We are operational and have comprehensive plans to continue to assist existing and new clients. If you wish to make a new enquiry our Solicitors are here to help 9 am to 9 pm. We continue to accept new cases and recommendations through the website, by email and telephone. We are now carrying out meetings…Details
Most injuries sustained in road traffic accidents involve occupants wearing seat belts. This article offers a medical expert’s view on the issues that may arise when a seat belt was not worn, or when it is not known whether a seat belt was worn or not. Medical evidence has overwhelmingly shown that seat belts can…Details
What’s changed? On 31st May 2021 the law changed in respect of making a claim after a road traffic accident. If you suffer a whiplash injury, then it is unlikely that we will be able to recover any legal fees. Further the value of the whiplash claim will be reduced and fall within a fixed…Details
After it was delayed last year due to the pandemic, 60 big bear sculptures are being brought to life by professional local and international artists. The bears are being placed across the city of Sheffield this summer to form a city trail like no other. We are sponsoring Lathaniel, the Fabulous Bear, in order to support the…Details
Slips are the most common cause of accident, injury and claim in most sectors. More than 300,000 people a year go to A&E after a slip. One of the leading UK insurers spent nearly 80 million a year paying out claims resulting from trips and slips. Yet this number could be much, much higher. Claims…Details
What is it? In the event of a fatal accident family members and the deceased’s estate may be able to make a claim for financial losses from the insurers for the person or company which caused the accident. One such head of claim is the Bereavement Payment. Who is entitled? There are only a limited…Details
This article on the basic principles of anatomy and physiology aims to provide insight into medical notes, medical report writing and questions to medical practitioners. Fractures to limbs Limb fractures are a common form of injury. They are often associated with those mechanisms of injury seen in personal injury claims. Road traffic accidents (RTAs) account…Details
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen demand for electric bicycles and new forms of transport soar as commuters struggle to find alternatives to crowded public trains and buses. In July, for the first time, electric scooters were legalised for use on British streets. This article considers the law of electric bikes, scooters, and other personal transporters…Details
ASD continue with their sponsorship of local under 10s football team, Ecclesall Rangers (Gold). Ralph Clark, from ASD, in what is now their second year of sponsorship, comments: ‘It’s great to see the kids getting outside in what has obviously been a difficult year; seeing them enjoy playing, in a friendly or the league (and…Details
Men, women and even children (unbelievably) are embracing the beauty treatment revolution, whether at home or in a local salon. According to research, in 2017, one in three Britons had received a treatment in either a spa, salon or other treatment area in the past 12 months – although clearly the sector is currently being…Details
Ryanair rejects a large number of claims each year. Some Claimants make an application to the CAA’s website others instruct claims management companies. However what happens if you want to pursue them direct in the small claims court. The small claims court is available to all Claimants based in England and Wales. If you are…Details
The Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases provides guidance to Judges and practitioners as to the value of General Damages. General Damages are compensation for pain and suffering resulting from an accident. The guidelines are updated regularly and were last published in November 2019. The most obvious and…Details
Most personal injury firms offer a ‘no win no fee’ scheme for their clients, but what does this actually mean and do all solicitors offer the same terms? ‘No win no fee’ simply means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged. Some solicitors do ask their client to pay for…Details
Failure to Wear a seatbelt – effect upon Compensation In a road traffic accident, where a Claimant fails to wear a seatbelt, an insurer will almost always seek to deduct 25% from the compensation claim. In reality it is not as straightforward as an insurer would have you believe. Firstly, the burden of proving the…Details
Richard Meggitt, Solicitor explores the obligation on an employer when dealing with asbestos in the 1970s.
Exposure to asbestos; what should an employer in the 1970s have done? Mr Bussey was employed as a plumber from 1965 to 1968. In the course of that employment, he handled and cut asbestos cement pipes and manipulated asbestos rope when installing and repairing central heating systems and boilers. In February 2015, he developed mesothelioma.…Details
Serious Injury Team Introduction to who we are Aiming for the best results at all times 35 years’ service in Sheffield What you can expect Accident victims who have suffered a serious injury require immediate attention, in our view. After 35 years’ service to the people of Sheffield and elsewhere, these are the matters which…Details
Richard Meggitt, Partner at ASD Solicitors, explains what Third Party Capture is in a personal injury claim.
What is Third Party Capture Third-party capture is a term used to describe efforts by the insurance industry to persuade injured people to settle a claim directly with them. This means that an injured person will not instruct a solicitor to make a claim. Insurers have tried to defend this practice by claiming they cut…Details
Richard Meggitt, Partner at ASD Solicitors, explains what Personal protective equipment (PPE) is and what obligations an employer has.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) Since the start of the pandemic there has been much discussion in the media about personal protective equipment (PPE). An employer, which includes the NHS, has an obligation to provide appropriate PPE and training in its usage. PPE should be worn as a last resort. Whenever there are risks to health…Details
Many of us are cycling more at the moment. Richard Meggitt, Partner at ASD Solicitors, explains what you can claim for following a cycling accident
Understanding the Value of a Cycling Claim Most cyclists understand that if they suffer injury as a result of someone else’s negligence they can claim damages for personal injury. See our guide here. In this article I set out other claims that can be made in addition to General Damages (compensation for injury).…Details
There’s a lot out there about claiming compensation after an accident at work, so much in fact that you can feel flooded with jargon terms like ‘no win, no fee’, ‘personal injury claim’ and the like. Below is an easy summary of the criterion needed to make a personal injury claim and some advice about how to…Details