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Case study of a successful assault at work compensation claim where the victim recovered £27,000 We were approached by a man in his 60s who had been the victim of an assault at work. There had been some minor issues between staff regarding a coffee machine in the workplace that was intended for customer use only. A member of the cleaning team had raised a complaint, which led to staff being asked to refrain from using the machine to make drinks...

Have you suffered a trampoline injury? Find out if you can claim compensation by completing our special questionnaire. Trampoline accidents are very common and unfortunately they can often result in very serious injuries. When a trampoline accident occurs you will want to know if you can claim compensation. We are one of the country’s leading trampoline injury solicitors and have a good track record of successfully claiming compensation for accident victims. It is a complex area of law. To make a claim you must...

Lawyer Rachel Thain answers a commonly asked question, 'Can I claim compensation for psychological trauma?' The law does not treat psychological trauma in the same way as it treats physical injury following an accident. This often results in a fundamental misunderstanding of the legal position and problems in relation to access to justice. When we are asked, 'Can I claim compensation for psychological trauma?' the most important issue to consider is what is the cause of that trauma. Compensation is not available to all...

Our specialist injury claim team have recovered compensation totaling £150,000 for the victim of a supermarket car park accident Our client had popped to her local supermarket to buy a couple of bits, but as she crossed the supermarket car park a vehicle flew round the corner, knocking her down and driving over her leg. The hospital consultants initially thought her leg might have to be amputated, but fortunately they were able to save it. Nevertheless the road to recovery was a long and painful one. We were appointed...

Can I sue my employer for work related stress? Find out by completing our special questionnaire.   With stress and anxiety accounting for nearly half the working days lost due to illness each year it is no surprise that our lawyers are increasingly being asked, 'can I sue my employer for work related stress?' We specialise in work related stress claims on a nationwide basis and lawyer Elizabeth Duncan's work in this field has recently been recognised by a DASLS Legal Hero of the Year award. It...

We are specialist stress at work solicitors and experts in recovering compensation for people who have suffered stress, anxiety and depression as a result of their employer's failure to adequately safeguard them. Stress at work is major threat to the health of the UK's workforce. It now accounts for almost half the working days lost due to illness each year. As a result, the number of stress at work compensation claims is rising. But these cases are not straightforward. Complex legal principles are involved...

We have succeeded in recovering compensation from the MOD for a man who was injured by a low flying aircraft. Our client worked on a dairy farm in North Devon as a herdsman. As he was tending to cattle in a barn an MOD aircraft flew overhead. The aircraft was flying very low and the noise and vibrations spooked the cattle. The herd stampeded and as a result he was trampled. The herdsman sustained multiple injuries as a result of the incident, including damage to...

Slee Blackwell’s personal injury and clinical negligence teams have made the finals of the Personal Injury Awards 2018. In fact we have 4 finalists in 3 different categories. We have two lawyers up for the Claimant Lawyer of the Year award. Medical negligence partner Oliver Thorne, who is currently spearheading our PIP breast implant action in France, is one finalist. The other is sex abuse lawyer, Rachel Thain. Oliver is also a finalist in the Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year award. And Slee...

Can I claim compensation for occupational skin cancer? Personal injury lawyer Jasmine Butler looks at the link between skin cancer and the working environment. Awareness of the dangers presented by occupational skin cancer is thankfully improving, but workers and their families continue to be affected by this dreadful disease. Those who are seriously affected by occupational skin cancer often turn to the law for redress. Victims may be entitled to make a compensation claim where their condition can be linked to their current job or a previous occupation. To find out...

Our injury lawyers are experts in claiming compensation on behalf of people injured in shops, supermarkets and shopping malls. We operate a free accident helpline on 0808 139 1606. So if you have had an accident in a shop then give us a call. Accidents in shops, supermarkets and shopping malls are very common. The typical scenario is the customer who slips on a spillage on the floor or who trips over. People often assume that the shop is automatically liable to compensate...