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Can I make a personal injury claim on behalf of a child?

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When a child is injured, parents or guardians have the right and responsibility to seek justice and compensation for the child’s loss and suffering. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions to help guide you through the legal process. ...

Can I make a personal injury claim for someone who has died?

Danielle Callaway
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It is possible to pursue a personal injury claim on behalf of someone who has passed away. Usually, you would need a grant of probate (or letters of administration) in order to do so, although it is sometimes possible to bring a claim on behalf of...

Do I have to use 'no win no fee' when making a personal injury claim?

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As a new business advisor, I speak to clients daily and one of the questions I hear often is “do we have to do ‘no win no fee’?” There seems to be a perception that there is a compensation culture perpetuated by no win no fee...

Cases of Cryptosporidium rise across the South West

Subiha Khezar
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On 15th May, South West Water issued a notice advising residents to boil their water before use after the Cryptosporidium parasite was found in the water supply for the Brixham area. This notice affected over 40,000 people. The notice has since been...

How to make a personal injury claim on behalf of a protected party

Shahina Sakeria
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Who is classed as a protected party? A protected party is someone who lacks capacity to conduct legal proceedings The Mental Capacity Act 2005 states “a person is unable to make a decision for himself if s/he is unable: a) to understand the...

Death or serious injury by dangerous cycling set to become offence

Danielle Callaway
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The introduction of specific legislation to cover death or serious injury by dangerous cycling will be welcomed by many, including those who have campaigned for many years to update UK law. Whilst these serious incidents remain at a relatively low level,...

What is Legionnaires disease?

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Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of lung infection. It is normally contracted by inhaling small droplets of water that are suspended in the air, containing the bacteria. Legionella pneumophila is commonly found in natural water...

Health and safety for farm and agricultural workers

Pauline Smith
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As we enter spring - the growing season, farms become very industrious places, whether they handle livestock or grow crops and other food produce.  As such, more jobs become available in the agricultural industry from spring right through the end...

Child cruelty and neglect offences in England and Wales

Shahina Sakeria
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The true extent of child abuse in England and Wales is unknown, which is partly because survivors find it difficult to speak about what happened to them. In addition to this, it is not something that is often discussed or well understood. But there are...

Asbestos - what you need to know

Pauline Smith
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1 st to 7 th April 2024 is Global Asbestos Awareness Week, and this article gives a brief overview of  what you can do if you feel that you have been exposed to asbestos during your working life and what your employer is required to do to protect you...

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