Over the years fatal injuries to workers has declined with records showing that back in 1974, 651 workers died from fatal injuries in the work place. The figure for 2019/20 is 111 workers died.

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The industry that has the most fatal injuries 2019/20 is the construction industry with 40 deaths in that time period. The next is the agricultural Industry with 20 in the same time period. The least fatal injuries industry’s is the admin & support services (6) and waste management (5)

If you need to make work accident compensation claim follow the steps below

1. Seek medical advice

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Yes e-scooters are legal, however it is illegal to ride them on the road or a public space. That also applies to children in parks and public spaces.

The e-scooters are classed as powered transporters.

What are powered transporters?

The term “powered transporters” covers a variety of novel personal transport devices which are mechanically propelled (propelled by a motor) as well as or instead of being manually propelled. It includes e-scooters, Segways, hoverboards, go-peds (combustion engine-powered kick-scooters), powered unicycles, and u-wheels.

This term does not include electrically-assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs), which have their own regulatory framework.

Where can a powered transporter be used legally?

You can use powered transporters on private land…


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A man has been jailed after he was found in possession of the means to make almost £4million worth of cannabis laced boiled sweets, which he claimed he only sold to cancer patients to ease their pain.

Ryan Dobson, 54 (08.03.66), of Church Lane, Dunmow, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 10 December to a total of nine years’ imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at the same court to:


Officers from the Met, with support from colleagues from South Wales Police, arrested a man in South Wales on the morning of Tuesday, 24 November.

The arrest was part of Operation Eternal, the Met’s operation that feeds into the national Operation Venetic led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to tackle crimes being committed on encrypted mobile phones.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. The arrest took place on Wyverne Road in Cathays, at around 10:00hrs.

He has since been further arrested for firearms offences and conspiracy to murder…


Drink driving is when you are found operating a vehicle while over the prescribed alcohol limit. Drunk in charge is when you are in control of a vehicle while over the prescribed limit. There is no set definition of what it means to be ‘in charge’ of a vehicle, but there must a realistic possibility that you will attempt to drive while over the limit.

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Drink driving offences are serious and can result in severe penalties, including a driving ban. If you have been charged with drink driving or being drunk in charge of a vehicle, please contact us at…


New regulations have been introduced in England which require employers and employees to enforce self-isolation where applicable. Breaching the regulations amounts to a criminal offence and could lead to a fine of up to £10,000.

If you are being prosecuted under the new coronavirus regulations, please contact us now at Ashmans Solicitors.

What are the new rules?

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 28 September 2020. …


The COVID-19 pandemic has left many UK businesses facing unprecedented challenges, including the furloughing or redundancy of staff and, in many cases, an irretrievable loss of livelihood and lifestyle.

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Many business owners have found it hard to keep their businesses trading, having been told by the government that it was unsafe to stay open or even to re-open.

However, if your business has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), help is now at hand.

On 5th March 2020, the department of health and social care added COVID-19 to the list of notifiable diseases. By…


If you are convicted of a criminal offence — whether a financial crime or otherwise — the prosecution may begin proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002. If successful, this would see that any assets thought to be acquired via illegitimate means are confiscated. A failure to pay will result in a prison sentence.

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If you are subject to POCA proceedings, please contact us straight away at Ashmans Solicitors. The authorities have wide-ranging powers that allow them to freeze and confiscate assets. A timely and proactive approach is required to limit the potentially disastrous consequences. We represent clients…


Fraud is the deliberate use of deceit or dishonesty to cause loss or disadvantage to another person or party. In England and Wales, fraudulent offences are governed by the Fraud Act 2006. The legislation makes it easier for authorities such as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Fraud Office to pursue legal action against those suspected of fraud.

There are three main offences under the Fraud Act 2006:

  1. Fraud by false representation
  2. Fraud by failing to disclose information
  3. Abuse of position

Someone is guilty of fraud by false representation if he dishonestly makes a false representation with the…


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Several police forces have been using facial recognition technology to detect suspects. Cameras placed in public places can scan thousands of faces as they pass by, matching those images with images on a database. The technology can assist in the apprehension of wanted offenders, and potentially track people as they go about their lawful business.

To many, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear, for others, it is a significant infringement of civil liberties and the start of a sinister world of state surveillance.

In a critical judgment, the Court of Appeal has provided clarification on…

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