Sharing the Blame

Sharing the Blame Three recent RTA cases show that the law of contributory negligence continues to raise difficult and challenging questions about personal responsibility. In the famous case of Froom v Butcher [1976] QB 286 CA, Lord Denning defined contributory negligence as “a man’s carelessness in looking after his own safety” and commented that this…

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Injury in the Workplace

There are occupational hazards in almost every conceivable workplace nowadays; even though the risks are very often negligible, special care must be taken to ensure that accidents stemming from these happen as infrequently as possible. The majority of workplace accidents lead to musculoskeletal afflictions including common sprains and strains (often in the back area), fractures,…

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Donation to BHF

ASD Solicitors Raises £2,500 to Help Mend Broken Hearts Sheffield Solicitors help the British Heart Foundation (BHF) save lives Big-heartedstaff and customersfrom a Sheffield solicitors have raised £2,500 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) over the last year. ASD Solicitors, on Ecclesall Road, adopted the BHF as its Charity of the Year two years ago. …

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Personal Injury Compensation for Injured Youngsters

After several months of legal challenge, UK buggy manufacturer Maclaren have finally agreed personal injury compensation packages for over 40 children who had their fingers, allegedly, seriously injured in the hinges of the company’s folding pushchairs. The compensation agreement concludes a long running claims saga which initially began in late 2009. Personal injury claims were…

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ASD Rebrand

Beresford and Long  Re-launches  as Accident Solicitors Direct  After over a quarter of a century service in Sheffield, Solicitors Beresford and Long have reorganised in order to specialise solely in personal injury claims. A new company has been formed; Accident Solicitors Direct. Richard Long, senior partner, explains “Having started as high street solicitors over twenty…

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Breaking bones

Breaking bones 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…

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