Mock accident offers look at drink driving

Just a few days before their prom, upperclassmen at Weir High School were warned of the dangers of drinking and driving, and witnessed the possible results of such a decision. While the school's juniors and seniors watched, one of their classmates was taken into custody by Weirton Police after admitting to drinking and driving. One [...]

By |2014-04-11T14:42:44+01:00April 11th, 2014|Accident, Driving, Health & Safety, Injury, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Mock accident offers look at drink driving

Personal accident insurance for riders: what it is and why you need it

The high profile falls of eventers Laura Collett and Harry Meade — who suffered serious injuries last year, but didn’t have personal accident cover — have raised awareness of the need for riders to protect themselves in case of an accident. What is personal accident insurance? While insuring our horses is high on our priority [...]

By |2014-04-11T11:25:32+01:00April 11th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Injury, Insurance, International, Legal Advice, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Personal accident insurance for riders: what it is and why you need it

Bouncing Wheel Accident Could Have Been Prevented

A wheel flew off a pick-up truck straight into oncoming traffic. Car experts say, this accident could have been prevented. It happened along I-64 Friday morning during rush hour traffic. Police say a tire flew off a pick-up truck and smashed the windshield of an SUV traveling in the other direction. They say the lug-nuts [...]

By |2014-04-07T10:56:49+01:00April 7th, 2014|Accident, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Safety, Road Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Bouncing Wheel Accident Could Have Been Prevented

Berahino could sue teammate James Morrison for personal injury

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is within his rights to sue to teammate James Morrison, according to a top lawyer. Berahino was said to have been struck by Morrison in the aftermath of Saturday's breathless 3-3 draw with Cardiff City. The pair allegedly clashed in the dressing-room after Morrison became enraged by Berahino's refusal [...]

By |2014-04-07T08:35:17+01:00April 7th, 2014|Injury, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Berahino could sue teammate James Morrison for personal injury

Chainsaw accident leaves man with large blade in shoulder

A Pennsylvania tree-trimmer is recovering after an on-the-job accident sent a chainsaw blade several inches into his neck and shoulder, hospital officials said, adding that the man is expected to make a full recovery. James Valentine, 21, was part of a crew pruning trees on Monday afternoon when his saw suddenly kicked back and the [...]

By |2014-04-03T12:44:46+01:00April 3rd, 2014|Accident, Health & Safety, Injury, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Chainsaw accident leaves man with large blade in shoulder

Dublin woman loses case over injury sustained Ann Summers party

A Dublin mother-of-two has lost her legal action against the owners of a pub in Loughlinstown after she was injured during an Ann Summers lingerie party. Sylvia Deehan of Maple Avenue in Ballybrack sued the owners of the Lough Inn public house after she was knocked down trying to grab a prize. Ms Deehan brought [...]

By |2014-04-02T15:39:42+01:00April 2nd, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Courts, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Dublin woman loses case over injury sustained Ann Summers party

Michael Schumacher Ski Accident Recovery ‘Unlikely’

It is unlikely racing legend Michael Schumacher will ever recover from the skiing accident that has left him in a coma, according to Formula One's former chief doctor. Doctor Gary Hartstein, who was F1 medical delegate until 2012, said: "As time goes on, it becomes less and less likely that Michael will emerge to any [...]

By |2014-03-27T14:51:14+00:00March 27th, 2014|Accident, Injury, News, Personal Injuries, Safety|Comments Off on Michael Schumacher Ski Accident Recovery ‘Unlikely’

technology beats fraudulent motor insurance claims

FRAUDSTERS who tried to con an insurer out of around £20,000 by falsely claiming for injuries received in a crash that never happened have been found out by a telematics device. The personal injury claim was filed with Aviva after three claimants reported that two vehicles had been in a collision in Liverpool. But the [...]

By |2014-03-18T14:18:07+00:00March 18th, 2014|Accident, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Road Safety, Safety|Comments Off on technology beats fraudulent motor insurance claims

£100k spent on compensation for school personal injury accidents

personal injury claims (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series) Nearly £100,000 was paid by Redbridge Council in compensation for accidents and injuries in schools, new figures show. In the past five years, the authority received 61 personal injury claims, acccording to a freedom of information discolusre to the Employment Law Advisory [...]

By |2014-01-27T16:49:36+00:00January 27th, 2014|Accident, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on £100k spent on compensation for school personal injury accidents

More honesty needed in care failures

Over 50% of hospitals in Ireland do not have policies or guidelines in place to promote open disclosure following adverse events, a major Dublin medical negligence conference has been told. Open disclosure is defined as an open discussion of incidents that result in harm to a patient. This includes expressing regret for what happened, keeping [...]

By |2013-11-05T10:38:36+00:00November 5th, 2013|Accident, Health & Safety, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on More honesty needed in care failures
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