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How much time do I have to make a personal injury claim following an accident at work?

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All types of personal injury claims have a limitation period. This means that there is a set period of time in which a person (a claimant) can bring a claim to court. The general rule is that you have three years from the date of your accident at...

Latest figures reveal over 2,500 people died of mesothelioma in 2017

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published statistics which reveal that sadly 2,523 people died from mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer in 2017. The figures reveal that over the past five years the number of deaths has...

Action Mesothelioma Day 2019

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Action Mesothelioma Day is taking place on Friday 5th July 2019. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by breathing in asbestos dust. Asbestos is banned in the UK but you can still find it in schools, homes and offices. The UK has the...

Family Safety Week: 1st-7th April 2019

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This week (1 st – 7 th April 2019) is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) Family Safety Week with the focus this year on pedestrian safety. Unfortunately in 2017, RoSPA have reported that 5,838 children were injured...

Personalised mesothelioma treatment trial opens in the UK

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The Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy (MiST) trial, which is taking place in Leicester, is a world’s first trial into developing personalised treatment for those with mesothelioma. The trial opened on 29th January 2019. What is...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019

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The number of women going for smear tests is reportedly lower than ever with over 1.2 million people not taking up their invite each year. This year marks ten years since the passing of Jade Goody who died at the age of 27 from cervical cancer....

Injured pedestrians win £2.1m in pay outs due to damaged and dangerous pavements

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According to Freedom of Information research by the AA, UK councils received 10,572 claims from pedestrians who had been involved in trips and slips on pavements in one year, to the end of May 2018. Only 8% of the claims were successful (859 claims) and...

How much time do I have to make a personal injury claim?

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All types of personal injury claims have a limitation period. This means that there is a set period of time in which a person (a claimant) can bring a claim to court. You may be aware that the general rule is that you have three years from the date of...

Action on Mesothelioma Day 2018

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This year, Action on Mesothelioma day is taking place on Friday 6th July 2018. The theme of the day is to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate...

Deaf Awareness Week 2018 - 14th-20th May

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Stephensons is supporting the national Deaf Awareness Week 2018 and helping to educate people about the life changing condition. The aim of this week is to raise awareness for not only those affected by hearing loss, but what the symptoms and...