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The first issue that has to be decided in any injury claim is that of liability – who was actually responsible for the injury? Sometimes this is far from straightforward and, even when the injury is clearly not the fault of the person who was injured,...
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It is often said that insurance companies do not like paying out and, in one case that lent support to that assertion, an insurer put private detectives on the tail of a chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer but utterly failed to prove that he had lied and faked...
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When doctors failed to ascertain a baby's position before a forceps delivery, the terrible result was an acute spinal cord injury to the baby, leaving him quadriplegic and unable to breathe without a ventilator. The boy, who is now eight years old, was one...
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When a mother or father dies as a result of negligence, the law does not leave their dependent loved ones to sink or swim. In one case, the widow and two children of a property developer who died two years after being gravely injured in a road accident...
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Hearing loss and tinnitus, being invisible and usually progressive, are often not noticed until well advanced, by which time the probability of there being any effective treatment is exceedingly low. However, the link between high noise levels and hearing...
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Solicitors are not easily intimidated and are well able to defend their clients against groundless accusations. In one case that proved the point, a grandmother won over £30,000 in damages after defeating claims that she was drunk and wearing...
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The NHS generally does a good job in difficult circumstances, but medical blunders do occur and it is only right that those who suffer are compensated. In one case, a woman who was stricken by cervical cancer after hospital staff missed signs of the disease...
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In a personal injury claim that will be of interest to employers, health and safety professionals and occupiers of land, a school that failed to carry out a risk assessment in respect of an access road on which a staff member suffered a serious accident...
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Negligence does not have to be the sole cause of injury or death in order to entitle victims or their loved ones to compensation in full. The High Court made that point in the case of a man who was suffering from asbestos-related cancer when he died from...
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Road accident victims often do their utmost to pick up the pieces and get on with their lives. However, as one High Court case showed, specialist lawyers are always there to help if a full recovery proves impossible. The case concerned a young university...
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