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Injuries resulting from accidents in public places do vary greatly and we have a vast amount of experience in dealing with claims involving different levels of injury.

Whether you have a nasty burn or a broken bone, we will ensure your case is dealt with by an expert who can secure the maximum amount of compensation for you.

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Accidents Caused by Animals

Dogs can be a man’s best friend, but sometimes they can cause horrific injuries. Similarly, accidents involving horses or livestock can result in significant injury, especially given the size of the animal. We deal with a range of accidents involving animals including being kicked or bitten by a horse, or being attacked or bitten by…

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Accidents in Bars, Restaurants and Pubs

Bars, restaurants and pubs are places we go to unwind, however as with any public place, there are always risks of accident occurring. The proprietors owe you a duty of care to make sure you are reasonably safe in using the premises as a lawful visitor. If you suffer an injury as a result of…

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Accidents In Gyms and Sports Halls

We have all heard the phrase “no pain, no gain” – however, if gym equipment is faulty and has caused you unnecessary injury you may be entitled to compensation. In addition to the equipment being faulty there may be other issues with the gym or sports halls which could caused accidents. Sports halls and gyms,…

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Accidents in Rented Accommodation

If you live in rented accommodation you may have reported issues with your home to your landlord or housing association. In some cases, if a hazard has been reported but not addressed, this can lead to accidents resulting in a personal injury. We deal with a range of accidents in the home, such as defective…

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Accidents in Schools, College and Universities

Schools, colleges and universities may be some of the safer places to be, but there is always a risk an accident could occur. Common examples include trips and slips in the playground or on campus, injuries caused by other students due to inadequate supervision, or defective toys or equipment. In cases involving children, it can…

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Accidents in Shops, Supermarkets and Car Parks

Shops, supermarkets and car parks can be busy places and unfortunately, accidents do happen. These accidents often happen very suddenly and can cause painful, long-lasting injuries. Whether the incident took place in the car park, the aisles of the shops, the petrol station, in a café or anywhere on the premises of the shop or…

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Beauty Treatment Claims

We all want to look good and know the phrase “beauty is pain” however sometimes treatments go wrong and can cause excessive pain and suffering, which is not acceptable. Whether this be burns from waxing or negligent laser treatments, scarring can be an unintended result, which can cause emotional distress. In these types of claims…

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Burns and Lacerations in Public

Sometimes cuts and grazes can be minor, but sometimes lacerations can lead to permanent scarring, which can be embarrassing if the scarring is visible. A single noticeable scar with some minor cosmetic defect can justify awards between £2,080.00 and £6,870.00, however more serious scarring could justify an award up to £19,930.00. Burns cause a greater…

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Foot and Ankle Injuries in Public

Injuries to the foot and ankle are common where people have tripped on uneven surfaces and rolled over on the ankle. This can make walking and other tasks very difficult, causing inconvenience. The guidelines state that modest ankle injuries warrant an award up to £12,050.00, however where recovery is complete within any ongoing symptoms, the…

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Hand and Finger Injuries in Public Places

Injuries to the hands and fingers are very common injuries that can have a very detrimental effect on daily living. There is a whole range of guidance as to how much these cases are worth, with total loss of an index figure warranting an award of £16,420.00 and amputation of a little finger being £7,580.00…

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Head and Facial Injury in Public

Head injuries can be serious and can cause severe pain and discomfort, with accompanying headaches. A minor brain or head injury can attract an award of between £1,940.00 and £11,200.00 depending in the presence of headaches, extent of continuing symptoms, severity of the initial injury and the time taken to recover. If facial injuries are…

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Knee and Leg Injuries in Public

Trip, slips and accidents at work can often result in injuries to the knee and leg, making it difficult to walk or carry out everyday tasks. Taking into account this inconvenience, moderate knee injuries where a recovery has been complete will attract an award of £5,250.00 however where there is continuous aching or discomfort this…

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Neck and Back Injury Claims

Not only can accidents cause injuries to the spine, they can also make existing injuries or general wear and tear a lot worse. In personal injury claims you may often hear reference to an accident causing an exacerbation (making worse) or an acceleration (bringing forward) of symptoms. These types of injuries can still be worth…

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Shoulder, Elbow and Arm Injuries in Public

Injuries to the upper limb can cause severe discomfort and have a detrimental effect on day to day life. Early physiotherapy is essential to ensure a person gets back to their pre-accident state as quickly as possible, however for some a full recovery is not always possible. Minor shoulder injuries in where the symptoms have…

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Trip and Slip Claims

We spend a lot of time walking around and with new technology counting our steps, the pressure is on to get fit and healthy. Unfortunately, there are often hazards on the floor which we don’t expect to be there which can cause us to trip or slip and suffer a personal injury. Trips usually occur…

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Trips and Slips in Public

As solicitors a common type of injury we see on a day to day basis is what we call a crushing injury, which involves a part of the body being crushed, usually fingers or toes. This could be due to items being dropped or being trapped in doors or work equipment. These types of injuries…

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