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 →
Welcome to Lucy Charlesworth, our newest Personal Injury solicitor who has just joined us from another local firm. Lucy specialises in accidents at work and public liability claims. She studied at Eckington School and both Keele and Sheffield Universities. We now have more female than male lawyers in Personal Injury – which is typical of the profession at the moment!… Read more →
Hi The Government is about to change the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in the New Year. If you were injured as a result of an assault or other Criminal Offence in the last 2 years (or longer than that if you are 20 years of age or younger) we suggest you make your claim now to avoid either receiving lower damages… Read more →
We see lots of claims arising from injuries caused by animals. Dogs are the creatures most likely to attack humans in circumstances where the owner is likely to be liable for the injuries. I have recently settled a claim for a lady who suffered a fractured shoulder after a rider lost control of a horse in Derbyshire and we have been consulted about 2 claims… Read more →