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Why do people’s personalities change after a brain injury?

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In those first frantic moments, immediately after sustaining a brain injury, there is one sole focus. From the paramedics, through to the days, weeks or even months spent in Intensive Care, everyone is working towards the same goal; the preservation of life.

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What are the legal rights of a Deliveroo cyclist?

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What happens if a Deliveroo courier is knocked off their bike and injured? Or what happens if they damage someone else’s vehicle?

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Mesothelioma deaths still on the rise: expert examines key trends

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Asbestos deaths still on the rise

Asbestos claims expert Helen Childs analysed the statistics released recently by Health and Safety Executor (HSE), Great Britain’s independent regulator for work-related health, safety and illness. HSE’s data shows that the impact of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure many decades ago is not yet in decline.

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How to pay for a personal injury claim?

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If you are injured and wish to seek compensation, you may increasingly feel that an imbalance of power weighs against you. Changes to our justice system mean that many people injured through no fault of their own, have been unable to bring claims due to concerns about how they can fund the process.

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Cyclists vs potholes – a lawyer’s view on a never ending problem

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One of my biggest fears when I’m riding my bike is that I will fail to see a pothole. If you do hit one whilst riding, the best outcome is generally getting a nasty jolt; the worst is being thrown into traffic.

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The world’s changed, but has its view on disabilities?

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In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that the 3rd of December would be known as the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This year, it coincides with the UK Disability History Month, which is running from 22 November to 22 December.

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A gentle stroll along a country lane – or a dice with death?

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Whether it’s an oblivious pedestrian, a speeding driver, or a poorly lit cyclist, we are all subject to, and responsible for, ensuring the collective safety on our cities’ roads.

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Are many cyclists in the wrong, or should motorists just learn to share?

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At the outset, let me be perfectly clear; I consider myself to be a passionate cyclist and advocate for cycling safety. Half man, half bike, I will be amongst the first to defend the rights of cyclists and the values of the lifestyle.

Combined with this, I am also someone who through their profession, has to deal with the realities of accidents involving cyclists on a near daily basis. This unsurprisingly, also makes me an uncompromising and vocal advocate for cycling safety.

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Why people injured in accidents must keep the right to claim

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After some delay, the Ministry of Justice has launched its consultation for proposals to reduce whiplash claims which currently closes on 6 January 2017. With other restrictions on the horizon for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claimants, access to justice has never been more threatened.

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What happens if you are knocked off your bike without lights?

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Every winter, when the clocks go back and the country is propelled into darkness, we all notice the immediate change. But for those of us that commute by bike, this transition is particularly sharp and when it comes to reduced visibility and our safety, it has the potential to make cycling more dangerous.

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The world turns orange – CRPS awareness day

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Colour the World Orange day will be celebrated on Monday 7th November 2016. This is an annual event which aims to spread awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

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Double hand transplants. When do the risks outweigh the benefits?

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The very first double hand transplant has taken place at Leeds Royal Infirmary, the UK’s centre for hand transplants. But although breakthroughs in transplant surgery will inevitably change the fortunes of many amputees, this type of pioneering science is not without its complications and its risks.

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