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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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Is protecting your no claims bonus worth the cost?

Barry Sutton
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I was interested to see that Swinton Insurance had put out a social media post referring to how insurance premiums can still be affected should you make a claim as a result of a collision. Swinton seem to suggest that if an individual is involved in a...

Brexit and personal injury claims

Clare Gammond
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On Tuesday 12 th March 2019, the UK Parliament will again vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. If it gets voted down for a second time, the following day MPs will vote on whether the UK should leave the EU on 29 th March 2019...

No smoking day - 13th March 2019

Shahina Sakeria
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National No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking but also aims to bring awareness to the dangers of smoking. If you are a smoker take the opportunity to quit smoking whether it’s...

Is hayfever affecting your driving?

Pauline Smith
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Is it still winter? I hadn’t noticed given the unseasonably warm February that the country is basking in at the moment, with temperatures upwards of 16 degrees being recorded in some areas. Time to get the car windows open and the...

Why it is necessary to obtain the name of the at-fault driver in a road traffic accident

Rebecca Dawber
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A recent ruling in the Supreme Court illustrates the significant importance of obtaining the name and address of the driver of a vehicle which causes a road traffic accident, as if you do not , you may not be able to issue proceedings to recover...

How long do I have to make a claim after an accident?

Pauline Smith
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So you’ve been injured at work, and need to be off for a few weeks whilst you recover. Your employer is seemingly understanding and tells you that they’ll pay your wages – if you don’t make a claim. But what if...

Time to Talk Day 2019

Pauline Smith
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Thursday 7 th February 2019, is “Time to Talk Day”. Designed by Time to Change to raise awareness in relation to all types of mental illness, and lead by charities Mind , and Rethink Mental Illness , Time to Talk Day is encouraging...

February is Raynaud's awareness month

Clare Gammond
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This is an annual event co-ordinated by Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) - the only charity in the country dedicated to helping people with these conditions. The charity has invested more than £10 million pounds to date to help fund...

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

Pauline Smith
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Did you know that in every secondary school class, it is likely that some of those children will be carers to parents, guardians or siblings who suffer from disabilities, chronic or even terminal illnesses? What effect does this responsibility have on the...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019

Sarah Masters
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The number of women going for smear tests is reportedly lower than ever with over 1.2 million people not taking up their invite each year. This year marks ten years since the passing of Jade Goody who died at the age of 27 from cervical cancer....

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