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Coach company to compensate injured pensioner

A coach company has been ordered to pay £10,000 in compensation to an elderly woman who suffered severe injuries after falling on a coach in May 2013. The accident happened after the driver pulled away from the stop before she was properly seated, ca...
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Fife faces huge compensation bill

Fife’s NHS has recently been bombarded with a flood of negligence claims that could see them having to pay out £17 million in compensation. Recent figures revealed that 77 claimants are currently seeking compensation for medical negligence, with one ...
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Cyclists to sue Edinburgh council

Following numerous cases of cyclists severely injuring themselves on Edinburgh’s new tram tracks, a lawyer is taking the City of Edinburgh Council to court. Stewart White said that the council was responsible for the injuries suffered by his 60 clien...
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Woman dies in hospital blaze

An elderly woman died after a fire broke out at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.  Fire crews were immediately called to the scene after the fire broke out in the Royal Victoria building at around 02:28. The fire crew managed to move fo...
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A bin lorry crash victim released from hospital

Following the tragic accident that saw six killed on 22 December in Glasgow, one of the victims has been released from hospital. The 18-year-old was released today following the bin lorry crash that happened in George Square just before Christmas. Th...
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Councils pay out millions in damages

New figures have revealed that Scottish councils have paid out millions of pounds in damages over the last five years alone.  The data, obtained by BBC Scotland, found that £15.5million was paid out to claimants, with claims including workplace ...
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Nurse suing NHS Tayside

A nurse at Ninewells Hospital is suing NHS Tayside after she slipped and broke her wrist.  42-year-old Verita Roach had been working at the hospital as a theatre nurse in the maternity block when the accident happened. She had been moving betwee...
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Payout over garage death

The family of a man who died while working at a garage has received a six-figure sum in compensation. Stevie Conway was working in a chemical tank at the Diamond Wheels Tech site in Dundee’s Baird Avenue when the accident happened in 2011. Mr Conway’...
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Worker blinded in one eye at work

An Edinburgh-based company has been fined after one of it’s employees was struck in the eye by a piece of wire that left him blind in one eye. 20-year-old Declan Shipcott, from Alexandria, was working for Viridor Enviroscot at its Glasgow-based mater...
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Upset over c. diff deaths

MSP Jackie Baillie broke down in tears in parliament earlier this week with the belief that not enough has been done following the numerous deaths caused by a C. diff outbreak between 2007 and 2008. Ms Baillie has campaigned on behalf of those patien...
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Bollard that killed young boy was ‘unstable’

A court has heard that the bollard responsible for the death of a young boy at the Royal Highland Show in 2008 was ‘unstable’. Three-year-old Ben Craggs died from severe head injuries after the concrete bollard toppled onto him at the showground six ...
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Biker injured in road collision

A biker from Innerleithen suffered severe injuries in a motorbike accident when a 4x4 and trailer pulled out in front of him in 2012.  25-year-old Adam Russell had been on the A72 between Peebles and Innerleithen when the vehicle pulled out from...
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1,700 public service workers attacked

New figures have revealed that in the last year alone, a total of 1,700 Fife public service workers were violently assaulted while at work. The figures were released as part of UNISON’s annual survey of violent incidents, showing that in Fife 1,114 h...
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Public service workers continue to be attacked

Recently released figures have revealed that violent attacks against public service workers in Scotland only continue to rise.  A total of 37,052 incidents of violence were reported to employers this year, a rise of 3,363 reports in the twelve m...
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A&E patients “are safe”

Following recent concerns about staff shortages at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Accident and Emergency department, the chief executive of NHS Scotland has stated that incoming patients “are safe”.  Last month A&E consultants told bosses that p...
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Inspectors tell hospital to improve standards

A hospital has been told to improve following a recent inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The investigation was carried out at Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH) as part of a routine programme of inspections.  NHS Greater Glasgow and Cl...
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Asbestos firm fined £15k

The bosses of a Hove-based firm have recently been prosecuted after they ignored asbestos regulations and removed some of the material from a building without a license.  Asbestos Damage Limitations (ADL) had been refused a license to remove asb...
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Investigation launched following farmer death

A Health and Safety Executive investigation has been launched after a farmer was killed in March.  66-year-old Jim Sharp had been operating a grain auger on Monday the 17th of March when the accident happened.  Mr Sharp was well known in th...
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Man left with severe injuries following crash

An Aberdeenshire man has been awarded compensation after he suffered serious injuries during a crash in October 2011. Graham Clark had been heading home on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road when his motorbike collided with a car.  He suffered s...
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Killed zookeeper’s family demand answers

The family of 24-year-old zookeeper Sarah McClay has demanded that their questions are answered following her death in May last year.  The accident happened at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, near Dulton-in-Furness, whereby Miss McClay was mau...
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