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Pleural Plaques Actionable if Symptomatic, Rules Court

One of the big points of contention in recent years in cases involving exposure to asbestos is the status of a person with 'pleural plaques'. Whilst the exposure that caused the plaques places someone at higher risk of developing a more serious...

Care Home Burns Victim Awarded £1.5 Million Compensation

Lightning does sometimes strike twice in the same place and some people very sadly suffer more than their fair share of tragedy. That was certainly so in one case, in which a young man who was being looked after in a care home following a road accident...

What is an 'Actionable Personal Injury'? Supreme Court Sheds Light

Even hidden and symptomless injuries arising from breaches of health and safety rules in the workplace can form the basis of successful compensation claims. The Supreme Court established that point in a guideline ruling that, for the first time, defined the...

Radiotherapy Overdose Victim Awarded £7 Million NHS Compensation

The NHS treats thousands of patients with great skill every day but, when mistakes are made, it is only right that those affected are properly compensated. In one case, a cancer sufferer who was given double the intended dose of radiotherapy following an...

Police Immunity from Negligence Claims - Supreme Court Landmark Ruling

In a ground-breaking decision, the Supreme Court has dispelled the mistaken belief that the police enjoy a general immunity from being sued in respect of anything they do in the course of investigating or preventing crime. The case concerned a woman in her...

Holiday Accident Leads to Five-Figure Compensation Settlement

A woman travelling on holiday in the USA (where medical costs are extremely high) was injured when a car park boom was lowered in error, causing lacerations to her head that required a visit to hospital and several stitches. The accident happened near the...

Harmed By Asbestos? We Can Help

The consequences of exposure to asbestos frequently take decades to emerge and, in seeking recompense for victims, specialist solicitors often have to act as detectives, delving deep into the industrial past. One case, in which the family of a bricklayer won...

Failure to Train Staff Means Employer Wholly Liable for Injury

When an employer's training of staff in how to carry out potentially dangerous processes is deficient, it is difficult to argue that when someone is injured as a result of that failure, they share responsibility for what happened. So, when a court ruled...

Lack of Informed Consent to Surgery Leads to £4.4 Million Damages Award

Patients have an absolute right to be fully informed of all the risks before undergoing surgery. In one case where that did not happen, a teacher who was left paralysed in all four limbs following a spinal operation was awarded compensation from the NHS. ...

Punishment Beating Ex-Soldier Wins £1 Million From MoD

Whether an injury is the result of negligence or deliberate action, obtaining legal advice is the first step towards victims being justly compensated. In one case, a former soldier who was severely beaten by two non-commissioned officers (NCOs) won a...
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