Press release: Our client, Robert Hazeldean

The Personal Injury team is acting for Mr Robert Hazeldean in defending a claim brought against him by Gemma Brushett. Unfortunately, Mr Hazeldean had not felt able to instruct solicitors at the outset due to costs. He therefore tried to deal with the case as a litigant in person. The Claimant took…


Fundamental dishonesty in personal injury claims

Defendants allege fundamental dishonesty in personal injury cases where they believe that the Claimant (the person bring the claim) is acting dishonestly or fraudulently in relation to their evidence. The Defendant will ask the Court to dismiss the claim on the grounds that the Claimant has been…


What is Qualified One-way Costs Shifting (QOCS)?

What is QOCS? Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting (QOCS) applies to all claims concerning damages for death or personal injury commencing after 1 April 2013. When you commence a claim, whether it is a claim for debt recovery or breach of contract, the judge will decide who pays the legal costs. The…


Sepsis - the dangers

There have been many recent stories in the press about death and injury from Sepsis.  Sepsis – formerly known as septicaemia or blood poisoning is a dangerous condition.  It should always be treated as a medical emergency. Once diagnosed, time is of the essence as far as treatment is…


Damages - what can I claim for?

Assessing damages There are many different types of personal injury and medical negligence cases.  Each claim will have a different outcome. One of the first things we do in assessing compensation for our personal injury clients is to work out how much their case is worth. Your solicitor may use…


Medical negligence on the screen - what can you do following a misdiagnosis?

If you have been keeping up with all the drama on the cobbles you will know that the Websters have recently been through a nightmare. Little Jack Webster had a fall and sustained a graze to his knee. Unbeknown to his sister, Sophie, the graze would become infected leading to sepsis. Symptoms of…


Making an accident at work claim

Our personal injury solicitors are frequently contacted by clients who have been involved in an accident at work. Health and safety law requires employers to put measures in place to keep workers safe. This includes providing the relevant information and correct training at the beginning of their…


Medical negligence compensation: Assessing the damages

While the NHS provides an excellent service, unfortunately sometimes things still do go wrong. Misdiagnosis of medical problems or incorrect treatment can lead to complications and can even prove to be fatal. In some instances it is difficult to prove that your ill health is as a result of the…


Personal Injury Trusts: Protecting your compensation

Personal injury compensation can range from relatively small sums, up to million pound settlements. Therefore, it is vital that you think carefully about what to do with your settlement money. While we cannot advise you on how to invest your money, an option available to people who have settled PI…


Compensation: assessing your losses

Last year, we wrote a blog about valuing damages in personal injury claims. We explained that compensation awards are dependent on the duration, severity and type of injury sustained. When considering how much compensation a personal injury claim is worth, a court will look at a range of factors.…