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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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Road collisions involving horses doubles in Greater Manchester

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Unfortunately in the last year there were 1,037 road incidents reported that involved horses, with 38 of them happening in Greater Manchester, up from 16 in the previous year. In Cheshire there was also a rise from 30 incidents up to 46 incidents. The ...

No Need to Speed - Road Safety Week 2020

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Speed contributes to 1 in 5 fatal crashes in the UK and when it comes to road safety, it’s simple: speed matters! The annual Road Safety Week is taking place this year between 16th - 22nd November, co-ordinated by Brake , the road safety...

Cycling boom in lockdown and staying safe

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Government statistics have revealed that between May and June 2020, 38% of people cycled more than before the COVID-19 pandemic. With a 2nd national lockdown looming and coronavirus infection rates increasing, cycling may become a more popular mode of...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2020

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people displaying the common signs of lung cancer to visit their GP. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world and around 47,000 people are diagnosed with it in the...

111 people killed at work in the last year

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Sadly, the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed that there were 111 fatal injuries at work in Great Britain in 2019/20. This is however a decrease of 38 from the previous year and is the lowest annual number on record....

Lockdown leads to significant fall in motor claims

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Unsurprisingly, the roads have been a lot quieter this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown. During the height of the lockdown, it was estimated there were c. 75% less vehicles on the road compared to pre-lockdown. This has resulted in a...

Remember, remember the 5th of November

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Bonfire Night will soon be upon us and this year it will look very different for many of us as most organised professional firework displays have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years there have been around 990 injuries caused by...

Staying safe when driving in the dark

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At the end of October the clocks go back, sunset occurs earlier in the day and unfortunately, the number of road traffic accidents  rise. In 2019, pedestrian deaths rose from 33 in September and 36 in October to 54 in November and 57 in December....

Nearly one in five young people admit to video calling while driving

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A recent report from the RAC has revealed that nearly 1 in 5 (18%) drivers aged 17 to 24 years old admit to making or receiving video calls when driving. Worryingly, just under 1 in 10 young drivers (9%) also said they play games on their phones whilst...

Can I make a claim for work-related psychological injuries and stress?

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According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) around 12.8 million days are lost due to stress at work and you may be surprised to hear that employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress. Whoever you work for, a stress risk assessment...

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