MOD Employee Makes a Personal Injury Claim After Falling Out of Bed


One of our legal partners has yet again taken the opportunity to provide some content for the Native Child Alliance website. South Coast Lawyers (also known as Personal Injury Solicitors Brighton) offer a range of services to people on the south coast who have been hurt or injured and would like to employ the services of a personal injury lawyer.

They offer no win no fee legal services for any person or child wishing to make an accident claim in the southern part of the United Kingdom. Contact them today if you live in that area including Brighton, Hove, Hastings, and Sussex and talk to them about making a personal injury claim today.

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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that it will take further steps to warn employees about the dangers of sleeping in bunk beds after an employee accident.

One worker fell and broke her foot after falling from a bunk bed six-feet off the ground, as revealed in a Freedom of Information request. The employee said that she had forgotten the bed was so high.

According to the London Metro, the MoD will now issue a briefing regarding the dangers of bunk beds to ensure employee safety, and in turn, limit their liability for accidents to avoid any future incidents involving personal injury solicitors or accident claims.

London Metro Website - Personal Injury Solicitors

How the London Metro reported this news recently.

This is just one of the strange and unfortunate accidents that affect employees in the UK every year. Other accidents at work included injuries whilst dealing with rubbish, walking into glass windows and even injuries whilst taking part in fun activities such as wrestling in sumo suits.

These unusual incidents were all reported by health and safety officers who must record all serious accident at work incidents for the Health and Safety Executive, with most cases then being passed over to a local personal injury solicitor or national accident claims company.

modIn addition to the bunk bed accident, a number of parachuting accidents were also reported by officers at the MoD, In these circumstances, sufferers reported hitting the ground with too much force or at an awkward angle.

A host of parachuting accidents was also included as personal injury claims and cases where MoD employees were hurt hitting the ground awkwardly or with too much force.

All serious accidents at the MoD are reported using RIDDOR forms. These forms are a requirement for organisations which must be filled out following an accident in the workplace, or where there is a health and safety issue which could lead to a serious accident.

A spokesman for the MoD said:

“The MoD has a duty of care to all its employees whether military or civilian personnel, and we keep our health and safety policies under constant review to manage risk and make sure our personnel have appropriate protection at work, including during training and operations.”

These accident at work revelations highlight how important health and safety at work is, and also that every employer has a responsibility towards their employees when it comes to health and safety.

Can I be dismissed if I make a claim against my employer?

Often people are worried about making a personal injury claim against their employer for fear of how it will affect their employment.

However, under UK law, you cannot be dismissed for pursuing an accident at work personal injury claim against you employer. Most employers have insurance to cover the cost of an accident at work claim, and thus will only be inconvenienced by the claim.

For these reasons, you should not let concerns about your employment prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve. Most personal injury solicitors will work on a no win no fee basis for all new clients.

At South Coast Lawyers (personal injury solicitors in Brighton) we can work with you to investigate your case, gather evidence to make your claim and work to make sure you get the maximum compensation owed to you. If you have been injured in an accident at work, contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation.

How much compensation could I claim for an accident at work?

Determining how much compensation you could get for an accident at work can be difficult. The answer very much depends on the nature of your injury; the lasting effects of your injury and any steps your employer took to prevent your injury. You may be awarded what is known as general damages.

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. You may also be awarded ‘special damages’. Special damages compensate you for any financial loss incurred. This includes things such as loss of earnings or loss of future earnings, medical or child care costs and any costs incurred as a result of being injured. For a more accurate assessment of how much your claim could be worth, contact Accident Claims Web today.

Contact South Coast Lawyers About a Personal Injury Claim

scl-logoWe are your first port of call and are Brighton no win no fee solicitors serving the entire Brighton and Hove area with legal advice and representation you can trust. We offer a free, no obligation discussion of your claim over the phone, using our accident advice care centre.

You can contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak with one of our experts. We can give you a quick initial assessment of whether or not you can make a personal injury claim. To get started, simply call our Freephone telephone number, or complete our online enquiry form and one of our specialists will call you back within minutes. It really couldn’t be simpler to start your claim.

South Coast Lawyers
3rd Floor, Queensberry House
106 Queens Road

Telephone: 01273 838 738

Injured at Work? The Accident Claims Web Can Help You and Your Family


The following is a third party post supplied by one of the website partners we are currently working with. If you would like to something similar then please read our about page for full details on how companies working in the accident injury claims space can work with us.

