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COVID-19: returning to the workplace

Alexia Simeoni

Posted by Alexia Simeoni | Solicitor
On 19th October 2020

Many of us have had the opportunity to work from home since the world as we know it changed. Although the Government has recently encouraged employees to return to work to do so, office-based businesses have to make their offices Covid-secure. Employers now have the discretion to decide whether all staff in office-based businesses who can work from home should carry on doing so or whether they should now return to the workplace in order to boost the economy.

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Tips to stay safe and injury free while performing exercise on the roads this winter

Sarah Townsend

Posted by Sarah Townsend | Chartered Legal Executive
On 15th October 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of indoor exercise venues, outdoor exercises such as walking, jogging and cycling have become popular ways to get out of the house and keep fit and healthy. In fact, in the first few months of lockdown, government figures showed that the UK had seen an increase of 200 percent just in the number of people cycling.

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Health and Safety for factory employees

Karen Mann

Posted by Karen Mann | Senior Associate
On 2nd September 2020

Factories are a place of work where it is foreseeable that accidents may arise. There are a number of factories in the UK which include car manufacturing and food production which involve employees working with machinery on a daily basis. Health and Safety is of paramount importance in workplaces and employers have a duty of care to ensure that employees have a safe working environment.

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Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration

Emily Welstead

Posted by Emily Welstead | Associate
On 26th August 2020

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (‘SIRVA’) is a term used to describe one of a number of possible injuries sustained to the shoulder following the administration of an intramuscular vaccine such as the seasonal flu vaccine, Tetanus vaccine and DTP. These injuries, which are often preventable, are caused by the administration of the vaccine into the shoulder joint rather than the deltoid muscle and they are usually the result of poor or substandard technique.

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