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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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Fatal accident caused by falling tree

Pauline Smith
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The HSE recently successfully prosecuted Stafford County Council for failing to carry out regular inspections and to maintain trees on one of their public footpaths. This failure, on the part of the council, lead to the tragic death of a man, who was...

Can I claim compensation for workplace stress?

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Did you know that bullying within the workplace is actually a lot more common than you would think? A survey carried out on 2,000 UK based employees revealed that 23% of the British workforce has been bullied at work, 25% have been made to feel left...

The Highway Code is changing in January 2022 - are you aware of the new rules?

Katie Plappert
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Major changes to the Highway Code are to be introduced on 29th January 2022. All road users should be familiar with the existing Highway Code but it is worrying to hear that an AA survey carried out last month found that only a third of motorists were...

How to avoid a cycling accident

Danielle Callaway
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Cycling as a form of transport is becoming more and more popular as we, as a nation, try to get healthier and reduce traffic and air pollution. The environmental benefits of walking and cycling more and driving less were clear to see during the 2020...

Work related stress is the number one reason for sick days in the UK

Pauline Smith
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Did you know that in the last year almost 18 million working days were lost as a result of mental health issues such as depression, stress and anxiety? In fact, work related stress is the number one reason given for sick days in the...

Can I claim compensation for an accident at work?

Shahina Sakeria
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The short answer is yes. Accidents at wor k can happen for all sorts of reasons and in all sorts of circumstances. Your employer has a duty of care to you, as an employee, to take reasonable steps to protect your health and safety at work. What...

I've been injured at the gym and I think I may be entitled to compensation - what do I do?

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An active lifestyle is a key component to a healthy and balanced life and visiting the gym is a regular occurrence in most of our daily and weekly routines, whether that be to attend an aerobics class or CrossFit, to lift weights, go for a run, or simply...

Personal injury claims for victims of crime

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Did you know that New Years Eve is also known as National Champagne Day? It is a well-known time for people to go out, drink and get merry, it is New Year after all! But what was to happen if a night out didn’t go as planned? Sometimes...

Can I make a personal injury claim against my employer following an accident at a work Christmas party?

Steven Jones
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Can you believe it’s December? Yes, most Brits can’t believe that fact but it’s true. Many a tree and decoration have likely already made it into the living room and shops by the time I write this .  Anyway, enough about trees...

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

Steven Jones
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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...

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