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Can I claim if I was cycling without lights?

At this time of year, the mornings and evenings are darker and the weather just that little bit more treacherous. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution to exercise more and...

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Case study: workplace injury leads to £700,000 settlement

Our client tripped over a bench whilst at work, sustaining a major injury to his right shoulder including: dislocation; complete rotator cuff tear; brachial plexus injury; and nerve damage. He...

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Case study: £21,000 for dooring accident

Our client was knocked off her bicycle when she was cycling along a road and the Defendant opened the driver’s door of his parked car. This caused her to collide...

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Case study: £49,609 settlement for fall on poorly lit surface

Our client was an 80-year-old woman who, on leaving the Defendant’s premises, tripped over a poorly lit paved area. A Letter of Claim was sent to the Defendant who admitted...

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Case study: £21,000 compensation for ‘dooring’ accident

Our client was knocked off her bicycle when she was cycling down the road and the defendant opened the driver’s door of his parked car into her path. The impact...

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The risk of burn injuries from Halloween costumes

We’ve all seen the news reports that have come out in recent years about the horrific incidents whereby Halloween fancy dress costumes have caught fire and, in some cases, caused life-changing injuries....

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Barcan+Kirby support Injury Prevention Day

On 21st August, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is supporting and promoting Injury Prevention Day, which aims to raise awareness of how the general public can prevent injury....

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Gearing up for Bike Week 2019

As a firm of keen cyclists, many of our solicitors are advocates for the mental, physical and environmental benefits that cycling can provide. Our employees can opt in to our...

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Victims can now claim for injuries sustained pre 1979

A recent change in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 has abolished a rule whereby claimants could not pursue a claim for compensation if the victim lived under the same...

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Speed down for Road Safety Week

Once again, we’re delighted to be supporting Road Safety Week organised by Brake, the road safety charity, and working with the Brain Injury Group. This year, the campaign is running...

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The dangers of dooring

‘Dooring’ is an accident which occurs when a passenger or driver of a car opens their door without looking properly and causes a cyclist to swerve or crash as a...

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Firm ranked by Chambers Guide in three areas of law

The latest edition of the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession has just been published – and there is plenty in it for our solicitors to be happy about! Our...

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