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A case summary of an elderly client who suffered a fall while living in a care home. A legal action (funded on a No Win, No Fee basis) established that the care home was at fault for the fall and a compensation package was negotiated in an out of court settlement Our client was an elderly lady suffering from Dementia. She was living in a care home, which had a duty to provide her with adequate care and support. However, her family...

Work related stress, anxiety and depression is a huge problem for Britain’s workforce as shown by the latest results from the 2016 Labour Force Survey (LFS). The survey has revealed a number of worrying trends suggesting that stress at work is now a major threat to the health of the nation, accounting for very nearly one half of working days lost due to illness. The results include the following statistics:- The total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2015/16...

This is a case study of a dog bite claim where some clever detective work by expert solicitor James McNally paid off, resulting in our client receiving compensation for her injuries. Our client, who for confidentiality reasons we will simply call “Carly”, was driving along a lane which ran alongside a farm when she noticed cows were loose on the road.  Concerned for the wellbeing of the cows and for the safety of other road users she decided to alert the farmer....

The Guardian is reporting that ambulances were called to trampoline parks more than 300 times in a single year. Because these parks are rapidly growing in popularity the number of trampoline accidents is expected to rise, placing further strain on an already overstretched NHS. For most, trampoline parks seem like a perfectly innocent and light hearted way to have fun; appealing to a wide range of people - adults as well as children. However, the risks associated with trampoline parks can leave the unwary with more than they bargained for. The...

A case summary of a No Win - No Fee dog bite claim we took over from another firm of solicitors and successfully recovered compensation for our client Our client was working on reception for a national sports club when she noticed a large estate car pull up outside her place of work. She went outside to check the identity of the driver. She spoke to a man who told her he was a Sound Engineer contracted to work on the site and that he was delivering...

It is often difficult to know how you will stand under English law when you suffer injury or are involved in any sort of accident abroad. When considering whether a compensation claim can be brought for a personal injury suffered abroad a consideration of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 is essential. The Package Travel Regulations apply only to a package contract that includes the following five features: 1. it must be sold or offered for sale within the UK 2. it must...

Lee Dawkins looks at the rise of the Claims Management Company and explains why you should always use a solicitor What is a Claims Management Company? The Claims Management Company, or CMC, is a relatively recent phenomenon. They  arrived on the scene when solicitors were first permitted to deal with personal injury claims on a No Win - No Fee basis. CMCs are now big business. They have gradually edged solicitors aside and account for the lion's share of the personal injury claim market. They...

Case study of a disputed car accident where the defendant's insurance company backed down before trial Our client was the victim of a car accident. He was driving along a country lane when he was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. As a result of the car accident our client suffered personal injury and financial loss. We were appointed to pursue a compensation claim on his behalf. We agreed to deal with the case on a...

10 Things you need to do if you are bitten by a dog Dog bites and dog attacks are on the rise. Specialist solicitor James McNally deals with the legal fall out from these incidents on a daily basis. He is therefore ideally placed to advise on what to do if you are bitten by a dog. Here is James’ checklist of the 10 most important things you should do if you are injured in a dog attack: 1. Locate the owner...

James McNally is the dog attack solicitor who wins claims where other lawyers fail Slee Blackwell solicitor, James McNally, is one of the country’s foremost specialists in animal and dog related injury law. James is regularly consulted by victims of dog attacks who have been incorrectly advised that they cannot bring a claim for compensation. Although James is based in the South West he deals with claims for people from all over England and Wales. The following case study tells the...