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The number of people spending at least half a day in A&E has skyrocketed at two Greater Manchester hospital trusts. More than 5,900 people waited for over 12 hours in Pennine Acute hospitals last year - an increase of more than 3,000 per cent on the figure for 2011/12. And Wythenshawe Hospital had 985 people waiting more than 12 hours - again, an increase of more than 3,000 per cent on the 2011 figure. The figure has also increased by around ten-fold at Stockport and Tameside , and has more than doubled at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. In 2011/12, there were just 29 A&E attendances at Wythenshawe that spent 12 hours or ...
12 January, 2017 | General news | #Health #Hospital #NHS
Road safety affects everyone. It affects whether children can go to the park or walk to school, elderly people can get to the shops, people can take up cycling to get to work or get fit, and families feel safe to get around their neighbourhoods. For some people, it changes everything. Road crashes and casualties end lives too soon, rip families apart, leave communities reeling in shock and victims feeling alone and without hope. Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, ...
10 January, 2017 | General news | #brake #claim #road accident #road safety
New Solar Roadways Could Help Reduce Car Accidents New solar roadway installed in American town. Solar roadways could generate electricity for towns, and help reduce accidents. On October 1, 2016, the world’s first “Solar Roadway” was unveiled at Jeff Jones Town Square in Sandpoint Idaho. The section of roadway is installed where people at the town square can walk on it. Will Solar Roadways reduce car accidents? If you do not know what a solar roadway is, check out this amusing video which explains it in detail: In theory the roadways could help reduce accidents by: Melting snow and ice Warning motorists of road hazards ahead ...
16 November, 2016 | General news
Its that time of year again. The nights are getting longer and the days wetter. Personal Injury lawyers also tend to see an upturn in enquiries from people who have slipped in a supermarket or other business premises during the dark months. What can you do about it ? The best defence in the frontline against slipping is your feet !Defendant's insurers always ask what our client's were wearing and if you have slippery soles or high heels they tend to blame the victim. The best advice is to wear shoes with flat grippy soles to given you best protection against a ...
04 November, 2016 | Injury claims news
You've fallen over in your local supermarket or pub, your embarrassed and hurt. You just want to get up and out and you don't think about making a claim as you hurry home in pain. Not until the next day when you realise you have a back injury. Is it too late to make a claim ? Learn these tricks to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. 1 if you are still in the store, pub or restaurant. Always report the matter and fill in the accident report. Do not sign it until you are sure it's correct. Always check ...
26 August, 2016 | Uncategorized | #slips
Whats My Claim worth?  This is one of the most common questions we get asked but in most cases there is no easy answer. Judges and solicitors often use a book called The guideline to General Damages. We know it as the ‘JSB’ for reasons I won’t bore you with. The reality is it only helps with your injury compensation (we call these physical and psychological injuries ‘general damages’). But what is my claim worth ? you may ask, for my out of pocket expenses and financial losses. These are known as ‘special damages’ and no book will going to give you ...
27 May, 2016 | Injury claims news
In his recent autumn statement 2015 Chancellor, George Osbourne has signalled the Government’s intention to introuduce a whiplash ban to stop any claims for soft tissue injury road traffic claims. The whiplash ban has two main effects. The first is that claims for mild to moderate soft tissue injuries in road accident, such as whiplash, bruising and other some other non bone injuries (we don’t have a full definition yet), will be banned completely. Claimant’s will only be able to claim for medical treatment and loss of earnings but you will have to deal with the insurers direct (as there ...
27 May, 2016 | Injury claims news
A dental surgery has banned patients weighing more than 20 stone saying they may break their Chair.  Overweight patients registered at a Dental Practice in Aberdare, South Wales are being refused treatment due to their size. The practice has sent out ‘warning letters’ saying their £7,500 reclining chairs will buckle under the strain of holding large patients. The chairs have a weight limit of 20 stone and the staff says it is against health and safety regulations to treat those weighing more. A letter, sent to all patients, read: ‘Please note that the dental chair has a weight limit restriction. “If the chair cannot operate ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
Latest estimates show that annually 600,000 workers in the UK sustained a work place injury and over 1.2 million workers suffered a work related illness that they believe to be work place related.  Work related illness and injury cases are not shared equally across the industry, with work related injury and ill health being more likely in some industries than others. Figures between 2014/15 in the UK show 1.2 million Workers suffering from work related illness 2,538 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures 142 workers died while at work 76,000 employee injuries reported to RIDDOR 611,000 injuries occurred at work according ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
Louis Dempsey from Brighton was recently jailed for 9 months for faking a fall in an Asda supermarket in Brighton. He claimed he had slipped on water that had leaked onto the supermarket floor but CCTV captured showed differently, and Mr Dempsey was prosecuted and jailed. Back in 2009 Mohammed Patel from Bolton was jailed for being involved in a staging 93 accidents to enable motorists to make false injury claims. The Personal Injury Practice has been dealing with personal injury claims for many years now and none of our clients have ever been charged with fraud arising from a claim. People making false ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
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