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More Care Needed

More Care Needed

Mr A was in his car, stationary at a junction. He was waiting for traffic to clear to be able to pull onto the main carriageway.
As he was waiting a car came down the road behind him. Unfortunately for Mr A, the driver of that car was not driving with the necessary care and attention. He drove straight into the rear of Mr A’s car.
As a result Mr A suffered a number of injuries, and extensive damage to his car.
We put his claim, and the other driver’s insurers have accepted the accident was his fault. They will now be paying Mr A compensation.
Take the necessary care when it comes to picking your legal representation. Call Andrew on 01924 473065 or Carolyn on 01924 443900, or use the contact us function on this website.

Tripping Along

Tripping Along

Mrs P went round to see her neighbour for a chat and a cuppa. They both live in rented accommodation and have the same Landlord.

As Mrs P was walking up the footpath to her neighbour’s front door, she tripped and fell. This was because the flag stones forming the path were not in a good condition. They were raised and uneven.

When Mr s P told us what had happened, we investigated the claim, and put her case to the Landlord. We pointed out that they have a duty to keep the premises in good order, and had they done so the accident would not have happened. They agreed, and will now be paying Mrs P compensation.

You need expert legal advice and assistance when bringing a claim. Speak to us. Contact Andrew on 01924 473065 or Carolyn on 01924 443900, or use the contact us function on this website.

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Who Is In Control

Who Is In Control

Mr S worked for a scaffolding company. He was sent to dismantle a specialist type of scaffold known as birdcage. Basically the building is erected around the outside of the scaffold including the roof. This means at the end of construction the scaffold is completely enclosed.

The only way of reaching the  working platform is from below which means lifting a board.

When Mr S did this a building block left on the platform fell and hit him on the head.

We put the claim to the main contractor, who blamed another contractor, who blamed another contractor and so on…everybody agreed the block should not have been left there, but said it wasn’t them who had. The reality was that it was impossible to work out who had.

Under the contract for hire the main contractor was overall responsible for the scaffold so the claim continued to court against them. Eventually they accepted their responsibility and settled the case.

For advice on your claim use the contact us facility on this website or ring Andrew on 01924 473065 or Carolyn on 01924 443900

Need a Second Opinion??

Need a Second Opinion??

Mrs S was at work. It was a training day and staff were moving around the premises from room to room taking part in training exercises. Her employer had provided refreshments including bottled water.

As Mrs S was walking to her next venue she slipped and fell on water that had been spilled on the floor. An investigation into the accident suggested it had been spilled by an employee from a bottle of water, and unfortunately that employee had not cleaned up the spill or asked for that to be done. Which is all it would have taken to stop the accident happening.

Mrs S was first represented by another firm. They put the claim to the employer who blamed the cleaners. The cleaners said not their fault because it had not been reported to them. At that point Mrs S’s solicitors told her she had no case and closed her file.

Whilst walking past one of our offices Mrs S decided to call in for a second opinion. We got the file from her old firm and reviewed the case. We put the claim back to the employer on the basis that they are responsible for the actions of their employees, and as it was their employee who spilt the water and did nothing about it, they are liable.

The employer has accepted fault and Mrs S will now be compensated.

Do you need a second opinion on your case?? contact Andrew on 01924 473065 or Carolyn on 01924 443900 or use the contact us function on this website.

Steering Unassistance

Steering Unassistance

On this particular day Mr W was allocated a different works van, which had been fitted with a steering wheel adaptation. It shouldn’t have been. The company does not allow them, but they knew it had been fitted.

As the steering wheel turned the adaptation struck Mr W’s hand and dislocated his thumb.

After we put the claim his employers have admitted the accident was their fault, and Mr W will now be compensated for what happened. His employers have also agreed to fund rehabilitation treatment to help get Mr W back to work, as he has been unable to carry out his usual duties since the accident happened.

