If you are very much involved in outdoor sports then rock climbing and abseiling is likely something that you have tried from time to time. If you are looking to descend down a cliff face, building or any other structure quickly then abseiling is what you will need to do and although this can be an incredibly fun activity, it’s important that you take the right safety precautions to ensure that you remain safe throughout.

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Winter has come early for many Manchester motorists as commuters were once again faced with long delays and tough driving conditions in the region. The amount of snow caused the complete closure of many roads in and around the city, in addition to delays on the M66 motorway.

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After breaking her leg on the pavement outside her home in Thorpe St Andrew, an 86-year-old Norwich woman had to wait three hours for an ambulance to arrive. A friend (who telephoned 999 after the accident happened) called the local ambulance service to be told that an ambulance was on its way, but the ambulance didn’t arrive until nearly three hours later.

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Nine thousand pounds in compensation has been awarded to a Hulme man after a dentist mistakenly removed a healthy tooth. The man who suffered agonising pain was referred to Manchester Dental Hospital for the removal of three teeth, but after the extraction he realised that an extra tooth had been removed.

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A collision between a pedestrian and a car on the A1M in County Durham has left one person dead. Both carriageways were closed for an extensive period of time between the A167 at Chester-le-street and the A690 at Durham.

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If you are involved in a road traffic accident or another incidence of shock then whiplash is often one of the most common injuries that you will be left dealing with.

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Whether it’s music or just the sound of your voice, hearing plays a crucial role in allowing us to do many common day-to-day tasks that we often take for granted.

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When you are on holiday one of the last things that you often think about is being injured and luckily for most people a trip overseas doesn’t result in a problem such as this occurring, but unfortunately this is not always the case.

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Being able to hear is one of the most important senses that we have and it proves to be a useful tool when it comes to interpreting the world around us.

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Holiday time is something that we all look forward to, something that many of us have saved all year for – and a time where we can really sit back and relax and take a break from our regular jobs. For many people holidays are a time of great joy, but unfortunately for some people they can also be a time of great heartache.

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As one of the most important parts of the body, your spine is responsible for a great deal of your movement, in addition to playing a crucial role in the stability and function of many different parts of your body.

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When you are on holiday the last thing that you are often thinking about is sustaining an injury, but unfortunately you may often find yourself in a position where there is little to nothing that you can do about it, and as the fault of someone else you are left with injuries which can have a direct impact on your lifestyle.

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Of all the injury types that you can sustain, in most situations you will find that head injuries can have a serious impact on your life. Head injuries can lead to internal bleeding, brain damage and a variety of other potentially harmful situations which can leave you with long-term injuries that you could be left to deal with for a long time to come.

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Whether you are heading overseas or simply taking some time to rest and relax at home, the holiday period is one that is popular with everyone as a time to sit back, relax and really take some time away from our often busy and hectic lifestyles.

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As we reach the holiday season many of us are exciting to be jetting off overseas or simply just getting to spend some quality time at home with friends and family.

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When it comes to the holiday season it’s a time that most of us try to sit back, relax and really enjoy ourselves away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.

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Injuries on holiday are never a pleasant experience. In general, a holiday is a time that you look to rest and relax and ending up in hospital is often the last thing that you are thinking of!

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Holidays are something that many of us spend an entire year looking forward to, but unfortunately they can also be something that for many of us leads to a great deal of stress and trauma.

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Breaking your arm is never a nice thing to do, but breaking your arm on holiday can create a whole host of headaches and potential problems that you just don’t want to have to deal with.

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Often one of the most serious and traumatic types of injury that you can sustain, a brain injury can have a direct impact on your life and the way that you are able to carry out your day-to-day tasks.

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Holidays are something that we all enjoy and whether they are weeks away to a nice, warm location or just a quick weekend here and there, they are a time that we all love to sit back, relax and not worry about what is going on in our day to day lives.

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A pub fire in Eccles has resulted in two people being taken to hospital in the early hours of the morning. The fire, which started in the pub kitchen left one man and one woman with injuries, a further man declined treatment.

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A road traffic collision in Warwickshire has left a man dead according to the local ambulance service. The collision which occurred on Warwick Road, Stratford Upon Avon, drew the attention of West Midlands Ambulance Service just after 9:30pm last Tuesday.

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned an Essex hospital that its children’s services must improve after they were found to be “completely unacceptable”. The death of a 10-year-old girl from a suspected drugs errors prompted the visit, but after further investigations the CQC returned with a “number of serious concerns”.

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After a visit to the GP, regardless of what type of injury you have you will usually end up with a prescription which you will take down to the pharmacy in return for your medication.

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Although hospitals are a place that we generally try to avoid, we will all find that at some point in our life more often than not we will require surgery.

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As the biggest joint in the human body, the knee is also one that is frequently operated on.

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When we are ill or in poor health a trip to the GP is usually on the cards. Although GPs do work hard to ensure that we are looked after to the best of their abilities, sometimes errors are made

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If you are feeling ill or unwell then chances are a trip to the GP will be in order. Once you have been thoroughly examined and a diagnosis has been made then you will be sent off to the pharmacy to get the medication that you need to put you straight back on the track to recovery.

