Musculoskeletal Disorders

What is a Musculoskeletal Disorder? A musculoskeletal disorder (or an MSD) is a term that covers any damage or disorder to the body’s musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is made up of our bones, muscles, cartilage, joints, blood vessels, nerves, tissues and ligaments. MSD’s are the most common work related health problem in Europe (OSH…

Payment Increase for Mesothelioma Scheme

Work and Pensions Minister Lord Freud announced this week that payments made under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme are to be increased. In a written ministerial statement published on Tuesday 10th February, Lord Freud said that payments would be increased to 100 per cent of average civil claims, from the current 80 per cent. The…

Accidents in Public

A public liability claim is a claim for an accident that’s happened on property that’s open to the public. This includes places that are owned or maintained by a local authority, but also private businesses that are open to the public such as museums, bars, gyms or restaurants. The people responsible for the upkeep of…