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01 June 2007
With the frequency of assaults on staff growing, the onus is on employers to protect their employees
A government consultation on reforming the personal injury claims process will be damaging to the trade unions’ ability to fund personal injury services, Thompsons Solicitors has warned.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has launched a consultation on new guidance issued to company board members about their role in health and safety.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 state that a “place is at height if … a person could be injured falling from it, even if it is at or below ground level.” Although that might seem a bit confusing, it just means that the regulations apply to any situation where someone could fall and hurt themself.
Tony Lawton, a personal injury partner with Thompsons, looks at how holiday makers can claim compensation for accidents while abroad
The Court of Appeal has ruled – in Wright & Thompson -v- Secretary of State for Trade & Industry – that dock workers who were registered under the National Dock Labour Board scheme can sue the government if they develop an asbestos related disease.
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries for workers. The government has finally taken heed and introduced new regulations - the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) – which came into force in April 2007.
The Department of Work and Pensions is reviewing the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) scheme, having declared it no longer fit for purpose in the modern world of work.