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Derbyshire Lawyers acting on behalf of former patients of the Aston Hall children’s hospital which is at the centre of an investigation relating to historical abuse by a doctor have said they will be pursuing a claim against the NHS on behalf of those affected.
A woman has won damages in a medical negligence claim on behalf of her son for injuries sustained at his birth. The case centred around a doctor’s duty to take reasonable care to ensure that patients are aware of any material risks involved in any recommended treatment and also of any reasonable alternative or variant treatments.
Measures to change the way compensation pay-outs are calculated by the courts have been unveiled by Lord Chancellor David Lidington. A partner in local law firm said, “The announcement is welcome and follows a pledge made by Ministers in February to consult on whether there was a fairer way to set the “discount rate” in future.
The Government is finally stepping in to tackle the sickness claims culture which is not only damaging Britain’s reputation overseas and could also be driving up holiday costs. [Partner’s Name], a partner in local law firm [firm’s name] said, “A system to control costs already exists for most personal injury claims in England and Wales, but a loophole is being exploited in foreign holiday claims”.
A recent case has highlighted why it matters so much whether a holiday is a ‘package’ or just a booking of travel. A man and his girlfriend were seeking a ‘last minute’ holiday, and after seeing one advertised online, he telephoned the travel agent and the couple booked their holiday.
Over the past 10 years, injuries in the workplace have drastically reduced. However, this doesn't mean they don't still happen. Find the most up to date statistics and read about the most common causes of accidents in the workplace with our handy infographic.
Three is the lucky number for Banner Jones Solicitors as they receive ‘Leading Firm’ status in the UK Legal 500 for the third year running.
Ann-Marie Lowe, Marketing Manager comments “Being a Legal 500 firm is a great accolade for the business, and we are one of the few law firms in Chesterfield to have received a ranking. The Leading Firm status is based on our outstanding Family Law and Personal Injury teams who both received individual rankings again in 2015. The competition is always fierce across the region which makes it all the more meaningful for us to have been included.”
The Court of Appeal recently found that an employer was not liable for the severe injuries caused by an employee who, while at work and apparently as a prank, had put highly inflammable thinning agent on to the clothes of a workmate and ignited them.
Volunteers, community groups and 'good deed doers' have been given legal reassurance that courts will take account of the fact they have been acting to help society if something goes wrong and they end up having to defend themselves against being sued.
New measures in the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH) Bill have recently received Royal Assent and have therefore become law.