News Archive - 2017

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A solicitor swindled more than £269,000 from his own aunt after being put in charge of her finances.

William Walls, 62, was the sole partner in McQuittys law firm in Cupar, Fife, when he was given power of attorney over the bank accounts of his elderly aunt, Mary Brown.

With his business in financial peril, Walls, of St Andrews, began plundering her bank accounts to keep the firm - which specialised in property and estate agency - afloat for almost nine years.

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With a long and successful history of representing employees’ rights, we pride ourselves on being a multi-disciplined practice with particular expertise in Personal Injury, Employment Law, Settlement Agreements, Industrial Disease and Clinical Negligence.

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When you have had an accident, you need to be sure that you can get the best possible professional legal help and Simpsons will provide that help.

We have a team of expert personal injury lawyers with years of experience in successfully recovering compensation for the victims of:

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Legal claims over exposure to diesel exhaust fumes at work are growing as unions warn toxic air in the workplace is a ticking time bomb on a par with asbestos.

Royal Mail and at least one local authority are among major employers who are being sued over their alleged failure to protect staff from the damaging health effects of diesel pollution from vehicles. More cases are lined up, according to lawyers and unions involved in supporting workers.

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Vibration Related Injuries including Vibration White Finger (also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) 
 
If you have worked with vibrating tools such as grinders, pneumatic drills, rock drills, vibrating (whacker) plates, stihl saws and chain saws, you could have suffered injury to your hands or arms.  Workers known to be at risk are those in industries like:
 
  • Metal fabrication
  • Road digging
  • Gardening
If you:
 
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Our hearing deteriorates as we age.  But, if you have worked in noisy environments in the past, your hearing could have been damaged by noise.  
 
Workers known to be at risk are those in heavy industry like:
 
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal work
  • Stone cutting
  • Road digging
If you:
 
  • Suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus that you have been told is noise related (or you believe that it is)
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Asbestos dust is responsible for more deaths than any other work-related cause.  
 
Every year nearly 4,000 people die as a result of exposure to asbestos fibres and this death toll is expected to continue.  
 
Asbestos was once described as a ‘miracle mineral’.  It was cheap and easy to use and was used in almost every industry from ships, power stations, factories, hospitals, schools to our homes.  It was used in boilers, brake linings and for many other industrial and domestic purposes.
 
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You can be unfairly dismissed in a number of ways, including by being made redundant or by being forced to resign which could be constructive dismissal. Unfair dismissal cannot be claimed by everyone as there are certain qualifying criteria that must be met.

To be able to claim unfair dismissal you must: 

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It is unlawful for you to be discriminated against in the workplace by your employer or by your colleagues because of a ‘protected characteristic’.
 
The protected characteristics as stated in the Equality Act 2010 are: 
 
  • sex
  • age
  • disability
  • religion/belief
  • race
  • sexual orientation
  • marriage/civil partnership
  • gender reassignment
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Dermatitis is irritation of the skin and can arise constitutionally or as a result of exposure to external substances. 

 

Occupational Dermatitis is caused by contact with substances in the course of work.  Common causes of Occupational Dermatitis include exposure to cleaning fluids, soaps and detergents, latex or rubber gloves, hairdressing products, cement, plaster, concrete, or work involving the use of epoxy resin, formaldehyde, , acrylates, glutaraldehyde and rubber processing chemicals.

 

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Our hearing deteriorates as we age.  But, if you have worked in noisy environments in the past, your hearing could have been damaged by noise.  

Workers known to be at risk are those in heavy industry like:

  • Manufacturing
  • Metal work
  • Stone cutting
  • Road digging

If you:

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