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If you are thinking about making a zebra crossing accident claim these are the legal issues you will need to consider. For a free assessment of your claim give us a call or send us an email.   What is a zebra crossing? The zebra crossing will be familiar to us all with its distinctive broad white stripes painted onto the road and two sets of flashing ‘Belisha’ beacons (named after the politician who introduced them in the 1930s). We also have Pelican...

We are often asked, 'Can I sue the police for injury?' As this case study illustrates, you can sue the police if you are injured while in custody if it can be shown that they did not act correctly. Our client was injured while in police custody at Taunton police station in Somerset. We made a claim against the police on a no win, no fee basis. At trial the judge agreed that the police had not treated him correctly and...

Tattoo spelling error or terrible artwork? Tattoo artists and the shops in which they work owe a legal duty to their customers to exercise reasonable skill and care when carrying out their work. If they fail to comply with their legal duties then you could be entitled to pursue a legal claim against them for compensation. Sometimes it is obvious when a the tattoo has gone wrong. The most common example is a spelling mistake. We have dealt with a number of...

Birth negligence claim update Further concerns have been raised about maternity services at the Telford and Shrewsbury NHS Trust. Urgent action has now been implemented by the Care Quality Commission to ensure that standards improve. Failings revealed in the Care Quality Commission report published in 2017 include the fact that the maternity specific safety monitor was not utilised, and staff were not learning from serious past incidents. Communication between maternity staff and the handover procedure were described as poor. Staff did not...

We operate a free stress at work legal helpline. Stress at work compensation claims are complex and usually involve difficult issues of law. It is therefore important to seek expert guidance from a firm of solicitors (not one of the unqualified claims companies that have sprung up in recent years) who have a track record of success. By calling our free stress at work legal helpline you will receive expert guidance from a specialist lawyer who is experienced in dealing with stress...

We were consulted by a woman who had been badly treated at work. She had became unwell and asked to go home. But the way in which this was dealt with by the senior member of staff she reported her illness to was both shocking and inappropriate. It left our client feeling humiliated and bullied. This incident had a profound effect on her and she felt unable to return to work. When we looked into it we could see that...

We have recently settled a medical negligence claim against a GP involving misdiagnosis of testicular torsion Our client was a young boy who woke up one morning with pain in his scrotal area. He told his parents. They examined him and found that his left testicle was swollen. He was given painkillers and an appointment was made to see his GP later that day. The GP  examined the boy and conclude that he probably had an epididymal cyst. The GP gave the...

This is a short case study of a medical negligence claim that our client, Allan Austin, won when he sued for compensation following negligent medical treatment at Wexham Park Hospital. The case attracted the attention of the media, with articles appearing in various newspapers, including the Daily Mail which featured the following story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2663603/Man-hernia-size-FOOTBALL-accidentally-wiped-surgery-waiting-list-told-theres-no-funding-non-essential-operation.html Background to the medical negligence claim Mr Austin had a distant medical history of a duodenal ulcer in the 1980's.  He was well until 2002 when he suffered a stroke...

Natalie Pratt is often asked, 'do I have to use my own insurance company to bring an injury claim?' The simple answer is, 'no, you don't'. Natalie explains why. Being in a car accident can be an unsettling time for those involved, especially when you are the innocent victim and there is nothing you could have done to prevent it. Nevertheless the practical consequences need to be sorted out and where you have suffered injury this inevitably raises the issue of who will deal...