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Owning a horse – three different types of compensation claim

January 15, 2014

I have had an accident whilst riding can I claim compensation? If you have experienced a horse riding accident, which was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. In order to establish a 3rd party’s negligence you must show that the 3rd party owed you a […]

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The dangers of DePuy ASR all-metal hip implants

January 14, 2014

The DePuy ASR hip replacement recall scandal has focused around two main risks to the health of the implant recipient. Loosening of the implant itself and the risk of subsequent metal poisoning – a condition often referred to as metallosis. Hip replacement surgery requires an artificial device to be attached securely to both the pelvis […]

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Horse Riding Accident Compensation Claims

January 13, 2014

Horse riding has become a growth area in the UK leisure sector over the last few years, with up to four million people annually enjoying the activity and around a million children regularly attending riding schools or stables. With those numbers participating in a hobby that involves extended close contact with a large, heavy, and […]

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The consequences of injuries sustained whilst working with dangerous chemicals

January 10, 2014

The medical consequences of being injured by a dangerous chemical can be extremely serious. The hazard a chemical presents depends on its properties; if it is flammable or corrosive, contact could be result in burns injuries, explosive chemicals could cause injury and damage over a considerable area, whilst poisonous or radio-active chemicals might cause local […]

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Medical Evidence for Work Accidents Claims

January 7, 2014

When you make a work accident claim, it will be necessary to collate various elements of medical evidence. This is nothing for you to worry about: it is an important part of the claims process and is there to help prove the extent of your injuries. Why is Medical Evidence Necessary? In order for a […]

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Claiming compensation for loss of taste and smell

October 2, 2013

If you’ve recently lost two of your five senses – the ability to taste and smell things, it can be a difficult and traumatic experience as you become accustomed to facing the variety of practical problems this creates. While there are many ways that a person can lose their sense of smell or taste, it’s […]

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Chemical Injury Compensation Claims

August 25, 2013

You might think that chemical injury claims for compensation are generally made by workers in heavy industry and manufacturing who have been injured by dramatic accidents involving the spilling of corrosive or otherwise hazardous substances or the release of harmful fumes or by working with materials such as mercury, zinc or lead which are known […]

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Work related stress compensation claims

July 11, 2013

Work related stress can have very serious consequences in terms of your physical and psychological health, but it is not a condition that is particularly well understood in the UK, and especially by a surprising number of employers. However, back in 2010 the European Heart Journal published an of 6014 British civil servants mapping their […]

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Common causes of scaffolding injuries

July 10, 2013

The common causes of scaffolding injuries are carelessness and negligence by employers and sometimes by employees. That sounds rather harsh and blunt, but employers are well aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the regulations that followed in the wake of that Act. One piece of legislation in […]

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Hip implants – new studies show women and those with all metal hip implants are particularly vulnerable

July 5, 2013

Why do patients with all-metal hip implants experience more pain? The DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip implants manufactured by American healthcare colossus Johnson & Johnson have caused great controversy in light of their remarkably high failure rates – which led to a worldwide recall of approximately 93,000 ASR implants back in 2010. Concern has been […]

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