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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 0175 321 6399.

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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...

Can I make an injury claim on behalf of a loved one following an accident in their care home?

Brea Carney-Jones
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Elderly people may be vulnerable to injuries from falls in care homes. This can sometimes be as a result of one or more failures by the care home to provide adequate support, for example, a lack of supervision or appropriate mobility aids. Sometimes...

Credit hire - why hire two vehicles?

Barry Sutton
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You have unfortunately been involved in a non-fault road traffic collision – your own vehicle is damaged and cannot be driven – you receive a credit hire vehicle (1) which suits your needs provided for by a credit hire provider, your own...

Personal injury claims - evidencing losses

Cecilia Frodsham
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Pursuing a personal injury claim can be a very daunting prospect and very often prospective claimants (the legal name for the individual pursuing the claim) are unsure about the types of items claimable. As well as being awarded compensation for any...

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