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Can I make a stress at work claim? We specialise in stress at work cases. To find out if you are entitled to seek compensation for work related stress from your employer simply complete our 'Can I make a stress at work claim' Questionnaire and we will send you a free case assessment.   'Can I make a stress at work claim' Questionnaire   Who is/was your employer? What is/was your role and job description? When did you start that role? When did...

Reclaiming care home fees: Your entitlement to funding The cost of care is increasing and many of those entitled to 'Continuing Healthcare' funding are not aware of their rights to claim. In order to make a Continuing Healthcare Claim for yourself or your loved one, the primary care need must be for 'healthcare' rather than social care. In order to determine whether you or your loved one’s needs can be confirmed as primary health needs, an assessment will need to be undertaken...

Our lawyers are experienced in helping victims of medical negligence recover the compensation they are due. In this short article we look at making a diabetic amputation clinical negligence claim. Patients who are at the greatest risk of amputation include those who suffer from peripheral vascular disease and diabetes. Diabetes UK have confirmed that diabetes leads to 169 amputations a week and there has been an increase of 19.4% of lower limb amputations from 2010 - 2013 to 2014 – 2017. Whilst diabetics...

Our specialist dog bite compensation team have been busy recently making claims on behalf of people who have been subjected to dog attacks. Here are a couple of success stories: The case of Mr A Mr A is a self-employed plumber. In August 2018 he attended a customer’s property and was bitten by their dog on the top of his inner thigh. He contacted Slee Blackwell Solicitors and we agreed to deal with the case on a no win, no fee basis. By...

Lawyer Elizabeth Duncan is often asked, 'Can I claim compensation for assault by an employee?' In this short case study she looks at a claim she pursued on behalf of a client who was assaulted by a shop worker. Many people do not realise that if they are assaulted by someone who is working at the time the assault takes place then their attacker's employer is likely to be legally liable for the assault and could be required to pay you...

Trampolining has long been a popular activity, undertaken for both fitness and fun. Unfortunately it can also be dangerous activity and as trampoline parks become more common in the UK they now often find themselves facing difficult questions when accidents occur. In turn this has resulted in an increase in the number of people asking us, 'Can you sue a trampoline park?' Whether you can sue a trampoline park for compensation very much depends of the circumstances of the accident and whether the...

The recent case of a little girl who recovered compensation after being sexually assaulted by boys in her school playground has highlighted the duty that local authorities owe to school children in their care. Although the council did not accept legal responsibility for the assault, the out of court settlement reflects the fact that schools can be held liable for assaults on children by other pupils. The child's parents alleged that the school had failed to prevent the assaults from happening and...

We are often approached by people who want to know how to make a claim if you are injured on a bus. Here is a brief guide to the law. Over the years we have dealt with many clients who have been injured on a bus while they have been travelling as a passenger. Where a bus accident occurs as a result of a mistake by the bus driver or the actions of another road user, the injured passenger may well be...

Our specialist dog bite team are often contacted by people asking if they can claim compensation if they were bitten by a dog while running. As this is such a common query we thought it would be helpful to prepare this legal guide. Over the last few years running has become increasingly popular, whether it be local park runs, a gentle jog by the canal or the pinnacle of runs, a full marathon. For those of us trying to lose a few...

What can you do if you suffer injury in a taxi accident? If you have been injured as a result of a taxi accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The claim can be made against the taxi driver (or the taxi operator they work for) if they are at fault. If another driver was responsible for the accident then the claim can be made against their insurers. There are a number of scenarios where taxi accident claims...