Category: Personal Injury

road safety week

Road Safety Week 2021 – Time To Take Action For Safer Roads

The UK’s biggest annual road safety campaign has come around again, with Road Safety Week taking place from November 15th to 21st and adopting the tagline of ‘taking action for safer roads’. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness and get more people involved in road safety, with a series of events, demonstrations and fundraising…

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Transfer Your Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence File

Has your solicitor ceased trading? Are you dissatisfied with your current solicitor? You can transfer your personal injury or clinical negligence case to Ison Harrison solicitors. The personal injury market has taken a battering over recent years with legal reforms to fix costs and make pursuing claims almost impossible, so it comes as no surprise…

hgv driver

The HGV Driver Shortage & The Risk Of Personal Injury

We presently have a shortage of HGV drivers and we need to ensure they are kept safe at work. Simon Helliwell, Chartered Legal Executive in our personal injury department recently recovered damages exceeding £50,000.00 for a client who suffered substantial orthopedic injuries. The settlement comes on top of other recent settlements Simon has achieved for…

brain-injury-claim

Simon Helliwell Secures Significant Damages For 87 Year Old Brain Injury Client

Simon Helliwell, Chartered Legal Executive in our personal injury department has recovered damages in the sum of £100,000.00 for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury at his local Golf club. The settlement is in addition to recent brain injury claims secured by Simon of £3.3 million pounds and £ ½ million pounds. Simon’s…

brain injury

Over £3 Million Compensation Obtained For Brain Injury Client Following Rejection By Other Solicitors

Simon Helliwell, Chartered Legal Executive in our personal injury department recently obtained compensation in excess of £3 million pounds for a client that suffered a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic accident. Simon accepted the case when it was close to the Limitation date, which is the latest date legal proceedings can be commenced,…

Domestic abuse

Family Courts Deemed Unsafe For Domestic Violence Victims

In light of the Family Judge Tolson case, whereby a leadership judge declared outdated views around sexual consent, a letter has been signed by 130 professionals and lawyers raising concerns that courts aren’t safe for victims- with outdated views on consent and sexual violence. This came off the backlash from Judge Tolson, who rules that…

Sexual Assault

Rape In The UK: An Overview

Family Judge criticised for view on sexual consent in rape case; ‘Woman took no physical steps to stop the perpetrator, she was not raped.’ Family judges will now receive training on sexual consent after a leadership judge’s judgment was found to be flawed; Judge Tolson stated that a victim must physically resist the perpetrator to…

solicitor chat

Personal Injury Claims In The Winter – Our #SolicitorChat January 2020

We recently took part in a #SolicitorChat on Twitter to discuss personal injury claims in the winter, advising on how the claim process works and what information a solicitor needs in order to help you make a claim. Read our answers below and please contact us if you would like any further information about the…

Gavel courtroom

Children & Non English Speaking Clients: A Level Playing Field?

The general public may not be aware but in cases where damages are valued at less than £25,000.00 then the Claimant’s lawyers can only recover fixed costs from the insurers irrespective of the amount of work that needs to be carried out. In cases that are settled before legal proceedings are commenced these fixed costs…

Male injured with neck brace

Successful Case Against a Slippery Defendant

Mr Simon Helliwell in our personal injury department recently obtained compensation in the sum of £26,000.00 for his retired client following a slip in communal floors in a block of flats. The cleaner had just mopped the floor and it appears that he used either the wrong type or wrong amount of cleaning product. These…