Category: Personal Injury

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Graham Roberts: Successful Child Abuse Case

Graham Roberts, part of our Personal Injury department shares his recent success in a child abuse claim: Miss C and Mr C ‘s mother could not look after her children appropriately, therefore  in the 70’s the two children were placed by the Local Authority into Foster Care. From the ages of 11 to 16 both of…

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Whiplash Claims Reforms Pass Final Obstacle

Controversial whiplash claim reforms took a step nearer to reality at the end of October, when Labour amendments were defeated and a second reading of the Civil Liability Bill opened up a debate and voting, which saw it advance to the final stages. The bill aims to introduce a fixed tariff for whiplash damages and…

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Transfer your Personal Injury case? No problem

Like all businesses, solicitors must deliver the highest standards to keep consumers satisfied. It is common for dissatisfied clients to change solicitors and look elsewhere; which you are entitled to do so. Clients change their solicitor for a multitude of reasons Lack of communication Solicitor not following instruction You are being dealt with by a…

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600 Ambulance call outs in 3 years to UK Amazon Warehouse

A Freedom of Information request to ambulance services from the GMB union has revealed that over the past three years, ambulances were called out 600 times to an Amazon warehouse, with 115 call outs this year to site in Rugeley, near Birmingham. Three call outs were related to pregnancy or maternity problems Three for major…

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Burn victim achieves settlement of £55,000.00

Simon Helliwell in our personal injury department recently settled a case involving a 96 year old Claimant who suffered serious burns to her lower leg after a storage heater that had very recently been fitted fell away from the wall due to shoddy workmanship. The storage heater weighed 165Kg and trapped my client’s leg for…

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Chris Drabble’s Success Story

Our client, Kickboxing champion and proud father of two, Mr Chris Drabble, recently received £135,000.00 in settlement following an accident at work on the 7th September 2015. He suffered a significant fracture dislocation of his wrist when the boom on a genie lift fell towards him and he put his hands out to protect himself. …

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​Children Accidents

Infants and children can often be involved in accidents. This can be due to their inquisitive nature; the desire to test everything they find. On some occasions, an accident may lead to an injury. You may be able to make a compensation claim on behalf of your child. Common accidents include Defective playground equipment Poorly…

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​Victims of Abuse Being Let Down by the NHS

Reports find lack of support and failings within NHS Mental Health Services Child maltreatment has been called the tobacco industry of mental health. As smoking directly causes or triggers predispositions for physical disease, early abuse can contribute to virtually all types of mental illness, leaving these children vulnerable to depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder…

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Allergic Reaction Causes Fatal Accidents

Boy with severe dairy allergy dies after schoolmate throws cheese A 13 year old boy from Greenford West London, died due to a serious allergic reaction, after going into anaphylactic shock. The boy was severely allergic to wheat, gluten, all dairy, eggs and all nuts. He was also asthmatic and suffered from atopic eczema. The…

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Sale of Conventional Petrol and Diesel Vehicles Ending by 2040

Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 The government are implementing the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 to achieve carbon targets set out in the Climate Change Act 2008. Decarbonising transport is a key aspect of this policy. It has been announced by government that nearly all cars and vans should be zero emission vehicles…