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

Unite member compensated after suffering fractured elbows in fall

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Unite member, James Midgley, has received compensation from Sheffield City Council after suffering two fractured elbows in a fall. At the time of the accident, James was about to cross a main road in Sheffield, when he tripped on a pothole in the pavement and fell forward onto his elbows, with his face and torso in the road. He was … 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

The 'W' Word

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Dare I say it… whiplash.  It strikes fear into the hearts of the insurance industry and causes certain newspapers to tell us that we are drowning under the weight of fraudulent claims; surely no-one has a genuine claim, I hear you cry? It will come as no surprise to learn that whiplash claims are a hot topic for the current … Read More

The ‘W’ Word

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Dare I say it… whiplash.  It strikes fear into the hearts of the insurance industry and causes certain newspapers to tell us that we are drowning under the weight of fraudulent claims; surely no-one has a genuine claim, I hear you cry? It will come as no surprise to learn that whiplash claims are a hot topic for the current … Read More

What is my claim worth?

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This is probably the most common and important question asked by a Claimant pursuing a personal injury claim.  At the end of the day, it is the recovery of compensation for the injury and financial loss that is the purpose of such claim. Firstly, it is important to note that there is no automatic entitlement to compensation in the event … Read More

Accident at work victim gets justice with the help of Unite Legal Services

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A member of Unite the Union has received compensation following an accident at work, which took place in April 2013. Mr Austin, who worked in an Ash Plant Team in Doncaster, suffered an injury to his hand whilst clearing a block crusher at work. The gate, which he hooked up as he climbed into the crusher, fell onto his left … Read More

Victim of careless driving receives compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services

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A member of Unite the Union has received compensation following an accident at work. Driver failed to stop The member, who worked as a tram conductor for StageCoach Supertram in Sheffield, was undertaking her normal duties whilst on a routine journey in August 2010, when a car drove onto the tram line, causing the driver of the tram to brake … Read More

‘Compensation culture’ myth crushed

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A new report jointly published by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has exploded the myth of ‘compensation culture’.  The inquiry found that workplace compensation cases have fallen by more than half in the last decade, down from 183,342 claims in 2002-2003 to 91,115 in 2012-2013. In spite of that decline, the Government is making it … Read More

'Compensation culture' myth crushed

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A new report jointly published by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has exploded the myth of ‘compensation culture’.  The inquiry found that workplace compensation cases have fallen by more than half in the last decade, down from 183,342 claims in 2002-2003 to 91,115 in 2012-2013. In spite of that decline, the Government is making it … Read More

Equity member receives compensation for bike accident

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Equity and Morrish Solicitors have recently secured substantial damages for a member who was injured after being involved in a cycling accident. Beth Powlesland suffered a broken collar bone after she was knocked off of her bicycle on her way to work at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on 16 June 2011, where she worked as a dance performer, tutor and … Read More

Impact of Jackson Reforms

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The current system for the Administration of civil justice is broken.  The historically understood concept of Justice is no more. The rules /decision must have the flexibility to cope with real life situations. They should not be applied as if life is lived in an academic legal utopia.  Rules must of course be obeyed but there was in the past … Read More

The downfall of Health and Safety Law

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The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (“the Act”) has many purposes, spanning copyright, payments to company directors and employment law, to name but a few. Buried in its small print, however, is a provision that is of great cause for concern to personal injury Claimants. Section 61 of the Act was inserted at the eleventh hour.  It has become … Read More

Putting patients first

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Last month saw the publication by the government of ‘Hard Truths – the Journey to Putting Patients First’, representing the culmination of many years’ enquiry into the care provided by the NHS generally and in particular the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. This was the government’s formal response to the enquiry’s final report (known as the Francis report) which was … Read More

Morrish Solicitors secure seven-figure sum for man who lost his leg

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A man has been awarded a seven-figure sum in compensation after staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary failed to deal with the development of an infection following a knee replacement, which led to him having his right leg amputated above the knee. The man, 52, from Bradford, initially underwent a right knee replacement in August 2005, after being informed by the … Read More

Morrish Solicitors secure £22,000 compensation for woman injured in car accident

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A female driver who was injured as a result of a car accident has been awarded £22,000 compensation with the help of Morrish Solicitors. The female, 25, from Redditch, was travelling at approximately 60-65 mph along the M42 in March 2010, when a lorry in front of her lost control and collided with another vehicle. This led to her performing … Read More

TSSA member injured in road traffic accident awarded £62,500 compensation

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A TSSA member who was injured in a road traffic accident has been awarded £62,500 compensation with the help of Morrish Solicitors. The member, from South Yorkshire, was cycling home from work in 2008, when he was involved in an accident with an HGV, causing him to be propelled into the road. Emergency services were called immediately and the member … Read More

Substantial damages secured for Equity member who was injured at work

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Morrish Solicitors and Equity have recently secured substantial damages for a member who was injured at work. David Birrell was blinded in his right eye when a blank-firing replica Colt 1851 Navy revolver he was using in an on-stage duel backfired. The accident took place during a production of the Stephen Sondheim play ‘Passion’ at the Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden, … Read More