TSSA member injured in road traffic accident awarded £62,500 compensation

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A TSSA member who was injured in a road traffic accident has been awarded £62,500 compensation with the help of Morrish Solicitors. The member, from South Yorkshire, was cycling home from work in 2008, when he was involved in an accident with an HGV, causing him to be propelled into the road. Emergency services were called immediately and the member … Read More

Substantial damages secured for Equity member who was injured at work

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Morrish Solicitors and Equity have recently secured substantial damages for a member who was injured at work. David Birrell was blinded in his right eye when a blank-firing replica Colt 1851 Navy revolver he was using in an on-stage duel backfired. The accident took place during a production of the Stephen Sondheim play ‘Passion’ at the Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden, … Read More

MoJ decides against increase in small claims limit

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The Ministry of Justice will today confirm there is to be no increase in the small claims court limit for personal injury cases. The department is set to publish its response later this morning to a consultation on reducing the number and cost of whiplash claims. It will include plans for an independent medical panel to assess whiplash claims from … Read More

How F.A.S.T. can you act?

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It is shocking that in a recent study, conducted by a team or Researchers led by Professor Andrew Wilson of the University of Leicester, it was discovered that of over 270 patients who had recently been diagnosed with a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) only a minority sought medical attention within the time frame recommended by the Royal College of Physicians. … Read More

Trout pout, frozen eyebrows and a wonky smile

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The number of people turning to cosmetic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments in the UK has significantly risen in recent years. We now spend more money than ever on an increasing range of beauty and cosmetic treatments. In a bid to be more beautiful, a total of 43,172 cosmetic surgical procedures were carried out in 2012 according to research by … Read More

Equity member Carol Royale receives compensation for clinical negligence claim

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Equity member and actress, Carol Royle, received substantial compensation following a case of negligence in December 2008. Carol sought the support of Equity to pursue a clinical negligence claim against the Practitioner, and they put her in touch with Duncan Gardiner at Morrish Solicitors, their legal provider, who with case notes and evidence from independent experts established that Carol had … Read More

Unite the Union HGV driver is compensated following injury at work

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A Unite member who suffered an injury at work has received £304,472 following help from Unite Legal Services. Mr Bentley suffered a major disruption of the ligament structures to his right knee after falling into a pit at the depot where he worked. As he entered the workshop, he stepped across an open pit, missing his footing with his left … Read More

Morrish Solicitors secure compensation for Unite the Union member following accident at work

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A Unite the Union member who sustained an injury to his wrist following an accident at work in December 2008 has received compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services. The Unite member, 62, who was an HGV driver from Pocklington, was delivering to a supermarket in Stoke-on-Trent. Once parked, he tried to pull himself up onto the trailer so … Read More

Patients continuing to fall victim of preventable mistakes that should ‘never’ happen

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Recent NHS figures have shown that more than 750 patients in English hospitals have suffered from ‘never events’– serious, preventable mistakes which should simply never happen. The figure, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act as part of a BBC investigation, found that the majority of these incidents fall into the following four categories: surgical instruments or swabs being left … Read More

New employment rights blog – Health & Safety & The Boer War

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The recently enacted Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act contains a number of disturbing provisions, including proposals in relation to share incentives for employees who are prepared to sign away their employment rights. But hidden away in there, and most disturbing of all perhaps, was Clause 61, a last minute amendment that snuck into the Bill under the auspices of the … Read More

New employment rights blog – Health & Safety & The Boer War

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The recently enacted Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act contains a number of disturbing provisions, including proposals in relation to share incentives for employees who are prepared to sign away their employment rights. But hidden away in there, and most disturbing of all perhaps, was Clause 61, a last minute amendment that snuck into the Bill under the auspices of the … Read More

Mesothelioma: The Facts

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Mesothelioma is a cancer of the thin membrane that lines the chest and abdomen.  It is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos fibres, most commonly through exposure to asbestos in the workplace.  The cancer itself doesn’t usually develop until 20-40 years after a person is exposed to asbestos and first breathes in the asbestos dust.  Asbestos is a … Read More

