemicals, acids or alkalis, friction – however, you have been burned it can be unpleasant at best and at the other end of the spectrum burns can be serious and even life threatening. Burn type […]

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Don’t let your claim be “traded” between claims management companies and others

There are lots of adverts for injuries both on television, radio and cold callers and a clear business has built up around gathering YOUR these details and selling them on to other claims management companies or solicitors. You may be told you HAVE to use a particular firm of solicitors with which the claims management […]

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Have you been injured whilst using gym equipment?

Gyms ought to carry out an induction when you first join.  You may have signed an agreement which includes small print that seeks to exclude any liability for injuries, however, such exclusion clauses are not enforceable by the gym so they are meaningless. However, injuries can still occur even if you have been using the gym […]

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I logged my claim with a claims management company and nothing has happened

Claims Management Companies (CMCs) are organisations that are simply there to advertise for your claim, they would then take your details and possibly also some details of your claim and try and sell these details on to firms of solicitors who would then represent you in that claim.  They are not solicitors and are unlikely to […]

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Fairground ride injuries

Fairgrounds are full of machinery that can cause significant injury or even be fatal.  Whilst no one wants to spoil anyone’s fun or enjoyment of a day out with unnecessary “elf and safety” (health and safety as some detractors like to say) a serious accident would certainly spoil the fun and could have long term […]

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Bakery company and directors plead guilty for allowing workers to be baked alive

Leicester Crown Court heard that in 1998 two maintenance engineers had been sent in to carry out repairs to an oven that had only 2 hours earlier had been baking bread at 260 degrees. Apparently the oven should have been left for at least 12 hours to cool and access could have been obtained by […]

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Injured or killed by reversing and turning lorries

Large vehicles should take appropriate care when reversing and serious injury or death can result when they don’t as these examples illustrate, where on 2 separate occasions a dustbin lorry reversed into pedestrians causing fatal injuries.  The driver was guilty of causing death by dangerous driving in both cases.  The local council was fined £120,000 […]

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