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Archive for November 2013

Beware of Faulty Products

Product Liability Claims

The number of people injured every year as a result of purchasing faulty products remains a cause for concern despite the fact that many of these goods carry either the Kitemark and/or the CE marking.  Goods displaying the Kitemark mean that the British Standards Institute [BSI] has independently tested it and has confirmed that the product conforms to the relevant British Standard.  It then issues a BSI license to the […]

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Uninsured Drivers

Alan Scott-Davies – Senior Legal Claims Advisor The number of casualties resulting from road traffic accidents that are reported to the police each is year is in excess of 200,000 with a further 23,000 people injured as a result of ‘hit and run’ accidents, or accidents caused by uninsured and untraced drivers.  The DVLA are also reporting that there are a growing number of those who have their licences revoked as […]

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Accidents at Work

Accidents at Work – Simple Steps Gary Whitaker – Solicitor There are over 200,000 serious accidents at work every year in the UK despite employers having a legal obligation keep workers safe. If you are injured in an accident at work then you need to take steps to ensure that your employer cannot deny any wrongdoing or claim that your accident did not happen at all. You are strongly advised to […]

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Dangerous dogs: or negligent owners?

Angry Dog

Despite a constant stream of fairly high profile cases, the number of people attacked by dangerous dogs remains worryingly high and changes in the law are slow.  Many people argue that the Government has placed too much emphasis on the after-effect of a dog attack rather than introduce preventative measures to reduce the attacks in the first place. In 2012 an estimated 250,000 people were victims of attacks by various […]

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New Laws and Old Laws

New Laws and Old Laws – has anything changed? Looking back over the past 12 months is a mixed bag of changes. A welcomed development in the law meant that abuse victims could seek compensation many years after the alleged abuse took place and those enquiries are still on going.  The Court of Appeal ruled that injured soldiers’ families could sue the MOD for failing to provide the right equipment […]

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