Archived Legal Articles from 2009

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Personal Injury

November

Passenger claims compensation

12/11/09

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…

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September

Road Traffic Accident victim received £3,250

25/09/09

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

15/09/09

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

15/09/09

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…

Secondary school pupil contracts mesothelioma

15/09/09

A local authority was found to be negligent after a woman developed mesothelioma after it was proven that it had developed as a result of exposure to asbestos fibres when she had been a pupil at the Defendant's secondary school during the 1970s. She had been a pupil at the school from 1972 until…

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August

Scuba-diving instructor receives payout following Road Traffic Accident

13/08/09

A 27 year old man received £24,872 in compensation after injuring his back in a road traffic accident which resulted in him being unable to pursue his chosen career as a scuba-diving instructor. In April 2004, then aged 23, he was driving his car when he began to overtake another car. As he…

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July

Boy on work experience claims compensation

22/07/09

A 15 year old boy, whilst on work experience, caught his thumb on a piece of protruding metal whilst loading a hoist. He was left with a scar on his thumb that, even though it would be permanent, would get paler and flatter so that it would become hardly visible. He was awarded £1,465 in…

Woman takes three years to recover following car accident

22/07/09

In September 2005 a 35 year old woman was involved in a car accident when a vehicle collided with the back of her vehicle, violently jolting it forward. For a period of approximately three years after the accident she suffered from pain to her neck and back and pins and needles in her left arm. For…

Man develops asbestosis and receives £16,500

22/07/09

A 72 year old man was awarded £16,500 in compensation after contracting asbestosis. He had worked for his employers in the building trade between the years of 1952 1983. During that time he regularly came into contact with asbestosis fibres. Recently he developed asbestosis and brought a claim…

Fall in hospital results in compensation

22/07/09

An 87 year old lady had been staying in a cluttered room in the rehabilitation ward of a hospital. In July 2005 whilst the nurses were trying to mobilise her, her walker became stuck, so the nurses directed her to walk backwards. She then fell over fracturing her left leg. A previous fall had resulted…

Speeding police car causes accident

08/07/09

The police force has been unsuccessful in proving that a speeding police car was not responsible for an accident which killed a member of the public. The police officer, whilst answering an emergency call, drove his car at speed. He had applied the blue flashing light but not the siren. As he drove…

Ministry of Defence v Charles Peter Timothy Radclyffe (2009)

08/07/09

The Ministry of Defence appealed against a decision that it was liable for the negligence of an army captain which resulted in a soldier suffering personal injury when he was allowed to jump into the lake from a bridge. The height of the jump was about 20 metres, he was badly and permanently injured…

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June

Lancashire road makes dangerous Top 10

29/06/09

A Personal Injury Lawyer at Forbes Solicitors in Lancashire that specialise in car accident claims nots that yet another Lancashire road makes the dangerous top 10 list. The four-mile stretch of the A675 between Higher Walton and junction 3 of the M65 was the worst in the country, according to a…

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