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Compensation awarded to prison officer forced to leave her profession

A former prison officer, working in a London young offender’s institute, has been forced to quit her job after sustaining a debilitating injury whilst at work.  The officer, who has chosen to remain unnamed, was eventually awarded the sum of £14...
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New Mesothelioma Funding for North East

Government funding has paved the way for a new mesothelioma cancer research centre in the North East of England. Rates of mesothelioma are particularly high in the North East due to the region’s historic links to industry. Asbestos was routinely use...
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Holidaymaker contract salmonella in Jamaica

A 33-year-old holidaymaker from Heathcote in Warwick has been awarded a considerable sum in compensation after contracting salmonella whilst on holiday in a five star hotel in Jamaica.  Daryl Wiseman lost two stone in the two weeks he suffered t...
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Mesothelioma Handbook Launched on 20th Anniversary of Landmark Case

A handbook to help sufferers of mesothelioma has been launched on the 20th anniversary of June Hancock’s landmark case. Ms Hancock was the first non-worker to successfully win a compensation claim for asbestos exposure that resulted in mesothelioma....
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Middlesbrough woman wins compensation case

A Middlesbrough woman has won her claim for compensation against her employer, Middlesbrough Council, following a fall that caused serious damage to her leg.  Mrs Linda Williams had been working as a kitchen assistant in a Middlesbrough primary ...
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Fire fighter injured in the line of duty

A fire fighter has been awarded an undisclosed amount of compensation from his employer, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, after sustaining a serious injury whilst fighting a fire at a house in Bickleigh, near Exeter.  The serviceman w...
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£940000 compensation following freak accident

A Manchester man has received £940000 in compensation after taking his employer to court following a freak accident at work.  The accident, that initially seemed innocuous, left the employee with every bone in his wrist broken, rendering him una...
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Making a Claim for Asbestos Related Death

Before being banned in 1999, asbestos was routinely used in many industries. It was a standard insulating material and was used in manufacturing, electronics and boiler making. For this reason, the workers who are most at risk of contracting an asbes...
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Teacher’s Family Claim Compensation for Asbestos Death

The family of a teacher who was exposed to asbestos at work have successfully made a compensation claim against her former employer. Elizabeth Belt died of mesothelioma aged 68. This is a deadly form of cancer that is directly connected to breathing...
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CCC order weekly heart unit reports

Health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), have ordered Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital to submit weekly reports monitoring the heart unit for the “foreseeable future” following concerns raised about high death rates during or followin...
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Tour operator responsible for tragic deaths

A tour guide from a Vietnamese tour operator is being questioned by police, and the tour operator has been suspended, following the tragic deaths of 3 British tourists on Friday.  24-year-old Beth Anderson and her sister 19-year-old Isobel Squir...
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Man jailed for causing road death

A Southport man has been jailed for two years and banned from driving for two years for causing the death of Lancashire man, Andrew Birch, in January of last year.  Mr Birch, 46, from Scarisbrick was the passenger in a Peugeot Horizon being driv...
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Diabetic could have been saved

Type 1 diabetic, 27-year-old Lisa Day, could have been saved if an ambulance had arrived sooner, a coroner has stated.  Ms Day, from Saffron Walden in Essex, was with her friend Luke Halliburton when she fell ill in September of 2015.  She ...
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Wall collapse seriously injures two children

Two young children, a boy aged four and a girl aged seven, were badly injured when a 10 foot wall collapsed as they were walking to school with their mother during Storm Imogen.  It is thought that the children were walking a little ahead of the...
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47-year-old dies as a result of undiagnosis

A coroner’s inquest into the death of 47-year-old Jeanette Scully heard that she had made 58 medical visits in the five months leading up to her death.  Ms Scully died from an aggressive form of cancer and was in extreme pain due to the rar...
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Dentist in “biggest recall in NHS history”

The 18-month suspension of Desmond D’Mello, the dentist involved in “the biggest recall in NHS history” could be extended by another few months if the High Court rules in favour of the extension by the General Dental Council (GDC).  The suspensi...
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Severe loss of care home beds

In a report presented to the Greater Huddersfield Commissioning Group it has been revealed that one in seven care home beds have been lost last year in Kirklees despite demand for places increasing.  NHS chiefs learned that out of 1750 beds, 258...
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2 dead following undiscovered fire

A serious chip pan fire that was missed by fire-fighters left two people dead at 1100 on Saturday.  Neighbours of dinner lady Keli Morgan, 44, and her husband Joe Morgan, 41, had called the fire services upon smelling smoke.  Fire-fighters ...
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Shoreham airshow disaster victims could be in line for payouts

It has been revealed following the tragic Shoreham air show crash that injured spectators could be in line for very large compensation payments. This has come as a result of the aircraft’s owners admitting liability for the accident, which saw eleven...
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Shopping centre fined £75,000

A shopping centre in Nottingham has been fined £75K after a customer was severely injured on an escalator. 27-year-old Michael Reddington had been shopping in the West End Arcade when his foot got trapped in an escalator, resulting in the loss of his...
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