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Personal Injury Guides

The team at Personal Injury Claims Manchester have recently published a range of legal guides on a wide range of personal injury areas. If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, please read these guides to get an insight into making a personal injury claim. These guides give you some information on timescales for making a personal injury claim and give you some tips on what you can do to help to make sure that you receive maximum compensation, such as collecting as much evidence as possible.

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Production line worker suffers tinnitus after accident at work

A 54-year-old production worker has received compensation after hitting his head off of a steel conveyor belt causing him to suffer from Tinnitus.  Paul Kelly was awarded an undisclosed sum following the damage to his hearing and regular bouts of migraine in an accident in work.  The operative was working alongside the conveyor belt, which was around 5 feet off the ground, when he hit his head against it.  He had not been issued with any protective equipment and was therefore not wearing a hard hat.  It was brought to light that the worker had not received any kind of health and safety training from his employer.

Unable to work for four months

Following the accident, Mr Kelly was unable to work for four months.  He was experiencing severe tinnitus in both ears – a debilitating ringing that will not subside – and was suffering from severe migraines.  At one point he had to be rushed to hospital as the pain he was experiencing was so severe.

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Holidaymaker requires stitches following aeroplane toilet incident

A 55-year-old holidaymaker from Forest Hall in Newcastle required 14 stitches to her head following a metal toilet cabinet falling on her head during a long-haul flight.  The woman, who has remained unnamed, had been on holiday in Kuala Lumpur and was returning to Newcastle via Amsterdam when the accident occurred.  The traveller, who passed out in the toilet, sustained injuries to her neck, back, coccyx and thigh.  She also required both internal and external stitches to her head.  The airline, Dutch company KLM, denied liability however offered to pay compensation of £2 thousand to the passenger.

“could easily have been avoided”

The passenger, known as Mrs Y, consulted her union who referred her case to their solicitors.  Head of Local Government for the Northern Region, Lynne Robson, said: “Too often our members have what is supposed to be a relaxing holiday, destroyed by accidents which could easily have been avoided”.  She went on to add that many of their members would be holidaying abroad and that they would always be covered by her union’s free legal advice service should they experience an accident whilst abroad.

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Birkenhead gardener wins compensation from council

A 55-year-old gardener from Birkenhead has been awarded £10 thousand in compensation for an injury sustained whilst working for Wirral Borough Council.  Gary Knight had been working for 33 years for the council when he developed a condition known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), after excessive use of vibrating tools.  The condition will be permanent, and Mr Knight has stated that he fears that it will get worse over time.  Mr Knight had been using vibrating tools, such as strimmers and lawn mowers, almost every day in his job and had never been warned by his employer of the risk of developing HAVS.  He had been experiencing numbness and tingling for several years and also found that his dexterity was deteriorating.  He was eventually diagnosed with the condition in 2012.  When he was diagnosed, his employer advised him to restrict his use of vibrating tools.

Known since 1975 that vibration can cause injury

Mr Knight decided to contact his trade union who appointed their solicitors to claim for compensation.  His union pointed out that it had been known since 1975 that excessive exposure to vibration can lead to industrial injury.  They claimed that it was the responsibility of employers to ensure that policies and procedures were in place to protect employees.

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Construction worker awarded over £300,000

A construction worker who was very seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident whilst travelling to work has been awarded over £300 thousand in compensation.  The accident occurred when a female driver travelling in the other direction lost control of her car and veered into the path of the worker.  The female driver sadly lost her life as a result of the accident.  The injured man was taken to hospital by ambulance, where it was found that he was suffering from multiple fractures and injuries.

The victim, who was in this 50s, sustained fractures to his wrist, multiple fractures to his pelvis, his hip was dislocated and his foot was fractured and dislocated.  He also sustained a head injury and slight brain damage.  He underwent extensive reconstructive surgery, involving inserting rods and pins to his fractured bones, most of which was deemed successful.   The patient, however, was left with restrictions to his movements as well as ongoing aches and pains.

