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The personal injury 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 0175 321 6399.

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Can I claim for compensation if my holiday is ruined by an accident?

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What can you do if the most anticipated and enjoyable two weeks out of the year are ruined by an accident that results in a personal injury? Holiday injuries are all too regular, with many sun-seekers having to cut their trips short due to slips by...

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

Sarah Masters
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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...

US landmark weedkiller case may have worldwide implications

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On Friday 10 th August 2018 in California, after a trial lasting several weeks, a jury found in favour of Dewayne Johnson; he was awarded $289m in damages after the jurors found that agribusiness giant Monsanto's flagship Roundup weedkiller did ...

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

Sarah Masters
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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...

How can a personal injury affect my life?

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It is not always something we want to think about, but the likelihood is that if we have been involved in some sort of accident, whether it be a fall due to a slip or trip, a road traffic accident in a car , on a motorbike or bicycle , or a life...

How to prevent, relieve and treat symptoms of back pain

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Back pain is quite common and can have many causes, whether it be an accident, as a result of a medical condition, or for an unknown reason (referred to as non-specific back pain). Any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the...

US court awards $4.7 billion in talcum powder cancer case

Robert Donlan
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A court in the United States has ordered pharmaceutical and cosmetics firm, Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $4.7 billion (£3.6 billion) to 22 women who said they have developed ovarian cancer after using its talcum powder. Six of the...

Action on Mesothelioma Day 2018

Sarah Masters
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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 mineral that can be woven into...

More consumer protection for mix-and-match holidaymakers

Rebecca Dawber
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You may be aware that people booking traditional package holidays from a tour operator have cover, both financial and legal in the unlikely event something goes wrong. This type of cover transfers the risk to the tour operator to sort things out like...

What to do if you are involved in a road traffic accident abroad

Cecilia Frodsham
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School holidays are just around the corner and many families will be embarking on driving holidays to explore various parts of Europe. Whilst having a road accident abroad will be the last thing on your mind it is something that is not uncommon and...

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