Upper Limb Disorders Caused by Work

An upper limb disorder (ULD) affects the fingers, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders or neck. They are commonly called repetitive strain injuries (RSI), cumulative trauma disorder or occupational overuse syndrome. ULDs encompass clinically defined disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but also undefined conditions. ULDs include problems with the soft tissues, muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well…

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When Liability Bites

When Liability Bites Although there are no official figures, the best estimate is that there are 6.1 million dogs kept as pets in the UK (one for every ten people).  Sadly not every one of that number is well trained and controlled and it is perhaps not surprising that dogs cause millions of pounds worth…

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Workplace Accidents and Injuries in The Catering and Hospitality Industry

The catering and hospitality industry is vast, employing around 1.96 million people in the UK. While catering and hospitality may not be considered as high risk compared to industries like construction, work within accommodation and food service accounts for a statistically significant rate of workplace injuries. Source: HSE Common accidents and injuries in the catering…

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COPD

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the name used for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. These conditions include: Emphysema – The air sacs at the end of the lungs break down, which makes the lungs become baggy and causes them to trap air. Bronchitis – The airways…

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New Parters at ASD

We’re delighted to announce that Ralph Clark and Chris Chappell are now equal equity partners alongside our senior partners Richard Meggitt and Richard Long. ASD has come a long way since we began working together in 1996. We are very proud of the services we have provided to over 15,000 local clients. As one of…

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Work Related Musculoskeletal Injuries and Construction Workers

The construction industry is in the top three occupations for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. What is a work-related musculoskeletal disorder? A musculoskeletal disorder is a broad term used to describe a disorder within the body’s musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body’s bone, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles. Musculoskeletal disorders can cause pain, discomfort, numbness or tingling. If…

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The Rehabilitation Pescription

Rehabilitation Brain injury cases The Major Trauma Pathway was launched in 2010 with the recommendation that rehabilitation was a key concern. “Every patient admitted to a Major Trauma Centre should have their rehabilitation needs assessed and documented through a Rehabilitation Prescription”. The background to this development was that the Clinical Advisory Group on Major Trauma,…

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Common Types of Accidents – The Construction Industry

Despite improvements to workplace safety, the construction industry remains a potentially dangerous profession. 80,000 workers suffered from work-related ill health each year (LFS) There were 30 fatal injuries to workers in 2016/17 (RIDDOR) and 64,000 non-fatal injuries to workers each year (LFS) The vast majority of construction fatalities were caused by falls from a height.…

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