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Motorcyclist wins £130 thousand following accident

A motorcyclist has been awarded £130,000 in compensation following a serious accident involving a van.  The rider was thrown from his bike when a van pulled out from a side road into his path, causing him to carry out an emergency stop.  He was then thrown on to the road causing him to sustain injuries all over.  He sustained fractures to his right leg, left shoulder, clavicle and left wrist and injured his right hip.

The claimant had to undergo emergency surgery to his left arm and right knee.  After the surgery, he put a claim in to the van driver’s insurance company who requested a telephone conference with the claimant’s solicitors to discuss the accident.  His solicitors managed to get the driver’s law firm to award an interim payment and provide rehabilitation and treatment upon provision of the claimant’s medical records.

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Workplace fall sees civil servant gaining substantial compensation

A 43-year-old civil servant from Surrey has been awarded substantial damages following an accident at work.  The employee, who has opted to remain unnamed, had a fall at her workplace at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), leaving her having to undergo three operations to her ankle after the fall.  A hearing has heard that the worker, from Thornton Heath, has been left with a permanent injury to her ankle, which will more than likely require more surgery in the future.  The civil servant has been left with a right ankle which is permanently swollen after falling down a flight of stairs at her place of work in Balham High Road, London.  The worker slipped on a floor that had just been cleaned and was wet, however the hearing learned that there was no warning board to tell people passing through the area that the floor was wet.

Forcing her to take a year off work

The injured Public and Commercial Services (PCS) worker fell down a flight of stairs and was left with impairments to her walking mobility, forcing her to take a year off work.  Upon returning to work, she has had to have a specialist desk and chair installed and is unable to walk or stand for any length of time.  She is also unable to exercise as before, and has to be very careful about the footwear she chooses.

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Preventable medical mistakes investigation

Preventable and serious medical mistakes, known as “never events”, have occurred in 1100 occasions since 2012, an investigation has revealed.  The term “never events” is used as the mistakes should never have happened and are considered entirely negligent. 

The investigation discovered that one male patient had his testicle amputated instead of a cyst being removed from it.  A woman who was in hospital to have her appendix removed awoke to discover that her fallopian tubes had been removed instead.  Around 420 patients have had to have foreign objects removed from their surgery site, including swabs, gauzes, needles and other surgical implements.  Over 400 people have been recorded as having surgery on the wrong site of their bodies, for example the wrong limb being amputated.  There were also incidences of blunders such as wrong medication being administered, medical tubes being inserted to the wrong part of a patient’s body which proved fatal, wrong organs being removed and wrong blood types being transfused.

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Legal battle for injured toddler in car accident

A legal bid for compensation has been launched by the lawyers of a toddler who was left with extremely serious injuries following a tragic car crash in which her mother was killed.  Cora-Lynn Kelley-Mattock of Aberporth, Ceredigion, was two at the time her 19-year-old mother, Josephine, lost control of her Volkswagen Polo in Llandygwydd in 2013.  The young mother sustained brain injuries and died of her injuries on Boxing Day, 3 days after the accident.  Cora-Lynn, now aged four, sustained very serious head injuries which has left her severely disabled.  Details of the case came to light in a High Court writ submitted by James Bell, Cora-Lynn’s barrister.

Injuries sustained as a result of negligence

Lawyers representing the toddler are claiming that the girl’s injuries were sustained as a result of negligence on behalf of her mother.  Her mother’s insurers, however, are claiming that negligence is not admitted.  Mr Bell described how the car left the road at the approach to the Llwyndryrys residential home, near Cenarth, Carmarthenshire.  The car drove over a grass verge and “collided heavily sideways with a dry stone wall”.  They are claiming that the two-year-old had not been adequately strapped into her seat, and that Miss Kelley had not paid heed to speed warning signs and was driving too fast in damp conditions.

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Accident on crossing despite complaints

A Blackburn teenager has been taken to hospital on Monday following a collision with a motorcyclist whilst crossing the road on a zebra crossing.  Commenting on the incident, Meadowhead ward councillor, Konrad Tapp, confirmed that concerns were raised several years ago when the crossing was converted from traffic lights to a zebra crossing on the road.  Campaigns were ignored, with protesters claiming that the zebra crossing was not adequate in Gib Lane, near St Bede’s School.  The teenager was crossing the road at 8.10am on Monday morning when the accident occurred.

