Personal injury law blog

West Midlands glass company fined after worker loses finger

March 26, 2013

A West Midlands glass-processing company has been fined after it was prosecuted for health and safety failings in the workplace which led to serious injuries to an employee. Mr Asif Hussain, 32, was working at Bloomsbury Glass Limited’s factory in Kelvin Way, West Bromwich, on 18 January 2012 when the injury occurred. A piece of […]

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How To Make a Personal Injury Claim

November 8, 2012

Personal injury claims have rapidly increased over recent years. According to the Actuarial Profession, the number of personal injury claims in the UK increased by 18% in 2011 compared to the previous year. Therefore, you are not alone if you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault and would like to know more about […]

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Slip and Fall – How to Prove Negligence and Win Your Case

November 6, 2012

(US personal injury law and generally) The number of slip and fall incidents appears to be on the rise. The National Floor Safety Institute recently advised that the restaurant and food service industry spends more than $2billion as a result of this type of injury. We look at how to prove negligence and win your […]

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British Transport Police officer reprimanded for dangerous driving that resulted in serious injury

October 17, 2012

The Evening Standard reports that a British Transport Police officer has been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence after he hit and almost killed an up-and-coming young musician in London. PC David Lynch was handed a suspended sentence by the Southwark Crown Court in addition to a number of other punishments, including his being banned […]

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Exploring Personal Injury: Who’s Really Liable?

October 3, 2012

(US law and generally) Personal injury is a legal term that describes any physical or mental injury to a person for which another person is held liable. Although liability in personal injury cases is a complex concept that varies from state to state, several general rules apply in all jurisdictions. In order to establish another […]

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Boy Injured in 2006 Baseball Game Receives $14.5 Million in Settlement

September 28, 2012

On Wednesday, August 22, Steven Domalewski was awarded $14.5 million in a settlement with Hillerich and Bradsby, Little League Baseball, Inc. and Sports Authority. The settlement followed a 2006 incident in which Domalewski, who was 12 years old at the time, suffered severe brain damage after being struck by a line drive hit in a baseball game. […]

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Largest Product Liability Award in New Hampshire History Upheld on Appeal

September 24, 2012

In Bartlett v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that generic drug manufacturers cannot rely on federal preemption to shield themselves from products liability claims alleging defective design of generic drugs. I. Facts Karen Bartlett (Bartlett) suffered burns on two-thirds of her body and permanent near-blindness several months […]

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Hurt at Work? How to Claim What You Are Due

September 23, 2012

The following is a guest personal injury post from John Corwin, a freelance medical writer covering medical news, such as new drug releases, and cases of exceptional treatment be they good or bad. Unfortunately, workplace accidents that cause injuries are common in the UK and lead to thousands of workers missing time every year. Those […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts Of Personal Injury

September 20, 2012

When someone is injured, the law normally prefers that the person at fault for that injury bear the financial losses associated with that injury. Injured individuals may consider suing a negligent party in certain circumstances. Personal injury cases are serious matters involving insurance companies, investigators, and complicated damage calculations that can run into the millions […]

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Strava Website Sued for Negligence Which Contributed to Cyclist’s Death

September 20, 2012

William “Kim” Flint, an avid cyclist, was killed while trying to break a speed record that was posted on a cycling website. Flint Intended to Defend His Record Flint, 40, was an active user of Strava, an interactive network for cyclists. Users can post routes on the website and attempt to top other users’ speeds […]

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