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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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Can I claim compensation if I was injured by a faulty product?

Shahina Sakeria
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A faulty product  is a product which is not in full working order and leads to an individual sustaining an injury. We put our trust in the manufacturers and suppliers/retailers of products when we purchase items and expect them to be fit for their...

HSE figures show 123 workers lost their lives in work related accidents in 12 month period

Pauline Smith
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Every year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publish figures in relation to workplace accidents recorded by them. One of the most sobering statistics they publish is the number of fatalities in the United Kingdom due to accidents at work. The...

What to do after a motorbike accident

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Riding a motorbike can be a very exhilarating experience; the speed and ‘open’ design gives riders a sense of freedom that you do not get in a car. However, motorbike riders are much more vulnerable, and accidents are therefore very...

A guide to brain injury compensation claims

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Brain injuries can range from minor concussions all the way up to severe head injuries impacting the brain’s function. No two brain injuries are the same and the effects of the injury will vary. However, common symptoms include memory loss, severe...

Can I claim for an injury or illness whilst on holiday?

Pauline Smith
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After a difficult two years, the world is opening up again, and UK holidaymakers are venturing abroad again in their thousands. Despite news channels currently painting a bleak picture of travel chaos, this isn’t deterring those of us who have missed...

The Official Injury Claim portal, is it working for road traffic accident victims?

Katie Plappert
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On 31 st May 2021 the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal was launched alongside a fixed tariff of compensation for whiplash injuries lasting up to two years. The portal only applies to those injured whilst travelling as an occupant of a motor vehicle. ...

Can I claim compensation if I am bitten by a dog?

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Dogs are rarely violent. You may own a dog yourself and know what loving and caring animals they can be. Despite this, there are sadly some cases where dogs have been known to attack without reason or even used as a weapon by their owner. If you or...

Can I make an claim for an accident at an amusement park?

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As the school summer holidays are fast approaching, many families will be looking to visit amusement parks around the UK and abroad. These parks are designed to be fun and enjoyable for all visitors but this is not always the case. Recent studies have...

Who is classed as a vulnerable road user?

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The Highway Code states that the road users most at risk of road traffic accidents are pedestrians, and in particular children, elderly adults, disabled people, cyclists, horse riders and motorcyclists. This is because they do not have the...

Can I make a claim for my injured child?

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We all know how unpredictable the behaviour of children can be and unfortunately this can sometimes lead to our children being involved in unfortunate accidents. But what can we do if our little people suffer an injury which is down to the behaviour...

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