Personal Injury

Posted 23rd November, 2018 under Personal Injury by

MR G  had a life threatening accident at work when he was called out to an emergency repair of a metro train which had broken down on the rails outside of Brockley Whinns Metro Station in Newcastle. He was instructed to climb onto the roof and cut through a pantograph. Unfortunately he was dragged off the roof… Read more »

Posted 23rd November, 2018 under Personal Injury by

There have been a number of recent media reports concerning the tragic cases of food allergy incidents and deaths, our sympathy and condolences go to the families and friends of Megan Lee, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse and Celia Marsh.  We hope that they can at least take some comfort in knowing the takeaway owners were prosecuted and… Read more »

Posted 08th November, 2018 under Personal Injury by

As the weather seems to be taking a turn a worse extra care is needed when driving in snow or ice.  It is not illegal as such to drive with snow on your car, but you could fall foul of the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988 if you do. Rule 229 of… Read more »

Posted 08th November, 2018 under Personal Injury by

The Coroner Michael Oakley called for “better signage” along  the coastline in Staithes , N Yorkshire , after there had been 55,000 rock falls in just 2 years. Comment:- The amount of rock falls in just a 2 year period should have alerted the Council to the peril / hazard to visitors to the area…. Read more »

Posted 05th January, 2018 under Personal Injury by

Road crashes kill over 1.3 million people worldwide, each and every year – which equates to more than one death every 25 seconds. This number has risen in recent years, even despite improvements in road safety, which may be attributed to an increasing share of vulnerable road users including cyclists and pedestrians. Compared to the… Read more »

Posted 13th January, 2017 under Health and Safety, Personal Injury by

Christmas may be over, but judging by the UK weather forecast, which predicts bouts of ‘thundersnow’ and an arctic spell of colder weather; it’s quite clear that winter isn’t ready to leave us just yet. Whilst local roads and railways lines will be hard hit by the potential bitter conditions, it is important to remember… Read more »

Posted 15th June, 2016 under Personal Injury by

In his 2015 autumn statement George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, proposed the removal of ‘general damages’ for minor whiplash injuries, claiming the change will reduce insurance premiums by as much as £50 per policy.  Instead of being awarded cash compensation for the injury, pain and suffering caused, victims will make a claim based on… Read more »

Posted 25th May, 2016 under Personal Injury by

In the months following a personal injury, particularly when involved in a claim, it can be very beneficial to keep a ‘pain diary’, which keeps track of the pain endured by someone or the limitations on their daily activities. Obviously, you need to evidence of liability in a personal injury claim, but you’ll also need… Read more »

Posted 20th May, 2016 under Criminal Law, Personal Injury by

Social networks have recently seen an influx of individuals heading online to share photos and experiences with friends and family, but many don’t often realise that just because your account is set to private, it doesn’t mean other people can’t see the content you post, particularly insurance companies and the lawyers they instruct. Research has… Read more »

Posted 06th May, 2016 under Personal Injury by

Analysis by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has shown that less than 1% of motor claims are fraudulent, a figure that is often distorted by the insurance industry and ‘swallowed whole’ by the government. The national campaign group for injured people completed the research following government plans to remove compensation rights from certain… Read more »

Posted 04th May, 2016 under Personal Injury by

Beecham Peacock is proud to be supporting Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week which runs from the 9th-15th May 2016. The week long campaign has been running for several years, with the aim to raise awareness for brain injuries and reduce the incidence of their occurrence. Headway, a UK wide charity working to improve life… Read more »

Posted 22nd April, 2016 under Personal Injury by

When a relationship breaks down it can difficult to take stock and know how best to help yourself and your children deal with what is inevitably a difficult experience. A Family Consultant can help you either individually or together as a couple, guiding you on the personal, emotional and practical issues surrounding these new circumstances…. Read more »