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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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What is a personal Injury claim?

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Have you ever wondered what exactly is classed as a personal injury claim ? Maybe you’re wondering whether you have a claim yourself. My name is Rachel and I have 14 years experience of being a new business advisor at Stephensons and I am...

Fatal accidents and injuries at work

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Figures published by the Health & Safety Executive show that during the period of 2019/20, a total of 111 workers were killed in the main industries, 40 of them being in construction. Fatal injuries can occur in many different types of workplace...

Will whiplash reforms affect my existing personal injury claim?

Katie Plappert
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The government is making changes to the claims process for low value road traffic accident (RTA) claims, commonly referred to as ‘whiplash claims’, which take effect from 31 May 2021 onwards. This will reduce the amount of compensation...

Huge changes to road traffic accident claims from May 31st

Danielle Callaway
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Only a few days to go until the way in which low value road traffic accident claims are processed and compensated changes significantly. Anyone who has a car accident after this date and suffers a neck, back or shoulder injury may be surprised to find...

Whiplash reforms - how much compensation will I get for my personal injury claim?

Katie Plappert
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You may or may not have heard that the government is making changes to the claims process for low value road traffic accident (RTA) claims, commonly referred to as ‘whiplash claims’, which will take effect from 31 May 2021 onwards. Not...

Health & Safety Executive targets fabricated metal businesses to protect workers from occupational lung diseases

Sarah Masters
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Last year in the UK it is estimated that 12,000 people died from occupational lung diseases . As such, from 4th May 2021, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) started inspecting businesses in the fabricated metal industry to ensure they are managing the...

Turner & Newall asbestos claims - 20 years on...

Sarah Masters
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This year will mark 20 years since the infamous Turner & Newall company went into administration, ending 130 years of asbestos production in Greater Manchester and leaving a legacy of disease and death for the workers and their families. At its...

HSE prosecution against school following fatal accident

Pauline Smith
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An investigation by the HSE into a fatal accident during a school’s evening performance for family and friends of pupils, has culminated in The Leys & St Faith’s Foundation school, based in Cambridge, pleading guilty to breaching Section...

Can I make a claim for compensation following an accident with an uninsured/untraced driver?

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If you have been unfortunate enough to have been involved in a road traffic accident as either a driver/passenger of a vehicle or riding a motorbike/bicycle or even as a pedestrian it can be a very traumatic experience which can be made even more...

Is your rented property bad for your health?

Pauline Smith
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If you live in a rented property in England which is rented from the council, from a housing association or rented from a private landlord, then you have the right to live in a home which is safe for you and your family and “fit for human...

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