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Motor accidents on private land

MIB liable to compensate victims of motor accidents on private land Every year thousands of people are injured or killed by uninsured drivers or vehicles on public roads. The insurance premiums of law abiding motorists contribute to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (‘MIB’), the mechanism by which innocent victims of uninsured...

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Carpenter receives compensation following accident at work

Benefits of rehabilitation after serious injury at work Mr C, a self-employed carpenter, was working on the first floor of a domestic property renovation. He was working at height, on a stepladder on a raised platform, when one of the boards gave way. He fell straight through the platform, through...

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Vulnerability after brain injury

Study links increased gambling to traumatic brain injury Those who work in the field of traumatic brain injury will be aware that often survivors will be vulnerable and engage in behaviour that was not present before their injury. These behavioural issues and the consequent vulnerability are often the most difficult...

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National campaign highlights dangers of speeding

Education and awareness A two week national campaign to crackdown on speeding motorists, and to highlight the danger of driving too fast, has begun. Many UK police forces are participating in the campaign which has been organised by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. The campaign does include increased enforcement measures,...

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Substantial compensation award for brachial plexus injury

Clarke Willmott oversees a successful brachial plexus claim Lee Hart, Head of Clarke Willmott’s Serious Injury team recently concluded a claim for compensation, recovering just under £1.5m for Mrs W who sustained a life changing injury in a road traffic collision. Circumstance of the accident Mrs W was on her...

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Cerebral palsy claim settled to secure quality of life

Negligence at birth contributed to permanent disabilities Gemma Osgood, Senior Associate of our Medical Negligence team has recently agreed settlement of a cerebral palsy claim for a family in Oxfordshire. Baby F was born at just over 30 weeks gestation. Prior to his birth his mother attended Banbury Hospital and...

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Breakthrough in diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

A portable device for diagnosing mild TBI About a million people each year attend hospital in the UK following a head injury. Fortunately, the majority suffer no lasting consequences, but for those not so lucky who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it could have lifelong consequences. The most reliable diagnosis...

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First ever compensation for man misinformed about A&E waiting times

Supreme Court rule that compensation should be paid A landmark Supreme Court ruling that compensation should be paid for an injury caused by a receptionist giving misleading information at A&E need not cause alarm throughout the NHS about increased levels of responsibility, according to specialist medical negligence solicitor Chris Thorne....

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Solicitors warn of eye appointment delays

An investigation at the Southampton General Hospital A total of 4,500 patients did not receive appointments at Southampton General Hospital for eye conditions within acceptable timeframes last year, an internal investigation by the hospital has revealed. Our solicitors who are representing one of 16 patients who suffered harm as a...

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World Mental Health Day 2018

10 October 2018 is World Mental Health Day The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has this morning announced the appointment of Jackie Doyle-Price as Minister for Suicide Prevention. She is tasked with tackling the stigma surrounding suicide in an effort to encourage more people to seek help. The Prime Minister has...

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