16.10.17
Medical negligence abroad: Where do you start?
For most people, a trip abroad is usually planned with enjoyment in mind – a holiday of a lifetime, a stag or hen party or a break with family or friends to soak up the sunshine or see the sights. But a look at the latest figures available show that in the year from April […]
27.11.17
Medical Evidence: What it is and why it’s needed for your claim
The main reasons why you require medical evidence as part of your claim are:- To prove medical causation i.e. that you have suffered an injury that was caused by the accident in respect of which you are claiming; To assist with your recovery; and To value your claim. Proving medical causation It may seem obvious […]
16.11.17
Ten things that you need to know about accidents at work
1. Employers owe all employees a ‘Duty of Care’ All employers have a duty of care to their employees, which means that they should take all steps which are reasonably possible to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of their employees. Put simply they have a duty not to cause, or fail to do what […]
10.11.17
Making a claim against a company that goes bankrupt
Many people making personal injury claims may overlook the practical problem of making a claim for compensation if the person or business has no way of being able to pay the claim. Take for example the following scenario: A cyclist is not paying attention to where they are going and runs you over while you […]
09.10.17
What to think about when booking car hire abroad
When should I book? You can get some good deals if you book early.  According to the money saving expert, it’s possible to get holiday car hire for £3 a day by booking early, so don’t leave it until you’re there. You can also book through the UK office of well-known car hire companies which […]
02.10.17
Top tips for buying travel insurance
Do You Need Insurance? Some bank and credit card accounts come with benefits which often include travel insurance.  If you have such an account check the terms of the travel insurance policy to make sure it includes everything you need – winter sports or cover for hazardous activities may be excluded under the standard policy. […]
26.09.17
Top ten safety tips for urban cyclists
Cycling is a relatively safe activity. It is healthy, does not harm the environment and costs virtually nothing. The health benefits of cycling significantly outweigh the risks however there are hazards for the urban cyclist to be aware of, especially in built up areas. As a cycle injury lawyer and a long time commuter cyclist […]
25.09.17
What to do when you suffer gastric illness on an all-inclusive holiday
Seek medical help There may be a doctor on site at the hotel but if not the hotel staff will be able to direct you to an appropriate clinic.  Take a stool sample with you to the doctor.  Follow any medical advice you are given. If you cannot get to a doctor then speak to […]
18.09.17
What to do when you have an accident abroad
Report the Accident Report the accident to the hotel manager, the cabin crew, the tour operator’s representative and/or the police as appropriate.  Ensure the accident is noted in the accident book and, if an accident report is completed, make sure you get a copy of that report. Medical Records Obtain copies of any medical records […]
11.09.17
7 Travel tips when preparing to travel abroad
Buy Travel Insurance Make sure you get the insurance that is suitable for the trip you are going on. An EHIC card is valid for all medically-necessary care in Europe but won’t cover things like returning to the UK. If your holiday involves hazardous activities, make sure your insurance covers them.  If you can’t get […]
04.09.17
How to book a holiday
What do you want from your holiday? Decide what sort of trip you want and what your budget is.  This will help you to narrow your holiday search. Research your destination Once you have decided on a destination do your research – make sure you know what the local customs are, what the facilities are […]
07.06.17
From Paris With Love - Tips to Help You Enjoy a Trip to the French Open
So, Andy Murray has reached the final 8 and you have decided to prepare yourself for the tennis mania that is Wimbledon by getting early exposure to one of the show courts at the French Open in Paris. Until 11 June the Roland-Garros Stadium plays host to the tournament, which has been described as “probably […]
01.06.17
Speeding fines - How will the changes affect road traffic accidents?
According to the World Health Organisation, around 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic accidents of which, nearly half of those dying are known as ‘vulnerable road users’, such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. It is predicted that without sustained action, road traffic crashes will become the seventh leading cause of […]
28.02.17
Changes to the personal injury discount rates
Changes to the personal injury discount rates For the first time since 2001, the personal injury discount rate has been changed. Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Elizabeth Truss announced today that the rate will be slashed from 2.5 per cent to -0.75 per cent. The news will be welcomed by campaigners for personal […]
13.12.16
Credit cards – claim for personal injuries
Credit cards – claim for personal injuries Purchasing goods with cash is now less common than before and many of us now opt to either pay for goods either in full or in part on our credit cards. How then can purchasing on a credit card for goods that are defective and that have caused […]
22.08.16
Food poisoning on holiday
Food poisoning on holiday There have been a number of cases in the press recently relating to a number of  people suffering with food poisoning on holiday.  There has been a large number cases in Mexico where an outbreak of Cylospora stomach bug has hit the Riviera Maya area.  The illness is thought to be […]
21.07.16
Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go Pokemon Go is the latest app taking mobile gaming by storm, filling nostalgic twenty somethings’ hearts with joy the wold over. However, the game is proving too distracting for some and you can hardly walk down the street without seeing hordes of people walking into inanimate objects because they’re too busy looking at […]
19.07.16
Package holiday claims – when are you covered for an accident?