Get help when you need it. Contact Andrew on 01924 473065 or Carolyn on 01924 443900 to discuss your claim and your options.

Hosepipe Hazard

Hosepipe Hazard

Water and zero degrees temperatures don’t really mix that well, and when they do it tends to result in ice.

That is unfortunately what happen on the pavement that Mr W was walking his dog along, and even more unfortunately Mr W stood on the ice, slipped, fell and broke his ankle. It turned out that the owners of the house the accident happened outside, had run a hosepipe down the drive and onto the pavement to drain water off the garden.Â

The water running out of the hosepipe across the pavement is what had frozen and caused the accident to happen.

The householder denied being at fault when we put the claim, and kept denying things throughout. As a result we issued and prosecuted court proceedings. Eventually the Defendant changed their view, and now Mr W will receive the compensation he is entitled to.

Don’t slip up with your legal team. For expert advice call Andrew on 01924 473065 or Carolyn on 01924 473065, or use the contact us function on this website.

Collapsing Clothes Rail

Collapsing Clothes Rail

Shopping is not normally a hazardous activity – well, apart from maybe to to your bank balance. But, it certainly turned out to be a painful day out for Miss T when she went to do clothes shopping.

Having tried on some outfits, Miss w came out of the changing rooms and went to hang up some of the clothes she had tried on. As she did so the rail collapsed causing her to fall. And the display and rails to fall on her. She was injured as a result.

We put her claim to the store, who have now admitted the accident was their fault. This means Miss W will receive the compensation she is entitled to.

Don’t shop around for your legal team. For advice and help with your claim contact Andrew on 01924 473065 or Carolyn on 01924 443900 or use the contact us function on this website.Â

Bus!!! Stop!!!

Bus!!! Stop!!!

STOP would have been excellent advice for the driver of the car that drove headlong into the front of the bus that Mr S was driving. Unfortunately he didn’t and hit the front of the bus at high speed whilst driving the wrong way along the road.

After we have put Mr s’s claim, the other drivers insurers have admitted liability, and Mr S will now receive the compensation he is entitled to.

For expert advice on your claim telephone Andrew on 01924 473065 or Carolyn on 01924 443900 or use the contact us function on this web page.Â

Roundabout Wrongdoings

Roundabout Wrongdoings

Miss S was a passenger in her boyfriends car. They were travelling around a roundabout. As they were doing so a car drove straight through a junction into the roundabout and straight into the side of their car.

The other driver was very aggressive when they got out of their vehicle, insisting the accident was not her fault. She even tried to drive away from the scene and was only stopped from doing so because people were stood in front of her car. Luckily Miss S is a keen amateur photographer and takes a camera everywhere with her. She took numerous photos of the scene, which have helped to prove what really happened.

We put Miss S’s claim to the other drivers insurers and they have now accepted it was their drivers fault and Miss S will receive the compensation she is entitled to.

If you have been involved in accident contact Andrew at andrewmarsden@brearleyssolicitors.com or Carolyn at carolynhalsworth@brearleyssolicitors.com for expert advice on your rights.

Hot Oven = Ouch

Hot Oven = Ouch

Mr P works in a very busy professional kitchen. His employers provide his uniform which includes a long sleeved chef’s tunic. On this particular day however the uniform was changed to a short sleeved one. Part way through his shift Mr P was reminded in the most painful way why the tunics should be long sleeved.

This happened when his bare elbow touched a very hot oven door whilst he was removing something from inside it. This caused a nasty burn.

We put his claim to his employer, pointing out that long sleeves are needed to protect against this very situation. Had Mr P been wearing long sleeves he would not have been injured. They have accepted this, and Mr P will now be compensated for his injury and other losses.

Don’t get burned by your legal representation, email Andrew at andrewmarsden@brearleyssolicitors.com or Carolyn at carolynhalsworth@brearleyssolicitors.com or use the contact us function on this website to get in touch and get the help and advice you need for your claim.

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