Damages discounts may rise following new evidence – MoJ

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Justice minister Helen Grant today said initial evidence may support a rise in the discount rate used to calculate deductions from compensation awards. The government has opened a second part to a consultation with the legal and insurance professions that began last year. It will run to 7 May. In the paper accompanying the second consultation, the Ministry of Justice … Read More

Unite Legal Services ensure HGV driver is compensated following injury at work

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A Unite member who suffered an injury at work has received £200,000 following help from Unite Legal Services. Mr Smith suffered a fracture to his right hip after trying to free a jammed trailer curtain on the lorry he was driving, which left him unfit to work. He was standing on the catwalk on the back of the lorry, reaching … Read More

Increase in compensation limits

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From 1 February 2013, the limits of certain Tribunal awards and other payments will increase, including: The limit on a week’s pay for the purpose of calculating the basic award and statutory redundancy payments will increase from £430 to £450; The maximum amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal claims will increase from £72,300 to £74,200; The daily rate … Read More

HSE Annual Statistics Published

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The Health and Safety Executive’s annual statistics report is now available on their website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm   Did you know? 1.1 million working people were suffering from a work-related illness.   173 workers killed at work.   111 000 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR.   212 000 over-3-day absence injuries occurred (LFS).   27 million working days were … Read More

Morrish Solicitors secure £5.5m compensation for brain damaged girl following 18 year battle for justice

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A girl has been awarded £5.5m compensation after a catalogue of errors leading up to and during her birth at St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford in 1994, left her with irreversible brain damage. The girl, now 18 years old, was starved of oxygen in the days leading up to her birth.  Her mother was initially admitted to hospital following a … Read More

TSSA Member's husband receives workplace injury compensation

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“I was delighted that my TSSA membership meant my husband got full compensation for his accident.” Lara had been a member of TSSA for over eight years when her husband fell from a height off faulty equipment at work. “My husband, Keith, was inspecting the factory production line as part of his routine checks.  There’s a section where he needs … Read More

Fact Sheet – Asbestos Related Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

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Retroperitoneal Fibrosis (RPF) is a serious condition that has been linked to exposure to asbestos in the workplace. This paper outlines the salient features of the disease; explains why, despite the available evidence, asbestos-related RPF has not yet been prescribed as an industrial disease; and considers what might be done to improve understanding and recognition of asbestos-related RPF. Click here to … Read More

JUAC calls for action to ensure national audit of asbestos in schools is carried out

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Government estimates are that more than 75% of school buildings contain asbestos. The result is that occupants of schools are dying from the asbestos cancer Mesothelioma. As the asbestos materials deteriorate, the number of school teachers dying from Mesothelioma has increased year on year from 15 in the period 1980 to 1985 to 64 in the period 2001 to 2005 … Read More

Scandal of workers forced to pay for their own protective safety equipment

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A TUC survey published today (Friday) reveals that despite laws which say employers must give their staff personal protective equipment (PPE) free of charge, more than one in five workers are being forced to pay for it out of their own pocket. PPE includes protective clothing, helmets and goggles designed to protect workers from injury, electrical hazards, heat, chemicals, and … Read More

Morrish Solicitors secure £5.5m compensation for brain damaged girl following 18 year battle for justice

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A girl has been awarded £5.5m compensation after a catalogue of errors leading up to and during her birth at St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford in 1994, left her with irreversible brain damage. The girl, now 18 years old, was starved of oxygen in the days leading up to her birth.  Her mother was initially admitted to hospital following a … Read More

TSSA Member’s husband receives workplace injury compensation

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“I was delighted that my TSSA membership meant my husband got full compensation for his accident.” Lara had been a member of TSSA for over eight years when her husband fell from a height off faulty equipment at work. “My husband, Keith, was inspecting the factory production line as part of his routine checks.  There’s a section where he needs … Read More

PIP Breast Implants FAQs

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We are receiving a very high volume of enquiries from women who have had Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants, and are worried about their health. If you have PIP implants and are concerned about your health and where you stand legally please call us on 033 3344 9600. We hope these “FAQ’s” might also be of assistance.     1. … Read More