Personal injury claims

Libel versus Limbs

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Jack Monroe was awarded damages because of tweets posted by Katie Hopkins in a libel case. Our experts look at the case and compare the damages awarded to someone who has a personal injury claim. More …

Proposal to reform soft tissue injury claims process for accident victims

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Commenting on the proposal, Oliver Jeffcott, solicitor at BL Claims, said: "The proposal to reform the soft tissue injury process is another example of the government riding roughshod over the rights of injured people. More …

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – The Vibration Puzzle

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

There is a long established association between vibration exposure and carpal tunnel syndrome. Since 1992 carpal tunnel syndrome has been a prescribed industrial disease for which state benefit can be payable where the condition arises in association with the use of hand held vibrating tools. More …

Health & Safety in the EU – a risk assessment

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As we approach the Referendum on the EU we are being asked to weigh up the merits of our continued membership. One area which has received less media attention has been the EU's involvement in health and safety regulation. More …

When the thrill of the open road becomes a bumpy ride

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We’ve become a nation of cyclists, taking to the saddle each weekend to beat that challenging climb, take part in organised sportives or simply to enjoy the solitude of the open road. More …

Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport [2015] EWCA Civ 172

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In November 2006, Sean Delaney was seriously injured in a car accident. A substantial quantity of cannabis was found in the vehicle in which he and the driver, Mr Pickett were travelling. More …

Woodland v Essex County Council – the case continues

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Annie Woodland was the child who tragically suffered hypoxia during a swimming lesson arranged by her local education authority, Essex County Council. More …

Non delegable duty of care for local authorities in foster care-two judgments

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The Claimant said that whilst in her mother's care she had suffered physical and emotional abuse and that the Defendant local authority had failed in their common law duty of care by failing either to remove her or protect her from the abuse. More …

What can you do if you have been attacked by a dog?

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Dog attacks are frightening and often leave both the victim and their loved ones with serious long term issues, whether physical or psychological. However, save for any injury sustained, what should you do next? More …

How does a person's mental state effect pain in soft tissue injuries?

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Ongoing Chronic Pain following soft tissue injury has to be among the most controversial in medico legal work. More …