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Rescuing Clients From A Solicitor Into Liquidation

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Picture it; The law firm you are using suddenly goes into liquidation, so what do you do next? Gemma Tunney and  Tilly Bailey & Irvine ’s Personal Injury team have stepped in for this very scenario, and here’s what happened…. ...

Why the 'same-roof' rule was "incompatible" with Human Rights Law

Nathalie Clayton
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The Court of Appeal has ruled that the ‘same-roof’ rule is incompatible with Human Rights Law. Nathalie Clayton  and Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Personal Injury team explain what this means for those lodging an abuse claim.... ...

TBI's Injured Claimants Keep On Winning

Kay Ditcham
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine's staff has dealt with endless Personal Injury matters over time, and our North East Solicitors have continued to help clients claim back compensation. Kay Ditcham  tells the full story.... Helen Elstob ,...

Can You Claim Compensation For A Hit And Run?

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Can you claim compensation for a hit and run? What if the vehicle responsible for an accident is not insured? Gemma Tunney explains how our North East Solicitors deal with the many more tricky situations of a bump out on the roads that could have been...

When Is A Defect Not A Defect?

Adrienne Harris
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When is a defect NOT a defect? Well Adrienne Harris explains how our North East Solicitors can help decipher this in a personal injury case.... Generally speaking, a person who falls over on somebody’s premises will have to demonstrate that the...

Injured In An Accident, Then Received Negligent Medical Treatment?

Kay Ditcham
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It almost seems too unlucky that somebody might be injured in an accident and then, rather than their medical treatment resolve their injuries, it is performed negligently and in fact makes matters worse, something which our North East Solicitors have had to...

Could 'Unfair' Proposals Affect Road Traffic Accident Victims?

Kay Ditcham
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The Civil Liability Bill had its second reading in the House of Lords recently, and one of our North East firm's partners, Kay Ditcham,  has been looking at how it could affect those involved in accidents out on the roads. The Bill, amongst...

How Safe Is Your Workplace?

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Our North East firm are no strangers to hearing about accidents at work but, as Gemma Tunney  explains, it is vital to keep your workplace as safe as possible for employers.... For many of us our day involves getting up, going to work and...

Asbestos Victims Can Still Recover Damages Where Insurers Cannot Be Traced

Mark Ellis
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Asbestos victims can still recover damages where insurers cannot be traced, says Mark Ellis , a Partner of our North East firm. Victims of the fatal asbestos induced cancer, mesothelioma ,  who are unable to trace their employers or an employers...

Bradbury Services Incident - Pothole Causing Vehicle Damage and Personal Injury

Kay Ditcham
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The country has just experienced its second ‘Beast from the East’ leaving schools closed and people stranded on motorways.  Another effect of the cold weather has been an increase in the number of potholes appearing in the region’s...

What Is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS?)

Mark Ellis
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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome often shortened to HAVS is an industrial injury that can cause severe pain and potentially long lasting damage to a person’s fingers and hands.  It used to be known as Vibration White Finger (VWF) owing to one of...

Clients Facing Uncertain Times Where Existing Solicitors Are Intervened By SRA

Mark Ellis
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We have seen over the last 6 – 12 months an increasing number of clients who have found that their acting solicitors have had their practice intervened by the SRA and have left their claim in a state of uncertainty. A number of instructions have been...

What Does Safeguarding The Elderly In Care Homes Mean?

Helen Elstob
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When elderly loved ones become unwell, whether that be because of mental health or physical concerns, families often have difficult and important decisions to make about future care .  Which care home will best suit their needs? Where will they be...

Medomsley Detention Centre & Kirklevington Detention Centre Abuse Claims

Nathalie Clayton
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Abuse can take many forms, whether it be physical, sexual or psychological. It can occur over a period of time or may even be a single incident. In some cases, the abuser is known to the individual suffering, possibly a family member or a friend, which is...

Cosmetic Surgery : What Happens When It Goes Wrong?

Kay Ditcham
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Cosmetic surgery is more popular than ever before, with many people paying for enhancements to their appearance. Lots of people opt for the less invasive Botox or filler injections, but in extreme cases people have had multiple surgeries in an effort to look...

