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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