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Why the self-employed shouldn't be excluded

By Carrs Solicitors @ Nov 27, 2014

A report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in August 2014 showed that 4.6 million people are currently self-employed, which is the equivalent of 15 per cent of the overall workforce. Not only is this the highest percentage since records began in 1971, it's also a two per...

What can we take from the latest workplace disease figures?

By Carrs Solicitors @ Nov 24, 2014

Just like workplace accidents, it's an unfortunate fact of life that a certain number of workplace-derived illnesses will be recorded each year.  Although efforts are being ramped up to reduce the likelihood of people suffering from work-related cancers - a campaign led by...

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...

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