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A manufacturing firm in Rotherham has been fined after one of its employee’s fingers were crushed and severed in an unguarded machine.

What happened?

The 43-year-old employee was asked to work on a machine which presses lead work-pieces into required shapes at metal manufacturers, Heaps, Arnold and Heaps Ltd.

He was unaware, however, that a vital safety device had been deliberately removed from a 250-tonne press while he was away on annual leave.

Therefore, during a routine cleaning operation, he put his hand into

A contractor has been in court after a pensioner was seriously injured when a metal construction fence collapsed, as she was walking past a site in east London.

What happened?

The 91-year-old was knocked to the floor by the two metre high fence, leaving her with a fractured shoulder and hip. She required a lengthy stay in hospital and now struggles with her mobility and independence.

An investigation into the incident found that the weather hadn’t been a factor on the day, but

Have you been attacked by a dog?

Dog attacks and dog bites are the most common sort of personal injury claim for attacks by animals. The truth is over 200,000 people are attacked by dogs in the UK on a yearly basis. Being the target of a dog attack could be particularly traumatic. The injuries can not merely be physical, but also psychological.
There has been quite a lot of publicity recently about dog attacks, especially by breeds of dogs such as Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Rottweilers. Nevertheless it is not merely these types of breeds of dog that could attack people. An attack from pretty much any breed of dog, from Labradors to Poodles, can result in significant, possibly even fatal injuries. Babies together with small children are extremely at risk of these kinds of dog attacks, and are more likely to sustain critical injuries.
 
 

Can I make A Claim?

A number of people are unaware that when they are injured in an incident or accident that is not their fault they may be in a position to make a claim for compensation

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Dog Bite Law

The history of English dog bite law starts with the 1871 Dogs Act, which allowed courts to order the control or euthanisation of unsafe dogs.
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Dog Attacks

Reasons for the rise in dog attacks are generally cultural. It can be argued by most that the growth of a gang culture that popularises hostile canine behaviour is the phenomenon’s underlying cause.
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Dog Bites

Dog attack victimsMussle generally experience abrasions, lacerations, punctures, tissue loss and avulsion, crush injuries, fractured bones, sprain injuries and scars.
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For a dog attack claim to become successful, usually there would have to be evidence that the owner, keeper, or handler of the dog believed or should have known, that the dog was dangerous meaning that was most likely to bite if not handled or restrained appropriately. If the dog has in the past attacked or shown aggressive behaviour, it can be more likely that a dog bite claim will be successful.
Under The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 particular breeds of dog are required to be muzzled when in public places, and also microchipped. Should you be attacked by a breed of dog covered by The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which is not muzzled, a personal injury claim is likely to be successful, even if the animal has not shown previous indications of aggression.
If you happen to be the target of a dog attack, as well as having sustained a personal injury as a result of the dog attack, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee dog bite compensation claim. The majority of individuals who own a dog will have either home insurance or dedicated pet insurance. If your dog attack claim is successful, the compensation given should be paid by the dog owner’s insurance company

If you have experienced a personal injury within the past three years due to a dog attack, you may be entitled to make a no win no fee dog attack compensation claim.

 

 

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