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28 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

Horse trampling case settled for nearly twice original offer

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Our client was helping to load another person’s horse into her own horsebox when she was injured.

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28 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, Videos

Compensation secured for client whose spine was fractured by cows

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Sarah was out walking with her dog, her husband and her brother when she found herself in a field of cows.

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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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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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girl on horse

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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15 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Are cow attacks becoming more common?

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Cows in the field

Every now and again, we see a high profile case in the news, where a walker has been killed or seriously injured by cows. This news may be a shock for most of the country but, sadly, given my role as a solicitor representing people who have been injured or killed by animals, this type of incident is not uncommon.

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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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9 September 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Should helmets in sport be compulsory?

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horse riding helmet

Global events such as the Olympics and Paralympics represent the pinnacle of sporting achievement. But as athletes push their sports further, the potentially dangerous forces inevitably increase.

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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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horse racing injury

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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4 December 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Royds Withy King gets a result where another firm could not

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We acted for Sally* who was a stable girl in her twenties. Sally worked in a racehorse training yard and one morning on the way to the gallops the filly she was riding became so agitated that she flipped over. Sally had no chance to avoid the accident and the horse landed on top of her.

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2 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Bollards and hazard warning signs – there for a reason

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Bollard and hazard signs

Why does common sense so often go out of the window when we see bollards or warning signs? Ignoring them can be dangerous; they are there for a reason as an example below demonstrates.

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26 June 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Death and injury caused by cows – what are the legal ramifications?

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Cows in the field

In May 2013, Mike Porter was tragically killed walking through a field on the edge of a village close to Bath. The inquest into his death reminds us once again about the dangers that can sometimes be posed by cows.

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