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Construction Company Fined after Worker Injured in Edinburgh

A construction company has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with health and safety breaches after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a void. The worker was employed by a sub-contractor working for the construction company and had been contracted to pour concrete onto the first floor of a building at Fort […]

Expert Warns of New 20mph Speed Limit in Glasgow

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that house prices in the three months to May were 1.4% higher than in the preceding three months. This was slightly below April’s 1.5% and was the lowest since November 2015 (1.4%). The figures also show that house prices in the three months to May 2016 were 9.2% […]

Just Under £300,000 Paid Out to Teachers Injured in Workplace

More than 290,000 was paid to teachers and lecturers who were injured on school property following accidents in the workplace last year. The figures come from Teachers union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and does not take into account private litigation. The figures from the EIS showed that in the all of their cases […]

Cycling Group Calls for 20mph Zones to Reduce Number of Accidents

A cycling charity in Glasgow has called for a detailed analysis of where road traffic accidents in the city take place to have the correct speed limit restrictions in place. CTC Glasgow is calling for the City Council to ensure that 20mph zones become the norm, especially in areas that frequently result in accidents and […]

Firm Fined after Worker Injured in Glasgow

A demolition company has been charged with health and safety breaches after a worker sustained serious injuries in Glasgow. The incident happened at the Hillington Industrial Estate in Glasgow in December 2011, when the 50-year-old worker was carrying out work from a mobile scaffolding platform to enable the building to be demolished. According to reports, […]

Glasgow Company Fined Following Worker’s Hand Injury

A Glasgow print and packaging company have been fined £40,000 after a worker’s hand was severely injured following an incident with a machine he was using. The employee, who had been employed in the company for a significant amount of time was injured when his hand was pulled into an embossing and foiling machine he […]

Compensation Awarded For Birth Injury

A woman has been awarded compensation amounting to £725,000 after mistakes by medical staff during her son’s birth meant that he was born with a permanent disability, reports the BBC. The woman gave birth at the now closed Law Hospital in South Lanarkshire in 1999. The Court of Session in Edinburgh heard claims that the […]

Scotland Complains About Less than 1% of Scottish Health Service Activity

Last year (2014/15), the Scottish Health Service had a 0.05% complaint rate, according to Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland – published at the end of September 2015. Specifically, taking all hospital visits (including A&E visits) together with all GP, outpatient, dental and ophthalmic appointments into consideration, a total of 22,417 complaints were made by patients […]

Rise in Number of Mesothelioma Deaths in UK

Recent data from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) confirms that the mesothelioma death rate across England is increasing. The new research shows that in England, the average mesothelioma death date currently sits at 4.5 deaths for every 100,000 people. Between 2008-2012, the rate was 2.6, which indicates a significant rise since that period. […]

Appointments to Specialist Personal Injury Court

Scotland’s new Sheriff Personal Injury Court has moved a step closer to becoming operational with the appointment of six sheriffs who will sit at the court as specialists in actions of damages for personal injury. The creation of the new court is one of several changes to the civil courts and civil procedure of Scotland […]