ASD Rebrand

Beresford and Long  Re-launches  as Accident Solicitors Direct  After over a quarter of a century service in Sheffield, Solicitors Beresford and Long have reorganised in order to specialise solely in personal injury claims. A new company has been formed; Accident Solicitors Direct. Richard Long, senior partner, explains “Having started as high street solicitors over twenty…

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Breaking bones

Breaking bones This article on the basic principles of anatomy and physiology aims to provide insight into medical notes, medical report writing and questions to medical practitioners. Fractures to limbs Limb fractures are a common form of injury. They are often associated with those mechanisms of injury seen in personal injury claims. Road traffic accidents…

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Corporate Manslaughter

  New law makes prosecution of companies easier Significant improvement of some health & safety practices expected Makes the company culpable, rather than an individual within   What has changed? A new law taking effect next year will make it easier to prosecute companies for corporate manslaughter. The move follows intense campaigning from trade unions…

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Regulation of the Workplace

ELLIS V BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL 2007 Regulation 12 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992; floor and traffic-route safety; transient hazards, contributory negligence In Ellis The Court of Appeal has considered the standard required of employers in relation to the condition of floors and traffic routes under Regulation 12 of the Workplace (Health,…

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The 2007 Rehabilitation Code

The 2007 Rehabilitation Code – Making a real difference to injured people The Rehabilitation Code provides an approved framework for injury claims within which claimant representatives and compensators can work together. Whilst the Code is voluntary, the court Pre-action Protocol provides that its use should be considered for all types of personal injury claims. The…

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Rehabilitation Explained

  Provides more than just financial help to a client Signs of recent improvement in its application between claimant and defendant teams Find out how to best implement rehabilitation alongside claims   What To Consider In Rehabilitation Although the pre-action protocols are not without difficulties, over the past few years claimant and defendant representatives have…

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