Injured singer wins damages

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An Equity member has received a significant settlement following an accident on stage. The performer was injured when part of a spotlight hit his head during rehearsals. Although the responsibility for the accident was clear, the case became difficult because of a dispute over damages. The performer suffered post-concussion symptoms, developed long-term headaches and facial pain. This pain could be … Read More

Morrish Solicitors lawyer appointed to Law Society clinical negligence panel

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A legal expert from medical negligence specialists Morrish Solicitors has been recognised as one of the country’s leading figures in supporting victims of serious clinical negligence, handling some of the most complex, high-value cases. Duncan Gardiner, who is based at the firm’s Bradford office, has been selected onto The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, for which only solicitors who can … Read More

Unite Legal Services secure compensation for RTA victim

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A Unite the Union member who sustained neck and back whiplash injuries following a road traffic accident has secured compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services. George Reed, a bus driver from Barnsley, was stationery in his car at a set of traffic lights, when another car drove into the rear of him. Mr Reed attended his GP surgery the following day … Read More

Unite member compensated after suffering shoulder injury at work

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Unite member, Raymond Fenn, has secured £55,680 in compensation following an accident at work. In November 2012, Raymond, who was employed as a Fork Lift Truck Driver for Norbert Dentressangle, was unloading a wagon at the depot where he worked, when he fell down a pot hole and wrenched his shoulder on the wagon. Although Raymond continued to work over … Read More

Bus driver develops dermatitis after being exposed to irritants

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Unite member, Shelley Hardwick, has received £17,500 in compensation after developing dermatitis from being exposed to irritants on the buses she drove. In October 2012, Shelley, who works as a bus driver for First South Yorkshire Ltd, noticed that she had developed sore blisters and spots on her hands which were diagnosed as dermatitis by her doctor. Despite being prescribed … Read More

Bus driver suffers burns in accident at work

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A bus driver has been awarded compensation after suffering burns to his hand following an accident at work. Unite member Mr Smithers, who worked as a bus driver in Sheffield, visited the staff canteen following his shift in January 2012. His hand was scalded with hot water, when a polystyrene cup in which he had placed menthol crystals for his cold, started … Read More

Justice for Hurler’s Syndrome sufferer

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What is Hurler’s Syndrome? Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (Hurler’s syndrome) is a rare congenital metabolic disorder in which a defective or missing enzyme causes complex sugar molecules to accumulate in harmful amounts in the body’s cells and tissues.  The disease causes permanent progressive damage to the skeleton connective tissue and organs.  Babies with this disease appear to be normal at birth … Read More

Justice for Hurler's Syndrome sufferer

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What is Hurler’s Syndrome? Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (Hurler’s syndrome) is a rare congenital metabolic disorder in which a defective or missing enzyme causes complex sugar molecules to accumulate in harmful amounts in the body’s cells and tissues.  The disease causes permanent progressive damage to the skeleton connective tissue and organs.  Babies with this disease appear to be normal at birth … Read More

Ombudsman warns of inappropriate discharge from hospital

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The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has published a report showing how some vulnerable patients are inappropriately discharged from hospital. In a number of complaints investigated by the Ombudsman, frail elderly or disabled patients were put at risk as a result of not having anyone else at home or not having food or drink. The Ombudsman had seen a significant … Read More

Morrish Solicitors help woman knocked unconscious in road accident

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A 47-year old woman from Rugby has received compensation following a traffic collision, which left her with head and facial injuries, along with damage to her knee. The car, in which the woman was a passenger, was driving onto a roundabout when a Vauxhall Corsa collided with the front side of the car, forcing it into a head-on collision with … Read More

Unite Legal Services secures compensation for RTA victim

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A Unite the Union member who sustained prolonged neck and back whiplash injuries following a road traffic accident has secured compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services. Pauline Hooper, from Doncaster, was stationery at a set of traffic lights, when a 4×4 drove into the rear of her car. As a result of the collision Mrs Hooper’s car was thrown forwards and … Read More

NHS watchdog slams hospitals’ handling of patient complaints

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Three out of four investigations by hospitals into complaints that patients suffered avoidable injury or death fail to identify serious failings in care, leaving distraught families in the dark, the NHS ombudsman has warned. Inquiries by hospital staff are so often inadequate that many complainants seeking to understand what went wrong are met with “a wall of silence from the NHS”, according … Read More

NHS watchdog slams hospitals' handling of patient complaints

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Three out of four investigations by hospitals into complaints that patients suffered avoidable injury or death fail to identify serious failings in care, leaving distraught families in the dark, the NHS ombudsman has warned. Inquiries by hospital staff are so often inadequate that many complainants seeking to understand what went wrong are met with “a wall of silence from the NHS”, according … Read More

Injured Unite member secures compensation with backing of Unite Legal Services

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A Unite member has received £5,500 in compensation after being knocked over by an AA van. At the time of the accident, Mr Watson who was employed as a bus driver at Olive Grove in Sheffield was waiting to be collected after finishing his shift. He had been standing outside the depot for some time in the same spot, when … Read More

TSSA member injured in road traffic accident awarded compensation

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A TSSA member who was injured in a road traffic accident has been awarded £19,000 compensation with the help of his union, TSSA, and Morrish Solicitors. Mr Manuel, from Doncaster, was cycling to York Railway Station on his way home from work in February 2012, when he was involved in a collision with a car.  The car attempted to make … Read More

Unite Legal Services secure compensation following accident at work

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A Unite the Union member has received compensation from his employer after suffering a back injury at work. Unite member, Mr Naz, who worked as a Production Operator, was undertaking both his own job and that of the Team Leader when the injury occurred. He was lifting large 25kg bags from pallets onto the floor, when he felt an acute … Read More

Morrish Solicitors lawyer appointed to clinical negligence panel

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Jane McBennett, an Associate Solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team at Morrish Solicitors, has been appointed to the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence panel. AvMA is the UK charity for patient safety and justice. They are an independent charity which supports people affected by medical accidents or clinical negligence and provide free and confidential advice and support to … Read More

Stage manager left in wheelchair helped by Morrish Solicitors

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Morrish Solicitors have secured £3.7 million compensation for a Stage Manager after she suffered a life-changing accident at the Soho Theatre which has left her in a wheelchair. Rachael Presdee was a stage manager on the Headlong Theatre production of Boys in 2012. On 9 June 2012 she fell through an unguarded backstage door and dropped three metres on to the … Read More

Morrish Solicitors help man in road accident on the road to recovery

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A 32-year old man from Leeds has received a six figure sum in compensation following a major traffic collision. The incident left the man with a significant brain injury and fractured skull. The accident happened on the A1 (M) in December 2011.  The man was travelling in his employer’s vehicle, when an overturned trailer from an HGV on the other … Read More