Why is Asbestos So Harmful?

Asbestos kills around 5000 people each year, that's more than the number of people killed on the road. It predominantly affects tradesmen, and around 20 people in these professions die each week as a result of exposure. (HSE) Any building that was constructed or refurbished before the year 2000 could contain asbestos. It is not yet a hi [...]

Date: 06 April 2017

Slips or Trips in The Workplace

Slips and trips are the biggest cause of major injury in the UK workplace and contribute to a third of all major injuries. Last year, there were more than 10,000 people who were seriously injured because of a slip or trip at work and sadly, 4 people were killed. They can contribute to other accidents, like falling from a height, scaldin [...]

Date: 28 February 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury – What Are The Lasting Effects?

A traumatic brain injury, or traumatic head injury, is a term used to describe an injury to your brain that was caused by an external force. Like if someone hit you in the head, you banged it, or you fell. It does not cover brain injuries caused by things such as tumours or degenerative diseases. Not all blows to the head will result in [...]

Date: 09 February 2017

Accidents in Public

A public liability claim is a claim for an accident that's happened on property that's open to the public. This includes places that are owned or maintained by a local authority, but also private businesses that are open to the public such as museums, bars, gyms or restaurants. The people responsible for the upkeep of these premises hav [...]

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Date: 23 January 2017

Occupational Disease – The Primary Areas of Focus

It's devastating to be told that you or your loved one have a life altering, or life ending disease. Finding out this disease was caused by preventable workplace health and safety issues can be even more of a blow. Although Britain has some of the lowest instances of workplace illnesses, 1.1 million working people suffered from a work r [...]

Date: 05 December 2016

Post Concussional Syndrome following a head injury

What is it? Post-Concussional Syndrome (PCS) is the development of various symptoms including physical, psychological and emotional symptoms following a mild traumatic brain injury. It’s a complication of concussion. The exact cause isn’t known. PCS can occur whether or not the person loses consciousness in the original trauma, and the [...]

Posted in Law News
Date: 24 March 2016

Why Injured People Risk Losing Out To Motor Insurers’ Multi Billion Pound Windfall

What's changed? In the autumn statement George Osbourne announced measures to ban injured persons in road traffic accidents from seeking damages for soft tissue injuries. At the same time the Conservative Government also indicated that personal injury cases with a value of less than £5,000 would be better dealt with by the injured pe [...]

Date: 01 February 2016

How do I Know if I Have Been Exposed to Asbestos?

In this article: What is asbestos? What are the health problems associated with asbestos exposure? How does asbestos cause these health problems? Have I been exposed? Where and how will I have been at risk of asbestos exposure? Are there other situations in which I might have been exposed to asbestos? What do I do [...]

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Date: 25 January 2016

Industrial Disease: You Might Have More Than 3 Years Since Employment to Claim

The date for the three year period can start from date of "knowledge" of your disease or illness. That means you can make a claim against your employer years after you have stopped working. But as soon as the thought of a claim crosses your mind you should start to enquire. If you get any medical evidence which indicate [...]

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Date: 29 September 2015

When a Car is Used as a Weapon – Flint v Tittensor and the MIB

This case provides an enlightening illustration of the liability principles applicable when a driver uses their vehicle deliberately to inflict force on another person. The facts and the parties’ cases The incident in question occurred at around 1.45am on 15th August 201. There was an altercation between the claimant and the first [...]

Posted in Law News
Date: 28 April 2015