Package holiday claims – when are you covered for an accident? If you have been involved in an accident abroad there are various avenues to pursuing a personal injury claim.  If you have booked your holiday through a tour operator (or package provider) as part of a “package holiday” then the Package Travel Regulations 1992 […]
23.05.16
37 year old woman arrested after a dog attacked 11 children.
37 year old woman arrested after a dog attacked 11 children. A 37-year-old woman has been arrested after a Staffordshire bull terrier bit 11 children playing in a Northumberland park.  Police report that a woman was arrested on suspicion of being responsible for a dog which was dangerously out of control.  The terrier was taken […]
04.01.16
Royal Humane Society award for Gary
Royal Humane Society award for Gary On the 22nd December, Keylaw Street Team member, Gary Worgan, was honoured by the Royal Humane Society for his attempts to resuscitate 83 year old Gwilym Fry. Mr Fry was taken ill whilst driving through Abergavenny Town Centre on 1st June this year.  Gary is a trained first-aider who […]
18.08.15
Riders bare all to raise awareness for horse road safety.
Riders bare all to raise awareness for horse road safety. Horse riders across the UK are stripping down to their underwear and baring all in a move to raise awareness amongst motorists to slow down when passing horses and reduce the number of horse related road traffic accidents. Riders bare all to increace horse road […]
20.11.14
Winter Sun Holiday – beware road accidents abroad
Winter Sun Holiday – beware road accidents abroad Are you prepared for driving on foreign roads? Important information for avoiding road accidents abroad. With the increased popularity of skiing and other winter sports thousands of UK residents head off at the beginning of the year for a holiday in the Alps or one of Europe’s […]
20.11.14
Keylaw no-win, no-fee solicitors are offering free legal advice in your local area
Keylaw no-win, no-fee solicitors are offering free legal advice in your local area Leading Welsh law firm Hugh James has launched a branded claims management product ‘Keylaw’ to deliver no-win, no fee legal services for personal injury claims. Hugh James, Wales’ largest law firm and a Top 100 UK law firm will now offer its […]
20.11.14
Fraudulent whiplash claims cost us all dearly
Fraudulent whiplash claims cost us all dearly Living in the “whiplash capital of the world” costs us all dearly – but none more so than those who are genuinely injured Fraudulent whiplash compensation claims are said to be worth more than £1billion a year but unfortunately this is having an adverse effect on true whiplash […]
20.11.14
Research into head injuries sustained in playing rugby is welcomed by Welsh legends
Research into head injuries sustained in playing rugby is welcomed by Welsh legends The International Rugby Board has launched a long term study into the effects of head injuries sustained by rugby players. The Board acknowledges that there is a potential link between repetitive traumatic brain injuries that can be sustained through prolonged playing and […]
14.11.14
Road safety survey reports one million people drink drive every week
Road safety survey reports one million people drink drive every week As the Christmas party season gets underway over one million motorists admit that they drink and drive every week. According to research commissioned by Coca-Cola one in seven people admit to drink driving occasionally and one in six designated drivers admit to having a […]
09.11.14
Cycling accidents on the rise as more people take to the roads on their bikes
Cycling accidents on the rise as more people take to the roads on their bikes With the improved weather across the UK, many of us are dusting off the bicycles and getting some much needed fresh air and exercise. However with the increase of people using their bikes either for leisure or to commute back […]
08.11.14
Welsh NHS waiting times at its worst in 2 years
Welsh NHS waiting times at its worst in 2 years A report in the BBC last week has discovered that waiting times for hospital treatment for longer than nine months in Wales have reached its highest level in two years. Over 13,000 people in November, an increase of 8,000 since March 2013, were waiting for […]
08.11.13
Infection rates rise at Welsh hospitals
Health officials are desperately trying to tackle an upturn in the number of superbug cases reported in hospitals across North Wales by taking on addition infection control team staff. The number of reported cases of Clostridium difficile (C.diff) across North Wales has seen a recent sharp increase according to official figures. Last month alone saw […]
29.08.13
Thousands die of dehydration each year in NHS hospitals
Thousands die of dehydration each year in NHS hospitals According to healthcare regulator NICE, tens of thousands of patients are dying needlessly in NHS hospitals from kidney failure linked to dehydration. The report from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) estimates that around 100,000 cases of a condition known as acute kidney […]
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