When it comes to accident claims, those made both by police personnel and made against them seem to be on the increase, though this isn’t universal.
The so-called “compensation culture” has spread to Northern Ireland with the revelation that PSNI has paid out more than £50 million in just three short years.
Is it just me or does it seem like the nation’s places of work are just getting increasingly unsafe for staff and workers?
Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed: not one but two manufacturers are likely facing costly injury claims after serious work injuries.
The Liberal Democrats are preparing for a fight over the newest iteration of the legal aid bill returning to the Commons tomorrow, as activists, celebrities, and charities have all come together to urge Lib Dem MPs to oppose the bill due to proposed funding cuts that could see too many left with no ability to bring accident claims.
Prime Minister David Cameron has drawn fire from the personal injury compensation sector for his statements calling health and safety legislation a burden on business in the UK, where he referred to the legislation as ‘an albatross around the neck.’
According to one recent newspaper article, the Ministry of Defence is poised to pay out a million pounds in personal injury compensation to the families of three workers who suffered fatally from mesothelioma, an asbestos related disease.
Payments from insurance companies in Ireland for personal injury compensation have been in decline recently. Ireland’s Injury Board has recently issued a statement that insurers should pass on savings to consumers through the reduction of premiums.
Recent figures indicate that work accident claims have led to £27 million in personal injury compensation to workers in the public sector.
The Health and Safety Executive has issued a fresh call to reduce work accident claims in the UK for the coming year.
The manufacturing industry is notorious for work accident claims due to negligence on the part of an employer. Time and again employers are issued warnings by the Health and Safety Executive on how to avoid accident claims, but still workers continue to become injured.
Many UK employees may decline to take up work accident claims due because of negative social perceptions, according to a newly completed study.