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…

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…

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…

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…

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…