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Health and safety changes take effect

Controversial changes to the civil liability rules for health and safety breaches came into effect last week. The changes mean that the burden of proof following many injuries at work will be switched from the employer to the employee.

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Damages for bereavement a ‘postcode lottery’

Discrepancies exist in how damages for bereavement are awarded across the UK, with bereaved people north of the border being treated more fairly than those in England and Wales when claiming damages for their loss, according to a recent poll.

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Family receives compensation for birth-related injuries

The family of a girl who was left with severe brain damage as a result of mistakes made by medical staff during her birth has been awarded around £6.6 million in compensation, reports the Daily Mail.

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Falls highlight risks for construction workers

Working in the construction industry is fraught with danger, with workers facing risks ranging from exposure to dangerous substances such as asbestos, to being hit by objects falling from above. One of the biggest dangers, however, is the risk of injury or death caused by falling from height.

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Health Board criticised over care

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman has recently published details of its investigation into a complaint against NHS Grampian by a father whose premature baby had died shortly after birth.

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Council fined after roof fall

A local authority has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a garage roof light at a council depot.

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Fewer Brits killed at work

It is good to hear that the number of workers killed in Britain fell again last year. According to official statistics published last week by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and March 2013, compared with 172 in the previous year.

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Horses for (Main) Courses

I debated which heading to use. It was going to be "They Eat Horses, Don't They?" but the film inspiring that joke seemed too old now. Anyway, why write about something which has led to numerous jokes? What has this got to do with the law? As with so many things, a great deal. There are in fact lots of legal angles and the repercussions of this will run for many years (unlike the horses!) (Sorry)

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