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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...

Slee Blackwell’s head of Personal Injury, James McNally, has been approached by the BBC to assist with an ongoing investigation into accidents involving mobility scooters. Figures previously released by the Department of Transport showed that there were 4 reported incidents involving mobility scooters per week and although MPs have previously raised the issue of making driving tests for mobility scooters compulsory no such legislation has yet been passed. James and his team at Slee Blackwell have dealt with a number of mobility...

We deal with No Win - No Fee injury claims against landlords on a nationwide basis. Here is a case study of one such claim where a tenant was injured due to property disrepair whilst innocently making a cup of tea: Our client (who for confidentiality reasons we shall call 'Miss V') was a tenant at a property owned by the Defendant. An accident occurred when she was boiling a kettle in the kitchen at the property. Suddenly and without any warning...

We recently won a compensation claim on behalf of a woman who suffered a serious leg injury after slipping on a wet floor. A resident of a property suffered injury when she slipped on wet tiles after entering the building where she rented a flat. The accident occurred as she walked through the main entrance of the building, slipping on the floor tiles covering the threshold. Although the floor was wet and dangerously slippery there were no warning signs on display to alert...