What Do The Injury Proposals Mean To You?

November 25, 2016

The Ministry of Justice this week announced (as part of the Autumn Statement) their intention to press on with their whiplash reforms with some changes to their key measures. The announcement has generated a lot of talking points and reaction from both the insurance sector and the legal sector over how to move foreword. Sincere

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Get a Grip On Road Safety This Winter

November 10, 2016

48% of car accidents in winter are due to cars skidding. When the temperature drops, roads become an ice rink in patches. Tyres lose grip and the surface of the road can become a danger risk if drivers are not in control. Creation Traction The best advice many motor industry experts can give on avoiding

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Distracted Driver Gets 10 Year Sentence

November 4, 2016

Earlier this week, lorry driver Tomasz Kroker was sentenced to 10 years of prison, five of which will be behind bars, after he failed to stop for stationary traffic because he was checking his phone. The crash which occurred in August on the A34 in Berkshire, also left one other motorist with a senior injury

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Kidney Cancer misdiagnosed as food intolerance

October 20, 2016

GPs and other medical professionals are being urged not to hesitate with referring patients for further assessment, after a Southport primary school teacher, whose stomach illness was initially diagnosed as a food intolerance, died of kidney cancer. Lots of tributes being paid to Southport teacher Claire Tomlinson. Very sadhttps://t.co/i5IcxEkYq5 — Andrew Brown (@visandrewbrown) September 14,

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Tower Block Fire Caused By Tumble Dryer

October 11, 2016

You may remember our blog back in February regarding the recalls for faulty tumble dryers which were causing fires. One such instance has led to a tower block in London catching fire recently, all down to a single tumble dryer. Safety Risks Tumble dryers require care from owners to make sure they work in good

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Should Radical Treatments Be Included In Costs?

September 29, 2016

In the ever evolving climate of medical science, we are finding new ways to compensate for injuries that heavy affect our life. Amputations for example have evolved from simple wooden replacement limbs to electronic and bionic limbs. Despite being expensive, we ask should these be included in personal injury claim costs? Medical Advances Back in

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Brain Injured Teen’s Mother Backs New Research

September 16, 2016

One of the major problems of fully understanding the damage caused to brain cells in a brain injury is properly analysis of problems following brain injury due to the limitation of existing scanners. This is something that Action Medical Research (a brain injury charity) wishes to address. Understanding Kira Erika Cullen’s daughter Kira suffered a

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New drug could limit brain injury damage

September 12, 2016

A late trial has begun to test a drug which could limit the damage done by traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Conducted by pharma company Vsopharm, the test hopes to show the drug can limit secondary problems that come with brain injuries. Traumatic Injuries In the EU each year 1.6 million people suffer from traumatic brain

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Optometrist Given Suspended Sentence for Negligent Manslaughter

September 2, 2016

Optometrist Honey Rose who is being held responsible for the death of child Vincent Barker back in 2013, has been sentenced at Ipswich crown court. Sentencing Miss Rose was found guilty during the summer and was scheduled to be sentenced at the end of the summer. Following her hearing, she was given a two year

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Former carer wins legal battle over paralysis

August 18, 2016

A grandfather has won a legal battle following an epidural, which he requested not to have, was used and caused enough damage that he was left paralysed from the hip down. Irreparable Damage In 2010, Stephen Olney was admitted into hospital for a routine surgery. He asked not to be given an epidural injection as

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