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A Traumatic Journey from Ear Wax to Brain Tumour

Experiencing symptoms of reduced hearing, seeking medical intervention for a possible ‘wax build up’ only to be told the worst news ever. A very dauting experience for Nick Marston.   At the age of 25, an NHS worker in Leeds, he was experiencing symptoms of deafness in his ear. He decided to seek medical intervention.…

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Common misinformation provided by the Police – CICA claims

When thinking about applying for a criminal injury claim, it is crucial that a client has all the necessary information to make an informed decision.   Representatives are always a good place to ask questions about your eligibility for a claim, but it happens all too often when wrong or misinformation provided by the police…

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Can I make a claim for stress at work?

You may have heard about claiming for stress at work, but what does this mean and how do you know if you can claim?   Each of us experience symptoms of stress at work at some time or another, no workplace is free of stress completely but where there is a prolonged exposure to an…

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Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know

I am currently investigating a claim for a maintenance worker client who contracted the Hepatis A virus at work, where he was clearing and unblocking toilets that were left in a poor state.   Background on Hepatitis A The Hepatitis A infection may result in no symptoms in some, especially children, but in adults typically…

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Police officer imprisoned following fraudulent Personal Injury claim

A former police officer has recently been imprisoned for 2 years and 3 months after he pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation.   Matthew Littlefair submitted a personal injury claim following a minor road traffic collision whilst on duty in 2017. The former officer alleged that he had sustained a back injury, constant neck…

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How to try and avoid Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is caused by repetitive movements, such as those working on a production line where you are required to do the same tasks throughout the day.   There are, however, a few things that you can do to try and reduce the risk of RSI or to reduce how severe your symptoms…

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When April Fools’ jokes become no laughing matter

A joke in the right circumstances is often what makes long-standing friendships and workplaces fun, but we all know of instances where a joke can be taken too far. Here is one such example, taken to the extreme.   Facts of the case Mr Buchholz, a Technical Product Manager at Geze, had been with the…

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Nearly 40% of cancers are diagnosed when patients go to A&E

A recent Daily Mail article focuses on the story of Caron Nolan, who was dismissed by multiple GPs for months saying her symptoms are just an infection. In fact, it led to a major surgery for advanced bladder cancer.   This is a six-to-eight-hour operation which will lead to her needing to wear a urostomy…

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ASDA Employee Receives £14,600 Following Two Separate Accidents At Work

Oakwood Solicitors has obtained £14,600 for a client who sustained two accidents at work whilst working for ASDA.   Accident One During the first incident, the Claimant was working in the store’s warehouse when she noticed that a colleague had left some large storage boxes directly in the walkway. The Claimant attempted to move these…

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