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Breaches Of Site Safety Rules Photographed By HSE

20th September 2013

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

The construction industry once again appears to be in the dock as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publish revealing photographs from a number of sites visited during their current inspection round...

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All Parties Declare Pro-Cycling Policy Election Pledges

19th September 2013

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Politicians in tandem?  It seems that all the political parties are now getting on their bike and pedalling together, on-message.

At their annual party conference this week, the Liberal Democrats voted in support of their “Cycling Reform” proposals to create a...


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The Accident Fallibility With Employers’ Liability

18th September 2013

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Under the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, most employers are legally required to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees, which may occur at their place of employment...

Motorcyclists

Council Safety Guide For Motorcycle Accident Blackspot Area

18th September 2013

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

It has been estimated that there are now more than 1.3 million motorcycles on UK roads. With a likely impact on motorbike accident claims, the total number of all reported motorcycle user casualties was reported to have risen during 2011 by 8 per cent to...

Elevating work platform

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms: Raising ‘Fall From Height’ Risk?

17th September 2013

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

In June 2013, Bradford Council was fined £12,000 when a 22-year old council worker broke his spine, pelvis, collar bone and a leg when he fell from a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), which became unstable and overturned during tree pruning work...


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City Of London Joins Other Boroughs And City Of Liverpool In 20mph Speed Limit

17th September 2013

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

In 2011, London’s  Islington Council became the first council in the UK to introduce 20mph limits on its roads. At the same time, plans for a 20mph speed limit on the majority of Liverpool roads were approved by the city council's cabinet, to be introduced under the 20 Effect scheme across 70 per cent of Liverpool's residential roads by 2015...

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Gas Leak Explosion Averted At Liverpool Central Village Development

16th September 2013

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Oversight, error or wilful negligence can all lead to both minor and serious accident or injury in the workplace, sometimes with a fatal outcome or, at very least, an accident compensation claim against the employer...