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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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What impact can a personal injury have on mental health?

Brea Carney-Jones
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Many people struggle following an accident, mentally as well as physically. Injuries to mental health caused by accidents can be just as debilitating as many physical injuries and often accompany physical injuries or are even caused by them. Mental injury...

What are the benefits of accepting reasonable intervention offers from third party insurers?

Barry Sutton
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We handle a lot of cases in which a credit hire vehicle is provided to an innocent victim (the claimant) involved in a road traffic collision. Quite often the third party insurer will write to the claimant after the credit hire vehicle has been...

Record $3 million asbestos compensation award in Australia

Clare Wood
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South Australian father of three, Matthew Werfel, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 after finding a lump in his groin. Mr Werfel worked as a fencing contractor as a teenager and was found to have been exposed to asbestos dust during that role. He was...

Latest figures reveal over 2,500 people died of mesothelioma in 2017

Sarah Masters
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published statistics which reveal that sadly 2,523 people died from mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer in 2017. The figures reveal that over the past five years the number of deaths has...

Statistics show an increase in the number of injuries in care homes

Danielle Callaway
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Many of us put our trust in care homes to look after and care for our elderly and vulnerable relatives. We rely on them to treat our relatives with respect as well as protecting them from harm when they need it most. However, recent figures from...

Travelling abroad this summer

Steven Jones
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As the low-lying blanket of white cloud cleared, I caught sight of the majestic beauty of the Alps through the window of my plane. Stretching almost endlessly across the horizon, the snow-covered mountain range, separating Southern Europe from Central and...

The pothole problem in England

Pauline Smith
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Personal Injury analysis: Pauline Smith, senior associate executive and Abigail Roberts, paralegal, both at Stephensons Solicitors LLP, discuss England’s ‘pothole problem’, highlighting where the problems stem from, personal injury issues...

Cervical Screening Awareness Week - 10th - 16th June 2019

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Cervical screening (a smear test) is the best protection against cervical cancer. It detects cell changes which, if untreated, could go on to develop into cancer.  About 1 in 20 people will have an abnormal result after a cervical screening - which...

Action for Brain Injury Week 2019 - 20th May-26th May

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This week is Action for Brain Injury Week 2019, as drove by Headway , the brain injury association. We often think that brain injuries will never happen to us, or anyone that we know, ‘ but every year around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital...

Walk to School Week - 20th-24th May 2019

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This year between 20 th – 24 th May 2019 the UK charity, Living Streets , are holding a challenge that encourages children to take part in some exercise by walking to school every day during the course of the five day period. Walk to...

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