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  1. Construction Vehicle
    Claiming compensation for a construction accident involving a vehicle – by Therese Classon of WBW Solicitors

    Construction is a notoriously dangerous industry with Health and Safety Executive figures revealing that those working in this sector are more than four times as likely to be killed and 50 per cent more likely to suffer a non-fatal injury than the all-industry rates. Construction accident injuries can crop up in a variety of ways,…

  2. Spinal Injury
    Claiming compensation for a spinal injury – by Jane Couch of WBW Solicitors

    A spinal injury can have a devastating effect on your life, leaving you in both physical and psychological pain which can put you out of action for weeks, months or even years, while in more severe cases, you could be left with a permanent disability. Jane Couch, a Partner in the Personal Injury and Clinical…

  3. anaesthetic negligence
    Claiming compensation for anaesthetic negligence – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    It is natural to feel a degree of anxiety before undergoing surgery, especially if you are to going to receive a local or general anaesthetic. Happily the vast majority of operations are entirely uneventful and very few go wrong. Even if the outcome is poor, it does not follow automatically that someone was at fault….

  4. slurry pits silo farm
    Claiming compensation for silo and slurry pit accidents- by Therese Classon of WBW Solicitors

    Farming is a notoriously dangerous business, with an estimated 13,000 agricultural workers suffering an injury at work in 2018/19 – more than double the all-industries rate – according to Health and Safety Executive figures. Among the many hazards found on a farm, those posed by slurry pits or grain silos can be particularly acute; indeed,…

  5. workplace injury
    Claiming compensation for a workplace injury caused by faulty equipment – by Martin White of WBW Solicitors

    It is a fact of life that accidents happen at work, particularly if you work in a high-risk industry such as construction or agriculture. However, if your employer fails to ensure the equipment you use is safe and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Martin White, a Partner in…

  6. Orthopaedic Injury
    Claiming compensation for an orthopaedic injury – by Jane Couch of WBW Solicitors

    An orthopaedic injury is one which affects someone’s joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons or bones. Such injuries can result from a simple accident but if yours was caused by someone else’s negligence you are justified in wanting to seek redress. Jane Couch, personal injury solicitor at WBW Solicitors in Newton Abbot, outlines common causes of an…

  7. Nerve Injury
    Claiming compensation for nerve injuries – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    The nervous system plays a crucial role in the working of the human body. The central nervous system runs from the brain down the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves which lies outside the central nervous system. It comprises different types of nerve involved in the transmitting sensations such as…

  8. glass injury construction
    Claiming compensation for glass injuries in the construction industry – by Therese Classon of WBW Solicitors

    Glass presents an ever-present threat in the construction injury. From broken glass left lying carelessly around on building sites, to badly stacked window panes, unmarked glass or loose glass panels, the risk of serious injury is real. Therese Classon, a Partner in the Personal Injury department at WBW Solicitors in Newton Abbot, outlines the common…

  9. fatal negligence compensation
    Claiming compensation for fatal negligence – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    It is always worrying if a loved one has to go into hospital to receive medical treatment or to undergo surgery. Happily, the vast majority of patients receive the standard of treatment they are entitled to expect. Occasionally however, medical accidents occur. Very rarely a patient dies as a result of mistakes made by medical…

  10. 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…

  11. brain injury mri scan
    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…

  12. Instruments ENT doctor close-up
    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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…