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  1. Drunk Driver
    Claiming compensation if you are hit by a drunk driver – by Andrew Wendon of WBW Solicitors

    More than 9,000 people are killed or injured on Britain’s roads every year according to the latest Department for Transport statistics – with 620 accidents involving drink-drivers reported in South West England alone. Driving while over the legal alcohol limit, currently 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath in England, Wales and Northern…

  2. Farming accident
    Farming machinery related injuries: claiming compensation – by Martin White of WBW Solicitors

    Agriculture is a notoriously dangerous industry, with 33 people killed in the sector in the UK in 2017-18 – 18 times higher than the all-industry fatal injury rate. There are several possible hazards inherently involved in the farming process – not least, machinery. Only last autumn, a 20-year-old woman died in Devon after her hair…

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    Claiming compensation for a brain injury – by Jane Couch of WBW Solicitors

    A brain injury can have a catastrophic effect on your life and that of your family. You can be rendered unable to walk, speak or carry out everyday tasks such as feeding or dressing yourself. Even if the brain injury is not serious enough to leave you paralysed, common side effects include depression and memory…

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    Ear, Nose and Throat Compensation Claims – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    Ear, nose and throat surgery covers a wide range of procedures by specialist surgeons including ENT and otolaryngologists. The overwhelming majority of these procedures are conducted correctly and without complication. Nevertheless, from time to time, medical mistakes and accidents do happen. When they do the consequences for the patient can be devastating.  If you are…

  5. Claiming compensation for misdiagnosed cancer – by Jane Couch of WBW Solicitors

    A diagnosis of cancer is devastating enough for both you and your family, but it is even worse if your prognosis is affected because the cancer was misdiagnosed or improperly treated by your GP or oncologist. Jane Couch, a Partner  in the Clinical Negligence department in Newton Abbot, explains how such mistakes can occur and…

  6. Cyclist RTA
    Claiming compensation for cycling injuries – by Martin White of WBW Solicitors

    Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users. Indeed, of those killed or seriously injured in accidents on Devon and Cornwall’s roads in 2017, 10 per cent of them were cyclists. Accidents do happen of course, but if you have been injured in a cycling accident in the last three years and someone else…

  7. Claiming compensation for slips, trips and falls on construction sites in bad weather

    Construction is a notoriously dangerous industry to work in, and workers in this sector are around 50 per cent more likely to suffer from an injury compared to the all-industry rate, according to Health & Safety Executive figures. These same statistics show that of the 4,919 non-fatal injuries reported by employees in the construction industry…

  8. Making a clinical negligence claim for a brain injury

    The effects of a brain injury on a patient and their family can be devastating. The patient may be left paralysed, unable to speak, or fend for themselves as they go about their daily life. Depression, memory, language and concentration problems and even personality changes are also common. Suffering such an injury through an accident…

  9. Claiming compensation for farming injuries caused by heavy objects and equipment

    Agricultural injuries were one of the biggest cause of work-related fatalities in the South West last year – accounting for nearly one-fifth of all farm worker deaths in Britain according to the Health & Safety Executive’s annual fatal injury statistics. Given the vast array of heavy and powerful tools and machines farm workers need to…

  10. Claiming compensation for workplace lifting accidents

    Almost a quarter of all non-fatal work-related accidents in Great Britain in the past year were caused by lifting, handling or carrying, according to Health & Safety Executive statistics. Therese Classon, personal injury solicitor at WBW Solicitors, outlines the causes and nature of many workplace lifting injuries and explains how you might claim compensation if…

  11. WBW Case Study: Compensation for man left with serious injuries following a motorbike accident

    Our personal injury department negotiated a settlement for a motorcyclist after a collision caused by a careless driver. Mr Wall from Exeter was riding his motorbike in Exeter when a car driver to his left suddenly changed lanes directly into his path giving him no opportunity to take avoiding action. Mr Wall hit the back…