Case Studies

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Miss Belshaw contacted us in November 2013 after a cycling accident, which resulted in her sustaining a broken shoulder with permanent ongoing pain and restricted movement. Miss Belshaw had been on an evening cycle ride with friends. She cycled...
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Advance Legal was instructed by a client in relation to an accident in July 2015. The client was walking home when he was forced to step into the road, due to the pavement being in such a poor condition and obstructed by overhanging vegetation. ...
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Advance Legal has successfully concluded a claim for a client who sustained a black eye, a wound to her forehead and various cuts and grazes when she was hit by a heavy metal gate while visiting a shop. The client was about to enter a clock shop which had a...
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Advance Legal was instructed by a client whose elderly mother was knocked over by a car. Her injuries left her in a coma and she sadly passed away a few days later. The car driver was prosecuted for having no insurance and for some defects on his...
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Advance Legal recently acted for a client who sustained serious injuries in a cycling accident. He was riding his bike in Derby city centre when he was hit by a car as he negotiated a busy junction. The car driver initially disputed liability, suggesting...
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Advance Legal was instructed to act on behalf of a young girl (aged just two years at the time of her accident) who was injured while she was at playschool. She suffered a broken leg, but no one seemed to know why. It initially appeared that the...
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Our client, Mr D, worked for a local estate agent accompanying prospective buyers around properties for sale. As he was accompanying a family around one particular property, the floor in the hall collapsed underneath them and Mr D and one other person fell...
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Our client came to us for advice after having tripped over in a supermarket car park due to a lack of adequate lighting. The client had already entered into correspondence with the supermarket’s insurers. They admitted liability and...
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Mrs X was shopping with her son in a busy shopping area in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, when she tripped and fell over, injuring her ankle and knee.   When she looked to see what she had tripped on she noticed that several small pieces of...
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Mrs P worked for a well-known chain store in a café in one of their stores.  Whilst at work one day she had to clear up some broken glass.  She was not provided with the correct equipment by her employer and as a result she cut her finger. ...
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Advance Legal recently achieved a settlement for our client, Mrs Harris, following injuries she sustained when she slipped over in a car showroom. The floor had been mopped, but it had not been dried and there were no warning signs present. We pursued...
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Our client was injured at work when his employer required him to collect something from a store room, the access to which was via a set of dangerous, steep steps. There was no handrail and the steps themselves were not fixed to the wall so they moved,...
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Our client had been swimming at her local leisure centre and was returning from the showers to the changing area. The floor was very wet, as to be expected in a swimming pool changing room, however this centre appeared not to have non-slip flooring to...
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Mr B is a multi-trader working for a national company but based in London. His employer had a contract with a local council for the maintenance and repair of a block of flats. Mr B was working with his workmate refurbishing an empty flat in the block...
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An Advance Legal client was employed to work on a construction site. He was sent to oversee a particular job which would involve moving a significant amount of concrete, which had to be moved quickly before it set. The client had therefore planned the work...
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An Advance Legal client was crossing the road on foot when he was knocked over by a car. The client was unable to remember much of what happened. The car driver alleged that our client had walked out in front of her, giving her no time to stop. Some...
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Our client worked in a factory. One of his colleagues placed a heavy, metal cylindrical component on a bench, which promptly rolled off and landed on our client’s foot. The client sustained a fracture to his foot which healed very slowly, and even...
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Our client worked in the yard at a bus depot. He badly injured his arm when he lost his footing and fell, cracking his elbow against the wheel of a bus. He fell because workmen had left an unguarded hole in the ground in the yard. Our client was initially...
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Mrs M was travelling home as a rear-seat passenger in a car after having been out for the evening with friends. They were driving along the M5 motorway and Mrs M had her eyes shut and was beginning to doze during the journey. Suddenly, the driver of the car...
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Mrs Lameira was walking along the street when her foot twisted over on an area of very uneven paving and she fell to the ground, sustaining a nasty sprain to her ankle. It was clear that the paving in question was in a state of disrepair which was...
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Our client worked at a huge international manufacturing plant. Part of his job involved using a large heavy power tool which he had to hold in an awkward position. The company had performed a risk assessment on our client’s job, and the issue with...
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Mrs W was working in a supermarket where she was inspecting a stack of trays which contained stock. Someone had stacked the trays badly and they were unstable. As Mrs W went about her work, the stack suddenly fell onto her, injuring her back. Mrs W...
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Miss M was shopping in a well-known supermarket when she slipped on juice which was leaking from a display. She sustained a back injury.  Miss M instructed Advance Legal to represent her in a claim for compensation against the supermarket. At...
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Mr W worked as a chef in a canteen for factory workers. Whilst at work, Mr W fell down some stairs, sustaining an injury to his back.    Mr W underwent physiotherapy but this did not help much. He continued to work but found it difficult,...
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Following two separate accidents at work, Mr C instructed Advance Legal to represent him in a claim for compensation against his employer. Mr C was a machine operator for a firm which manufactures window frames.  On two separate occasions whilst...