Personal Injury News and Articles

We've written the articles here to give you a better understanding of how personal injury claims work. It's our intention to add new information regularly, so it's well worth bookmarking this page and checking back.

 

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26 August 2016 Although it is recommended in the Highway Code that cyclists should wear cycle helmets, there is actually no legal requirement for cyclists to wear them. In fact, there is even disagreement as to whether cyclists should wear...
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31 March 2016 BBC Breakfast has recently reported on guidance recently issued by the British Horse Society for drivers who encounter horses being ridden on the road. The Society says that there have been over 2,000 reports of road incidents...
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14 March 2016 The Derby Telegraph has published allegations of abuse dating back over fifty years at Aston Hall Mental Hospital, Derby. Many victims have spoken of their experiences of abuse at the institution. Allegations include physical and...
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3 March 2016 We have previously written about accidents involving mobility scooters and the suggestion that clearer rules are needed about their use on the highway. With that in mind, we were interested to note the recent story in the Derby Telegraph ...
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17 December 2015 A recent article in the Daily Telegraph caught our eye.  It related to a British Airways passenger who was rushed to hospital after a bag fell from an overhead locker, hitting him on the head.  The aircraft had not left the UK...
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9 December 2015 It has been reported that a boy of 14 has suffered life threatening injuries after being hit in the head by shot put during a PE lesson at school. The incident took place at The Judd School in Tonbridge last June. Although the school...
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4 December 2015 A factory in Stourbridge has been found guilty and fined £10,000 for being in breach of Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The worker at the West Midlands factory suffered a painful injury when a pressure...
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13 November 2015 The term ‘whiplash’ is used a lot when talking about personal injury claims, especially road traffic accidents. You will often hear people referring to “just whiplash” or “a bit of whiplash, that’s...
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11 November 2015 BBC News has reported that clearer rules are needed after the recent death of a 77 year old man whose mobility scooter collided with a car earlier this month. The report highlights the fact that some such scooters are legally...
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9 November 2015 The Burton Mail has reported on a recent HSE (Health and Safety Executive) prosecution of local tyre manufacturer Pirelli. A young male apprentice suffered a very serious hand injury, including amputation of a finger and the need for...