‘fractured right ankle’

Both the rider of the blue Suzuki and the teenager were taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital.  It has been reported that the boy is thought to have suffered a fractured right ankle, and the motorcyclist is thought to have sustained a fractured right wrist.  Gib Lane at the junction with Broken Stones Road was closed to traffic for around 30 minutes on Monday to allow for treatment to be given to the two victims and for initial investigations to be carried out at the scene.

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Man dies following chest infection treatment

Coroner Mark Layton is writing to the chief executive of the Hywel Dda University Health Board to raise his concerns surrounding the death of 85-year-old Margaret Hiorns in 2013.  Mrs Hiorns, who died at Llanelli’s Prince Phillip Hospital, suffered a blood clot after being treated for a chest infection.  Her family brought into question her treatment, claiming that she had been administered blood-thinning drugs for too long a period.  The hospital originally rejected the claim.

The coroner is writing to the board, however, to demand that patients be better monitored, especially when being prescribed the drug Tinzarapin.  Mrs Hiorn had spent two months in the hospital being treated for a chest infection, and her son Mike told an inquest that he felt that she had been given the drug for too long.  He claimed that she had not been properly monitored for possible side-effects, such as internal bleeding.  He claimed that his mother had suffered extreme pain towards the end of her life.

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Man dies from hospital-contracted Legionnaires

68-year-old Terry Brooks from Bath, died from Legionnaire’s disease contracted at the Royal United Hospital in July of last year, an inquest has heard.  The inquest also heard that due to failings in the hospital’s system, the contamination had not been detected.  The disease, which flourishes in water systems that are not kept hot or cold enough, is caused by the Legionella bacteria.  Public Health England, who tested the water supplies at the William Budd ward of the hospital, as well as supplies at three other homes that Mr Brooks had visited during the period of his contracting the illness, concluded that the only supply containing the bacteria was in the hospital’s ward.

Ward water temperature too low

Mr Brooks had been being treated for cancer as an inpatient at the hospital when he contacted the illness.  The person in charge of utilities at the hospital, Brian Gubb, in giving evidence at the inquest, revealed that upon investigation following Mr Brooks’ death, it was found that the water temperature in the ward was too low.  The water temperature, which should have been a minimum of 50 degrees Celsius, was sitting at between 35C and 40C.  This is an ideal temperature for the bacteria to multiply and thrive.

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NHS trust ‘requiring improvement’

Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into the practices of Five Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (FBPFT) it has been rated as ‘requiring improvement’.  The trust, that provides mental health and disability services in boroughs in the North West, has been found to be lacking in their risk assessment procedures in some areas.

The services provided by the trust cover the towns of Knowsley, Warrington, Wigan, Halton and St Helens.  The Care Quality Commission’s deputy chief inspector of hospitals, Dr Paul Lelliott, stated that some of the concerns highlighted by the inspection surrounded the administering and management of medications to patients across some of the care centres were “attributable to the lack of basic training”. He continued: “In other areas inspectors found that risk assessments were inadequate”.

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“Inadequate” services lead to special measures

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, which was placed in special measures in September of 2014, will remain in special measures after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that although some improvements had been made, emergency services were still “inadequate”.  Hinchingbrook was the first NHS hospital to be run by a private company, Circle Health, who handed the hospital back to the NHS in April 2015.

The inspectors, who carried out visits in October and November of last year, found that the Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust were implementing structural management changes, and were therefore in a “period of transition”.  However they raised concern about patient safety in a number of areas.  Chief inspector of hospitals, Sir Mike Richards, said that the inspection had “highlighted a number of concerns”. 

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Laser tag company admits failings

Former owners of a laser tag arena in Oldbury, DFI Services Limited, pleaded guilty to two offences of neglect at a hearing in Sandwell Magistrates’ Court on 19 January 2015.  The hearing followed a serious accident that took place at The Raceway, Park Lane Trading Estate on 13 July 2013 when an 11-year-old boy fell onto a metal grid, lacerating his knee.  The wound required 60 stitches and the boy is still suffering ongoing medical issues.  He has also undergone several operations on his injuries.

