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Category: Personal Injury

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In light of the Family Judge Tolson case, whereby a leadership judge declared outdated views around sexual consent, a letter has been signed by 130 professionals and lawyers raising concerns that courts aren’t safe for victims- with outdated views on consent and sexual violence.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

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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…

News

Desired Outcome Reached In Inquest With Gareth Naylor

An inquest before HM Assistant Coroner Jonathan Heath took place on the 9 July 2019 to investigate the death of a motorcyclist who died on the 29 May 2018. Our Partner and Head of Personal Injury Gareth Naylor represented the brother of the deceased, Mathew. On the 29 May 2018 Mathew was riding his motorcycle…

Male injured with neck brace

£115,000.00 settlement achieved following a tripping accident

Mr Simon Helliwell in our personal injury department recently obtained compensation for his client against the local authority in relation to a tripping accident. Initially, it was thought that the Claimant’s injuries to her ankle were minor and that a recovery would have been made in a short period of time. Simon’s client unfortunately required…

Legal scales

Victim Of Vehicle Accident On Private Land Entitled To Compensation

In the recent decision of Motor Insurers’ Bureau v Lewis, the Court of Appeal has confirmed the rights of those people injured in car accidents on private land to bring a claim for compensation. The court found the Motor Insurers Bureau was liable to pay damages to the Mr Lewis who was walking along a…

Construction personal Injury

Worker Falls From Height: Are The Work at Height Regulations and Health & Safety Executive Investigations Sufficient?

Mr Simon Helliwell in our Personal Injury department recently obtained compensation for his client who fell through a skylight in a roof at work and fell 30 feet to the floor. Simon describes: “It was my client’s case that major works were to be carried out on site and due to a threat of workers…

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Can The Brain Heal Itself After Brain Damage?

Suffering a traumatic brain injury can be a very harrowing time and it can be difficult for clients and their loved ones to see a way forward. At Ison Harrison our first priority is the patient’s rehabilitation. The brain is a very sensitive and complicated organ, and when you consider the many variables that can influence…