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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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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of lower limb amputation

Shahina Sakeria
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Did you know that approximately 7,000 people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes undergo leg, foot or toe amputation each year? What is diabetes? It is a condition where the normal blood glucose control is lost leading to high glucose levels in the blood...

The 2018 'morning after' World Cup campaign

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As the clock ticks down to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup  (14 June – 15 July) , the festival of football is set to capture the nation once again. 64 games are due to take place over 32 days and supporters, friends and even...

When should an accident or disease be reported to the Health and Safety Executive?

Clare Gammond
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When reviewing defendant employer documents for our personal injury clients, we sometimes find that the incident or disease being complained of wasn’t reported to the Health & Safety Executive. The relevant legislation is the Reporting of...

Driverless car involved in fatal collision in the USA

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Driverless cars are often seen as the future vision of motoring, with many car manufacturers having designed such vehicles with considerable sums having been invested. Sadly a pedestrian was recently fatally injured in a collision with a driverless...

Landmark decision allows claimants to seek compensation for 'symptomless' injuries

Clare Gammond
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The Supreme Court yesterday [21 st March 2018] handed down its unanimous decision in favour of the claimants in the case of Dryden & Others v Johnson Matthey Plc . The appeal was brought by Waynsworth Dryden, Tony Cipullo and Simon York, three...

What can be done to prevent falls among the elderly?

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A third of all people over the age of 65 fall each year, increasing to half of the people over 80 years old. In a society where the population of over 65 year olds is expected to increase by 50 percent within the next ten years, these are quite...

The pitfalls of travel insurance

Danielle Callaway
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The majority of holidaymakers ensure before they travel that they have a suitable travel insurance policy in place. This is the sensible thing to do as it provides cover if the holiday is cancelled for an unforeseen reason (subject to policy terms), your...

Britain braced for 'Beast from the East'

Pauline Smith
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We’ve all seen the weather reports about the impending cold snap that is approaching from Siberia, alarmingly labelled “The Beast From The East”.  Some meteorologists, whilst not exactly taking this with a pinch of salt, believe...

What to do if your car is damaged by a pothole

Pauline Smith
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I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but my daily drive to work currently feels like I’ve signed up to an “off-roading” driving experience, due to the sheer volume of potholes and defects which appear to have developed...

Rise in fires caused by household appliances

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In the early hours of Tuesday 13 th February 2018, a fire started in the oven at a house in Ashton-in-Makerfield, which is reported to have started either due to a fault or to having been left turned on during the night. Residents of the house...

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