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Can I Make an Injury Claim Against the Army?

Serving in the armed forces can be hazardous for any number of reasons. While you might consider that often these hazardous conditions are part of the job, you can still make an injury claim against the army. Duty of care is a legal or moral obligation to ensure the safety or wellbeing of others, and,...Read More

What You Need to Know About Whistleblowing in the Workplace

The UK Government defines a whistleblower as a someone who discloses wrongdoing in the public interest. This is often, but not always in a workplace setting. For the wrongdoing to be in the public interest it must have an impact on others, such as the general public. Whistleblowing can be challenging for the whistleblower, partly...Read More

How Care Cuts Are Affecting Older People in the UK

An inquiry has found that government care cuts are putting the elderly’s health and wellbeing at risk. The 13 month inquiry was carried out by the global campaign group Human Rights Watch and found that older people are facing physical, financial and psychological hardship because of cuts. Since the government cuts, many elderly people are...Read More

Gifting Rules Under Lasting Power of Attorney

When acting as a lasting power of attorney, special care should be taken when giving gifts on behalf of the donor to avoid legal and financial consequences. It is an attorney’s responsibility to ensure that they are acting in their donor’s best interest and using their estate as they would have wished for it to...Read More

How Long Do Traumatic Brain Injuries Last?

A traumatic brain injury or TBI is an injury to the brain caused by external force to the head. Typical causes include physical assault, vehicle accidents, and falls. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) runs from 3 to 15, and is used to classify TBI according to its severity: mild, moderate or severe. Individuals with mild...Read More

How to Make a Loss of Sight Claim

A sudden injury that causes loss of sight can have a devastating impact. Even partial vision loss can be distressing, as it potentially means being unable to work. Common causes of temporary or permanent loss of sight include physical trauma, workplace accidents, and medical negligence. If you or someone you know suffers from vision impairment...Read More

Case Report – Negligence Arising Out of Eye Surgery

We recently concluded a successful settlement for a lady who suffered significant damage to her vision as a result of negligence during an operation on her eye. Our client had unfortunately suffered detached retinas in both eyes in quick succession. She underwent non-negligent surgery in her left eye but there was a negligent complication with...Read More

Employment Law Changes Coming in 2019

As of the new year, there are a number of Employment Law changes coming into effect that both employers and employees need to be aware of. In order for you to be prepared for each of these changes and make the appropriate arrangements, we have compiled a comprehensive list of each change in order from...Read More

How to Prove Medical Negligence

In order to prove Medical Negligence has occurred, it is the responsibility of the claimant to provide evidence. This evidence must demonstrate that the duty of care has been breached and as a result, the patient has suffered injuries whether they be physical or mental. It is, however, important to note that the treatment received...Read More