Personal Injury

Worker “lucky to be alive” after cutting through power cable

A Liverpool labourer could have easily been killed when he cut through a mains electricity cable, a court has heard.

Government rolls out tough new laws to tackle dog attacks

New laws come into force today, which could see dog owners facing fines of thousands of pounds if they fail to take steps to prevent their animal attacking others people.

Company fined after man loses part of his finger in drilling accident

A West Midlands firm has been fined £13,000 after an employee lost the tip of his finger in an unguarded drill.

Top school fined £10,000 after grandmother is badly hurt in fall

A highly-rated private school has been fined £10,000 after a pensioner fell off the side of an unguarded staircase and fractured three bones in her neck.

Council fined for safety failings after worker almost died while litter picking

One of Britain’s biggest councils has been fined £15,000 after a worker was struck by a car while litter picking and left with serious injuries.

Firm fined after employee suffers “terrible” injury in firing range incident

A multinational company has been fined £80,000 after a worker’s leg bone was shattered while test firing a gun on a range in Northumberland.

Call to bring in compulsory eye tests for drivers

Road safety charity Brake is calling for compulsory eye tests for drivers, following fears about the number of people killed or badly injured because of poor vision.

Company’s safety failings exposed workers to serious risk

A firm has been fined £18,000 for operating a fault-ridden forklift truck and trying to deceive safety inspectors by forging a positive examination report on the vehicle.

Latest cases of dog attacks call UK’s legislation into question.

Dog attacks on a young mum and a 91-year-old woman have sparked fresh debate over whether breeds such as Staffordshire Bull Terriers should be banned in the UK.

Cycle casualties revealed across the UK

A map released this month – marking the location of 19,000 collisions across Britain – shows how dangerous the roads can be for cyclists. Police statistics have been used to plot every casualty that was reported to officers last year. … Continue reading

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