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Although in life there are many things that we can reach, unfortunately there are also those things that are just out of reach, but luckily in these situations we have a ladder.

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Being a teacher can be a very rewarding experience and usually involves the education of students in a relatively safe and secure classroom environment.

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Although many of us work with our feet fixed firmly on the ground, from time to time you may be required to do a job which is located a certain height above ground, and as such you could find yourself in a slightly risky situation.

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Conveyor belts are all around us, whether we are using one to transport goods from one place to another or we are waiting to collect our luggage in the Arrivals Hall after stepping off a plane

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Unfortunately some times in the workplace what we need to do is just out of reach. If you do find yourself in a position where you can’t reach what you are looking for through a traditional ladder or other piece of equipment, then a scissor lift might be that little extra helping hand that you need to complete this task.

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If you end up in a hospital, or at a doctors then chances are that you aren’t feeling too well and what you are really looking for is to get back to health as quickly as you possibly can.

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Regardless of the type of industry that you are in, there may often come a time when you are required to use a vehicle to get to where you need to go.

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A visit to the hospital is usually not something that you plan, and unfortunately if you do find yourself in this position then chances are you are suffering from some type of ill health and well-being.

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As an area where we spend a great deal of time, the workplace is one area where we want to feel safe and secure at all times and the Government works very hard to ensure that this is possible with strict rules and regulations around safety in the workplace.

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As perhaps one of the most important attributes that we have, our eyesight has a heavy impact on the way that we view the world and as such it’s something that we tend to take very good care of.

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Whether we are consuming food, smiling or even just trying to hold a conversation, our teeth are a major contributor to the way in which we can do this effectively.

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If you are involved in a cycling accident then there are generally a number of things that can happen, but if this accident happens with any type of impact then chances are you will fall from your bicycle and suffer from any impact that you might have

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“Devastating” crash death in Sedgefield A 19-year-old man has been killed on County Durham Road after he attempted to move a broken down car off the road.

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One man has been left seriously injured and a cyclist has died after a road collision in south Shropshire overnight.

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Although many people look towards cycling as a popular alternative to getting around in a car, there are some potential problems that are associated with this type of physical activity.

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Although physical abuse often shows the biggest scars, there are other forms of negligence that you can suffer from which in some ways can lead to far more serious long term consequences than physical abuse.

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Although cycling is becoming an increasingly popular activity for most people to partake in, it’s still one that many people look at a little apprehensively.

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Generally a care home is a place that you go to receive medical care and attention when you are no longer able to look after yourself and in most situation this is exactly what you will receive when you visit one of these places.

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Unfortunately for many people there comes a time in life where they are no longer able to take care of themselves, or simply become too old to give themselves adequate support and care.

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With the parcel trade playing an important role right around the UK, there are thousands of delivery drivers working around the country each day.

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Regardless of the trade that you work in, having the right tools to complete a job is essential right across the board and if you work in the trades and services industry you will be only too aware of this.

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If you are working on a building site, or in a workplace but you aren't under a full time contract then chances are you are currently working as a contractor.

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Being a care worker is not always the easiest task and working as a care worker is perhaps one of the most respected jobs that you can have.

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Stockrooms make up a fairly important part of any business whether it’s retail or manufacturing. They are a home for many additional parts and extra stock which may need to be kept on the premises, while giving them a location to be kept out of sight from the main shop floor.

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As a place where you tend to spend a great deal of your lives, it's crucial that the workplace is one area which is incredibly safe for any individual. Although workplace standards are monitored incredibly closely, leading to only the best work conditions for any individual, there is still the potential for accidents to happen due to negligence in the workplace and if you do find yourself the victim here, you can make a claim.

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If you work in the manufacturing or distribution industry, chances are that you are very familiar with the use of pallet trucks.

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Although we might not be aware of it, we often use machinery on a daily basis and in many facets of society it's something that we rely on heavily to help us out with a range of different tasks.

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Although any injury that you sustain can have serious ramifications on your life, unfortunately there are some situations where these ramifications can be far more substantial.

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A schooltaker fell through a ceiling just days before retirement, leading to Bradford Council receiving a fine for a breach of health and safety.

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Major tailbacks confronted motorists who were travelling on the M60 anti-clockwise on Tuesday.

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Aside from cancer and other medical conditions, the roads are one of the biggest killers in the UK and each year many drivers lose their life through often senseless acts.

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Road traffic accidents can often lead to a messy situation and if you don't have the right solicitor then it can be hard to know exactly what you are entitled to, where you stand and what you can do next!

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For anyone who drives the motorway is often one of the most widely used stretches of road and it's also one that we generally tend to take at a high speed.

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Whether you are being treated in a hospital, a surgery or simply by your local GP, medical equipment is one element that you will rely on heavily to ensure that you are nursed back to health in an efficient manner and as such it's really important that it's functioning correctly.

