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The personal injury claims team at Stephensons regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229.

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Official Injury Claims for road traffic accidents, should I instruct a solicitor?

Katie Plappert
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It has now been four months since the government changes to low value road traffic accident claims were introduced, and the Official Injury Claims (OIC) website launched, on 31 st May 2021. The changes not only reduced the amount of compensation due...

Driving in the dark - how to stay safe on the roads

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As the dark mornings and nights are beginning to roll in and the weather gets cooler so begins one of the most difficult times of the year to be out on the roads. A study by RoSPA found that around 40% of all accidents occur during the hours of...

Fatal injury to employee sees firm facing large fine after investigation by Health and Safety Executive

Pauline Smith
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North Somerset Magistrates’ Court recently heard a case, brought about as a result of an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive, where an employee of a fencing company suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a stack of falling timber....

Is your workplace cutting corners?

Pauline Smith
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I’ve been lucky enough to go on holiday in the UK this year – staycationing is the new norm for many people now.  A big part of a holiday is being able to go out for a nice meal, and leaving the cooking and washing up behind. ...

Recent changes to The Highway Code and what you should know

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The government have published proposed changes following their review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, (particularly children, older adults and disabled people), cyclists and horse riders. There has...

E-scooters on trial

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With the government’s trial of e-scooters in many parts of the country very much underway, what do people using or intending to use them need to know? The motorised ride-on vehicles are being used in trials in around 32 UK cities as part of the...

What is a personal injury claim?

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Have you ever wondered what exactly is classed as a personal injury claim ? Maybe you’re wondering whether you have a claim yourself. My name is Rachel and I have 14 years experience of being a new business advisor at Stephensons and I am...

Fatal accidents and injuries at work

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Figures published by the Health & Safety Executive show that during the period of 2019/20, a total of 111 workers were killed in the main industries, 40 of them being in construction. Fatal injuries can occur in many different types of workplace...

Will whiplash reforms affect my existing personal injury claim?

Katie Plappert
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The government is making changes to the claims process for low value road traffic accident (RTA) claims, commonly referred to as ‘whiplash claims’, which take effect from 31 May 2021 onwards. This will reduce the amount of compensation...

Huge changes to road traffic accident claims from May 31st

Danielle Callaway
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Only a few days to go until the way in which low value road traffic accident claims are processed and compensated changes significantly. Anyone who has a car accident after this date and suffers a neck, back or shoulder injury may be surprised to find...

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