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The duty of candour and how it can help you

16 Sep 2016

The duty of candour regulations came in to force 14th November 2014 for NHS bodies and in April 2015 for all other organisations. It is a statutory duty to be open and honest with patients, or the families, when something goes wrong or could lead to significant harm in the future. What this means…

Forbes find a way through the Portal

07 Jun 2010

You've had a road traffic accident ; not your fault. You've been injured and are suffering not only pain but financial loss. Sensibly you consult your solicitor and after the pleasantries, the first question you get asked is whether your accident was before or after the 30th April this year. If you…

Man breaks tooth eating bread

07 Jan 2010

When a man bought a loaf of bread from his local supermarket he could not have imagined that it would result in a trip to the dentist. That is exactly what happened to the 58-year-old man, who, having purchased the loaf, bit into a slice only to discover a piece of glass embedded in the bread. The…

Elderly lady falls at supermarket

07 Jan 2010

In May 2005, whilst shopping at a supermarket an 83-year-old lady fell after tripping on uneven paving. She broke her thigh bone and required a metal implant in her leg. She brought a claim against the supermarket, alleging that they had been negligent for not repairing the paving stones. She was…

Man receives compensation for 3-week injury

07 Jan 2010

Following a road traffic accient in November 2005, a 21-year-old man received £1,000 in compensation for whiplash injuries, which lasted approximately 3 weeks. The accident occured as a result of negligent driving by a man who drove his motor vehicle into collision with the Claimant's vehicle at…

Police officer injured during car chase

07 Jan 2010

A 38-year-old man was awarded compensation following a road traffic accident , leaving him with head and spinal injuries. In November 2006, the man who was a police officer had been driving a police car when it was hit by a stolen vehicle that refused to stop. He suffered from painful headaches for…

Passenger claims compensation

12 Nov 2009

A 24-year-old woman received £2,750 compensation for personal injuries that she suffered following a road traffic accident. At the time of the accident the woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit by a vehicle driven by the Defendant. The Defendants vehicle had simply driven out of a T…

Road Traffic Accident victim received £3,250

25 Sep 2009

A 32-year-old man received £3,250 in compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity following a road traffic accident which occurred in August 2006. The man had been driving his motor vehicle when the Defendant, driving in the opposite direction, suddenly lost control of his vehicle and…

Infant boy cuts hand on bath

15 Sep 2009

A 22 month old boy who suffered a laceration to the base of his little finger on his left hand which was caused by a sharp edge on a metal strip in a bath was awarded £1,125 in compensation. For the first few days following the accident he experienced sleep disturbance and wasn't his usual…

Schoolboy knocked over by car in bus lane

15 Sep 2009

A 14-year-old schoolboy received £2,500 in compensation for multiple injuries sustained following a road traffic accident which occurred in November 2005. The boy, aged 11 at the time of the accident, was making his way to school. To get to school he was required to cross a double-lane main road…

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