September 2011 Archive

Road accident: Rear end shunts

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It is commonly believed that if one vehicle runs into the back of another, the 'shunter' will always be the one to blame; This is not entirely true as two recent cases show. More …

Second Annual Oxford Medical Law Conference at Wadham College

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On Monday 26 September 2011 Gemma Bailey, Solicitor from Blake Lapthorn's <a href="/page/clinical_negligence">Clinical Negligence Team</a> attended the 2nd Annual Oxford Medical Law Conference at Wadham College.&nbsp;The event was run by Three Sergeants' Inn and Oxford Neurosurgery. More …

Accessible Holidays for Disabled People

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Blake Lapthorn's <a href="/page/personal_injury">Personal Injury team</a> has extensive experience in a wide range of personal injury cases involving full and partial loss of mobility. We have assisted disabled accident victims with planning excursions and holidays. If you are a disabled traveller, fellow-traveller or carer, we hope that you will find some of the following points helpful.&nbsp; More …

Should you be entitled to English levels of compensation or those of the country where your accident happened?

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We have been at the forefront of a very important argument for individuals who are involved in an accident abroad. Should you be entitled to, the generally higher, English levels of damages following an accident abroad? More …

AvMA Brings Court Proceedings Against the Government

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A plan to cut legal aid for patients left physically or mentally damaged by NHS care is being legally challenged by a medical safety charity. Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) has issued judicial review proceedings against the Government on the basis that the cuts are "irrational and unfair". Seriously injured patients, such as babies who suffer brain damage as a result of substandard obstetrics care, will be denied the compensation that their families need to provide proper care for them, according to AvMA.&nbsp; More …

Heading to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup?

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Our Claims Abroad team consider the reciprocal arrangements for medical treatment and the impact of the Accident Compensation Corporation on the option of bringing a claim for personal injury damages. More …

Top tips to a successful travel claim

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If you have been injured abroad then check out our top tips for making a successful travel claim. More …

Over Head Power Lines - Agricultural Risks

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According to the Health and Safety Executive guidance document on safe working near overhead power lines in agriculture, each year on average two agricultural workers are killed from electric shocks and more are injured, suffering serious burns, when they come into contact with overhead power lines (OHPLs) at work. More …

Suicide - Crime of Violence?

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The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is a public body that administers the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to provide innocent victims of crime with compensation. More …