I have just completed a claim for a lady who suffered a fracture when she fell after tripping over a defective paving stone in Sheffield City Centre. She corresponded with the Council’s legal departement directly and they made her a settlement offer. At that stage the lady took our advice. I told her that the offer was not enough and, after… Read more →
I have recently settled a claim on behalf of a client against a major supermarket. The client was descending a set of outdoor concrete stairs when she slipped on water which had pooled and suffered a nasty ankle fracture. Despite long denials of liability, the Supermarket finally agreed it was responsible, just before I was due to issue proceedings in… Read more →
Happy New Year to all our readers! 2013 will be a year in which there willy to be many drastic changes to the laws affecting personal injury claims. Mostly they will mean that there will be less money paid in damages and legal fees by insurers, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the NHS, leaving injured claimants with less compensation… Read more →
Sheffield’s streets and pavements were covered in treacherous black ice this morning after a fall of freezing rain overnight. This rare weather condition is difficult to prevent as the rain freezes on contact with the ground, or cars or anything it falls on. The Accident and Emergency Departments will be full of patients with broken wrists and other traumatic injuries… Read more →
Yesterday I entered two Road Traffic Accidents claims onto the MOJ Portal. Today I have received two admissions of liability. Although the Portal is not without its faults, no-one can argue that it hasn’t sped up the Road Traffic Accident claims process. It is a lot better than waiting four months before a liability decision is made! Two happy clients!
John Green, one of our solicitors, recently secured a victory for a young client in Manchester’s Civil Justice Centre. The client was injured when getting off a bus and his leg was caught in the door as the bus moved away. After a two day hearing, the Court found for the claimant and awarded him £2740 in compensation for 6 months’ worth of injury… Read more →