• We are extremely proud to have secured over £114 MILLION in damages for our clients between 2018 and 2019!
  • We're delighted to be featured in the Times Best Law Firms 2019 guide under personal injury
  • Potter Rees Dolan were on the Legal 500 Awards 2018 insurance shortlist for the North West

Topic Archives: Personal Injury

Nurses and midwives to be given £1,000 each to spend on training
Nurses, midwives and other front-line health professionals are to each be given £1,000 over three years to spend on training as part of the government’s attempt to reduce the number of staff leaving the NHS and improve patient care. Read the rest of this post...
​Longest waiting times on record in England for GP appointments
  • 05.09.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • NHS NHS England delay in treatment delay in diagnosis GP GPs appointment
The average waiting time to see a GP in England has breached two weeks for the first time on record, according to a poll recent of 901 GPs. Our Head of Clinical Negligence and Senior Partner, Helen Dolan, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
​As of today, the government is expanding the blue badge scheme to include a variety of invisible or hidden illnesses. This means that thousands more individuals will be able to register for a blue badge, which will give them access to disabled parking spots all around the UK. Read the rest of this post...
Reuben's Retreat: An inspirational charity
  • 21.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • None
  • Reuben's Retreat Featured Charity atypical terratoid rhabdoid tumour
Today marks 7 years since the passing of little Reuben Graham, who tragically died aged 23 months after suffering an atypical terratoid rhabdoid tumour - a very rare and aggressive form of Cancerous tumour. In our latest blog, we wanted to shine a light on the amazing charity set up his parent's just two days after his passing, Reuben's Retreat - a home-from-home for families bereaved of a child and for children with life limiting or threatening conditions and their parents and siblings. Read the rest of this post...
Rare spinal condition costing NHS millions in compensation
  • 20.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Spinal cord injury serious injury misdiagnosis clinical neglience late diagnosis late treatment cauda equina syndrome cauda equina spinal stenosis CES
Cauda equina syndrome is a relatively unknown spinal condition that - according to a recent article in the BBC - the NHS is repeatedly failing to diagnose and treat in sufficient time, leading to hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation claims. Helen Budge, a Senior Solicitor within our Clinical Negligence department, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Personal Injury client is selected to play for England Amputee Football Association
  • 20.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • amputation Personal Injury amputee Everton Amputee FC England Amputee Football Association EAFA
We are delighted to announce that a client of ours, Philip Grace, has been selected to become a member of the England Amputee Football Association (EAFA) Senior Provisional Squad ahead of the European Amputee Football Federation Championships, which will take place in September 2020 located in Krakow, Poland. Read the rest of this post...
Manchester is first region to benefit from new life-saving lung checks
Residents in North and East Manchester are the first in the country to benefit from new life-saving health checks aimed at detecting early signs of lung cancer. Read the rest of this post...
Stoma Awareness and Attitudes - Complete Survey Data
  • 15.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence serious injury stoma ileostomies urostomies colostomy bag Urostomy bag Ileostomy bag Colostomy ileostomy urostomy hidden illness invisible illness survey
A recent national survey we carried out has revealed key insights into how the UK public perceives people with stomas. View the survey data in full here. Read the rest of this post...
Record numbers of patients waiting for routine operations on NHS
  • 09.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence NHS NHS England delay in treatment delay in diagnosis late treatment helen budge waiting times
June 2019 saw a record number of patients - 4.4 million - in England waiting for routine operations on the NHS. Our Helen Budge, senior Clinical Negligence solicitor here at Potter Rees Dolan, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Grandmother suffers life-changing injuries in high-speed crash
  • 07.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury serious injury road collision dangerous driving road traffic accident rta life-threatening injuries
A grandmother suffered life-changing injuries after a 25 year old man struck her vehicle at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour last year. Our Jeremy Smith, Senior Personal Injury Solicitor, comments here... Read the rest of this post...

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