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How close do you drive to cyclists when overtaking?

Ian Wolstenhulme
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We have all been there, traffic is building up behind you, there is not a gap in the opposite flow. Then, the chance appears and you just manage to manoeuvre around the cyclist who has delayed your journey by 10 seconds. Did you know that if you drive too...

Ski and Snowboarding Accident Claims

Lisa Anderson
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It’s that time of year when ski and snowboarding holidays can end in disaster and a claim for compensation and consequential losses. Whilst the vast majority of ski trips end in happy memories and fantastic photographs sadly some of them do end in...

Clear the frost to help avoid a Road Traffic Accident

Lisa Anderson
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As the cold weather drops and frost and snow are forecasted this week here’s a timely reminder to be safe on the roads. Driving in the winter is different to other times of the year – with icy windscreens, adverse weather and longer periods of...

Be Safe On The Roads

Lisa Anderson
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As temperatures are set to plummet this week there is no time like Road Safety Awareness Week to remind people to be safe out on the roads. Road Safety Awareness Week coordinated by the Brake Charity this year focuses on the safety of those on two...

Uninsured Drivers and Compensation Claims

Ian Wolstenhulme
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I acted for a client recently who was knocked off his pedal bike by an uninsured van driver but was still able to claim from the Motor Insurers' Bureau after taking advice from us. My client was wearing appropriate clothing, with cycling trousers, hi...

Road Traffic Compensation - Why It's Not A Good Idea To Go It Alone

Ian Wolstenhulme
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Appointing a solicitor can seem daunting and potentially expensive – you might be tempted to have a go online, say with a Will, conveyancing or even divorce, but in most cases an expert is what’s needed to get the compensation you deserve and...

Pothole Damages - Who Should Pay the Price?

Ian Wolstenhulme
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During the winter months, with increased rainfall, cold temperatures, ice and road treatments of salt, our roads take quite a battering, resulting in potholes appearing at regular intervals. Every year pedestrians, cyclists, motorbike riders and motorists...

De-Ice Your Car to Avoid Court Action This Winter

Ian Wolstenhulme
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With freezing temperatures and icy road conditions, it is important that you stay safe on the roads this winter. Motorists need to be careful when defrosting their cars - you should never leave your vehicle unattended, even to run into the house if you have...

Solicitor Condemns Fraud in Holiday Sickness Cases

Ian Wolstenhulme
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The recent news regarding prison convictions for a couple who made false claims for holiday sickness is welcome and will hopefully make people realise these cases are not quick wins but are properly investigated and should only be for those who have...

Holiday not gone to plan - We are here to help

Ian Wolstenhulme
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Holidays should be a relaxing time, we all work hard for our weeks in the sunshine, but if you have been ill and had your holidays ruined through no fault of your own you can make a claim. Have you or anyone in your family suffered from food poisoning? ...

Do Not Let Your Christmas Presents Cause A Danger

Lisa Anderson
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Christmas is coming and children might be getting their first mobile phones and it’s always at this time of year our personal injury teams handle road traffic accidents when mobile phones are partly to blame for the injuries of either pedestrians or...

Biking Claims, advice from a cycling solicitor

Ian Wolstenhulme
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Around 3.5 million cycles were sold in Great Britain in 2015, in the same period 3.21 million cars were registered in Great Britain - this means more bikes were sold than new cars so it’s now official cycling is a national obsession. With the...

What's Leading to the Reduction in Employer's Liability Claims?

Lisa Anderson
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Recent statistics show that the number of Employers’ Liability (EL) claims have reduced in recent years and improved awareness of safety in the workplace could be just one contributing factor. A Verdict Financials UK Personal Injury Litigation report...

Asbestos is a Killer

Michael Talbot
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Exposure to a single asbestos fibre can have long-term serious health implications and all too frequently exposure is work-related and can often be fatal, warned North West Solicitor, Mike Talbot. He was commenting after a recent case in which a Cheshire...

Settlement Reached After a Trip In Town Leads To Injury

Jayne Sibson
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A trip on a paving flag in the town centre led to serious injuries for a client recently and a £7,000 settlement. Our client was walking along King Street, Oldham when she tripped on a raised paving flag suffering injuries to her nose, teeth, wrist...

Is Noise Related Hearing Loss a Disease or an Injury?

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The High Court has recently ruled in a case involving former employees of BT that Noise Related Hearing Loss should be treated as a disease, not an injury. BT’s legal team tried to argue that as a non-freezing cold injury was classed as an injury in...

Demist Your Car if You Want To Avoid Costly Court Action This Winter, warns Oldham Solicitor

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De-misting your car is crucial of you want to avoid a costly claim against you, warned Oldham law firm Pearson Solicitors this week. Pearson’s Personal Injury team recovered over £4,000 recently for a client who was hit by another vehicle in a...

Landlord was liable under Occupiers Liability Act

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Landlords must make sure properties are well maintained to avoid claims under the Occupiers Liability Act Making a cup of coffee led to an injury and £7,000 personal injury compensation for one of our clients recently. We acted for our client under...

Family receives £000s in compensation for wrongly paid care home fees

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Pearson Solicitors client receives £000s in wrongly paid care home fees A  family from Royton, Oldham who spent thousands of pounds on care home fees for their father have recently had their money refunded after a legal battle with NHS...