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Shettleston Asbestos Scare

by Thompsons Solicitors July 4, 2012 Law

Asbestos scares are always cause for concern, but the recent news that asbestos fibres have been found in the gutters of homes near a burned out school in Shettleston is particularly worrying. It’s estimated that approximately 4,000 people die from exposure to asbestos every year, and it only takes a tiny amount of the toxic […]

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Car Accidents and abdominal injuries

by Legal Author February 14, 2011 Compensation Lawyers

Abdominal injuries are common in car accidents and are extremely dangerous as they can cause serious damage to liver, kidneys, spleen or intestinal tract. The abdominal is most likely to be injured in a car accident where the steering wheel or some other hard object hits the chest or stomach. This can cause rib pain […]

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Driving at Night

by Legal Author January 12, 2011 Claims Solicitors

There is a widely popular misconception that driving at night is less dangerous than during day and it is less likely to cause car accidents. Many drivers choose to exceed the speed limit when driving at night, as there are seemingly less cars on the road and therefore less chance for a car accident to […]

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Technical advancements to prevent car accidents

by Legal Author December 21, 2010 Compensation Lawyers

There are car accidents which occur due to technical faults in the vehicle, road debris, weather conditions and animals on the road. However, the majority of car accidents occur due to driver negligence and human error. With developments in modern technology, several improvements have been created to “protect drivers from themselves” and to reduce the […]

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Road Traffic Accidents in the Winter

by Legal Author December 15, 2010 Claims Solicitors

Severe winter weather causes very dangerous road conditions and greatly increases the risk of road traffic accidents. Weather conditions such as heavy rain, fog, snow, sleet and blizzards can reduce visibility and ice on the road can create a very dangerous road surface. Although most drivers will reduce their speed in these conditions and be […]

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Mountaineering Accidents

by Legal Author December 13, 2010 Law

Mountaineering is a sport enjoyed by many people due to the challenge it provides, the stunning scenery and nature. However, it is a dangerous sport and the chance of sustaining a personal injury on a climb is high. Recent news reports have stated that many mountaineers are not prepared for the risks of personal injury […]

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Car accidents and young male drivers

by Legal Author December 9, 2010 Law

Any car accident where people suffer from injuries which may cause a prolonged disability or even cause death, is devastating, but it is even more tragic when people who suffer in these car accidents are of a young age. To address this issue a FMY (For My Girlfriend) campaign was launched and is now re-launched […]

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Emotional stress and driving

by Legal Author December 2, 2010 Law

Car accidents can often be caused by factors of domestic nature- a couple, parents and children or friends arguing in a car may quickly become a hazard on the road as they are in an emotionally unfit state to drive and risk getting involved in a car accident. The driver of the car who is […]

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Unnecessary distractions whilst driving

by Legal Author November 19, 2010 Law

Any kind of distraction can cause a car accident. Often drivers will not be able to stop this, that is, in the cases when the source of distraction comes from the outside. However, there are distractions that driver can bring upon himself for example: talking on a mobile phone. In addition, there are distractions of […]

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Airbag injuries in car accidents

by Legal Author November 9, 2010 Law

An airbag is a safety device which is supposed to protect us in a case of a car accident, yet it can cause injuries, usually relatively mild, but in some occassions the injuries may be quite severe. Activated air bags can inflict severe eye injuries, including blindness, even in minor car accidents. Other injuries include […]

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Road debris and car accidents

by Legal Author November 1, 2010 Law

Road debris is a type of a road hazard and can contribute to risk of a car accident. It can include substances, materials and objects that are foreign to every-day road environment (dirt, asphalt, stones, ice, litter, auto parts and such). In areas with mountains and hill, like the Highland areas of Scotland, rocks are […]

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Modern Technologies and car accident risk

by Legal Author October 29, 2010 Law

Modern technology is there to make our lives easier, let us get to our destination faster and be safer. Same is true when it comes to car accident prevention. One of technological achievements in the field is Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), which provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. Modern route planning equipment allows […]

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Car Accidents in Scotland involving Deer

by Legal Author October 26, 2010 Law

Car accidents caused by deer present a major problem in Europe and in the UK.  There are over one million deer in the UK and every year there are approximately 3000 deer collision car accidents, injuring 20 people and causing more than £10 million in damages. If you live in rural parts of Scotland, it […]

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Risks for young drivers

by Legal Author October 22, 2010 Law

Journal on Accident Analysis and Prevention names three pillars that should be considered in car accident and road safety analysis- the design of transportation networks, vehicle standards and drivers’ behaviour standards. It is the third pillar that is the most important factor to be considered in the case of car accidents- the behaviour of drivers […]

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Why use seat belts?

by Thompsons Solicitors October 20, 2010 Law

It is a well known fact that using a seat belt in a car is directly linked to likelihood of staying alive in the case of a car accident and to the prevention of a long-term disability caused by the gained injuries. However, in numerous cases both drivers and other passengers in the car choose […]

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What causes car accidents?

by Thompsons Solicitors October 20, 2010 Law

There are numerous causes and factors that can contribute to occurrence of car accidents, yet some of them are more common than others. Car accidents are often associated with careless or aggressive driving, speeding, not using a seat-belt or using a mobile phone while driving. Moreover, falling asleep, harsh weather, alcohol, drugs and drunk driving […]

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Miner Celebrities

by Thompsons Solicitors October 19, 2010 Law

I was moved to tears this week watching footage of the 33 miners who had been trapped underground for 69 days being reunited with their loved ones, their liberty and their country. As someone who deals in health and safety law I was heartened to hear the president of Chile claim that he would launch […]

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