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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 make an injury claim on behalf of my child?

Rebecca Dawber
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This is a frequently asked question we encounter in our personal injury department.  It is indeed possible to make a claim on behalf of a child where they have been involved in an accident. The process to do so is relatively straightforward...

Can I claim compensation if I am injured at a firework display?

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This year is flying by so fast, and with it, comes the annual celebration of Guy Fawkes night, more commonly known as bonfire night. I for one love the thought of getting all wrapped up in a big coat, scarf and gloves, and going down the road to the...

Can you make an industrial disease claim if the company no longer exists?

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One of the main issues which deters people from pursuing an industrial disease claim is that some symptoms can take many years to develop or become noticeable, such as work-related lung cancer , asbestosis or hearing loss . As such, by the...

How much time do I have to make a personal injury claim following an accident at work?

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. The general rule is that you have three years from the date of your accident at...

How much can an injury affect your ability to secure work?

Brea Carney-Jones
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It recently emerged that the Jobcentre were using a form which encouraged people with disabilities and chronic illnesses to ‘downplay’ their conditions in an attempt to secure employment. The form advised prospective employees to avoid using...

Passenger breathing problems remain months after British Airways flight

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Passengers who travelled on a British Airways flight to Valencia two months ago, have reported that they continue to experience breathing problems, after the cabin suddenly filled with a ‘chemical’ type smoke shortly before undertaking an...

Personal injury reforms in 2020 will mean lower compensation for road traffic accident victims

Katie Plappert
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The UK government are making drastic changes to the personal injury sector which will serve to both reduce compensation and also make it much harder to secure legal representation. The introduction of the Civil Liability Act 2018 will impose a fixed...

End of daylight saving hours brings a sharp rise in road traffic accidents

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Daylight saving hours come to an end on Sunday 27th October 2019. This means darker mornings and evenings. What impact can this have on road conditions and how can you prepare? This Sunday brings an end to daylight saving hours, the clocks go back an...

Prepare your vehicle for winter

Rebecca Dawber
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Winter is just around the corner as the leaves begin to change for autumn. Now is the time to prepare your transport, whether that be car, motorbike, or bicycle for the onset of poor weather. Cyclists The earlier onset of dark hours and poor...

Mental health issues following a personal injury

Pauline Smith
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Stressed, anxious, worried, depressed? Does any of this sound familiar? It is estimated that at any time one in ten of us is experiencing some kind of imbalance in our mental health. Thankfully, mental health awareness has moved on in leaps...

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