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What counts as a slip, trip or fall?

As far as accidents in the workplace are concerned, the most common tend to be slips, trips and falls. Although these terms sound very similar, they are in fact quite different from each other. Here we explain what defines each of these: Slips By definition, a slip is when your feet lose grip on whatever […]

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PPE and your employer’s duty of care

Regardless of where you work, your employer has a legal duty of care to ensure that you are safe whilst carrying out duties expected of you. This involves removing dangers and risks wherever possible and failing that, mitigating the risk of you coming to any harm by providing you with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). There […]

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Workplace injuries: know your rights

As 2017 begins, it is truly worrying to look at last year’s official HSE report. Over a million people in the UK suffered from work-related injuries or illness in 2016. When you are at work, your employer has a legal responsibility to report any accidents, pay you sick pay and allow you to have time […]

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Car insurance premiums to fall in whiplash crackdown

Justice Secretary Liz Truss has promised that car insurance premiums will fall as part of a Government crackdown on compensation culture. The Justice Secretary has published a consultation paper outlining plans to put a cap on compensation awards, or even ban whiplash claims altogether [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/17/car-insurance-premiums-fall-by-40-a-year-under-plans-to-end-ramp/]. Whiplash claims are on the increase, with one made every […]

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