Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How do Freegans Avoid Food Poisoning After Dumpster Diving?

Freeganism is an increasingly popular practice that sees people eating discarded food – typically, items that have been thrown out by supermarkets or other large businesses. While many freegans are motivated by an anti-corporate, anti-consumerist agenda, others are interested in reducing their food bill, protecting the environment or eliminating waste.

As a result, many freegans take part in an activity called ‘skipping’ or ‘dumpster diving’, where they look through rubbish bins to find edible food. Many companies throw out perfectly-fine produce, including wrapped bananas, packaged food that has just passed its sell-by-date or items which have fallen on the floor and been swept up in regular cleaning.
Food poisoning is therefore a key consideration for many freegans. Some freegans follow a vegan lifestyle, which means they are significantly less likely to develop food poisoning than those who eat meat, although it is still possible to eat recovered meat providing that it has not spoiled.
So how can freegans avoid food poisoning? Here are a few tips. It is worth clarifying that freegans engage in dumpster diving at their own risk and I hold no responsibility for any personal injuries incurred by people who follow this advice.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Brain injury solicitors can help you understand your prognosis : Law Legal Tips

When people speak to brain injury solicitors, it is only natural for them to be concerned about their long-term prognosis. Every 12 months, approximately 1.5 million people worldwide who have suffered a traumatic brain injury die, with emergency treatment provided to an additional several million. This makes it one of the most commonplace causes of disability and death on Earth. Many people worry that they will never be able to regain their quality of life when they apply for brain injury compensation, and unfortunately this is true in many cases.
However, there are occasionally inspiring stories of miraculous recoveries. There was recently a story in The Gazette and The Clydebank Post that told of one such case. Jeannette McLaughlin, a 52-year-old hairdresser from Linwood, was taken to Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital after she collapsed during a night out with her partner Colin.
She fell on the floor, breaking a bone in her neck and cracking her skull, which caused her to suffer from bleeding on the brain and inflammation. These injuries impact her ability to speak and see properly and caused her to have difficulties balancing.
Despite the severity of these injuries, Ms McLaughlin went back to work after a few weeks’ recovery and is now working part-time back in her salon. She also told the publication that she hopes she can get back up to normal opening hours shortly.
Doctors were “amazed” by the speed of her recovery, she said, saying that this makes the professionals think somebody is watching over her.
Nonetheless, for every person like Ms McLaughlin, there is another who struggles to get up to speed and who remains dependent on their loved ones for many years following their brain injury. Researchers have found that there are a number of simple prognostic models that can reveal a person’s likelihood of recovery following a cranial injury. Brain injury solicitors can use this information to help them come up with a realistic head injury compensation claim.
An important study in the field, which was entitled “Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury: practical prognostic models based on large cohort of international patients” and was published in the British Medical Journal, found that pupil reactivity, age, the Glasgow Coma Scale and whether or not patients had major extra cranial injuries can provide good indicators of a person’s likelihood of recovery.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Infographic: Personal Injury Claim and Significance of Evidences | The Law Info

People do fall victim of mild to serious personal injury as a result of accidents. Road accidents, occupational accidents and medical malpractices cover majority of personal injury cases. Other than these several different type of accidents can occur such as slip, trip and fall in public place, accidents abroad and criminal misfortunes.
This infographic is giving information about personal injury types and responsible person, company or authority that pays the compensation amount. The procedure of making a claim for compensation has defined in simple steps. Personal injury solicitors play a very important part in successful claims. Different advantages of hiring a solicitor are mentioned as well in infographic.
Hiring a professional personal injury solicitor can help you in winning more compensation in lesser time. Your solicitor can guide you about the importance of witnesses and evidences.  In any case of personal injury, evidences and proofs can several times increase the strength of the claim.  If you have solid evidences and eye witness of your injury then you entitled to win your desired recompense in no time.

Infographic: Personal Injury Claim and Significance of Evidences | The Law Info

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Slips, Trips, Falls And Back Injuries Compensation Cases

Accident at work compensation claims frequently result from slips, trips and falls. These pose a factor in all workplaces, from the quietest office to the busiest warehouse, and can lead to a huge range of health problems. While back injuries compensation claims, broken bones, sprains and pulled muscles are common, in some cases, slips can cause brain damage or even death.
Slips, trips and falls
According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 10,000 people suffered a serious injury due to a trip or slip at work last year, with this hazard representing more than one-third of all major workplace injuries. While agriculture, catering and construction represent particularly hazardous environments that pose a serious risk of a fall, even a wet floor in an office lobby can cause someone to slip and seriously hurt themselves.
Therefore, the danger of slips, trips and falls should be a serious concern in all business’ risk assessments. Employers should perform these risk assessments regularly, ensure that their management systems are effective, and ensure they are aware of any relevant health and safety regulations and laws.
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Legal Challenge To Personal Injury Fixed Cost

It has been reported that a legal challenge to review the decision behind cuts to personal injury fees will be fast-tracked through the High Court.
The Ministry of Justice announced last year it would consult on new fixed costs of £500 for claims under £10,000 coming through the portal. The consultation closed on 4 January and the Ministry of Justice has confirmed that they intend to slash the fixed costs.
The judicial review application has been made jointly by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS).   The Application will now be heard in what is known as a rolled up hearing. In essence this means that the two stages of a Judicial review application i.e. whether there are valid grounds for the judicial review to proceed followed by an oral hearing to deal with the claim will now be heard together.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Personal Injury Compensation Claim Guidelines

Procedural Description of Lodging Compensatory Claim of Personal Injury

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The term "personal injury" entails a great significance among legal terminologies. This legal term connotes any physical injury, disorder or pain or any psychological illness or trauma, which is the result of inefficient environment. As a result of personal injury caused to a person the victim can seek legal remedy by way of lodging a claim for compensation. For the purpose of starting such proceedings it is highly recommended that the person making a claim for personal injury may use the services of solicitors specialized in this field. The solicitors should be authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under a valid registration number, they must have a registered office in the premises of England and Wales and must be duly registered in England and Wales under a valid company number and VAT No.

