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The Injury Lawyers helps injured shopper take on Asda after painful slip

supermarket claims

An aggrieved supermarket shopper contacted us for help with recovering financial compensation when she slipped in store and injured her knee.

Our client was shopping in the well-known supermarket chain when she slipped on a piece of vegetation on the floor. At first, Asda denied liability, but we were successful in persuading them to accept responsibility and pay compensation to our client.
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Demand for public inquiry over use of “dangerous” vaginal mesh implants

Senior medical experts are demanding a public enquiry be opened to investigate the use of vaginal mesh implants in the U.K.

The Guardian reports that a “significant proportion of patients have been left with traumatic complications”. We ourselves are involved in the legal actions for the use of vaginal mesh implants where things have gone wrong, so we’re no stranger to the issues at hand.

However, as problems continue to arise, the calls for more investigation and more action continue to grow.
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The Injury Lawyers help factory worker settle accident at work claim for £9,000.00

workplace hand injury claims

The Injury Lawyers have successfully settled a factory worker’s claim in the sum of £9,000.00 after suffering an accident at work.

Our client was attempting to move a metal bail on a forklift truck which was attached to another one. In trying to separate the bails, one fell and crushed a hand, leading to fractures in the fingers. In this instance, safety gloves did very little to protect our client from suffering an injury in the workplace.
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The Injury Lawyers win £14,000 settlement for ladder fall at work claim

ladder injury at work claims

In this case, our client was asked to carry out a task using a ladder to repair a fence on a building site. No training had been provided for our client to be able to safely complete the task, meaning they unfortunately fell and sustained injury to the knee due to the step ladder being on unsuitable ground.

An ambulance was called to the scene and our client was taken to A&E and provided with crutches and a split. We’re pleased to have now settled the claim for just over £14,000 to reflect the injuries and losses our client suffered.
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The Injury Lawyers win £7,000 for workplace accident

workplace tripping accidents

In March 2013, a client of The Injury Lawyers was involved in an accident at work. Our client tripped due to a box left in a walkway causing our client to trip and fall down a set of stairs.

The client went home on that day, visited their GP, and was eventually referred to the hospital for x-rays. We’re pleased to have settled their claim for £7,000.00 for injuries and losses sustained.
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MHRA issues updated advice for metal-on-metal hip replacement patients

updated mom hip replacement advice

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued updated advice for patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacements.

Concerns have been raised over the use of the metal-on-metal (MoM) implants for years following patients developing “progressive soft tissue reactions to the wear debris” that has been associated with the devices failing.

New and updated advice is calling for all U.K. patients to be recalled for screening and testing for device failure as a precaution.
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Mini Cooper brake light malfunction could cause crashes

mini cooper brake light recall

A fleet of Mini Cooper cars have been recalled due to a brake light fault.

It’s not yet known exactly how many Mini Coopers could be recalled worldwide.

According to regulators, BMW is recalling 16,883 Mini Cooper Clubman, Mini Cooper S Clubman and Mini JCW Clubman cars to address the potential brake light malfunction.

The cars are in the 2016 and 2017 model years, and they’re arguably a road traffic accident waiting to happen!
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Pressure for new laws on self-driving cars to be made as technology advances

laws for self-driving cars

We’ve covered a bit of this recently, and with good reason. Accidents from self-driving cars have already happened, and unless this new technology is done right, our roads could be less safe than ever.

It seems the law is potentially falling behind on regulating fast advancing technology as no one really knows what laws still apply to autonomous driving. In the U.S., Elon Musk and Google’s autonomous cars are surpassing our norms and reportedly leaving law enforcement baffled on what is allowed on the roads and what isn’t.

It’s clear that car and technology companies need legislation to keep-up so that their new high tech cars can be built, sold and used on roads safely.
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Are autonomous vehicles safer than human-driven vehicles?

how safe are self-driving vehicles?

Self-driving vehicles has been on the rise in recent years, and it’s been made easier by advancing technology.

However, not all technology has positive effects on our lives, and Uber’s self-driving vehicle crash is a stark reminder of how dangerous innovation can be, and how careful we need to be when advancing ourselves.

Safety must always be the primary concern.
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Four employees crushed to death in excavation work

excavation work deaths

Four employees tragically died while carrying out a job at an excavation site.

The four employees were working on constructing a steel structure as part of the foundation for a large Pressure Test Facility (PTF) at Claxton Engineering Services Limited in Great Yarmouth. The partially-built steel structure weighed several tonnes and would have weighed 32 tonnes on completion. The excavation for the PTF was more than 23m long, 3m wide and 2m deep.

Sadly, the structure collapsed on top of the employees.
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The Injury Lawyers helps injured shopper take on Asda after painful slip

The Injury Lawyers helps injured shopper take on Asda after painful slip

An aggrieved supermarket shopper contacted us for help with recovering financial compensation when she slipped in store and injured her knee. Our client was shopping in the well-known supermarket c...

Published on the 17/08/2017


Demand for public inquiry over use of dangerous vaginal mesh implants

Demand for public inquiry over use of "dangerous" vaginal mesh implants

Senior medical experts are demanding a public enquiry be opened to investigate the use of vaginal mesh implants in the U.K. The Guardian reports that a "significant proportion of patients have been...

Published on the 10/08/2017


The Injury Lawyers help factory worker settle accident at work claim for £9,000.00

The Injury Lawyers help factory worker settle accident at work claim for £9,000.00

The Injury Lawyers have successfully settled a factory worker's claim in the sum of £9,000.00 after suffering an accident at work. Our client was attempting to move a metal bail on a forklift...

Published on the 03/08/2017


The Injury Lawyers win £14,000 settlement for ladder fall at work claim

The Injury Lawyers win £14,000 settlement for ladder fall at work claim

In this case, our client was asked to carry out a task using a ladder to repair a fence on a building site. No training had been provided for our client to be able to safely complete the task, meaning...

Published on the 27/07/2017


The Injury Lawyers win £7,000 for workplace accident

The Injury Lawyers win £7,000 for workplace accident

In March 2013, a client of The Injury Lawyers was involved in an accident at work. Our client tripped due to a box left in a walkway causing our client to trip and fall...

Published on the 20/07/2017


MHRA issues updated advice for metal-on-metal hip replacement patients

MHRA issues updated advice for metal-on-metal hip replacement patients

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued updated advice for patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacements. Concerns have been raised over the use of the m...

Published on the 13/07/2017


Mini Cooper brake light malfunction could cause crashes

Mini Cooper brake light malfunction could cause crashes

A fleet of Mini Cooper cars have been recalled due to a brake light fault. It's not yet known exactly how many Mini Coopers could be recalled worldwide. According to regulators, BMW is recalling...

Published on the 06/07/2017


Pressure for new laws on self-driving cars to be made as technology advances

Pressure for new laws on self-driving cars to be made as technology advances

We've covered a bit of this recently, and with good reason. Accidents from self-driving cars have already happened, and unless this new technology is done right, our roads could be less safe than ever...

Published on the 30/06/2017


Are autonomous vehicles safer than human-driven vehicles?

Are autonomous vehicles safer than human-driven vehicles?

Self-driving vehicles has been on the rise in recent years, and it's been made easier by advancing technology. However, not all technology has positive effects on our lives, and Uber's self-dri...

Published on the 23/06/2017


Four employees crushed to death in excavation work

Four employees crushed to death in excavation work

Four employees tragically died while carrying out a job at an excavation site. The four employees were working on constructing a steel structure as part of the foundation for a large Pressure Test ...

Published on the 13/06/2017


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