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Covid-19 and Your Personal Injury Claim

Covid-19 and Your Personal Injury Claim     We have now been in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic for the majority of 2020 and it is clear that a return to normal is still some way off. However, we have seen the shift from the initial confusion, to businesses adapting to a new way…

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2020 Needlestick Injury Report – Public Health England

Public Health England has reported that between 1997-2018, there have been over 8700 reports of needle stick injuries amongst healthcare workers. This figure averages out at over 400 incidents per year. Twenty-three of these people contracted the HCV virus (Hepatitis C) and one person contracted HIV. Over two-hundred incidents have been recorded in Scotland between…

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Eastleigh Train Derailment Investigation

The cause of the Eastleigh Train Derailment was revealed by Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) after the line reopened and repairs had taken place. Six days of emergency repair works were undertaken after a slow-moving train was derailed in Eastleigh on the 28th of January. The RAIB revealed that the train derailed after travelling at…

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Shropshire Council Pothole Consultant WIll Cost £1,000 Per Day

Shropshire Council has decided to use around £130,000 of taxpayers’ cash to pay £1,000 a day for a ‘pothole consultant’. The consultant will provide their advice on how to make crucial improvements based on their experience of running very successful highways operations elsewhere. A pothole is considered unsafe when it has a depth of more…

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Construction Worker Falls From Roof

A man who had fallen onto a roof at a construction site on Eskdale Terrace in Jesmond, has suffered multiple injuries that were classed as non-life threatening. The Air ambulance crew were responders to the scene and treated his injuries before he was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle.  …

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Workplace Accidents Abroad – It’s not just Britain!

Over the last few weeks, I have written articles on fatalities and the issues and risks employees face in the workplace. My last two articles dealt with a fatality in a greenhouse and on a building site.  This recent article on 24/7 Wall Street makes it clear that it is not just in this country…

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Construction Worker Falls 30ft at Stoke-on-Trent’s Winter Wonderland Attraction

With Christmas fast approaching, we are all thinking about visiting various Christmas themed attractions, such as Winter Wonderland, Christmas German markets and so on. The creation of such attractions, however, comes with its own dangers. The Christmas Winter Wonderland in Stoke-on-Trent was due to open to the public on Thursday, November 14th at 4:30pm. However, during…

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The Flaws of the CICA

The Flaws of the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) – Why the Review is Sorely Needed   £244,000 in compensation has been withheld from 103 victims of rape and sexual assault in the past two years by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). [i] In the past five years, 253 victims had payments cut due…

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Pets and Their Place in Helping Mental Health

ARTICLE BY BEVERLEY BARKER Working in Personal Injury, I am aware of how isolating and upsetting suffering from an injury can be – particularly when it has been caused by an accident or something out of your control. Even just everyday life and the stresses it involves can lead to people feeling overwhelmed and stressed.…

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Looking Back – National Brain Injury Awareness Month

ARTICLE BY BEVERLEY BARKER The year is moving past, but sometimes it is worth reflecting back a little. March was National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Let’s face it, none of us can function properly without a working brain! Here at Oakwood Solicitors, we believe in working within the community to strengthen our links and attempt…

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