Union demands better safety aids after workers escape death

The general secretary for the union representing Rail, Maritime and Transport workers have said that a recent incident in which nine railworkers narrowly avoided death illustrates the dangers track workers on Britain's railways face on a daily basis. The workers did not receive any warning that a tr....

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Inappropriate cancer patient care forces hospital to apologise

An NHS trust has sent letters of apology to cancer patients who were harmed due to the care they received from a consultant surgeon. The trust suspended the urologist in December 2013 prior to an investigation that found that 27 patients who were being treated for bladder or prostate cancer had been....

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Family awarded 5-figure sum after lawsuit

The family of an 86-year-old great-grandmother who fell when a student nurse was trying to help her to the toilet have been awarded compensation for the hospital's failure to exhibit due care. The family was awarded a five-figure sum by the NHS Trust to compensate for their loss. While in the c....

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What to know about Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

The most important thing for any individual to be aware of is that a claim cannot be made if you were self-employed. Nevertheless, for all other employees it may be possible to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) if the disability or illness was caused by a workplace accident or an ....

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Essex County Council admits liability in attack of care worker

Employers are legally obliged to meet health and safety standards, including the provision of proper training and equipment used in the course of work. In every industry, there is the risk of work-related injury or illness, and employers must take the necessary steps to minimise the risk of workplac....

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