If you are involved in a workplace accident, many people do not know who to turn to. Often unable to work many people fear that they will not be able to take legal action against their employer. Thankfully, the Accident Claims Web can get you the compensation you deserve.

Working across the UK, they are expert personal injury solicitors who can give you the legal advice required to get the maximum amount of compensation when making a personal injury claim. The customer service team at the Accident Claimline are available 24 hours a day.

When you visit Accident Claims Web, you can complete an online enquiry form with your details and a representative will call you back to discuss your accident claim. Alternatively, you can call them directly and speak to an expert member of staff from the care centre.

Accidents Claims in the Workplace

Sadly, accidents in the workplace are exceptionally common often due to negligence or your employer failing in their duty of care.This is what one of their legal representatives has to say on the matter:

“Your employer has a duty to make sure that you, along with all members of staff are protected in the workplace. Your employer should make sure that the workplace is free from hazards, all employees are suitably trained for their role, and that proper health and safety procedures are in place as well as proper health and safety equipment.”

“If your employer fails in their duty of care or if you are injured as a result of carelessness, the team of expert lawyers at the Accident Claims Web can help you with accident at work compensation.”

accidentbookTo make a personal injury claim following an accident in the workplace, the team at the Accident Claims Web will require certain types of evidence to build the strongest personal injury claim. To obtain the maximum amount of compensation following an accident in the workplace your solicitor may require:

  • A medical report- If you are injured we strongly advise that you seek treatment from a medical expert as they can assess the extent of your injuries and ensure you get the best treatment to make a recovery.
  • Witness statements- To prove how your accident occurred we may require witness statements or contact details from witnesses who saw your incident.
  • Photographic evidence- This can show the full extent of your injury and even show how your accident occurred e.g. a hazard in the workplace. Any similar evidence such as CCTV could also be used.
  • A copy of a note of the accident or proof of the incident in the Accident Report Book
  • Any other evidence that could support your claim

How much Could your Personal Injury Claim be Worth?

It is difficult to assess exactly what your personal injury claim could be worth as no personal injury claim is alike.

Below is a video from their online marketing team which goes into a little detail about how they work and operate.

A Professional Team of Solicitors

However, the team of expert solicitors will be able to investigate your case and provide a rough estimate based on their years of experience and knowledge of the previous cases.

However, and again, when making a personal injury claim, it is possible to claim for more than just your injuries. You can claim for damages if you have been unable to work, and unable to earn, if your injuries have left you unable to do certain activities and if there was any damage to your personal belongings in the accident.

To claim for further damages, such as loss of earnings, you should provide bank statements and proof to our team of expert solicitors.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Many people believe that if they are injured they do not need to enlist the services of a personal injury lawyer and that they will be granted what they are owed in compensation. This, however, is not always the case, and such claims can often be exceptionally drawn out and complex, especially if one party denies the allegations.

Often, many accident and injury claims are resolved outside of court through a settlement agreement. A settlement agreement resolves the dispute, normally in return for capital.


Following the signing of such an agreement, a settlement is reached, and you are not able to take further legal action. Therefore, it is imperative that you have a solicitor present. A lawyer will be able to inform you of exactly what your claim is worth and what would be an adequate settlement.

Injured in the Workplace? Contact the Accident Claims Web

If you have been injured in an accident in the workplace through no fault of your own, contact the Accident Claims Web today. Their team of specialist personal injury lawyers will be able to give you tailored advice to ensure that you get the damages you deserve. To get in touch, contact them using their online contact form.

Please note, that this company call also help with personal injury claims relating to children and under 18s. For more information on our ethos and some blog posts please read here and here.

Health and Safety Statistics in the UK for 2014/15 Released by the HSE for Great Britain


Some more statistical analysis here, following on from the recent Brake news we posted. This time from the Health and Safety Executive. We’ve copied their information into the blog post below which shows some statistics on accident data in Great Britain from the last couple of years.

Those HSE Stats in Full from 2014 into 2015.

Those HSE Stats in Full from 2014 into 2015.

Please be sage, and make sure you don’t become a statistic this year in 2016. It would be amazing if we could help to cut the amount of personal injury and accident claims that are made in the UK each year, as they have recently been rising according to some data released.

To read the HSE statistics in full please visit:

Frightening Statistics on Road Accidents from the Brake Charity


Almost two thirds of drivers (63%) don’t know the correct position a headrest should be in to help prevent serious injury in the event of a crash. A similar amount (64%) don’t always check their headrest before setting off on a long journey.

Frightening statistics I am sure you will agree.

