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$50 Million Claim for Mold-Related Illnesses at California Board of Equalization
$50 Million Claim for Mold-Related Illnesses at California Board of Equalization
8/20/2014 9:21:44 AM
Last month, the Sacramento Business Journal published a report about the ongoing problems at the building that houses the California Board of Equalization (BOE).  According to the article, a new claim was recently filed on behalf of employees whose alleged health problems were due to mold at the BOE headquarters.  A previous lawsuit concerning similar issues was settled in …
Recent personal injury reforms may reduce access to justice
Recent personal injury reforms may reduce access to justice
8/19/2014 6:00:00 AM
The Legal Service Board have recently released a report assessing the different changes to the legal system over recent years, and whether this has affected people gaining access to justice in the personal injury market. The most recent reforms to the legal system for personal injury claims arose from the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), …
Indoor Air Quality Issues Face Some Returning Students and Faculty
Indoor Air Quality Issues Face Some Returning Students and Faculty
8/18/2014 5:20:07 PM
Earlier this month, The Olympian reported that a high school in Tumwater, Washington was working to remove mold and make repairs before the students begin the new school year next month. Stories like this are common across many school districts as they use the summer months to perform repairs, preventive maintenance work and to complete construction projects. Schools that …
Could Your Respiratory Ailments be the Result of the Air You Breathe at Work?
Could Your Respiratory Ailments be the Result of the Air You Breathe at Work?
8/18/2014 11:33:19 AM
Last month, NBC published a report about workers from an Alabama manufacturing plant that suffer from respiratory conditions ranging from asthma to bronchitis.  According to the article, the plant makes foam cushions for a large foreign car manufacturer and workers believe exposure to isocyanates could be the culprit for their conditions. Toluene diisocyanate (TDI), a type …
Is there really a “compensation culture” in the UK?
Is there really a “compensation culture” in the UK?
8/18/2014 9:21:57 AM
The Personal Injury market has changed in many ways over recent years. Several reforms in legislation have meant many changes for both law firms and clients, and have also had an impact in the way in which the market is perceived. In particular, whether there really is a compensation culture in the UK. A report released by the Legal Services Board has looked at these reforms …
Package Holiday Accident Claims – What Can You Do?
Package Holiday Accident Claims – What Can You Do?
8/15/2014 10:00:00 AM
If you have had an accident whilst away on a package holiday, you may be able to claim holiday accident compensation when you return to the UK if the holiday providers are found to be at fault. People who are injured in an accident on a package holiday are protected by the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations. Holiday accident claims is a complex …
California Wildfires Cause Governor to Declare an Emergency
California Wildfires Cause Governor to Declare an Emergency
8/14/2014 12:31:36 PM
Earlier this month, wildfires raging across drought-ridden California caused Governor Jerry Brown to declare a State of Emergency. Parched conditions and high temperatures have made fighting these fires a challenge.  The wildfires have already resulted in numerous mandatory evacuations and have destroyed or damaged a number of homes and businesses. When evacuated property …
Freeclaim Solicitors Support Campaign for Lower Speed Limits on Rural Roads
Freeclaim Solicitors Support Campaign for Lower Speed Limits on Rural Roads
8/14/2014 9:00:00 AM
The road safety charity Brake is urging drivers to slow down when travelling on rural roads. This is in a bid to reduce hazards and accidents for walkers, cyclists and horse riders who also tend to use rural lanes and roads more in the summer months.  Recent statistics released by the charity show that over 30% of drivers admit to driving too fast for the condition of the …
Propecia legal troubles weigh on Merck stock
8/13/2014 9:16:55 PM
Legal troubles for Merck continue to mount with the announcement of more lawsuits being consolidated in the Multi-District Litigation underway in New York.  This new litigation is in addition to more than 780 cases being handled in the Eastern District Court of New York, and an estimated 210 suits filed in New Jersey, where Merck is headquartered. These Propecia lawsuits …
Freeclaim Solicitors Success in Chronic Pain Compensation
Freeclaim Solicitors Success in Chronic Pain Compensation
8/13/2014 10:24:39 AM
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Chronic Pain usually occurs following an injury. Pain and stiffness can continue long after the injury has healed and there is no apparent reason for the person’s ongoing pain. The understanding surrounding CRPS is sometimes very poor. Many people do not believe it is a real condition, and as such it is sometimes not taken as …
Consumer Group challenges deliberate ’Code Brown’ events at Holiday Hotels!
8/13/2014 7:36:45 AM
HolidayTravelWatch is concerned to read an article in the Daily Mail which appears to claim that a  ’new craze’  of defecating in hotel swimming pools is ruining holidays; these are known as ’ Code Brown ’ events. The article is written around a letter that was apparently circulated to hotel guests at the  Holiday Village Read Sea in Egypt by First Choice . The letter notes …
Naturally-Occurring Asbestos Found in Most California Counties
Naturally-Occurring Asbestos Found in Most California Counties
8/7/2014 9:38:37 AM
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), naturally-occurring asbestos can be found in 42 of California’s 58 counties. The agency reports that naturally-occurring asbestos can be found most abundantly in and around Humboldt County, in areas of San Benito and Monterey Counties, and in western El Dorado County. The term “naturally-occurring asbestos” refers …
Watch out for danger on the roads abroad
Watch out for danger on the roads abroad
8/6/2014 10:10:17 AM
Statistics show that in 2012, nearly 30,000 people were killed on roads in the European Union. For every one of these deaths, it is estimated that 4 people will be involved in a road accident which result in a permanent disability (including brain and spine injuries), 8 people will sustain serious injuries and 50 people will sustain minor injuries in a road traffic …
LA Testing Provides California Residents with Air Testing Services for Diesel Exhaust
LA Testing Provides California Residents with Air Testing Services for Diesel Exhaust
8/5/2014 4:23:42 PM
Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in a number of industries and manufacturing operations. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled.  In fact, diesel engine exhaust was added to California’s Office of …
Florida Health Department Issues Health Alert for Cryptosporidium
Florida Health Department Issues Health Alert for Cryptosporidium
8/1/2014 4:20:53 PM
Florida issued a health alert this week after 58 cases of Cryptosporidium were reported in Pinellas County.  Since half of the cases have been associated with public pools and water parks in Pinellas, all related facilities were notified on Thursday. In addition, Northwest Pool has been shut down as a precaution after a child, who may have visited there, was diagnosed with …
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 …

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