What is the value of my injury claim? JC Guidelines

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…

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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.…

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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…

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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).…

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Coronavirus Update

We are fully operational and we have comprehensive plans to continue ‘business as usual’.  If you wish to make a new enquiry our Solicitors are here to help 9am to 9pm. We continue to accept new cases and recommendations through the website, by email and telephone.  As a precaution, we are now limiting face to…

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21 Common Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make

Without further ado, here is a list of the 21 mistakes someone may make in their personal injury claim: Not seeing your solicitor in person. I am of the opinion that when someone is injured and thinking about making a claim the first meeting should be ‘face to face’ with a solicitor. That is true…

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ASD exceed their goals for chosen charity

Accident Solicitors Direct joined with staff at unLTD Magazine to undergo an epic 11 hour battle through wind and rain with the aim to raise funds towards a £5,000 target for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity. Starting at Wessenden, the hardy trekkers, including Ralph Clark, Lydia Topham, Judy Pearson, Bethany Rhodes-Lockwood, Grace Newbold, Kirsty Wild…

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