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Is there a time limit on bringing a sexual abuse claim?

In cases involving personal injury, including sexual abuse and sexual assault cases, court proceedings must be commenced within 3 years from the ‘date of knowledge’, or 3 years from the... Read full article

What is Contributory Negligence and what does it mean for personal injury claims?

Even when a claim is successful, a claimant can be found partially to blame for his or her own injuries and this is known by lawyers as ‘contributory negligence’.  If the Court makes a finding... Read full article

Managing a personal injury settlement – what to consider

At Wards, we put the needs of our client’s first and that includes safeguarding our clients’ best interests before and after settlement of a claim.  In most cases, once a claimant recovers... Read full article

Sports injuries claims – and the issue of consent

The risk of injury is a normal part of playing sport, particularly in contact sports.  Injuries happen but most of the time, these are relatively minor.   By taking part, players implicitly... Read full article

Diagnosed with an illness caused by asbestos but I don’t remember being exposed to it – what do I do?

You may be surprised to know that many people diagnosed with an illness caused by asbestos such as mesothelioma do not know where their asbestos exposure may have come from. Most people now recognise... Read full article

Positive news for seriously injured Claimants requiring special accommodation

Some fantastic news at long last for seriously injured Claimants following a Court of Appeal judgment on 9th October 2020 in the case of Swift v Carpenter. In cases involving serious injuries... Read full article

Compensation for passenger who slipped on aircraft steps

An airline which argued that a passenger’s headfirst fall down icy, snow-covered steps as he left an aircraft did not amount to an accident has been ordered to pay him more than £100,000 in... Read full article

Asbestos related illness – claiming compensation

Up and down the country, every day, people are being diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses even though the use of asbestos in its most dangerous forms has been illegal for decades with all types... Read full article

Why I know the personal injury reforms are unfair on innocent victims

Changes to the way personal injury claims for people involved in road traffic accidents are handled will leave claimants at a disadvantage when it comes to access to justice and their right to... Read full article

Government loses appeal to cut damages awarded to lung cancer asbestos victim

The Government has lost its appeal to reduce the damages paid to the family of an asbestos victim, who died after being exposed to the killer substance, because he was also a smoker. Cyril Hollow... Read full article

Personal Injury small claims limit increase – what impact?

Richard Green, a Specialist injury claims Solicitor who covers our North Somerset offices met North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox, also the Secretary of State for International Trade, on 17th December 2016... Read full article

Should mobility scooter drivers have compulsory training and insurance by law?

For many ill, elderly and disabled people, mobility scooters are a lifeline – a means of much needed independence and an indispensable way of getting about. Unfortunately, a minority of users drive... Read full article

Cycling – accidents on the rise

As more and more people take up cycling, particularly in cities like Bristol, the number of accidents is sadly increasing too. In 2014, a staggering 21,287 cyclists were injured in reported road... Read full article

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