February 2013 Archive

Medical student exam errors may impact hospitals

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An examination board was forced to contact students the day after they had been offered their first jobs as junior doctors because of problems with the computerised scoring system used to mark their exams. More …

Essential tips for leisure travellers

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As we are nearing the Easter holiday break, we have compiled some essential tips for those intending to travel in the near future. More …

Changes to Personal Injury Claims

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It has long been a principle in English Law that when anybody wins their legal case they are able to recover both their damages and their legal costs from the other party or their insurance company. More …

Safety Clampdown on Construction

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Construction sites are dangerous places and are the scene of many nasty injuries. Injuries can occur easily and from a range of accidents ranging from falling from heights, items falling on people, falling down holes and injuries involving work equipment or other employees. More …

Horse Accidents Update

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As a personal injury solicitor specialising in accidents involving animals, I have been aware for some time of the fact that the British Horse Society have been trying to collect information about road accidents involving horses which are not recorded elsewhere.  More …

Sudden loss of hearing - the warning signs

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I regularly blog on hearing loss and tinnitus due to my involvement in Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims.&nbsp; I was therefore drawn to the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2284411/Deaf-Ringing-ear-It-sign-youre-just-moments-going-deaf.html">article</a>&nbsp;in the Mail Online today about model and actress, Jessica-Jane Clement.&nbsp; More …

RAF man wins substantial damages at Court of Appeal

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In a decision welcomed&nbsp;by those like me who represent&nbsp;people who suffer serious spinal injuries at work and play, Senior Aircraftman Robert Uren aged 27, is likely to receive up to £6million damages from the MOD and Corporate Leisure (UK) Ltd.<br /> More …

Tragic Hot Air Balloon Accident in Egypt

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I was very saddened to hear and read <a href=" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21584413http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article3699568.ece">reports</a> of a dreadful Balloon Accident in Egypt this morning. Initial reports are sketchy, but it seems clear that there has been yet another accident during one of the ever popular balloon rides in Luxor. More …

Call for a change to the law in package holiday excursions

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The state of English law needs to be revised to protect consumers who purchase package holidays. Anyone who has been on a package holiday will know that there is usually a welcome meeting on arrival or during the coach trip from the airport when a number of excursions are offered. More …

Organisations should take appropriate steps when dealing with sexual harassment claims

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The media reports Nick Clegg's admission that he knew of concerns about a senior Liberal Democrat at the centre of sexual harassment claims. However Mr Clegg said that he had only been aware of "indirect and non specific concerns." More …