1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Opinion Piece – Watford Case – Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after ‘catastrophic’ brain damage

    On 8th October the Daily Telegraph reported that a six-year old boy treated at a Hospital in Watford had made a successful clinical negligence claim directed to a Hertfordshire NHS Trust and been awarded £37 million in compensation. Full news story – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/08/boy-6-awarded-record-37m-nhs-compensation-catastrophic-brain. This is a record sum for a claim of this kind and…

  4. Clinical negligence resulting in the amputation of limbs

    Generally, doctors do an excellent job in treating patient’s admitted to Hospital. On – happily – very rare occasions, negligent medical treatment can lead to the amputation of a patient’s limb or limbs with devastating consequences for their private and working life. Richard Blair, Partner and Member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel at…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. Motorcycle Accidents Shouldn’t Cost You

    Motorcyclists account for around 19% of road user deaths, but only make up 1% of total road traffic. These figures may not seem to make sense at first but when reading reports such as a recently released one from Think! it is clear to see the dangers that can be faced by people on their…