How To Choose A Clinical Negligence Solicitor

John Hall
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As a result of recent changes in the law and in particular as a result of a clampdown by the Courts in relation to whiplash claims, a number of solicitors dealing with Personal Injury claims have started to advertise their services in relation to ...

What It Might Cost To Bring A Personal Injury Claim

Kay Ditcham
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Since the government abolished Legal Aid for personal injury claims in 2000 the vast majority of such claims have been brought under the terms of a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly referred to as a ‘No Win, No Fee Agreement’.  This...

What Steps To Take If You Are Involved In A Tripping Accident

Helen Elstob
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If you have suffered an injury due to tripping over a defect on a public road or pavement, you may be entitled to claim compensation from your local Council.  If the area is privately owned, a claim can be pursued against the owner and/or occupier...

Historical Abuse: Will Their Past Come Back To Haunt Them?"

Nathalie Clayton
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Reports of historical sexual abuse claims are increasing and becoming ever more prominent in the press. From the Jimmy Saville scandal in 2012 to the more recent allegations involving a number of Premier League football clubs and American film producer,...

Wrong Site Surgery & Other Never Events

Sylvia Taylor
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The NHS describes Never Events as ‘serious incidents that are entirely preventable as guidance, or safety recommendations providing strong systemic protective barriers, are available at a national level and should have been implemented by all...

Acid Attacks On The Rise

SherReene Cheah
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There has been an increase in acid attacks reports in recent times.  According to the Daily Mail, crime statistics show there were more than 450 such incidents in London alone last year with the number of attacks in the capital more than doubling since...

Accidents Abroad & What To Do

SherReene Cheah
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The summer break is over! The children are all back at school and most of us are now back at work.  What did you do during the long summer break?  Some of us may have been fortunate to have gone abroad for a planned family holiday.  Whilst...

Some Of Our Successful Personal Injury Claims Payouts

Kay Ditcham
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Here in the Personal Injury Department we deal with a broad range of injury claims on behalf of our clients.  We have many types of case such as accidents at work, industrial disease, road traffic, criminal injuries, and public liability or...

How To Recognise If You Have A Work Related Illness

Helen Elstob
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An individual who has developed an occupational illness may be entitled to claim compensation from his/her employer and/or benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions.  More commonly known conditions are asbestosis, pleural thickening and...

How The Misdiagnosis Of A Fracture Can Lead To Medical Negligence Compensation

Sylvia Taylor
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The scaphoid is one of the bones located at the base of the thumb.  A fracture of the scaphoid bone usually occurs as a result of a fall onto an outstretched hand. The usual medical procedure is to examine the wrist and hand.  In all wrist...

The Tale Of Mr B & His Tripping Claim

SherReene Cheah
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Mr B had had a busy day at work. He was tired and all he wanted was to get home and climb into his bed for a good night's sleep ready for a new day.  Unfortunately, whilst he was walking home along the path, he tripped over a raised paving and...

How To Make Sure Your Vulnerable Loved Ones Are Safe In Care

Helen Elstob
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It can be a worrying time when our loved ones enter the care system, whether it is because of physical or mental ill health. Families need to know that they are safe and well cared for.  It is an area that I am passionate about because as well as...

What Duty Is Owed To Patients By Non-Medical Hospital Staff ?

Kay Ditcham
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There is no doubt that the NHS is under a great deal of pressure.  Accident and Emergency Departments all over the country handle large volumes of injured patients every day and they are of course under a duty to prioritise the needs of those...

Hospital Misdiagnosis Of Foot & Ankle Fractures

Sylvia Taylor
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Foot and ankle injuries are a common place reason for attending the Accident and Emergency Department or Minor Injuries Unit.  The Ottawa Ankle and Foot Rules were devised to determine when x-rays are required. An ankle x-ray should be performed...

How Do I Make A Personal Injury Claim?

SherReene Cheah
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An accident can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere.  The injury sustained could be one that is either physical or psychological and in some instances can result in death. At Tilly Bailey & Irvine we specialise in all areas of personal injury...

Are Fraudulent Whiplash Claims A Problem?

John Hall
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We have been regaled by headlines in such august publications as The Sun, The Mail and The Express which refer to an epidemic of fraudulent whiplash claims in road traffic cases.  If the headlines are to be believed it would seem that the country is...

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...

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,...

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...