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California Fines Company for Hair Products that Violated Air Pollution Laws
California Fines Company for Hair Products that Violated Air Pollution Laws
7/29/2014 9:51:59 AM
Last month, the California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) announced that a hair products manufacturer has agreed to settle two cases with fines totaling over $362,000.  The settlement was the result of violations of air quality laws related to the sale of hair styling products across California. The products in question exceeded the volatile organic compound (VOC) limits under …
Chronic Pain: not just a case of
Chronic Pain: not just a case of "It’s all in your head"
7/29/2014 6:03:32 AM
Accidents can cause serious physical harm, but they can also be very traumatic experiences resulting in the development of long term psychological issues. The specialist serious injury lawyers at Freeclaim Solicitors understand that psychological damage can be as debilitating as any physical damage. The saying ‘it’s all in the head’ no longer applies to those who are …
Summer Painting Projects Could Expose Building Occupants to VOCs
Summer Painting Projects Could Expose Building Occupants to VOCs
7/28/2014 4:01:28 PM
Painting projects in a home, multi-tenant complex, school or business can create health concerns for not only professional painters and DIY enthusiasts, but also anyone exposed to paint odors and fumes.  Paints contain various chemicals, including many that have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that easily evaporate into the surrounding air. Exposure to paint fumes can …
Agriculture and Farming Jobs Are Still Some Of The Most Deadly
Agriculture and Farming Jobs Are Still Some Of The Most Deadly
7/25/2014 9:00:00 AM
Jobs within the agriculture and farming sectors are still some of the most dangerous. This is according to figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In a new report by the HSE, farm deaths have fallen marginally but accidents involving machinery and falls from height remain high. The farming industry only represents around 2 per cent of the UK workforce, …
Accidents on the road being driven down, but still just as fatal - Freeclaim Solicitors report.
Accidents on the road being driven down, but still just as fatal - Freeclaim Solicitors report.
7/24/2014 9:00:00 AM
A report recently released by the UK Department of Transport showed there were a total of 138, 660 personal injury road accidents reported to the police in 2013 –considerably less than in 2012. The study on the amount of causalities on our roads also showed a steady decrease year on year. Nearly 140,000 people reported a personal injury sustained from road traffic accidents …
Government deny secret deal on Mesothelioma Claims
Government deny secret deal on Mesothelioma Claims
7/22/2014 9:30:20 AM
The Civil Justice Minister, Lord Faulkes, has denied that there was a secret deal made behind closed doors with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Government on mesothelioma claims. The agreement is apparently in relation to the Government removing the exemption for mesothelioma claims in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO), …
Recreational Water Illness Threatens Millions of California Pools & Hot Tubs
Recreational Water Illness Threatens Millions of California Pools & Hot Tubs
7/22/2014 9:18:10 AM
According to a report from 2013, California leads the nation in the number of hot tubs as well as residential and commercial pools.  Over 2.75 million of the pools and hot tubs can be found across the state.  They provide residents with the opportunity for exercise, relaxation and enjoyment. Although pools and hot tubs can provide many benefits, they can also harbor …
National Recall of Tattoo Ink, Needles & Kits Due to Microbial Contamination
National Recall of Tattoo Ink, Needles & Kits Due to Microbial Contamination
7/21/2014 10:10:19 AM
Last week, a California company, White & Blue Lion, Inc., recalled its tattoo ink and needles along with all tubes and ink cups as a result of pathogenic bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that the use of these infected products may cause a bacterial infection that can lead to sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of infection. …
Speed spies to help cut road traffic accidents
Speed spies to help cut road traffic accidents
7/18/2014 9:00:00 AM
Experts looking into the development of cars and insurance policies believe that around half of cars will have speed spies installed by 2020. It is hoped the move will reduce the number of road traffic accidents. It may even become compulsory for drivers to have the devices in the next 10 years to monitor the way someone is driving, - or they may be refused insurance on their …
ABI figures suggest yet another rise in insurance fraud
ABI figures suggest yet another rise in insurance fraud
7/17/2014 9:00:00 AM
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has released alarming statistics stating the cost of fraudulent insurance claims has risen to £1.3bn in 2013. This is an apparent increase of 18% on 2012. The most common fraudulent claim type was motor insurance claims - up by 34% from 2012 to 59,900. Despite their statistics, only 85 people have been convicted of insurance fraud …
More reforms surrounding compensation claims
More reforms surrounding compensation claims
7/16/2014 5:30:55 AM
The Government have said that new legislation will be brought in next year to bring greater protection to small businesses and volunteers from negligence claims. These reforms aim to tackle the supposed compensation culture in the UK, in addition to the sweeping changes that have already been made over the last year and a half. The Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, has said …
How Lucrative Can a Career in the Financial Market Be?
7/13/2014 9:17:06 PM
Well, it can be quite lucrative especially if you’re able to sue your employer for “only” receiving a $8.25 million bonus. That is exactly the case with Deeb Salam, an Ex-Goldman Sachs mortgage-backed securities trader, who believes that because his efforts allowed the company to earn a $7 billion profit, he should’ve been awarded a $13 million bonus in 2010. The company …
Cerebral palsy birth and maternity claims represent 40 per cent of NHS claims
Cerebral palsy birth and maternity claims represent 40 per cent of NHS claims
7/10/2014 12:08:47 PM
Our clinical negligence team have in depth experience of cerebral palsy cases. Cerebral palsy is the umbrella term for a number of neurological conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. Neurological conditions are caused by problems in the brain and nervous system. We have produced an infographic to help explain the condition and provide some informative points …

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