Yearly Archives: 2017

/2017

Harrogate News Round-Up – December 2017

It's been a busy December in Harrogate, where our head office is based, and we’ve summarised some of the news and events that have been making headlines locally this month. Harrogate Christmas Window Competition 2017 We may not have a large shop window but we still managed to contribute to [...]

By | 2018-02-11T13:26:29+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Harrogate News|

Reports Suggest There Are Four Attacks A Week on Council Staff in Manchester

People attacked at work are being urged to ensure they claim suitable compensation, as a report highlights as many as four attacks per week have taken place against council staff in Manchester. A freedom of information request made by Andrew Gray of Truth Legal has unearthed figures from between May [...]

By | 2017-12-18T17:17:58+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Personal Injury|

Truth Legal Press Coverage – December 2017

We recently distributed a press release announcing the growth of our Truth Legal team, which has been featured on The Business Desk, Yorkshire Business Daily, Yorkshire Insider Media and as a printed piece in the Yorkshire Post. In the press release, we announced two new appointments with the addition of [...]

By | 2017-12-11T17:18:56+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Personal Injury|

Assaults on Police Officers Happening Every Day

Startling figures from Staffordshire Police suggest that at least one police officer is assaulted every day in the course of their job. While steps are being taken to try and deter assaults on police officers, and to prosecute those who injure police men and women as they go about their [...]

By | 2017-12-11T15:26:44+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|

Attacks at Work on Emergency Services Personnel – New Report

  The Trade Union representing police officers has published a new report which details the welfare of their members. In particular, the report details the accident at work and violence at work experienced by the police. The authors of the report drew their information from a survey of nearly 17,000 police officers, [...]

By | 2017-12-11T14:56:25+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Personal Injury|

Assaults At Work – What Should My Employer Do?

The following steps are what employers should do in order to minimise the risk of injury to their staff from violence at work, taken from the guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Step 1 - Discover if there is a problem Every employer should assess the hazards [...]

By | 2017-12-04T17:28:08+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|

14 Things To Do When You Have Been Assaulted at Work

Here are 14 things you should do after an assault at work... If you have been assaulted at work call us on 01423 788 538 to speak to an expert solicitor. Find safety Violence incidents at work can cause a variety of injuries – both physical and psychological. If you [...]

By | 2018-11-13T17:17:28+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|

Care Home Fined Following Death of Pensioner

In August 2012, a pensioner, aged 88, who was living in a care home in Flintshire, died from burns when her care workers accidentally lowered the pensioner into a scalding-hot bath using a hoist. The care home was run by a private company. It transpired that the mixing valves for [...]

By | 2018-01-09T10:21:10+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Personal Injury|

Recovering From An Assault At Work

Our guest author, Marie Scott, advises on how to recover from an assault at work. Number of employees assaulted at work According to the latest available Crime Survey of England and Wales, that for 2015/16, there were 329,000 reported physical assaults at work that year. This equated to 1.5% of [...]

By | 2017-11-27T19:29:25+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Assaulted at Work, Guest Authors|

Failures in Care Home Medication Management Lead to Unsafe Care

Serious and repeated failures in the management of medicines resulted in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) bringing a prosecution against a Shropshire Care Home after the death of resident Dennis Wootton in April 2015. Shortly before his death, Mr Wootton had been discharged from hospital where he had been prescribed [...]

By | 2017-12-01T11:19:11+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Personal Injury|