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  1. 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…

  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. What to do if you are a pedestrian victim of a hit and run accident

    All drivers involved in an accident, which causes someone personal injury, have a duty under the Road Traffic Act 1988 to stop and provide their contact and insurance details or report the accident to the police within 24 hours. Sadly though, this does not always happen with ‘hit and run’ accidents being far too prevalent…

  10. Claiming compensation for a workplace ‘manual handling’ accident

    Manual handling is the cause of more than a third of all workplace injuries, according to Health & Safety Executive figures. Manual handling is any activity which requires the use of force by a person, such as lifting, lowering, restraining, pushing, pulling and carrying. Such tasks take place in almost all workplace environments including factories,…

  11. Has a trip to A&E left you in more pain than before?

    There were 23.4 million attendances recorded at Accident and Emergency (A&E) in England during 2016-17 according to NHS Digital figures. Clearly, that’s a lot of work for our hard-working, dedicated NHS staff. In general, these highly trained healthcare professionals do a commendable job, diagnosing and treating the medical problems which affect the millions of people…