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Trends in Falls From Height in the Workplace

By Carrs Solicitors @ Jun 17, 2014

A number of new case reports have been revealed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that highlight an alarming trend of falls from height in workplaces in recent weeks.   As of last week, out of the eight cases appearing in the HSE press release section for June...

Are Companies Taking the UK’s Asbestos Laws Seriously?

By Carrs Solicitors @ Jun 5, 2014

Asbestos was completely banned by the UK government in 1999, yet the potentially life-threatening substance is still causing huge problems some 15 years later. Laws to restrict its use were first introduced in the 1980s, with the importing and use of blue (crocidolite)...

Developments in the Law Relating to Mesothelioma

By Carrs Solicitors @ May 15, 2014

The Mesothelioma Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 30 th January 2014. The Act is designed to provide a means for compensating the victims of an occupational illness described by the Supreme Court in the landmark decision of Sienkiewicz v. Greif (UK) Ltd and Knowsley MBC...

Don’t get mugged by an insurer…use a solicitor!

By Carrs Solicitors @ Aug 7, 2013

The provocative new Law Society campaign under the above title has caused quite a stir. The insurance industry has complained to the Advertising Standards Agency saying that the campaign is 'defamatory and misleading' whilst in the meantime insurers own legal representatives are said to be...

Fracking compensation payouts

By Carrs Solicitors @ Jun 30, 2013

Companies set to extract shale gas in the UK are expected to offer communities local to the exploratory drilling facilities sums of £100,000 and those next to production sites will receive 1% of all generated revenues. Critics have questioned whether the sums will adequately compensate...

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