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Is the Pedestrian always innocent?

Author: Veitch Penny LLP

Each case will be determined on it's facts

Is the Pedestrian always innocent?

Veitch Penny have acted for many pedestrians who have hit by vehicles as they cross the road. More often than not, the pedestrian has been able to claim compensation from the insurers of the driver.

 

But that is not always the case... 

Is your child in the right seat?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Allow the use of wrong child car seat at your peril

Is your child in the right seat?

A child’s injuries could have been entirely or virtually entirely avoided or less severe if she had been secured in the correct child seat.  As a result in this instance -  the mother was ordered to pay a contribution to the child’s claim.

Holiday Claims

Holidays are supposed to be a time of relaxation, allowing you freedom from the stresses and strains of everyday life. A bad experience cannot just ruin a holiday, but can also cause great distress long after you have returned home.  Get the best advice you can, now.

Uninsured or Untraced Driver?

If the person who caused your road accident left the scene, or is uninsured then it may still be possible to seek compensation. The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) operate schemes designed to help out where you are injured through a hit and run or uninsured driver's error.

It's a complex system but you just need to ensure you report to the police as soon as possible after the accident, and we'll guide you through the maze from there on in.  

Slips Trips and Falls

Slips Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips and Falls are the most common of all accidents

We at Veitch Penny LLP deal with these type of claims on a frequent basis.  We understand your situation and are able to direct enquiries that will quickly reveal whether you have a claim worth pursuing, or not.

Fork Lift Trucks

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations impose duties upon employers to ensure that walk ways and access areas within a place of work are reasonably safe such that there have to be very careful regulations to ensure, for example, that fork lift truck drivers do not cause serious injury to other employees working in the same environment.

Attacked by an animal?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Attacked by an animal?

For many people a dog is a trusted family pet and it is hard to imagine that it could cause harm to anyone.  However, when a dog or another animal lashes out at someone, the consequences may be devasting, and sometimes even tragic. 

What happened to No Win No Fee?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

You still can make a claim

What happened to No Win No Fee?

We are sure you have seen the television adverts in the past advertising personal injury claims on a “no win no fee” and “100% compensation”. But, you may now be wondering why this has disappeared? What’s changed? Can you still claim?

Government defers increases to small claims threshold

Author: Veitch Penny LLP

A reprieve for access to justice

Government defers increases to small claims threshold

The Government has been taking steps to reduce not only the number, but the value of Personal Injury claims and as part of this had planned to increase the upper limit of small claims from £1,000 to £5,000, with a massive impact to compensation entitlements to those involved in road traffic accidents...

Accidents on Private Land

If an accident takes place on private property then whether you are there as an invited visitor or without the owner's knowledge, the occupier owes you a duty of care. Most home insurance policies include cover against such claims, so insurance may well be in place to meet this type of claim even if it is against a private individual.

Pedestrians

Our service is not limited to drivers and riders. Vehicle users owe a duty of care to pedestrians as well (and their injuries are often the most serious). Our role is to identify every consequence for you, your family and friends, and to get you the treatment you need when you need it. Tell us your problems and we will suggest the best way forward.

Burns and Corrosive Liquids

The COSHH Regulations (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) require employers to ensure the safe storage and use of hazardous liquids and The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations place obligations on employers to ensure that employees are provided with appropriate safety equipment such as boots, gloves, helmets, goggles and reflective jackets.

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