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If you think you may have cause to make a personal accident claim, please let us know as soon as possible. You can do this by filling out our online Claim form us or by calling our team of Personal Injury Practice injury solicitors on 0800 783 9577. If you are too ill to contact us yourself, a relative, a friend or your solicitor can do this for you. An accident can have life changing consequences and sometimes the full effects of an accident are not immediately apparent and although permanent disability may occur at the time of the accident we have ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
A Cheshire builder has pleaded guilty to multiple health and safety issues for work at a site in Altrincham where he was carrying out a shop conversion into three apartments.  Mr Lawrence was running the building works at a former Butchers shop Altrincham, where he now lives in an apartment. The project involved a full strip out and refurbishment of the ground floor shop and two upper floors to be converted into three apartments. Mr Lawrence was in control of all construction works and acted as builder and project manager, employing numerous trades and labourers on site throughout the refurbishment which first came ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
Sometimes it is necessary for employers to make staff redundant and if this happens to you it is worth knowing your redundancy rights and to be sure you are treated fairly. Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job, caused perhaps by your employer needing to reduce the workforce. Reasons for this can be: New technology or systems have made your job unnecessary. The job you were hired for no longer exists. The need to cut costs means staff numbers must be reduced. The business is closing down or moving. If you are going to be made redundant, you have the right ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
An Employment Tribunal deals with legal disputes relating to your employment. They are less formal than other courts, but you give evidence under oath or affirmation. If you lie in this court you can be convicted of perjury. It may be possible to resolve your problem another way – perhaps by talking to your employer – before applying to an Employment Tribunal. If this doesn’t work, you should check if you are entitled to make an Employment Tribunal claim. Cases are usually heard by a panel of three, referred to as a Tribunal. It consists of a legally qualified Employment Judge, and ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
So what is a “motor accident,” really? Basically, these are unplanned events that no driver or passenger wants to be involved in, yet they happen daily nationwide. When a vehicle crash occurs, for example, it can result in bodily harm, loss of life and property damage. Often the victim of a car crash will require having legal representation and when you require a solicitor to address the legalities involved you need a top-notch advocate. Reputable lawyers are basically personal injury solicitors who specialise in civil litigation cases involving personal injury caused by careless or reckless actions by another party. Personal Injury Solicitors will ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
Most people are on some form of social media these days but are you aware of how quickly one of your posts can spiral out of control and land you in a whole world of problems? A recent post from a nursery nurse has left her suspended after she launching into a foul mouthed tirade about children in her care, branding them using inappropriate language on Facebook. Miss Neeson a trainee at Forgewood Nursery Centre used the social network to complain about young children she was looking after.  The 18-year-old claimed she had been spat on, bitten and head-butted by three-year-olds, and ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
Personal Injury Practice are very excited and overjoyed to announce that Sarah Allison is to become a partner here at Personal Injury Practice & Stonehewer Moss, solicitors. Sarah joined us back in November 2010 as a Paralegal and after successful probationary period became a Trainee Solicitor in 2011. On 1st August 2013 Sarah qualified as a Solicitor and has worked here as an Assistant Solicitor since.  Sarah has consistently worked hard for the practice and has produced high quality work with an excellent client satisfaction record. I wish to take this opportunity to personally thank Sarah for her commitment and for all she ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
To make a successful personal injury compensation claim, you need to prove that another person was responsible for your personal injury, such as the college, nursery, school or university where the accident happened. To help your case, you should report the accident to a teacher or another person of authority at the time of the incident, make a note of your accident in the accident book, take names and addresses of witnesses to the accident and if possible take photographs of the area where the accident happened. In cases involving defective pavements, we would recommend that you take your photographs with a ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
Unfortunately, accidents in nurseries, schools, colleges and universities are a fairly common event and at Personal Injury Practice Solicitors, we are often approached by parents whose children have been injured whilst in these institutions, Students and teachers who have sustained injuries as well as visitors to the school such as parents. If you or your child has been injured whilst at school and the accident was someone else’s fault, you may be able to make an accident compensation claim. Some of the most common types of claims we deal with relating to accident at schools include cases where people have: Slipped or ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
Hotels have a duty of care to protect the health and safety of hotel guests and visitors. If a hotel is negligent in their duty of care and you become ill or sustain an injury due to an accidents whilst at the h you may be entitled to claim substantial compensation. What to do if you have an accident in your hotel If you have a hotel accident abroad it can be confusing with language difficulties, and unfamiliar legal or medical systems. If your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence then you are entitled to claim compensation just the same ...
27 May, 2016 | General news
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