These statistics were recently released by Brake, the road safety charity. They do lots of excellent work in order to prevent road accident and deaths in and around the UK.

Alice Bailey, Campaigns and communications officer for Brake, the road safety charity, said:

“As a whiplash victim myself I understand all too well the lasting damage this kind of injury can do. Despite hours of treatment I still suffer with neck pain more than 15 year after I was involved in a crash.

Brake works tirelessly to prevent crashes in the first place urging drivers to make the roads as safe as possible by driving slowly and safely and using other forms of transport wherever possible, but if you are involved in a crash having your headrest set correctly can help minimise the injuries of the driver and passengers.

We would urge all drivers to familiarise themselves with the correct position and check their own and their passengers headrests before each journey. It’s a simple task that takes just a matter of seconds that could help prevent years of pain.”

We would encourage any accident claims companies in the UK to take up sponsorship with Brake as they do such good work in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

For more information please visit their website on

The Setting Up of a Solidarity Fund for Victims of Serious Accidents


In partnership with some of the accident claims companies we work with, the idea is to set up a solidarity fund. More information can be found below.

Solidarity fund for the families of victims of fatal accidents at work or in voluntary work


Recognition of the social value of work and volunteering, supporting the families of workers and volunteers fatal accident victims, as ordered by the provincial law.


Fatal accidents:

  • workers at work (with or without compulsory insurance against accidents at work);
  • in the line of duty to:
  • law enforcement;
  • armed forces;
  • Body provincial forestry;
  • municipal police;
  • body of firefighters standing;
  • voluntary mountain rescue and caving;
  • firefighters;
  • operating structures provincial civil protection;
  • persons who perform the service of the sick in transport agreement with the APSS.
  • in the discharge of its responsibilities:
  • public administrators of the institutions of Trentino for accidents occurring after December 1, 2009 and before October 26, 2011.


The question of the intervention may be filed on behalf of the household master, by one of the partners of the victim at the time of the fatal accident.

The components must be linked to the victim by reports:

  • Spouses;
  • Cohabitation;
  • Kinship to the second degree (parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren)

Requirement of residence in a town in the province of Trento at the time of the fatal accident is the victim of family members.

ICEF indicator of the household of less than 0.36.


The maximum extent of the contribution is of EUR 25,000 for an ICEF indicator zero and is reduced proportionally with increasing ICEF indicator to zero. In the case of amounts greater than zero and less than 500 EUR, will riconosciutol’importo minimum of 500 Euros.

The contribution is further reduced in relation to the number of beneficiaries in the family and to their degree of kinship with the deceased.

Number of beneficiaries and their degree of relationship Percentage reduction

  1. Four or more components related to the deceased by the bond of marriage, cohabitation or descendants of first degree 0%
  2. Three components related to the deceased by the bond of marriage, cohabitation or descendants of First Instance of 10%
  3. Two components related to the deceased by the bond of marriage, cohabitation and descendants of First Instance of 20%
  4. A component related to the deceased by the bond of marriage, cohabitation or descendants of First Instance of 30%
  5. In the absence of the components referred to in 1. to 4., one or both parents of the deceased 40%
  6. In the absence of the components of which from 1. to 5., three or more second-degree relatives 50%
  7. In the absence of the components of which from 1. to 5., two second-degree relatives 60%
  8. In the absence of the components of which from 1. to 5., a relative of the second degree 70%


The application for the grant is submitted electronically within 90 days after the cause of death to the Agency, for through the points of information and assistance to the public and the institutions of the Province of patronage and social care.


In cases of fatal accidents in the Trentino for which it is not for the contribution of the above for lack of a requirement of residence in a town in the province of Trento at the time of the fatal accident and / or indicator ICEF less than 0.36, It is granted a contribution of solidarity:

– Transporting the body out of the province at the place of origin of the deceased;

– Provided that the burden of transport is not under other topics;

– The application submitted within 30 days from the transport.

New Infographic Regarding Child Safety Seats (Road Accident Claims)


As a parent your child’s safety is paramount. Cars accidents are amongst the most common causes of childhood serious injury so it’s imperative that you take any actions you can to improve your kids’ safety from a road accident.

Take a look at this stunning infographic about buckling up in the car.

  • You don’t want your child injured.
  • You don’t want to have to make accident claims.
  • You don’t want to consider anything worse.


Some of the Best Tweets from the THINK! Road Safety Twitter Account


thniAs you should already know, we’re great fans of the THINK! road safety campaign, so today decided to compile some of their best tweets into one easily digestible blog post.

