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Forbes acted in Landmark Fraud Case

02 Apr 2019

Craig MacKenzie and Craig Liversidge have acted for an accountant charged with multiple frauds and making employer-related investments. This was a high profile case widely reported in the press. It was the first case of its kind prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Proceedings followed…

Managing sickness absence as a result of an injury sustained at work

02 Apr 2019

Accidents happen…just as much in the workplace as they do in the outside world. Employees may unfortunately sustain an injury while at work, which could result in them being off sick. This could be a slip resulting in a broken leg, with multiple operations required, or could be sustained due to…

Regulatory update - March 2019

28 Mar 2019

Reminder to Ensure Scaffolding is Stable and Safe in High Winds Following the recent exceptional high winds, the HSE is calling on construction workers to ensure scaffolding is stable and safe by following the scaffold design checklist. According to the HSE, the scaffold checklist is designed to…

Regulatory update - Jan 2019

22 Jan 2019

Healthcare company fined following fatal minibus accident In March 2014, a vulnerable patient was being transported home in a minibus following a GP appointment. The minibus was travelling along the A52 at speed when the patient opened the door and leapt out. She was fatally injured. Elysium…

The HSE are on a roll!

02 Mar 2017

Following the introduction of the new Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines, the HSE has handed out another large fine, this time to Warburtons Limited. The company was fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall from height. The worker was seriously injured whilst…

Annual workplace fatality statistics published

01 Sep 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in the workplace has been released this month. The long term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. However, provisional figures indicate that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 - up from…

Council Fined Following Bin Lorry Accident

30 Jan 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it has fined Birmingham City Council £10,000 with £1,887 in costs after a refuse worker sustained leg injuries when he was trapped against a van by a reversing bin lorry. The fine comes in the same month as a number of catastrophic…

Do you need to take Health & Safety more seriously?

16 Jun 2009

The Government's crusade to force organisations to take health & safety issues more seriously shows no signs of running out of steam. Hot on the heels of last years widely publicised Corporate Manslaughter Legislation comes the far less publicised Health & Safety (offences) Act 2009 which came…

Stress, Harassment & Disability - Health & Safety Issues?

04 Nov 2007

Most employers are aware of their duties and responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace as far as the prevention of accidents and physical injury is concerned. How many employers though consider their duties fully in respect of mental injury or incapacity? The health and safety obligations…

Why asbestos is so damaging to health

25 Sep 2007

Asbestos related disease is caused by the inhaling of asbestos. It is known to be responsible for more occupational related deaths than any other cause. In the UK alone, 1800 people die each year from mesolthelioma, and Doctors believe the figures have yet to peak. It is anticipated that deaths from…

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