Call our No Win, No Fee personal injury team on
01274 354 271

Personal Injury Claims Bradford Blog

Latest personal injury news and updates.

Berkshire man receives £150,000 in out of court settlement

A Berkshire man in his 40s has been awarded £150 thousand after sustaining life-changing injuries at his place of work.  The man, a scaffolder, had been descending a 13-foot metal ladder to reach the ground from the first floor of the scaffolding when the ladder slipped.  Work was being carried out on a block of flats in West London during 2012 when the accident occurred.   It transpired that the ladders had not been adequately attached to the scaffolding by the construction company who contracted him.  As a result, as soon as the scaffolder climbed on to the top rung of the ladder, it slipped causing him to plunge more than 2 meters to the ground.  The man sustained serious fractures and injuries to his wrists and arms.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
796 Hits
0 Comments

Girl awarded £6.65 million following tragic car crash

A young girl who was left disabled following a car crash in 2002 has been awarded £6.65 million in compensation.  The child, one of four siblings, was travelling in a car driven by her mother when the accident took place.  Tragically, her eldest sibling was killed and another sustained a brain injury.  The other child was left with serious orthopaedic problems, and the claimant was left paraplegic due to severe and complete spinal cord injuries.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
575 Hits
0 Comments

Food poisoning ruins holidaymaker’s health

Salmonella contracted by a holidaymaker in Gran Canaria has led to long term bowel problems prompting her to make a claim for compensation.  32-year-old Stacey Sewell from Warrington, contracted the illness while on holiday at the four star Hotel Rio Waikiki in Playa del Ingles in June 2008.  The mother of 2 young boys, then aged seven and five, was left bed-bound after contracting the illness at her all-inclusive hotel.  She was holidaying with her young family and her parents.  Her two-week break was ruined after contacting the bug. 

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
575 Hits
0 Comments

Man paralyses friend drunk driving

A drunk driver, whose car went out of control in bad weather conditions and plunged down a gorge paralysing his friend, has been found guilty of dangerous driving.  Robert Buzalski, Krysztof Birula and one other man were driving towards Edzell on 24 August 2013 when the crash took place on a farm road from Cornes Cottage to Dalbog Farm, near Edzell.  Buzalski had been drinking vodka liqueur and was found to be driving with 124 miligrammes  of alcohol against a legal limit of 80.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
529 Hits
0 Comments

Ambulance crash injures

A critically ill two-year-old and her mother have been injured when the ambulance transporting them to hospital left the M40 motorway and crashed down an embankment.  The child was being rushed from Warwick Hospital to Horton Hospital in Banbury after suspicions were raised at Warwick that she was suffering from meningitis.  Her family have stated that the child was not strapped in.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
637 Hits
0 Comments

Dental nurse carries out botch operation

The General Dental Council (GDC) have carried out a misconduct hearing against former dental nurse, 41-year-old Adele Royston, after it was discovered that she had carried out facial surgery on her friend despite being unqualified to do so.  The decision was made to have Royston struck off after she took time off her work at Russell Court Dental Centre in Bingley, West Yorkshire in February to carry out the procedure.  The surgery involved administering a local anaesthetic to her friend’s face.  She then proceeded to cut her face in two places to tighten her skin.  Ms Royston showed “some remorse” when appearing before the misconduct panel.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
554 Hits
0 Comments

Damning report on how medical complaints are handled

Healthwatch Cumbria and Cumbria Health Security committees have published a damning report into how medical complaints are handled in their area.  It has been found that Cumbrian patients were afraid to make complaints and that their complaints were handled “defensively” by health staff.  It was also found that complaint procedures were complex and that there was a general lack of understanding amongst staff of the procedures.  Complaint handling was also found to be lagging behind recommended targets.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
511 Hits
0 Comments

Investigation into increased mental health deaths

Mental Health campaigners have welcomed the commissioning of an investigation into the increase in the number of unexpected deaths of patients suffering from mental health problems in The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.  In the year 2012-13 there were 61 deaths and in 2014-15 the number had risen to 129.  This is higher than other UK mental health trusts.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
497 Hits
0 Comments

Chronic fatigue syndrome discovery

It has been discovered that children from lower income families are more likely to suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome following research by the University of Bristol.  Formerly known as the “yuppie flu”, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), causes persistent tiredness that cannot be alleviated by rest or sleep. It has been found that it is more likely to affect girls than boys with around 2% of 16 year olds suffering from the disorder.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
731 Hits
0 Comments

Pensioner wins £1m compensation following car accident

A pensioner who was left brain damaged following a car accident has been awarded £1m in compensation. 71-year-old James Laurie was hit by a Volvo nearby his house three years ago whilst he was recovering from a stroke. The accident left him with two broken legs, a head injury and severe brain damage. Mr Laurie now suffers with lapses in his memory, concentration and motivation, as well as a sight problem. The brain injuries were so severe that he has been unable to leave care since the accident.

...

Copyright

© Legal Editor

Continue reading
508 Hits
0 Comments

Council pays out £300,000 in compensation

It was revealed, following a Freedom of Information request, that Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council paid out almost £300,000 in compensation to staff between January 2012 and December last year. The biggest payout saw an employee walk away with £28,616 after being exposed to asbestos during employment, with another employee winning £3,000 after falling on hot tarmac.

...
Continue reading
636 Hits
0 Comments

Council pays out £3k to employee

It has been revealed, following a Freedom of Information request, that Sandwell Borough Council has paid out over £300,000 in compensation to employees in a three-year window, including £3,000 to an employee that tripped over a traffic cone. The data revealed that several payouts were made between January 2012 and December 2014, ranging from fall injuries to asbestos-related illnesses.

...
Continue reading
854 Hits
0 Comments

Young boy scarred by Tesco injury

A three-year-old boy, Kayden Eweje, has been left scarred for life after an automatic door at Tesco closed on his face. The boy’s father, Ola Eweje, had been holding his son’s hand when the doors closed on his face upon entering the supermarket in Millstrood Road. Mr Eweje reported the incident to Tesco bosses, saying that his son is now scared of walking through doors and has been left with severe scarring on his head. He has demanded an apology and a payout.

...
Continue reading
738 Hits
0 Comments

Over £12,000 to Bradford council worker over toilet seat injury

According to recently released figures, over £30million has been paid out to council workers since 2012, including a payment of over £12,000 to an employee that was ‘hit by a toilet lid when flushing’. The figures were released following a Freedom of Information request, which revealed that over 3,100 payments were made to council employees over the last three years. Councils have since been urged to improve health and safety measures in the workplace.

...
Continue reading
961 Hits
0 Comments
Contact our Specialist Injury Claim Solicitors Bradford
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input

Please tick the box below.

Invalid Input

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

I accept cookies from this site.

EU Cookie Directive Module Information