Category: Personal Injury

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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…

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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…

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The Stats And Facts When It Comes To Cycling Accidents

As the cost of petrol rises, more and more turn to bicycles instead. Unlike drivers, cyclists do not have insurance whilst cycling on the road. Statistics The Road Safety Factsheet details 120 cycling fatalities, 3100 serious injuries and over 19,000 cycling accidents in the UK each year.  It is estimated that less severe causalities will…

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Legislation Changes to Personal Injury: How Does it Impact You?

“A world where Darth Vader is the good guy and Luke Skywalker is the bad guy.” The principle of insurance is that the many pay for the few. Fortunately, the vast majority of people will never be involved in an accident but if this happens how would you expect the system to support you? If the…

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Global Study Finds Sexual Abuse is Overlooked by State Laws

According to a global study conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, the sexual abuse of boys is not addressed by the laws in many countries. The findings show the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation across 40 countries. The study examines how countries respond to such threats of sexual violence against children, as well…

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Local Authorities Overspent On Children’s Services By An Approximate £807m

With the rising number of children taken into care by local authorities, pressure is rising on budgets, and is being overspent. Analysis conducted by the Local Government Association LGA found that 133 out of 152 councils responsible for children services overspent in 2017-2018. The budget was overspent by an estimated £807m. Government data published in…

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​Yorkshire Child Sexual Abuse Ring

Yorkshire police arrest 55 men in child sex abuse investigation, after seven women made historical allegations Police arrested 55 men as part of an investigation into historical allegations of child sexual abuse in Dewsbury, Batley and Bradford areas between 2002 and 2009. The men were recently interviewed and released pending further inquiries. DI Ian Thornes…

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The Randox Scandal

Have you received a letter from the Crown Prosecution Service, stating your conviction may be unsafe? We have been approached by clients who have been affected by the Randox scandal in which one of their operators had allegedly manipulated some of the data which led to potentially unsafe convictions. It is understood that more than 10,000…

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£850,000.00 compensation obtained for “Iron Man”

Simon Helliwell in our Personal Injury department recently achieved a settlement in the sum of £850,000.00 for a client who suffered substantial Orthopaedic Injuries. Simon’s client was driving home for lunch and was hit head on by a third party motorist. The accident scene, rescue and initial treatment were all broadcast on the Real A&E Helicopter Rescue…