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Paramedic compensated for broken nose

A paramedic from Isleworth, who has opted to remain unnamed, has received an undisclosed figure in compensation for an attack that took place when he was called to an altercation in Acton, West London.  The 46-year-old was responding to a call f...
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Car worker awarded compensation following exposure to chemical fumes

A 59-year-old car worker has been awarded compensation following the inhalation of chemical fumes whilst at work.  The worker, who has remained unnamed, was working on a production line at a car factory in Solihull when he noticed a strange smel...
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Injured factory worker receives £122 thousand after seeking legal advice

A factory worker, who sustained considerable injuries to his foot and ankle when a burning iron girder fell on him, has received £122 thousand pounds after seeking legal advice.  The worker, Shaun Powell from Chesterfield, was initially approach...
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Coalville woman receives compensation following death threat

A woman has been awarded £40,000 from Leicestershire County Council following a serious incident at her place of work.  60-year-old Diana Gruber, from Thringstone, Coalville,  had been working as a kitchen assistant at the Coalville Resourc...
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Horse rider wins £7 thousand compensation

A horse rider has won £7,000 in compensation after claiming that a gate on a public bridleway caused her horse to bolt.  The rider fell from her horse leaving her with a fractured right shoulder and soft tissue damage to her chest, back and righ...
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Suspended Urologist under investigation

Local events are being held in the Solihull area to update ex-patients of consultant urologist, Arackal Narayan Manu Nair, following his suspension in April 2014.  Known as Mr Manu Nair, the surgeon was suspended when colleagues grew concerned a...
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Lives under threat due to lack of nurses

Nurse to patient ratios have been the subject of research carried out by the University of Southampton and King’s College London.  Dr Jane Ball from the University of Southampton, author of the research, has highlighted the importance of registe...
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£11m spent on under-5s in A&E

A new report published by the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has revealed that Scottish hospitals spent more than £11 million in the period of 2013-14 treating under-5s in Accid...
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Six-figure payout for man left disabled

18-year-old Bradie Perkins from Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, has just won a six-figure compensation pay-out after being left with disabilities following contracting E Coli whilst on holiday in Turkey in 2010.  Bradie, who was 13 at the time, co...
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New motion passed allows wards to be closed

Following investigations into the Clostridium difficile (C. Diff) outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital in late 2007 to 2008, a motion has been put before Holyrood that will allow hospital inspectors to close wards to new patients.  The regulat...
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Army death wrongly recorded as suicide

8-year-old Pte Cheryl James died at Deepcut barracks in 1995, which, at the time, was recorded as suicide.  A second inquest into her death has, however, recognised that her death, originally recorded as suicide amid allegations of bullying and ...
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£10K compensation following police dog bite

20-year-old Rhys Bennet has been awarded a £10,000 compensation pay out after being bitten by a police dog in October 2007. Rhys underwent a “terrifying” attack when aged 12 whilst playing in a park in Sapcote, Leicester with his friends.  Polic...
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Negligent dentist Ayrshire

Ayrshire dentist Alan Morrison has been accused of putting his patients’ health at risk by using dirty equipment and reusing disposable gloves between November 2012 and September 2013.  It has also been alleged that two of his staff have been in...
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Port operator fined £300,000 over death

Port operator, Clydeport has been fined £300,000 at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court following the death of 22-year-old worker Craig Logan in February 2015.  The operator pleaded guilty to several breaches of health and safety laws, including failure to...
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Concerns over health and safety at TITP

After 18 years at Balado in Kinross, Scotland’s favourite three-day music festival, T in the Park, was moved to a new venue at Strathallan in Pershire in 2015. Following a review by Barbara Renton, Environment Service director for Perth and Kinross C...
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Scotland over air pollution limit

Friends of the Earth Scotland have revealed that many of the streets of Scotland are over the European legal limit for air pollution, which is linked to thousands of deaths in the country each year.  Emissions of nitrogen dioxide are set at 40 m...
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Tayside payout over £700K

Councils in Tayside have paid out more than £700k in compensation claims since 2012 according to figures just published.  The council paying out the most in compensation is Angus who has handed out over £343 thousand.  The local authority p...
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Thousands paid to Scottish teachers in compensation

An annual report has revealed that a total of £180,000 was paid out to Scottish teachers and lecturers in 2013/14 in compensation. This figure has shown a dramatic decrease on the previous year, where a total of £300,000 was paid out. The report high...
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Late medical negligence application refused

A late application to amend a woman’s claim against a health board has been refused. 23-year-old Jill Clark was left permanently brain damaged after suffering a severe brain injury during birth. She sued Greater Glasgow Health Board for £15million, c...
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Edinburgh tram extension must be bike friendly

It currently stands that over 100 cyclists are pursuing compensation claims against Edinburgh City Council after sustaining injuries on the city’s tram lines. Campaigners have warned the capital’s council that the planned extension of the lines, to L...
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