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Health & Safety Executive targets fabricated metal businesses to protect workers from occupational lung diseases

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Last year in the UK it is estimated that 12,000 people died from occupational lung diseases . As such, from 4th May 2021, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) started inspecting businesses in the fabricated metal industry to ensure they are managing the...

Turner & Newall asbestos claims - 20 years on...

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This year will mark 20 years since the infamous Turner & Newall company went into administration, ending 130 years of asbestos production in Greater Manchester and leaving a legacy of disease and death for the workers and their families. At its...

MPs investigating the safety of smart motorways

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After 14 people reportedly died on smart motorways in 2019, it has been confirmed by the Transport Committee that they are launching a new inquiry into the benefits and safety of smart motorways. MPs will also consider their impact on reducing congestion...

Over 131,000 reported road traffic accident casualties last year despite decrease in traffic due to lockdown

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Government data has revealed that there were 131,200 casualties of all severities in the year ending June 2020, a decrease of 16% compared to the previous year. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and first lockdown which started in March 2020 is...

Government statistics reveal increase in estimated drink drive deaths

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A government report reveals that in 2019, it is estimated that between 240 and 320 people were killed in accidents where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit, with a central estimate of 280 deaths. This is an increase from 240 in 2018 and...

Tinnitus Awareness Week

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Tinnitus Awareness Week is taking place from 1st – 7th February 2021. This Tinnitus Week the British Tinnitus Association are campaigning to make sure that everyone with tinnitus gets the right information, from the right place, at the right time. ...

Road collisions involving horses doubles in Greater Manchester

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Unfortunately in the last year there were 1,037 road incidents reported that involved horses, with 38 of them happening in Greater Manchester, up from 16 in the previous year. In Cheshire there was also a rise from 30 incidents up to 46 incidents. The ...

No Need to Speed - Road Safety Week 2020

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Speed contributes to 1 in 5 fatal crashes in the UK and when it comes to road safety, it’s simple: speed matters! The annual Road Safety Week is taking place this year between 16th - 22nd November, co-ordinated by Brake , the road safety...

Cycling boom in lockdown and staying safe

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Government statistics have revealed that between May and June 2020, 38% of people cycled more than before the COVID-19 pandemic. With a 2nd national lockdown looming and coronavirus infection rates increasing, cycling may become a more popular mode of...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2020

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people displaying the common signs of lung cancer to visit their GP. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world and around 47,000 people are diagnosed with it in the...

111 people killed at work in the last year

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Sadly, the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed that there were 111 fatal injuries at work in Great Britain in 2019/20. This is however a decrease of 38 from the previous year and is the lowest annual number on record....

Lockdown leads to significant fall in motor claims

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Unsurprisingly, the roads have been a lot quieter this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown. During the height of the lockdown, it was estimated there were c. 75% less vehicles on the road compared to pre-lockdown. This has resulted in a...

Remember, remember the 5th of November

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Bonfire Night will soon be upon us and this year it will look very different for many of us as most organised professional firework displays have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years there have been around 990 injuries caused by...

Staying safe when driving in the dark

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At the end of October the clocks go back, sunset occurs earlier in the day and unfortunately, the number of road traffic accidents rise. In 2019, pedestrian deaths rose from 33 in September and 36 in October to 54 in November and 57 in December....

Nearly one in five young people admit to video calling while driving

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A recent report from the RAC has revealed that nearly 1 in 5 (18%) drivers aged 17 to 24 years old admit to making or receiving video calls when driving. Worryingly, just under 1 in 10 young drivers (9%) also said they play games on their phones whilst...

Can I make a claim for work-related psychological injuries and stress?

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According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) around 12.8 million days are lost due to stress at work and you may be surprised to hear that employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress. Whoever you work for, a stress risk assessment...

Calls for electric scooters to be legalised

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The Transport Select Committee has urged the government to legalise e-scooters in the UK to cut the number of cars on the roads - a move which would also help the environment. As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, people are being urged to avoid...

Over 153,000 road traffic accident casualties in 2019

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The latest Department for Transport figures reveal that in 2019 there were over 153,000 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents . Whilst this is 5% lower than the previous year and is the lowest level since 1979, the number of...

Stoptober 2020 - quit smoking and breathe easier

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Did you know that if you quit smoking for 28 days then you are 5 times more likely to stay smoke free for good? With the global COVID-19 pandemic, staying fit and healthy is at the forefront of our minds. There’s never been a better chance to quit! ...

Health and Safety Executive targets construction firms in October with dustbusting initiative

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From Monday 5th October 2020, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be targeting construction firms across Great Britain in a month long inspection initiative focussed on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease. The health and safety...

How much time do I have to make a personal injury claim following an accident at work?

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All types of personal injury claims have a limitation period. This means that there is a set period of time in which a person (a claimant) can bring a claim to court. The general rule is that you have three years from the date of your accident at...

Latest figures reveal over 2,500 people died of mesothelioma in 2017

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published statistics which reveal that sadly 2,523 people died from mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer in 2017. The figures reveal that over the past five years the number of deaths has...

Action Mesothelioma Day 2019

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Action Mesothelioma Day is taking place on Friday 5th July 2019. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by breathing in asbestos dust. Asbestos is banned in the UK but you can still find it in schools, homes and offices. The UK has the...

Family Safety Week: 1st-7th April 2019

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This week (1 st – 7 th April 2019) is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) Family Safety Week with the focus this year on pedestrian safety. Unfortunately in 2017, RoSPA have reported that 5,838 children were injured...

Personalised mesothelioma treatment trial opens in the UK

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The Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy (MiST) trial, which is taking place in Leicester, is a world’s first trial into developing personalised treatment for those with mesothelioma. The trial opened on 29th January 2019. What is...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019

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The number of women going for smear tests is reportedly lower than ever with over 1.2 million people not taking up their invite each year. This year marks ten years since the passing of Jade Goody who died at the age of 27 from cervical cancer....

Injured pedestrians win £2.1m in pay outs due to damaged and dangerous pavements

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According to Freedom of Information research by the AA, UK councils received 10,572 claims from pedestrians who had been involved in trips and slips on pavements in one year, to the end of May 2018. Only 8% of the claims were successful (859 claims) and...

How much time do I have to make a personal injury claim?

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All types of personal injury claims have a limitation period. This means that there is a set period of time in which a person (a claimant) can bring a claim to court. You may be aware that the general rule is that you have three years from the date of...

Action on Mesothelioma Day 2018

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This year, Action on Mesothelioma day is taking place on Friday 6th July 2018. The theme of the day is to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate...

Deaf Awareness Week 2018 - 14th-20th May

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Stephensons is supporting the national Deaf Awareness Week 2018 and helping to educate people about the life changing condition. The aim of this week is to raise awareness for not only those affected by hearing loss, but what the symptoms and...