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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

HSE announces strategy plan

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced their health and work strategy plan for 2018-2019.

Whiplash claims are the highest personal injury claim, according to new figures

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The Ministry of Justice registered just over 850,000 personal injury claims for 2017/18. According to statistics, 63.75% (541,875) of these claims related to whiplash in connection with a road traffic accident. Although the rate of road accidents has decreased over the years, and cars have higher safety ratings, the level of claims relating to whiplash has remained stable.

Proof allowed in former fiscal's work-stress damages claim

A former senior procurator fiscal depute who is suing the Lord Advocate on allegations that “work-related stress” and work overload induced her to quit her job, has been allowed proof in action and granted a full hearing of her claim - seeking £1.3 million in compensation for loss of earnings.

Workplace Fatality Statistics

Provisional annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18 have been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).