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One killed and two injured in Glasgow crash

A car crash in the east end of Glasgow has left one passenger dead and another seriously injured. It was heard from Police that a green Vauxhall Astra collided with a black Hackney cab at around 00:30 on Sunday. The accident happened at a set of traf...
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NHS Tayside staff compensation over £500k

New figures have revealed that NHS Tayside staff have been awarded over £500,000 in injury compensation in the last five years. The total amount went to almost 200 claimants between 2010 and 2015; with injury causes ranging from scalpel accidents to ...
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Prison officer damages rejected

A prison officer has had her action for damages refused after suffering a serious injury during a riot training exercise. Bernadette Smith was a prison officer at Addiewell Prison, employed by Kalyx Ltd, when the accident happened. She had been takin...
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Review into patient death at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow

A thorough investigation is currently underway after an elderly man died on a trolley in one of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’s corridors while awaiting treatment. It was heard that the patient suffered a cardiac arrest during his six-hour ...
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Pothole damage includes six-figure back injury claim

A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed that a total of £610,000 in compensation claims was filed against the Highland Council in the last six years because of potholes and poorly maintained pavements. One of the claims saw a member of t...
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Legal action over golf ball hit

A man has launched legal action against an Aberdeenshire golf club after he was hit by a ball outside his home. Army veteran Terry Gosling was forced to spend five days in hospital after being hit on the head by the ball near Alford Golf Club. The 75...
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Factory worker wins £125,000 compensation

A 58-year-old factory worker has been awarded a £125,000 compensation package after having his arm crushed by machinery.  Robert Faulds, from Falkirk, suffered severe injuries to his right arm after it was pulled into heavy machinery at a bottle...
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Injured pensioner wins £10k following serious injury

An 81-year-old woman has been awarded £10,000 in compensation after being pushed to the ground by a shopping centre’s automatic doors. Theresa Kean, from Dundee, had been walking through the doors at the Wellgate shopping centre in October 2011 when ...
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Tattoo removal kits burn users

A number of people have suffered serious burns after purchasing ‘do-it-yourself’ tattoo removal kits online. The kits are made up of a number of banned acids, which users are told to pour onto their skin to remove unwanted tattoos. The kits are being...
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Dog owner fined following 8-year-old attack

A dog owner from Fife has been ordered to pay compensation to the family of an eight-year-old boy after her dog attacked him in the street. The young boy, who remains anonymous, had been out playing when the dog managed to escape from its house and b...
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Family call for NHS scan results to be controlled

James Docherty from Airdrie was informed that he had terminal cancer more than a year after having scans taken. He received the scans in 2012 following health concerns, but was only informed of the cancer in 2013 when his family contacted his GP sayi...
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Timber firm fined over injury

A timber company has been fined £7,000 after a worker was dragged into machinery by his hand at a Lockerbie sawmill last year. Scott Gordon suffered life-changing injuries as a result of the incident at Steven’s Croft in March 2014, and was told by d...
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Children treated following chemical leak

A total of nineteen people, including five children, have been treated for breathing difficulties following a chemical leak in a Fife leisure centre. The leak happened at the East Sands centre at around midday on 25 August; emergency services were ca...
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Villagers fight for improved road safety

Villagers continue to campaign for improved road safety on an infamous junction after yet another accident. The collision occurred between a van and a car at the Freuchie Mill Road junction on the A92, but luckily nobody was hurt. BEAR Scotland said ...
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Schoolboy dies after industrial accident

A young boy was killed last week in an industrial accident during his time on a work placement in Aberdeenshire. 17-year-old Michael McLean was found unconscious at Denholm Oilfield Services in Inverurie last Friday, before being rushed to Aberdeen R...
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Victim’s families call for better asbestos screening

Where illnesses associated with the construction industry kill around 4,000 people every year in the UK, the families of asbestos sufferers have called for better screenings to be made available for the condition.  According to the Clydeside Act...
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M&S fall victim receives hospital treatment

65-year-old Jennifer Buchanan had to be rushed to Ninewells Hospital with a head injury after slipping outside her local Marks and Spencer. Mrs Buchanan said that she slipped on the wet ground outside the entrance of M&S in June, causing her to h...
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Girl’s death sparks call for speed limit change

A 22-year-old woman died after suffering severe injuries in a car crash last week. Disneyland Paris performer Karen Gibson crashed into a tree on a notoriously dangerous road in Hamilton, and died in hospital two days later. Following the accident, a...
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Health board criticised over cancer case

A health board in Scotland has been criticised after it was discovered that it took over a year to inform a patient that he was dying of cancer. The patient, who remains anonymous, was given a scan in 2012 after having a tumour removed from his bowel...
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NHS Scotland’s “systematic” care failings

According to a body that represents health professionals in Scotland, the NHS has to address a number of “systematic failures”. With a number of reported issues in staffing and leadership, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties recommend...
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