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NHS costs recovery

Increase in the level of recoverable charges It is a little known fact that as a result of a successful claim for compensation for injury, for example after a road traffic accident or accident at work, those responsible for causing injury to others are required to contribute to the cost...

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Our Serious Injury team reflect on their successful “Psychology of rehabilitation” conference

We hosted our annual serious injury training day on the 27 March Our Serious Injury team hosted their annual serious injury training day on 27 March 2019 at Millennium Point in Birmingham. This was the first time the event had been held outside of the South West and reflected the...

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Delayed waiting times for NHS Cancer Treatment

Recent report from the National Audit Office The National Audit Office published a report on 22 March “NHS waiting times for elective cancer treatment”. The report concluded that there could be a rise in negligence claims against the NHS as a result of waiting times increasing. Targets set are not...

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Bowel mesh surgery at North Bristol NHS Trust

Bowel mesh surgery under Surgeon Anthony Dixon should not have been offered For over two years now concern has been expressed regarding post-surgical complications following surgery undertaken at Bristol’s Southmead and Spire hospitals by surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon. Mr Dixon has been suspended while surgical issues have been investigated by...

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Forget work life balance…

… Focus on your work injury balance Towards the end of 2018 the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”) published its “Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2018”. The well presented and easy to use document summarises the key facts surrounding the impact of workplace illness and...

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Delays in Southampton ophthalmology department

16 patients suffer significant permanent harm from delays BBC South Today recently reported about the significant problems facing the ophthalmology department at Southampton General Hospital at present. In June 2018 the hospital produced an internal report looking at the problems within this service. It noted that in 2017 a total...

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Speed kills

Ending the carnage on our roads It is an accepted fact that excessive speed remains the number one factor causing accidents that lead to injury and death on our roads- which makes new research from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) all the more worrying. The report from the ETSC...

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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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