Monthly Archives: September 2013

Police reporting a rise in the number of deliberate ‘flash for cash’ car accidents

‘Flash for cash’ is a growing alternative among criminals to the ‘crash for cash’ scam. The scam involves road users flashing their lights at cars waiting at junctions, as if they are about to let them pull out, but then deliberately crashing into them and claiming insurance money as well as compensation payments. The criminals […]

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Facts tell a different story to compensation culture myth

According to a new report, over the past decade, the number of people receiving work-related injuries or disease awards has fallen by 60%. In 2000/01, the number of workers who received awards stood at 219,183 but this has fallen to 87,655 by 2011/12. Rory O’Neill, professor of Occupational Health at Stirling University said “The Government’s […]

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Hampshire firm prosecuted for worker’s fall from height

A Hampshire firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker’s fall from height. The 27 year old man, who has asked not to be named, sustained a fractured forearm in a fall from height when he fell two metres from an unguarded office roof that was being used to […]

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Simplicity of guidance for employers puts workers at risk

By Victoria Silsbury The concern is raised over redrafted Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) that provide guidance for employers on how to comply with health and safety regulations. The changes in guidance will begin from October 2013. The main concern for workers is the ACOP for the Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations.  This is […]

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Teenager suffers severe hand injury in accident at work

A 19 year old has suffered a serious hand injury in an accident at work. Jack Ward, from Jarrow, was polishing a component on a manual lathe when his hand became caught in the machinery at Premier Precision Engineering Ltd in July 2012. Mr Ward suffered a dislocated knuckle to his right hand as well […]

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