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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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Over 131,000 reported road traffic accident casualties last year despite decrease in traffic due to lockdown

Sarah Masters
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Government data has revealed that there were 131,200 casualties of all severities in the year ending June 2020, a decrease of 16% compared to the previous year. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and first lockdown which started in March 2020 is...

Care and assistance in a personal injury claim

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What do you think of when you think of bringing a personal injury claim ? Compensation for injuries? Lost earnings? Did you know that there is an aspect of a personal injury claim that you may not realise can be claimed for as part of your losses...

Government statistics reveal increase in estimated drink drive deaths

Sarah Masters
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A government report reveals that in 2019, it is estimated that between 240 and 320 people were killed in accidents where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit, with a central estimate of 280 deaths. This is an increase from 240 in 2018 and...

Whiplash reforms to come into effect in May

Kate Sweeney
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Many of you have probably heard and probably even used, the word “whiplash”. In fact, there is even an award winning film of this name released in 2014. But do you know what it actually means? It isn’t a legal term, and it...

Driving in icy and snowy weather

Robert Donlan
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With the winter weather sticking with us and more snow warnings appearing daily, here is a reminder of the Highway Code in respect of driving in icy and snowy weather and recommendations as to what to keep in your car’s boot in the event of...

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Sarah Masters
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Tinnitus Awareness Week is taking place from 1st – 7th February 2021. This Tinnitus Week the British Tinnitus Association are campaigning to make sure that everyone with tinnitus gets the right information, from the right place, at the right time. ...

Working from home - how are you coping?

Pauline Smith
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As I begin my daily commute to work, padding across the landing from bedroom to bathroom, then to the spare bedroom, where my home office is now situated, I am reminded of how Bill Murray felt every morning in the film Groundhog Day. Given that we are...

Why do you need your vehicle?

Steven Jones
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It seems a simple question and you would think a simple answer would follow. Well, in the world of credit hire claims , it is anything but simple. Following on from the blog I wrote last month, ' Credit hire - what's that again? ', I...

Working outside in winter - what could and should your employer be doing?

Pauline Smith
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UK winters are no joke. From November through to February, and even beyond those months, if you are working outside, the chances are that you are going to encounter bleak weather conditions. OK, your employer can’t alter the weather, but...

Smart motorways - smarter, but are they safer?

Pauline Smith
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We have all seen the introduction of the smart motorway in our local transport network, and more than likely have become frustrated in a traffic queue caused by the road works to transition the existing hard shoulder or three lane carriageway into...

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