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14 02, 2018

NHS Trust Employs Bouncers to Protect Medical Staff from Assaults at Work

By | 2018-02-14T12:44:22+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on NHS Trust Employs Bouncers to Protect Medical Staff from Assaults at Work

Statistics show that in just one area of Lancashire and Cumbria, the number of hospital staff assaulted at work reached almost 400 in one year. The problem is so great that the Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has taken drastic action to protect its staff – and recruited bouncers to try [...]

12 02, 2018

What a Claimant or Witness Should Put in Their Witness Statement

By | 2018-02-14T10:03:38+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on What a Claimant or Witness Should Put in Their Witness Statement

At a certain stage in an issued claim – for example, a personal injury, industrial disease, clinical negligence, professional negligence, employment etc - there will come a point where the Claimant and Defendant exchange witness statements. Usually the exchange of witness statements will happen at the same time. The Court [...]

7 02, 2018

Care Home Prosecuted After Elderly Resident is Seriously Injured in Fire

By | 2018-02-07T12:23:56+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Care Home Prosecuted After Elderly Resident is Seriously Injured in Fire

Care home negligence isn’t just about the individual treatment of residents. A south London care home has been prosecuted by London Fire Brigade for breaking fire safety rules after a serious blaze at the home left several people injured and one resident in hospital on a life support machine. The [...]

31 01, 2018

Compensation Claims Against “Hit and Run Drivers (Untraced Drivers)

By | 2018-01-31T11:17:39+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Compensation Claims Against “Hit and Run Drivers (Untraced Drivers)

The phrase ‘hit and run’ is unfortunately heard all too often in the news. It refers to any motorist involved in a road traffic accident who leaves the scene without helping or giving their details. Doing so is a criminal offence. According to Department of Transport statistics, hit and run [...]

29 01, 2018

Care Quality Commission Report Finds a Quarter of Care Homes are Unsafe

By | 2018-01-29T09:20:02+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Care Quality Commission Report Finds a Quarter of Care Homes are Unsafe

Last year, the Care Quality Commission published a comprehensive review of its findings from adult social care inspections conducted between October 2014 and February 2017. Following the introduction of a new inspection framework, around 24,000 care facilities were graded as to whether the services provided were: safe, effective, caring, responsive [...]

12 01, 2018

50% of Women and 20% of Men Have Been Sexually Harassed at Work, Acccording to a BBC Survey

By | 2018-02-12T11:14:49+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on 50% of Women and 20% of Men Have Been Sexually Harassed at Work, Acccording to a BBC Survey

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, which have understandably rocked Hollywood, and the "me too" social media phenomenon which has exposed the shockingly high levels of sexual harassment more generally, the BBC has produced a survey specifically in relation to sexual harassment at work. According to the survey, [...]

18 12, 2017

Reports Suggest There Are Four Attacks A Week on Council Staff in Manchester

By | 2017-12-18T17:17:58+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Reports Suggest There Are Four Attacks A Week on Council Staff in Manchester

People attacked at work are being urged to ensure they claim suitable compensation, as a report highlights as many as four attacks per week have taken place against council staff in Manchester. A freedom of information request made by Andrew Gray of Truth Legal has unearthed figures from between May [...]

11 12, 2017

Truth Legal Press Coverage – December 2017

By | 2017-12-11T17:18:56+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Truth Legal Press Coverage – December 2017

We recently distributed a press release announcing the growth of our Truth Legal team, which has been featured on The Business Desk, Yorkshire Business Daily, Yorkshire Insider Media and as a printed piece in the Yorkshire Post. In the press release, we announced two new appointments with the addition of [...]

11 12, 2017

Attacks at Work on Emergency Services Personnel – New Report

By | 2017-12-11T14:56:25+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Attacks at Work on Emergency Services Personnel – New Report

  The Trade Union representing police officers has published a new report which details the welfare of their members. In particular, the report details the accident at work and violence at work experienced by the police. The authors of the report drew their information from a survey of nearly 17,000 police officers, [...]

29 11, 2017

Care Home Fined Following Death of Pensioner

By | 2018-01-09T10:21:10+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Care Home Fined Following Death of Pensioner

In August 2012, a pensioner, aged 88, who was living in a care home in Flintshire, died from burns when her care workers accidentally lowered the pensioner into a scalding-hot bath using a hoist. The care home was run by a private company. It transpired that the mixing valves for [...]