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Stop assigning blame in personal injury law, says Supreme Court judge

A Supreme Court judge has said that lawyers should not take the blame for the culture of compensation which exists in the UK. He said that those who describe lawyers as ‘ambulance chasers’ have it wrong, suggesting that the system is set up to encourage people to claim, with lawyers just doing their jobs, and not the ones who have created the current climate of excessive compensation claims.

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Workers Fatally Injured Following Falls From Height

Failings by employers to protect their staff by effectively managing the risks involved in working at height have led to further fatalities at work, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

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Workers Injured after Falling From Height

Falls from height continue to a major cause of injury in the workplace, despite wide recognition of the risks associated with working at height and the fact that information is readily available for employers on how to manage these risks safely. 

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Drivers Urged to Slow Down for Road Safety Week

One of the UK’s major road safety events, Road Safety Week, is taking part this year from 20th to 26th November. The theme of this year’s event is Speed Down Save Lives, which aims to raise awareness about the dangers of driving too fast.

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Calls for Life-Saving Technologies to be Fitted to Cars as Standard

All new cars should have a variety of life-saving technologies fitted as standard, including automated emergency braking, intelligent speed assistance and intelligent seatbelt reminders in all seats.

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