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  • I recently had an operation which went wrong, resulting in injuries and a delayed recovery. Do I have a medical negligence claim?

  • What are the different types of medical negligence?

  • My mother has been left with ongoing problems following a hospital operation 2 years ago. How do we know if she has a medical negligence claim against the hospital?

  • What will it cost to pursue a Personal Injury Claim?

  • Our daughter was born in May 2014. At the time of her birth there were some complications and she had shoulder dystocia. There was an inexperienced midwife in charge and she was late in calling for assistance. At the time of birth our daughter appeared...

  • A member of my family has recently been involved in a serious accident that has resulted in various physical and emotional injuries. They would like to make a claim a personal injury claim but are worried about the cost implications of doing this...

  • My sister went into labour early and was rushed to hospital by ambulance. Although she was in distress, she was kept waiting for 5 hours before they delivered the baby by C-Section. Unfortunately, my niece has now, at the age of 18 months...

  • My father’s GP failed to diagnose a serious condition despite him attending numerous appointments over the past few months. This has resulted in my father’s treatment being delayed and we would like an apology from the GP...

  • Following a routine operation last year, I suffered internal bleeding and a prolonged stay in hospital which resulted in numerous complications including both physical symptoms and psychological trauma...

  • My husband is diabetic and went in for a routine day gall bladder surgery at the beginning of the year. Prior to the operation, staff failed to monitor his blood pressure and during the operation, my husband suffered a cardiac arrest while in theatre. The

  • My 8 month old son went in for surgery for a strangulated bowel and during surgery there was an anaesthetic accident...

  • I have a personal injury claim going through at the moment. The other side have invited us to mediation or a settlement meeting. My solicitor says I must consider this. I feel that we have made an offer and that is what I am willing to accept...

  • My father suffered very serious injuries in a rta including a serious brain injury. The solicitors instructed by our mother have got a neurosurgeons report which indicates that my father is much improved but my sister and I are very worried that the case

  • My 13 year old son has suffered a serious spinal injury in a road traffic accident. We want to get him home as soon as soon as possible but we are worried about how we will manage. My husband and I work full time and our home

  • Following on from my earlier question, will the disclaimer cover accidents which occur in the event car park? I was hurt as I walked my bike back to the car so the race was finished but I now wonder if this was covered by the form I signed?

  • I have just read with interest your answer regarding the disclaimer question. This weekend I entered a cycle race. One of the spectators stepped out from the crowd to take a photograph and unfortunately I was unable to avoid them. There was a collision an

  • My son has recently started playing contact rugby at secondary school and I am concerned about the physical risks involved. I have read your blog about balancing the benefits of school rugby against the risk of injury and I would like some more...

  • I was travelling as a passenger in my friend’s car when someone hit us. I am self employed and am off work for at least 3 months now. My friend’s insurance company keep contacting me...

  • I had an accident 2 years ago and I have been pursuing a personal injury claim with the solicitors recommended by my insurance company. We have now reached the point where we are negotiating settlement and I am not happy ...

  • I have recently returned from a ski-ing holiday in France where I broke my leg. I accept that the accident was entirely my own fault, however, I am concerned about the treatment I received at the French hospital following my accident...

  • I have seen on the news that the Hillsborough Inquest is nearing its conclusion. As over 20 years have passed, why is the decision important?

  • A couple of months ago I was riding my bike along a main road and, as I cycled past a parked car, the driver opened his car door in front of me and knocked me off my bike and into the road. I have broken my wrist and my bike is a complete write-off...

  • I was involved in a minor road traffic accident recently when a car crashed into the back of my stationary vehicle. I have only suffered a minor whiplash injury and I have pain in my back, can I claim compensation for this?

  • I had an accident at work and think I may have an injury claim, but I am worried that this will go all the way to court. What will happen if it does?

  • Will I have a dedicated solicitor dealing with my claim?

  • I slipped in a local store and have broken my arm. The manager has sent me a bouquet of flowers. I am going to be off work for 6 weeks as I can’t drive and can’t get in.

  • As a business owner and SME employing around 25 staff, I am concerned that we are now like the USA and some newspapers suggest claims for compensation are out of control.

  • I had an accident at work 4 months ago and hurt my back. I have been signed off by my doctor since the accident...

  • Unfortunately I recently had my handbag stolen in Central London. During the incident, my arm was badly broken. Police are investigating but have not yet found the person who did this....

  • Am I entitled to make a Personal Injury claim?

  • I had an accident last year. How long do I have to make a claim?

  • How much compensation will I receive?

  • Whilst on holiday in France at half term, my son was hurt when the camp bed in our hotel room collapsed. I complained at the time, but now we are home, what else can I do?

  • My wife is currently in hospital and we are not happy with the care she is receiving. One of the staff has implied we should complain but we don't want to make things worse?

  • I'm not particularly keen on contacting these companies who advertise on the TV, but will it cost me more if I come to a local solicitor?

  • I walked into a shopping centre and slipped, breaking my arm. It had been raining heavily so I assume rainwater had come in and made the floor slippery. Is this an Act of God, or can I claim compensation for my injury?

  • I work for an electronics company. It is quite a small company and my boss asked me to go to a house he rents out to fix a broken tile. I used to work as a roofer and was happy to help him out. Unfortunately I fell from the roof and suffered a nasty injur

  • Last year I saw a Consultant at a private hospital about some ongoing symptoms. They reassured me that nothing was wrong. I have not improved and have been back to my GP. I have been referred to another Consultant who has now diagnosed a condition. I am