Health and Safety

Posted 14th February, 2020 under Employment Law, Health and Safety by

What is RSI? Repetitive Strain Injury, also sometimes referred to as Occupational Overuse Syndrome, refers to stress and damage inflicted upon the muscles, tendons and nerves by repeated tasks and awkward positioning. Most commonly occurring in the upper body with the fingers, hands, arms and neck, RSI is frequently work-related and is usually avoidable through… Read more »

Posted 01st November, 2018 under Health and Safety by

The family of Frederick Fatkin, a South Shields man who died last month from an industrial disease, are seeking some of his former work colleagues in the hope that they can help gather more information about what more could have been done to prevent his death. Frederick worked at Robinson Brothers from May 1977 to… Read more »

Posted 01st November, 2018 under Health and Safety by

If you or a loved one has suffered from poor treatment or a delayed diagnosis for bowel or colon cancer then please call our Clinical Negligence Solicitors for a free consultation on 0191 2323048 or contact and we will be happy to assist. The vast majority of our clinical and medical negligence funds are… Read more »

Posted 06th February, 2018 under Health and Safety by

Accidents at work account for over half a million non-fatal injuries per year. In fact, the actual figure is even greater – according to the Health and Safety Executive England, there were 609,000 injuries at work in the 2016/17 period. There were 31.2 million working days lost in the UK due to work-related illness and… Read more »

Posted 22nd January, 2018 under Health and Safety by

When you’ve been in a road traffic accident, the shock of the event can hinder your ability to think. A traumatic experience for everyone, road traffic accidents vary in severity but all are likely to destabilise your life and impact you on a personal level. Submitting a personal injury claim might be the last thing… Read more »

Posted 22nd January, 2018 under Health and Safety by

When it comes to road traffic accidents and submitting a car crash claim, whiplash is the most common personal injury claim in the UK.  Whiplash is claimed for in the UK at a rate that is more than twice the average of France, Spain and the Netherlands. At the peak of their ‘popularity,’ there were… Read more »

Posted 19th July, 2017 under Health and Safety by

Why is asbestos still being found in the work place in the UK? We have made improvements since asbestos was heavily used in the building industry and shipyards. Thanks to research regulations are now in place to prevent workers from exposure to this deadly substance. Unfortunately Mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, is… Read more »

Posted 13th January, 2017 under Health and Safety, Personal Injury by

Christmas may be over, but judging by the UK weather forecast, which predicts bouts of ‘thundersnow’ and an arctic spell of colder weather; it’s quite clear that winter isn’t ready to leave us just yet. Whilst local roads and railways lines will be hard hit by the potential bitter conditions, it is important to remember… Read more »

Posted 30th November, 2015 under Employment Law, Health and Safety by

The Home Office is to supply new guidance to the police on the factors that must be considered before a person’s mental health history is disclosed to potential employers. The outlines issued in August cover Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and employee rights to confidentiality in the job application process. DBS checks, formerly known… Read more »