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The personal injury team at Stephesons 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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Britain braced for 'Beast from the East'

Pauline Smith
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We’ve all seen the weather reports about the impending cold snap that is approaching from Siberia, alarmingly labelled “The Beast From The East”.  Some meteorologists, whilst not exactly taking this with a pinch of salt, believe...

What to do if your car is damaged by a pothole

Pauline Smith
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I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but my daily drive to work currently feels like I’ve signed up to an “off-roading” driving experience, due to the sheer volume of potholes and defects which appear to have developed...

Rise in fires caused by household appliances

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In the early hours of Tuesday 13 th February 2018, a fire started in the oven at a house in Ashton-in-Makerfield, which is reported to have started either due to a fault or to having been left turned on during the night. Residents of the house...

Trampoline park safety concerns

Barry Sutton
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As we head towards the first half term holiday of the new year parents begin to think about the places that they can take their children to whilst we wait for the warmer months to arrive. One attraction that has seen growth in the last 12-18 months is...

Tinnitus awareness week

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Tinnitus Awareness Week is taking place from 5 th – 11 th February 2018. The aim of the week is to raise much-needed awareness of the condition, which affects approximately one in ten of the population. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is...

Where and when are you most likely to have a car accident?

Kate Sweeney
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Almost two thirds of road accidents happen on roads that have a speed limit of 30 miles an hour or less, and most accidents occur on rural rather than urban roads, and usually within 25 miles of our homes. There were 1,710 road deaths in the year ending...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - 22nd - 28th January 2018

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Nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK every day and three women will lose their lives to the disease each day. Thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme, cervical cancer is now largely preventable – with 75% of...

Ski accidents - how to stay safe on the slopes

Pauline Smith
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Christmas is over, and whilst for some the holiday season is some way off, for skiing enthusiasts, winter marks the start of the most exhilarating time of year for them – their chance to hit the slopes, and experience the sheer glory of Mother Nature...

Staying safe when travelling in the winter

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Although we have now welcomed in the New Year, unfortunately it does appear that the cold, wet weather is here to stay, at least for a little while longer anyway. Therefore, it is still as important as ever that you ensure that you are taking this into...

Driving in winter - useful tips

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It is the time of year again where Britain’s roads can be somewhat treacherous. Recently Britain’s temperatures have dropped into the minuses, with some of the country seeing temperatures plummet to -13 degrees. The decline in temperature...

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