Specifically in England personal injury comes under the occurrence of damage, suffering, injury or pain due to the negligence of any third party by way of car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, accident at work, slip, trip or fall at work or at public place, forklift truck accident, general construction site accident, ladder accident, manual handling accident. The types of injuries sustained by such accidents are deafness, head injury, back injury, eye injury, wrist injury, neck injury, leg injury, knee injury, medical negligence, beauty treatment gone wrong, animal attack injury, product liability, and sport injury.

Personal Injury Compensation Claim

Types of Personal Injury and Compensation Claim

If any person becomes the victim of personal injury at work or any other type of personal injury, it is his right to claim compensation for his loss (psychological, physiological or financial).
In UK compensation of personal injury can only be claimed if the reason of damage was entirely third party and not the mistake of person himself. There are several different categories in which personal injuries fall in UK some of which are explained below;

Types of Personal Injuries;
  1. Road Traffic Accidents
  2. Accident at Workplace
  3. Medical Negligence
  4. Accidents at Public Place
  5. Accident Abroad
  6. Fatal Injury Accident
  7. Criminal Injuries
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What Leads to Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims?

medical negligenceAs in all professions, doctors and other medical professionals have a duty of care to ensure the safety of all members of the public in their premises. However, clinical or medical negligence claims are somewhat different to other personal injury claims in that medical professionals are responsible for the health of their patients and are expected to notice any problems in a timely fashion.
Furthermore, many of the tasks a medical professional does as part of their job, such as perform delicate surgical operations, administer potentially lethal drugs or diagnose health problems, carry inherent risks, and if a worker fails to do these jobs properly, patients can suffer serious adverse effects or can even die.
If you are making a clinical negligence compensation claim, you will have experienced medical treatment in which the healthcare provider’s standards fell well below those you expect to receive. Most cases involve one of the following issues:
  •  Failures in surgery
  •  Delayed diagnosis
  •  Inappropriate or incorrect treatment
  •  Providing the wrong drugs or patients suffering adversely from drugs
  •  Failures in medical products or devices
  •  Problems in childbirth leading to the mother or child being injured
Medical professionals are not merely required to conduct procedures, however. Medical negligence claims often involve cases in which patients have received treatment but have not been informed of the risks this treatment poses. People must give informed consent when undergoing any dangerous procedures or any medical tests and in cases when this does not happen, they may be able to apply for medical negligence compensation.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How Criminal Injuries Compensation Changes are Affecting Child Abuse Payouts

High-profile abuse scandals and grooming cases might have caused members of the public to become concerned about their likelihood of the victims of these crimes succeeding in criminal injuries compensation cases. While child abuse solicitors can always help the victims of crime achieve compensation and pursue criminal cases against their attackers, there are worries that changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority could mean that adults who were abused as children miss out on the money they deserve.

Criminal injuries compensation has always been less generous than other compensation payouts – claimants usually receive more money when the perpetrator is a negligent third party. The idea behind the scheme is that the state has behaved in a negligent fashion by not protecting its taxpaying citizens, with compensation generally following a fixed scale that relates to the extent of the claimant’s injuries.

Criminal Injuries Compensation

This compensation is paid through state revenues through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), and recent government proposals as part of state austerity measures have considered scrapping this form of compensation altogether or severely curtailing it. As a result of these initiatives, the amount of funding provided to the scheme was reduced on 27th November 2012, and a new set of rules applies for applications made after this date.

Payments will be less generous when compensating loss of earnings, medical expenses or other quantifiable losses, while the tariffs for certain types of crime have been reduced.

It is not just victims of child abuse who will be affected by these changes – anyone who has been the victim of a violent crime can make a criminal injuries claim – any team of solicitors in Blackburn could have dealt with broken jaws, fractured eye sockets, back injury compensation and a wide range of other injuries as well as child abuse.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Why should I choose a medical negligence solicitor?

Medicine is a particularly difficult field, and training to become a doctor or dentists takes many years. As a result, many personal injury solicitors do not understand the field completely and are inexperienced at handling clinical negligence claims. You will need to use solicitors that have both legal and medical knowledge and have the skill and empathy needed to handle these delicate and complicated cases.

Many times, claimants with solid cases have been let down by unprofessional solicitors who have mishandled their cases or charged unnecessarily high fees because of their lack of understanding of medical negligence compensation claims. It is hard enough for victims to deal with clinical negligence without having to cope with the fallout when a solicitor mishandles their case

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Who Is Liable In Car Accident Compensation Cases? | The Law Info

Car Accident
Car accident compensation cases, a bone of contention can frequently be the question, “which driver was responsible for the motor vehicle accident?” The insurance company of the responsible driver will be the organization that covers the cost of the whiplash compensation claim and any other related expenses, and although the responsible driver will have to pay increased premiums, insurers can often be reluctant to pay out or to admit their customer was liable.

Many times, it is obvious who caused the accident and there will be no question as to who is liable for the car accident compensation. For example, in a rear-end collision, it is almost always the driver who ran into the back of the other motorist who is deemed responsible for the collision. This is because road users must leave plenty of room between themselves and other vehicles, so even if the person in front brakes suddenly, motorists should still be able to stop in time without running into their rear.

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