Fined £10,000

It was found that the company, who no longer own The Raceway, were in breach of Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and were fined £10,000.  They were also found to be in breach of the Management and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 for which they have been fined a further £2,000.

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Negligence allegations raised against surgeon

The General Medical Council (GMC) are investigating allegations that breast surgeon, Ian Paterson, unlawfully and maliciously wounded patients in 21 counts dating back to 1997.  Paterson, 58, of Castle Mill Lane, Ashley, Altrincham, was suspended by the GMC in 2012 and appeared at Birmingham magistrates’ Court where he did not enter a plea.  He will now appear at Birmingham’s crown court on 15 February where he will face one charge of causing grievous bodily harm and 20 of wounding with intent between 1997 and 2011.

‘inappropriate, unnecessary or unregulated operations’

Ian Paterson worked mainly for the NHS at Solihull Hospital and two private hospitals run by Spire Healthcare and treated around 700 women from 1993 to 2012.  It is claimed that the surgeon carried out inappropriate, unnecessary or unregulated operations, wounding 11 patients.  It has been alleged that Mr Paterson carried out invasive breast surgery on patients who were suspected to be suffering from breast cancer when a simple tissue biopsy could have given the result.  Paterson has also been charged with carrying out a banned surgical procedure called a cleavage sparing mastectomy.  This procedure involves leaving some potentially cancerous tissue behind for purely cosmetic reasons.

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British airways passenger sues

A passenger that suffered serious injuries after a bag fell onto them from an overhead compartment is suing air travel giants British Airways. 45-year-old Wayne Herbert from north London had been travelling on the US-bound plane when a fellow passenger’s travel bag fell onto his head as the plane waited to take off. He claims he suffered serious whiplash injuries as a result of the incident.

The accident happened on 28 October last year, but Mr Herbert claims that he still suffers from anxiety following the “traumatic” incident. It was heard that he received treatment from a paramedic at the time and did not require any further medical care.

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Young girl awarded £1k following dog attack

A nine-year-old girl from Old Colwyn has been awarded £1,000 in compensation after a dog bit her on the face, leaving her with injuries to her nose. Prosecutor Nia Lloyd said that the young girl had simply been stroking the dog as it wandered around inside The Cuckoo Club last August. CCTV footage shows the dog snapping at the young girl when she bent down to pat it.

Owner of the German Pointer called Katie, 65-year-old David Chapman, admitted to owning a dangerously out of control dog that caused injury. He was ordered to pay the young girl £1,000 in compensation, and had to pay a further £366 for the expenses incurred by the girl’s mother since the attack. It was ruled that the dog must now remain on a lead and in control while out in any public place.

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£2m payout to sight loss victim

A man has been awarded £2million in compensation after medical negligence caused him to lose his sight. 39-year-old Colin Fortune, from Saughall Massie, had already lost his sight in one eye, but when doctors failed to monitor and treat his other eye, he became blind. The father-of-four was at Arrowe Park Hospital for treatment to his left eye after losing the sight in his right in 2001 following a sports accident. Despite already having undergone an operation at Royal Liverpool Hospital when his sight began to deteriorate, it was not enough and he lost his remaining sight.

Hospital staff apologised to Mr Fortune for the failings but he argued that no amount of money could make up for his loss. He said that limited sight allowed him to lead a normal life, however his blindness resulted in the loss of his job, his independence, his partner and he now also finds it very difficult to travel to visit his children.

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Former HGV driver wins £225k compensation

A man has been awarded £225k in compensation after two GPs failed to spot the nerve damage that left him with limited mobility and in permanent pain. 54-year-old Martyn Wall, a former HGV driver from Marnhull near Sturminster Newton, suffered a back injury five years ago while repositioning road signs in a lorry. He suffered Cauda Equina Syndrome and irreversible nerve damage.

Mr Wall blames his current condition on the two GPs that failed to recognise the severity of his injuries. He claims that the two Dorset GPs that saw him failed to recognise the rapidly advancing neurological symptoms in time and furthermore failed to refer him for emergency treatment quick enough. Since the injury Mr Wall has lost his job and has only limited mobility. He requires shin splints and elbow crutches in order to walk.

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