They work tirelessly to enforce road safety accident knowledge and do a sterling job.

You can follow them on Twitter here like we already do:

New Drink Driving Video

Buckle Up on the Roads Infographic

Seat Belt Safety Awareness

The Tales of the Road Campaign for Child Safety from Road Accidents


thnikIn the UK there is a road safety charity inititiave called THINK! It’s one of the best initiatives that we’ve ever seen.

The messaging is on point, and the “marketing” materials that they put out for accident prevention are second to none.

Here’s a video montage of their Tales of the Road campaign which focused on reducing children being involved and hurt in road accidents including a focus on child safety seats and restraints.

Find Out More About THINk!

For more information please visit their website which is

5 Emotional Injuries That Make Children Problem Adults


The childhood wounds still open again in adulthood!

healerIt was nice to be good and responsible adults, we all have our faults, our limitations, our blocks. And we read the well-being and personal development books, we do yoga, it is converted to Buddhism or we go see a shrink, these limitations are related to childhood injuries .

In any case Lisa Bourbeau’s assertions in his book The five injuries that prevent him from being himself.

Betrayal, humiliation, mistrust, abandonment, injustice … These emotional wounds are hidden deep within us for many years and it is because of them that we can not exploit our potential. Here is a small guide to recognize and perhaps appease them. Finally.

1. The fear of being abandoned

The child too lonely and isolated adult who becomes a fear of abandonment.

For a child, there is nothing worse than feeling alone and not sufficiently protected in the first years of his life in a world he does not know and he does not understand very well. As an adult, he is afraid to relive this pain, this abandonment. So he prefers to be the one who gives up first. In general, this is an unstable person, who is struggling to complete its projects and to be reliable in long term relationships.


These people must understand what makes them so scared and used to love the other. Accept physical contact, hugs. One of the techniques can also be accepting his solitude to understand that it is not an enemy. This allows to find the world and others with newfound confidence.

2. Fear of rejection wipe

The child who was told not his childhood becomes an adult who is afraid to accept his feelings.

Even when we are children, we have the right to be right sometimes. To face “no” all the time (especially on the part of parents and relatives) creates adults who do not trust them. They tend to devalue, to have fairly low opinion of themselves. These are people who often isolate themselves because they do not understand why they deserve the affection or attention. They tend to panic, especially when you ask them their opinion or to speak in public.

To overcome this injury, we must dare to challenge themselves, to take major decisions, such as starting a new job, live alone. Other lost count, learn to faires choices for you and only for you!

3. Humiliation

The child has suffered humiliation in the early years often becomes an adult who has a hard time falling in love.

The sense of humiliation among children can take lots of forms: tell a little boy or a little girl he did everything wrong, it’s annoying, awkward or nasty example. Upbraid him in front of other people. Compare with other children who would be “more this” or “that more” than himself. These humiliations destroy the child’s esteem and make a dependent adult who need the advice of others to feel alive. This can also cause nasty and selfish people who behave like this only because of a defense mechanism, never to be humiliated!

To break away from these bad habits, it is advisable to address their needs and fears, but also on the notion of freedom. Free of others. Royalty its own determinism. Free to be who we want to be without limit.

4. Fear of trusting (and betrayal)

Children who have experienced betrayal in their youth become suspicious and negative adults.

It is never good to make promises to a child and not to take them. Even inventing excuses to justify the child understands the deception. As an adult, the feeling of mistrust does not diminish, on the contrary, the adult world is not always very honest. Betrayed children are insecure and suspicious of them adults who never believe deserve what they get. These are also people rather negative and perfectionists who want to control everything and that can be very authoritarian and domineering.

To turn the tide, we must learn not to want to control everything. How ? By being tolerant, patient and above all, very respectful of others and their opinions. Also learn to be alone and do nothing, this opens the mind.

5. The sense of injustice

Children who had the impression of living injustices become adults who want to be very important and have great power.

The children who were asking too much and feel they will never be up to the requirements requested develop a sense of worthlessness, inefficiency. Growing up, they can become rigid and extremely demanding in turn. They can become downright fanatical of the order and power, convinced that they must become important to make decisions. But they can also take extreme and irrational decisions.

To fight against these abuses, we must do work on self and the feeling of suspicion and mental rigidity. Learn to be flexible. Learn to be a simple man. Learn to trust others. Your life you seem much simpler, at once!

It leaves the last word to Lisa Bourbeau:

The first step is to accept that injuries are part of us, to give us permission to annoy us and, above all, to give us time to overcome them.