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The Blackest Day of the year

At risk of sounding like Ebenezer Scrooge and spoiling the early festive cheer for the 52% of us who are expected to take advantage of the…


Posted on 29th November 2019

Pothole Pete – The world’s newest superhero?

Edinburgh Evening News has revealed “Pothole Pete”, a 12” tall garden gnome as the unlikely hero to put pressure on Edinburgh City Council…


Posted on 4th November 2019

Fireworks – something to bang on about?

Autumn is not my favourite time of year; it’s cold, dark and wet. Yet one of the days I look forward to every year is Bonfire night and the…


Posted on 30th October 2019

HSE Releases Annual Report on Health & Safety at Work

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its latest annual report on health and safety at work for 2018/2019. When compared to…


Posted on 30th October 2019

Safety Matters as Clocks Change

It’s the time of year when the clocks fall back, giving everyone an extra hour in bed. Drivers will however have to adjust to driving in…


Posted on 25th October 2019

Call for More Research after Study Reveals link between former footballers and Alzheimer’s Disease

Research from Glasgow University has revealed an increased risk of dementia amongst former professional footballers. The study, led by…


Posted on 24th October 2019

How to ‘Conker’ Health and Safety Myths

With the World Conker Championships 2019 taking place in Northamptonshire this Sunday the 13 October, closely followed by the Scottish…


Posted on 11th October 2019

World Cerebal Palsy Day 6 October 2019

Today is World Cerebal Palsy Day. Cerebal Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood (over 17 million people live with this…


Posted on 6th October 2019

HSE Releases Quarterly Update on Fatal Injuries

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its latest quarterly update for fatal injuries to workers and members of the public in…


Posted on 27th September 2019

How London Bridge terror attack survivors are able to sue Hertz over injuries.

It was recently confirmed that survivors of the London Bridge terror attack of June 2017 are suing Hertz, the company who hired the van…


Posted on 23rd August 2019

The Gap and the Mat

With the gloomy rainy days of late summer setting in, many establishments are looking out their wet floor signs and anti slip mats. Whilst…


Posted on 22nd August 2019

Keeping “off-track”: Personal injury claims and tram tracks

The Edinburgh Trams have now been part of the city’s landscape for 5 years. The council voted to extend the tram to Newhaven with the new…


Posted on 5th August 2019

Here comes the MIB

Recently I was contacted by a colleague whose husband had been the unfortunate victim of a “hit and run” accident, meaning that despite his…


Posted on 3rd July 2019

Whirlpool Product Recall

As a Government-ordered product recall of Whirlpool-made tumble dryers is being planned because of a heightened fire risk arising from…


Posted on 17th June 2019

Share Life, Give Blood

Every year on 14 June we celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This is an event championed by the World Health Organisation and designed to…


Posted on 13th June 2019

Primary or Secondary Victim - or not?

In the last few days it was reported that a claim against Glasgow City Council (“GCC”) had failed. Danielle Weddle raised a claim for the…


Posted on 13th May 2019

Are you cycling naked?

There are apparently 3 types of cyclist - ones that have come off their bikes, ones that are currently coming off their bikes and ones that…


Posted on 29th March 2019

Injuries Assemble

Everyone loves superheroes and that is firmly backed up by the box office where the Avengers movies alone have amassed almost 5 billion US…


Posted on 15th March 2019

£65k fine for Health and Safety breaches at M&Ds Theme

Back in 2017, I blogged about various accidents at theme parks across the UK including the June 2016 incident at M&Ds ‘Scotland’s Theme…


Posted on 12th March 2019

Driving Miss Daisy off into the sunset

Last month Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was involved in a road traffic accident when his 4x4 collided with another vehicle as he…


Posted on 27th February 2019

Be Sure You’re Insured

On Monday Police Scotland announced the launch of “Operation Drive Insured”. The operation, which plans to tackle the problem posed by an…


Posted on 25th January 2019

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