Category Archives: Legal

Avoid Accidents at Work with a Building Site Safety Check

Recently on Money Bulldog we have published a couple of posts relating to what steps an employee should take in the event of an accident at work. What about employers though? What can they do to reduce the possibility of accidents like these from happening in the first place?

Who is eligible to make an accident at work claim?

Having an accident at work which leads to an injury can pose serious potential problems not only for your physical health but for your financial health too. These could include a complete loss of earnings due to you being unable to work, a partial loss of earnings if you have to claim sick pay, or you could even end up having to change careers completely if your injury now means that you can no longer perform some of the tasks associated with your current line of work. All of these outcomes could cause you some kind of financial loss. If the accident was not your fault however and if this is able to be proven then it is possible that you may be able to make an accident compensation claim against your employer.

What to do Immediately After Being Injured at Work

While the basic procedures are likely to have been explained by your employer, it’s easy to forget exactly what it is you’re supposed to do in the event of an injury being caused at work. You might think the chances of such an incident occurring to you are minimal; and not worth thinking about.

But if something does happen you’ll wish you’d had a different attitude. Following the correct procedures can affect the outcome of any possible compensation claim you make. If you don’t know what you need to do, then read on.

Dying Intestate in the UK – What can Happen, and Why you Should get a Will Today

Recently, a BBC poll found that around 70% of people in Britain have no formal last will and testament prepared. That means that 7 people out of every 10 deaths in Britain are leaving their estate in the hands of the convoluted, frustrating and, at times, dangerous British intestate laws.

If you’re one of these people – happily strolling around without a care in the world – I advise you to read on.

Mesothelioma? What is it and what does it cost the NHS annually?

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Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the Mesothelium, a thin membrane that can be found in either the abdomen, where it is known as the peritoneum, or in part of the inner chest wall, which is known as the pleural. There are therefore two types of Mesothelioma dependant on where the cancer is, peritoneal Mesothelioma which is in the abdomen and, the far more common, pleural Mesothelioma that is in the chest.

Exposure to asbestos is responsible for up to 9 out of 10 Mesothelioma cases.

When the disease develops after exposure to asbestos, the asbestos fibers have usually been breathed in or swallowed. Unfortunately the human body cannot process and get rid of these fibers very easily. With continued exposure to asbestos within the workplace, whilst renovating an old building, in auto repair shops, shipyards and public buildings, Mesothelioma can gradually develop. This is because over time these fibers can cause damaging biological changes that result in genetic damage, scarring and inflammation. Once these fibres have begun causing biologically damage the patient could develop Mesothelioma within 20-50 years.