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Topic Archives: Personal Injury

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...
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...
Claimant’s curse of failing to recover additional liabilities following a funding switch from Legal Aid to a pre-LASPO CFA has been broken!
  • 01.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury
  • Clinical negligence Personal Injury serious injury PIC costs LASPO Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 Conditional Fee Agreement CFA Legal Aid Litigation Friend NHS Foundation Trust Legal Services Commission
To the woe of Claimant solicitors up and down the country, there has seemingly been a recent barrage of cases where the decision as to whether it was reasonable for a Claimant, who was legally aided, to change funding to a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) prior to the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) has gone in favour of the paying party. Read the rest of this post...
A former manufacturing company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was seriously injured whilst at work. Read the rest of this post...
Experts warn skin cancer risk is not just from holiday sun
​Cancer Research UK warn skin cancer rates have ‘soared’ over the last ten years, particularly in men and younger adults and are urging people to protect their skin more when in the UK. Read the rest of this post...
Government launch £20million fund to improve disabled rail access
  • 15.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury serious injury clinical neglience disabled access court of protection government access for all
Disabled rail passengers around the UK will benefit from improvements to station accessibility, after the government recently announced the launch of a £20 million funding scheme. Our Gary Herbert, Partner within our Personal Injury team, comments in PRD's latest blog. Read the rest of this post...
A Guide to Obtaining Medical Records Under the GDPR
There are a number of circumstances under which an individual might require a copy of their medical records, whether to flag up an inaccuracy or to gather evidence to support a legal claim. However, many people are unclear on how to obtain these medical records - particularly since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which significantly changed the way the process works. As such, Potter Rees Dolan has partnered with the Birth Trauma Association to put together this comprehensive guide to getting hold of medical records under GDPR, which should help you to obtain the information you require as efficiently as possible. Read the rest of this post...
Surgeons 'rewire' nerves of paralysed patients to enable hand movement
  • 08.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • Spinal cord injury Paralysis spinal injury paralysed quadriplegia
​Surgeons in Australia have trialed a life-changing operation, in which nerves in paralysed people’s bodies are ‘rewired’ to give movement to their arms and hands, according to a recent BBC News article. Read the rest of this post...
WHO officially recognises ‘burnout’ as an occupational phenomenon
  • 08.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury occupational stress burnout work place stress stress at work
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially recognised ‘burnout’ as an occupational phenomenon and has described it as "syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed". Read the rest of this post...
Bath University researchers testing new made-to-measure liners for prosthetics
  • 26.06.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • amputation prosthetics Personal Injury amputated prosthetic lower limb
A group of scientists and engineers at Bath University are developing new made-to-measure synthetic liners to sit inside a prosthetic, with the aim of aiding the healing process. Our Richard Edwards, Partner and Personal Injury Solicitor, comments here... Read the rest of this post...

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