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4 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Videos, Withy King Insights

What happens when a horse accident risks your career?

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12 February 2019 2 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

Cow attacks: what are the odds?

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Richard Brooks, partner in our Personal Injury team, helps you to understand the likelihood of a cow attack, how you might be able to avoid one, and what you can do if you are unfortunate enough to have been victim to one.

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26 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

When bees attack: a perspective from a lawyer and beekeeper

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Personal injury lawyer and beekeeper Richard Brooks takes a look at a recent story about a young boy who was injured by bees, and what the legal position is should you be victim of an angry swarm.

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6 March 2018 22 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

The PACE trial – “one of the biggest medical scandals of the 21st century”

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On 20 February 2018 a Parliamentary debate on the PACE trial – a controversial study on ME/CFS treatment – highlighted the flaws of the original trial whilst also raising debate over whether more information is needed to educate the public and the medical professions about the devastating effects of ME/CFS.

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30 October 2017 1 Comment Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Miley v. Friends Life – a typical story of an ME sufferer up against an insurer

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Disputes relating to Personal Health Insurance (PHI) rarely go to court. However, this is just what happened in a recent case in the Court of Appeal. Why? Because it demonstrated the lengths insurers go to secure a positive result for themselves, which in this case was – thankfully – all to no avail.

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15 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Do I have to wear a helmet while horse riding? A legal expert’s view

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Many of us are guilty of not wearing a helmet when out riding, be that on a horse or on a bicycle. We often see cases in the media of people being seriously injured or even killed when they were involved in an accident and were not wearing a helmet.

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7 December 2016 0 Comments Posted in News, Personal Injury

Royds Withy King welcomes ruling in cow attack case

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Lawyers from Royds Withy King have welcomed a decision this week to fine a farmer £30k for health and safety failures after his cows attacked and killed a retired professor as he walked across a field in Wiltshire.

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26 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Man needed 60 stitches after health and safety failings

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A borough council in London has been fined half a million pounds after one of its road workers suffered a serious injury whilst cutting trees. Southwark Crown Court heard how the man, employed by the London Borough of Havering, had …

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8 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Did you hear the one about the Irishman, a horse and an Italian ambulance? The legal view.

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From a legal perspective the recent slapstick incident involving jockey, Chris Meehan, helps to illuminate the subtle complexities of the law governing claims for compensation for injuries suffered at the hands (or hooves) of animals.

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27 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Man loses fingers after health and safety failings

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A metal packaging firm based in London has been fined following an incident in which a worker trapped his hand in a power press and lost two fingers. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how a member of staff at Roberts Metal …

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1 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Workers exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work

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Two firms have been hit with fines after asbestos was disturbed during a refurbishment project in East London.

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29 April 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Anger over “unforgivable” clinical errors

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Concerns have been raised that more than 1,000 patients have suffered as a result of so-called “never incidents” over the course of the past four years.

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