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Claimant Awarded £250,000 For Complex Injuries

Helen Elstob
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Mr F of Stockton on Tees, was involved in a serious road traffic accident on 21 st July 2011.  He was riding his motor bike when the driver of a car drove across his path causing a collision. He was thrown from his motor bike onto the road, landing on...

How To Make Sure You Don't Need To Claim For Failed Sterilisation

Sylvia Taylor
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Until recently failed sterilisation was responsible for more litigation than any other gynaecological procedure.  Although this is no longer the case, claims for failed sterilisation are still not uncommon. There are various options open to women who...

Domestic Violence & Criminal Injury Compensation

SherReene Cheah
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Statistics suggest at least one in three women have been beaten, coerced into sexual relations or otherwise abused during their lifetime and more often than not, by a member of their own family. One in five teenage girls have been in an abusive relationship...

Have You Had A Deafness Claim With Isaac Abraham Solicitors?

Mark Ellis
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The SRA  ( Solicitors Regulation Authority) intervened in the practice of Isaac Abraham Solicitors in August of this year, and immediately suspended the practising certificate of one of its partners, Safina Shah.  Although the firm is based in the...

Low Cost Holidays Collapse & How To Claim If This Has Happened To You

Kay Ditcham
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Budget travel agency Low Cost Holidays ceased trading on Friday 15 th July 2016.  Thousands of holiday makers who had upcoming holidays booked with them have lost out. The collapse happened just before the start of the school summer holidays, a time...

Deaths By Failure To Diagnose Sepsis Continue To Make Headlines

Sylvia Taylor
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Deaths from failure to diagnose sepsis continue to make headlines.  One of the main concerns appears to be the failure by the medical professional to recognise the symptoms. Sepsis, also referred to as blood poisoning or septicaemia, can be triggered...

NHS Allegations Of Rising Costs From Clinical Negligence Lawyers

John Hall
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If you were to believe the media then you would probably think that the NHS is being swamped with claims to such an extent that much needed funds for treating ill patients are being diverted to satisfy them.  It may come as some surprise...

We Are Behind APIL's Can The Spam Campaign

Kay Ditcham
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The majority of the public will have received texts, emails or telephone calls making enquiries about “their recent accident” (as well as PPI, bank charges and delayed flights!) Unfortunately people who receive these calls and texts are often...

Could Your Loss of Hearing Be Down To Your Employer?

Kay Ditcham
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Given that the North East of England was traditionally an area of heavy industry, it is perhaps not surprising that Tilly Bailey & Irvine have acted for a large number of clients who have suffered damage to their hearing as a result of exposure to...

How To Claim For An Accident From An Employer That No Longer Exists

Kay Ditcham
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What would you do if you had an  accident at work   or were injured and by the time you decided to make a claim your employer no longer existed?  What happens if you had an accident whilst engaged as a subcontractor rather than an...

What Are Special Damages In Relation To Personal Injury Claims?

SherReene Cheah
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Any claimant who is pursuing a personal injury claim will have heard the term “special damages” but may not initially be sure what this means. Compensation in personal injury claims is made up of two elements; general damages and special...

Feeling The Pressure - Top Facts About Pressure Sores & Ulcers

Sylvia Taylor
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It is a surprising fact that 95% of pressure ulcers are avoidable. The most common scenario where pressure ulcers are likely to develop is where the person concerned has limited mobility, often due to illness or infirmity. The National Institute for...

Accidents At Work Case Studies

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Sometimes its difficult to understand what is classified as an 'Accident at Work' and when you can claim for something happening to you while at work. We asked the Personal Injury Team what had been some of their most recent successes for their...

What Is Criminal Injuries Compensation?

SherReene Cheah
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What is Criminal Injuries Compensation ?  Who is eligible to claim?  In what circumstances can a claim be made? The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is a government funded scheme that awards compensation to victims of crimes of...

Mr Osborne & His Autumn Statement Hits The Injured Where It Hurts

Kay Ditcham
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Many people  were awaiting the outcome of the recent government spending review and were probably really interested in the decision on Tax Credits.  However, what they may not have picked up on was George Osborne’s pledge to...

Road Traffic Accident? Don't Listen To The Insurers!

Kay Ditcham
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There has been an onslaught in the press recently of articles from insurers blaming the rising cost of motor insurance premiums on “whiplash claims” and “personal injury lawyers”, the suggestion being that it is wrong of people to...

Why Are Insurance Companies 'Guilt-Tripping' Claimants?

Mark Ellis
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Mark Ellis , one of  Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s specialists in Personal Injury Law has warned that  insurance companies are making every effort to discourage genuine claimants from seeking rightful compensation by making them feel...

Salmonella Compensation & How To Claim For Food Poisoning

Helen Elstob
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine has become aware of a number of people who have recently tested positive for Salmonella poisoning after eating at a local Teesside pub. In total, 74 people suffered bouts of vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea; after eating at a...

Will Anyone Help When Your Personal Injury Claim Isn't An Easy Win?

Mark Ellis
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When you visit a restaurant, your expectation is an enjoyable meal … and then life goes on.  If you decide to ride a funfair ride, or visit a theme park, you want to go home exhilarated and maybe exhausted, but certainly not injured. ...

The Ticking Timebomb Of Asbestos Claims

John Hall
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Our firm has dealt with hundreds of asbestos related disease claims made by clients against factory owners and shipbuilders over the last 20 years.  The deadliest disease is Mesothelioma for which condition there is currently no known cure. According...

North Easts Many Coke Workers May Be Entitled To Compensation

Mark Ellis
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Thousands of coke oven workers in the North East may be entitled to recompense for diseases caused by exposure to toxic airborne substances at work. Mark Ellis , one of the region’s leading specialists in industrial disease compensation claims,...