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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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Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2020

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Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day is on Friday 15 th May 2020 and is used to increase the understanding as well as raising the profile of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries are always serious and often life altering. Spinal injuries can...

Whiplash reforms delayed until April 2021

Kate Sweeney
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Having recently announced that the reforms would take place later than planned (August 2020) the government have now published a statement advising that the Act of Parliament (setting out the whiplash reforms) will be delayed until April 2021. According...

What funding options are available for personal injury cases?

Kate Sweeney
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Right at the outset of your case with us our  personal injury claim solicitors  would establish the most appropriate funding option for you. Insurance In the first instance we will ask you to check your insurance policies to see if you have...

How is a claim for personal injury valued?

Pauline Smith
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As a personal injury file handler, this is one of the questions that I am most frequently asked by my clients – how do I go about assessing how much an injured person should receive for their injuries? There is a process to this, and whilst it...

Footballers at risk of brain injury

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There have been numerous studies over the past few years with the unfortunate deaths of former professional footballers from dementia or associated brain diseases. The Drake Foundation  was set up in 2014 to investigate and study whether there is a...

Whiplash reforms delayed until August

Kate Sweeney
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With just over five weeks to go until the new reforms were due to be implemented (6 th April 2020), the government has today announced that the whiplash reforms are now not going to be brought in until the 1 st August.  Once the reforms come...

How to choose a personal injury solicitor

Shahina Sakeria
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Whilst there is no legal requirement to instruct a solicitor to handle your claim, there are a number of factors which can affect the success of your case and the amount of compensation you are awarded which you would need to consider before making a...

Potholes - the plague of the road user

Pauline Smith
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Did you know that councils in the United Kingdom receive a complaint about a pothole on average every 46 seconds? And that a staggering 700,000 complaints about them were made up to August 2019? And councils are taking this problem very seriously. In...

What should I do if I have been injured in an accident?

Pauline Smith
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So you’ve fallen in the street, or in a public place like a shop or at work. You might have gone to the hairdressers or beauty therapist, and now you’ve got an allergic reaction, or your hair is snapping off. What if you’ve hurt yourself...

Can I claim for loss of earnings if I've been injured in an accident?

Katie Plappert
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One of the most stressful aspects of being involved in an accident is often having to have time off work, especially for those that are not entitled to company sick pay. The absence is usually immediately following the accident when symptoms are most...

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