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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. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. pointing finger blame
    Ending the blame game in divorce – By Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    A monumental reform of the divorce laws should see the ‘end of the blame game’ which currently requires separating spouses to attribute ‘fault’ to their partner if they want to divorce relatively quickly. The proposed new government legislation, which Justice Secretary David Gauke said in April would be introduced ‘as soon as parliamentary time allows’,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Three ways to negotiate a financial settlement on divorce

    Three ways to negotiate a financial settlement on divorce The divorce rate for heterosexual couples in England and Wales may have hit a 45-year low in 2017 according to Office for National Statistics data, but break-ups still happen and when they do, financial arrangements between the separating couple need to be agreed. Issues requiring consideration include how assets…

  14. 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…