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A child welfare investigation over concerns about the quality of care at York nursery has caused it to close, according to its owner.

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Ending up in an ambulance is possibly not a situation that anyone wants to find themselves in, but if you are unfortunate enough to end up this way, then you will likely be hoping that you are receiving the right medical treatment in a speedy and efficient manner.

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If you are involved in a serious accident then casualty is usually the first place that you are taken and if you do find yourself in this environment then you could find that you are in need of serious medical assistance.

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A young mum and her six-month-old baby girl were taken to hospital earlier today after a fire at their home in Wythenshawe.

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Although recent rules and regulations have worked hard to ensure that the workplace is a much safer environment, unfortunately there is still the risk of potential injury and even fatalities within this environment.

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Although many people do work in office jobs or factories, there are others who are required to travel as part of their job and therefore getting into the car or onto public transport is not an uncommon sight.

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For many people after a serious accident the first thing on their mind is rest and recuperation not making a compensation claim.

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So you've been the victim of an accident that wasn't your fault and you want to make a compensation claim - but you don't know where to start?

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When you are receiving any type of medical treatment, a nurse will usually play a fairly major role in ensuring that you receive just the type of treatment that you are looking for.

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In general most physical injuries are easy to fix, it's the mental health problems that leave many people with serious, on-going problems which require regular treatment and can directly impact their ability to lead a normal life.

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It's never easy claiming compensation against a medical professional and it's easy to feel bad about it after all they are there trying to help you out.

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As a parent, the health of your child is perhaps one of the most important things that you will take into consideration and anything which threatens their health and well-being is something that you will seriously have to think about.

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A rush hour crash has left a 35-year-old woman fighting for her life on the A580 East Lancs road in Wigan.

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Going to school is an essential part of growing up for any child and as it's an area where we have to go in a compulsory manner, it's crucial that it's an area that any child makes the most out of.

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Workplace accidents are among the most common types of compensation claims that we have to deal with in fact, on a daily basis the majority of enquiries that we get involve accidents which happen in and around the workplace.

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A biker has been killed after colliding with a road sign on the A696 road in Northumberland.

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A mother-of-two was left housebound for months after having her hip removed following a hip replacement operation.

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An accident which involved a HGV hitting a traffic light in Chester has left one person dead.

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Roadside railings claimed the life of a motorbike rider in Liverpool last week.

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Although the office is one area that we wouldn’t usually associate with injuries, it is one area of the workplace which does have the potential to leave you with serious injuries if you don’t take your safety seriously.

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Head injuries are often some of the most dangerous and serious injuries that you can incur and if you do find that you are left with a head injury, then the repercussions and long term side effects can be quite substantial.

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Lumps and bumps under the skin are generally no reason to worry, but unfortunately in some situations these health issues can point to far more serious issues that may require immediate attention.

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Although essential for the construction and development industry, building sites can often be a relatively dangerous area to work.

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Although external bleeding is often a cause for concern, a big health problem that we can also face is internal bleeding – and in many cases the main danger of this is that it isn’t always that easy to identify.

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Although injuries can occur in almost any location, injuries which occur in the workplace tend to be some of the most serious and severe that we can incur.

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As one of the biggest killers in the UK, early detection of cancer is absolutely crucial to the effective treatment of this disease – and ensuring that your medical professional is able to identify and treat cancer as quickly and effectively as possible is crucial to your potential for survival.

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Dealing with a broken bone can be an incredibly painful experience, but in some situations it can be hard to know whether you have broken, fractured or simply sprained and area of the body – and therefore to know how to treat it appropriately.

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Although driving is something that many of us do on a regular basis, what many people don’t realise is that in actual fact, driving is one of the most dangerous activities that you can perform and that each year more people die driving than using any other type of transportation.

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Although many of us are capable of taking care of ourselves, the reality is that within society some people are not, and whether it’s through medical illness or disability, from time to time there are people who need additional care in their daily lives.

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In general there are some workplaces which tend to be more dangerous than others and a building site definitely falls under this category when you are looking at personal injury claims.

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Dealing with a broken bone or a fracture can be an incredibly painful process and it’s often one that requires a great deal of rest and rehabilitation.

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Back injuries are in many situations some of the most debilitating injuries that you can sustain and they often have serious, long-term consequences that you are left to deal with for the rest of your life.

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Regardless of the industry that you work in, chances are that at some point your job will require an aspect of heavy lifting. If you work in a factory or production environment then heavy lifting may be a common task associated with your job, but even if you work in an office you may still be required to carry files and folders from time to time.

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Head injuries can be a serious event regardless of how you incur them, but if they do happen in the office then chances are they are through no fault of your own

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The workplace is one of the biggest areas where we deal with personal injury claims and as this is an area where you tend to spend a great deal of time, it’s important that it’s also an area where you feel completely safe and secure.

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An inquest has heard that a British tourist died after downing stain remover poured into a water bottle in her hotel room.

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For the first time in 10 years, road deaths across the UK have increased with road fatalities now being the main cause of death for young adults aged 16-24.

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