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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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Turner & Newall asbestos claims - 20 years on...

Sarah Masters
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This year will mark 20 years since the infamous Turner & Newall company went into administration, ending 130 years of asbestos production in Greater Manchester and leaving a legacy of disease and death for the workers and their families. At its...

HSE prosecution against school following fatal accident

Pauline Smith
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An investigation by the HSE into a fatal accident during a school’s evening performance for family and friends of pupils, has culminated in The Leys & St Faith’s Foundation school, based in Cambridge, pleading guilty to breaching Section...

Can I make a claim for compensation following an accident with an uninsured/untraced driver?

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If you have been unfortunate enough to have been involved in a road traffic accident as either a driver/passenger of a vehicle or riding a motorbike/bicycle or even as a pedestrian it can be a very traumatic experience which can be made even more...

Is your rented property bad for your health?

Pauline Smith
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If you live in a rented property in England which is rented from the council, from a housing association or rented from a private landlord, then you have the right to live in a home which is safe for you and your family and “fit for human...

Stress Awareness Month - April 2021

Pauline Smith
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Stress is part of modern life. Despite every conceivable gadget being invented to make our lives “easier”, we have never been so stressed.  The covid pandemic has certainly contributed to people’s worry and concern in a big...

Injured whilst visiting a park

Shahina Sakeria
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Despite there being a lockdown, parks in England have remained open and accessible to children and adults. Whilst it is common for children at times to suffer from bumps, cuts and bruises they can also suffer from more serious injuries whilst in parks...

£1 million fine for the former owners of Drayton Manor theme park

Pauline Smith
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Over the last few years there have been a number of high profile stories about accidents in theme parks causing catastrophic injuries. The HSE have recently successfully prosecuted Drayton Manor Park Limited (now in administration) for causing the death of...

Why are there so many asbestos-related disease deaths over 20 years after asbestos was banned in the UK?

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In 2020 alone, there was over 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. So the question remains, if the use of asbestos was banned in 1999, why are we still facing asbestos-related deaths over 20 years on?...

On average six children are seriously injured or killed on British roads every day

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As our children now finally return to school many households will give a sigh of relief that no more home schooling is needed; but unfortunately this step back to normality increases the risk of road traffic accident for our children, and on average six...

Injury compensation for car accidents to be reduced to as little as £240 from May 2021

Katie Plappert
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The Ministry of Justice have recently confirmed that the 'whiplash reforms' are due to come into force on the 31st May 2021. This will completely change the way that claims for personal injury following a road traffic accident are dealt with, and...

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