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RAF Officer Injured in Ball Pond Tragedy Triumphs

Published on: 27 February 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

An RAF officer who suffered crippling injuries when he dived head-first into a shallow ball pond during an It's a Knockout-style fun day is due to up to £6 million damages after a High Court ruling.

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Scoutmaster Injured in Fireman’s Pole Accident Wins Damages

Published on: 21 February 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Scoutmaster Injured in Fireman’s Pole Accident Wins Damages

A scout master who suffered permanently disabling back injuries when he ‘hit the deck’ after sliding down a fireman's pole in front of his troop has been awarded almost £170,000 in compensation.

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Employer Entitled to Full Asbestos Indemnity

Published on: 11 February 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

A utilities company which settled a former employee’s mesothelioma claim for £250,000 is entitled to a full indemnity from insurers notwithstanding that the relevant policy only covered six of the 27 years during which the employee was exposed to asbestos, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Road Accident Victim Wins Millions

Published on: 29 January 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Road Accident Victim Wins Millions

A gravely injured road accident victim has settled her damages claim for a lump sum of £1,569,600 and periodical payments of £20,000 per annum, index-linked and tax-free for the rest of her life, on the basis of 75% liability.

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Holidaymakers Win Damages for Ruined Trip

Published on: 20 January 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Holidaymakers Win Damages for Ruined Trip

Sixty-nine British people who contracted a stomach bug whilst on holiday in Spain have won more than £200,000 in compensation.

The tourists visited the Beach Club Hotel in Torremolinos, Spain, between 2007 and 2008.

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NHS Trust Pays Compenstion for Botched Operation

Published on: 24 February 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

NHS Trust Pays Compenstion for Botched Operation

A man who was left with a broken leg after mistakes during a routine surgical procedure has won a five-figure sum in compensation.

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Police Liable for Restraining Autistic Teenager

Published on: 13 February 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Police Liable for Restraining Autistic Teenager

The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by the Metropolitan Police to overturn a £28,250 damages award made to a severely autistic and epileptic teenager who was restrained by officers after jumping fully clothed into a public swimming pool.

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Railway Widwo Wins Compensation

Published on: 10 February 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Railway Widwo Wins Compensation

A woman from Swindon whose husband died of an asbestos-related disease has won £145,000 in compensation from his former employer.

Sheila Simpson brought the case after her husband, Robin, died less than a year after he first developed symptoms of the illness that killed him.

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Father Blames Bouncy Chair Fall for Baby’s Injuries

Published on: 24 January 2013 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

A father who claims that serious injuries suffered by his baby son were caused by a fall from his bouncy chair has been denied permission by the Court of Appeal to present a leading biomechanical engineering expert’s evidence in support of his case.

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