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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 supermarkets, shops 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...

James McNally, the ‘go to’ solicitor on dog bite injury claims, recently appeared on a popular TV show to discuss the growing problem of dog attacks in the UK. The programme, “Where there’s a blame, there’s a claim”, aired on Channel 5 on 25 October. It featured the story of Stuart Briggs from Derby whose finger was ripped off by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier while he was trying to protect his own dog, a three year old Labrador. The dog’s owner was...

James McNally, a specialist No Win, No Fee dog injury claim solicitor, wins another case on behalf of an innocent person who was attacked and bitten by a dog Our client, Mrs C, was asked by her employers, a local authority, to inspect a wall near to the Defendants' property which had been struck by the vehicle of a drunk driver. As she was walking along the road near to the entrance gates of the property, the Defendants opened their front door to put...

Dog bite solicitor, James McNally, reports on a man who has won his compensation claim after being attacked and bitten by a dog when he stepped in to save his Jack Russell Our client, Mr O, was walking his dog, a Jack Russell named Toby, along a path near to his house in Carlisle.  At the same time “Shaun” was walking two Weimaraner dogs named Kial and Kianna which belonged to his Father in Law on the path close to Mr...

Dog bite injury lawyer, James McNally, reports on a case he recently concluded for a vet who was attacked and bitten by a dog belonging to a patient. Mary was employed as vet and was asked to look at a client’s American Bulldog which had urination problems. She called up the dog's records on the computer system and saw that there was no warning noted regarding possible aggressive behaviour.  She carried out a physical examination of the dog.  She asked if there...