Davey Law is delighted once more to be working with local primary schools Powell’s (Cirencester) and St. Mary’s (Purton) to raise awareness of road safety.  This year Road Safety Week takes place between 20th and 26th November and this year’s…

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Guidelines reduce compensation for victims who die from their injuries and levels compensation between the sexes The 13th edition of the “Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases” was published in 2015. This essential…

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If you carry your dog in your car without a seatbelt on or in the boot of a vehicle, you could be breaking the law. There are few things is life more likely to make you smile than seeing a…

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Compensation Culture? What Compensation Culture? On 7th September 2017 two interesting papers were published. Both bear close scrutiny. ‘Managing the costs of clinical negligence in trusts’ prepared by the National Audit Office indicates that: 1. the number of new claims alleging…

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Pain and Fame (2) – Agony Ant Sadly, it has recently been claimed that Ant McPartlin, one half of the nation’s favourite double-act Ant & Dec, has checked into rehab. We have blogged about how pain can affect anyone at any time,…

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Would you be happy if a Special Constable arrived rather than a paramedic? A pilot scheme has been launched in Hampshire which will see six Special Constables serving as First Responders for the Ambulance Service. The Specials who have been trained…

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Chronic Pain and Fame Does chronic pain affect the rich and famous? When we talk about the wealthy we may instinctively think: “They: don’t know how I feel; have money; are pampered; can live and eat healthily and if they fall…

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New rules allow uninsured drivers hit by another uninsured vehicle to claim compensation If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident with an uninsured or untraceable vehicle, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) would deal with…

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Guidance on the appointment of McKenzie friends (High Court) Chief Master Marsh has provided helpful guidance on the approach when considering applications for permission to appoint a McKenzie friend in the case of Ravenscroft v Canal & River Trust [2016]…

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Road Safety Week 2016 Davey Law is joining with the Brain Injury Group to support this year’s Road Safety Week campaign between the 21st and 27th of November.  The theme for 2016 is ‘Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable’….

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Compensation settlement for sight lost in one eye Devastation after sight lost following surgery.   In May 2012 Mrs S went to see her GP with a letter written by her optician who recommended onward referral to an ophthalmological specialist. Instead…

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fundamental dishonesty It is fair to say that most of us would not consider ourselves to be ‘fundamentally dishonest’ but what does it actually mean and why does it matter? Recent changes[1] in the rules that affect personal injury practice mean…

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Never Mind the Botox – Chronic Pain in the UK The estimated number of people suffering with chronic pain in the UK is bound to differ from time to time. Is there a reliable source of information? The Numbers The…

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HATCAMS – WHAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER Our guest blogger Emma McClean BSc(Hons) RN, Bridge Case Management considers Hatcams. Whilst I would not dispute that it is now a real need to have some form of video capture equipment when riding…

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Welcome to our video about changing solicitors. To watch the video click here: Telephone our legal experts NOW   In the video our serious injury expert explains that Davey Law regularly take on cases that have been poorly handled by other…

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Would you fail a police drug test on your prescription medication? Telephone our legal experts NOW England and Wales have put in place some of the strictest drug driving laws on the planet in an effort to get drug-impaired drivers…

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The mystery of chronic pain Why do some people develop chronic pain following an injury while others do not? The question has remained a mystery to both doctors and scientists. Chronic pain affects millions of people.  People who suffer from severe, chronic pain…

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Welcome to our new video about making a brain or head injury compensation claim. To watch the video click here       Our serious injury expert Isobel Addison explains that we understand that the thought of bringing a claim is often daunting. We can…

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Brining your compensation claim is what we do. Welcome to our new video about our serious injury team.        Our serious injury expert Peter Davies explains what Davey Law can do for you.  Compensation claim With over 100 years of…

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St. Jude Medical Axium™ Neurostimulator Stimulator launched On 11th April 2016 St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, announced the U.S. launch and first post-approval implants of the St. Jude Medical Axium™ Neurostimulator System. The treatment for patients with…

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Central Pain Syndrome also known as Thalamic Pain Syndrome/Dejerine-Roussy Syndrome We recently acted for a client suffering from a Central Pain Syndrome. In 1906 two French neurologists, Dejerine and Roussy, found that strokes could give rise to pain. A lesion suffered…

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Pioneering treatment could freeze out phantom limb pain Many of our client’s suffer the distressing condition of phantom limb pain. Phantom limb pain (PLP) refers to chronic painful sensations that seem to be coming from the part of the limb…

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Avoiding chronic pain after injury in the workplace American workers compensation insurers, The Travelers* Companies, has announced that it has developed the first predictive model designed to reverse a sharp rise in chronic pain caused by workplace injuries. The patent-pending…

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The long road to finding an alternative to litigation The Scottish Government has appointed a review group to end what they term as the ‘blame culture’ inherent in medical negligence claims and create a ‘person-centred’ healthcare system. The government says…

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Regenerative Cell-based Therapies A multi-disciplinary medical practice in the USA, has introduced a new way to treat chronic pain. The practice has launched a Total Joint Rejuvenation Program, offering a proprietary regenerative cell therapy for the treatment of large joint…

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Cerebral Palsy is a broad term for a number of neurological conditions. These tend to affect movement and co-ordination. It may also affect other important functions such as communication, hearing, vision and the ability to learn. Cerebral Palsy can feel…

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Is repeatedly heading a football a “potentially dangerous thing to do”? Geoff Twentyman’s film for Inside Out West is on BBC One in the West region at 19:30 GMT tonight and is then available on the BBC iPlayer for 28 days….

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Pain; what is it? Mark Tawn discusses   At some time in our lives most of us experience it. But just what is pain? My English dictionary provides the definition as: “Physical hurt or discomfort caused by injury or illness….emotional…

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Local authority’s failure to give clear advice on disability payments   The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has published a report following a complaint by an adult social care recipient, relating to direct payments she received for home care, required due…

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People living with severe conditions hit by the ‘bedroom tax’.   The Bedroom Tax (also known as under occupancy charge or the Spare Room Subsidy) is a change to Housing Benefit Entitlement that means occupants will receive less in housing…

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Prosopagnosia (Greek for “prosopon” = “face” and “agnosia” = “not knowing”) Brad Pitt famously said that he suffered from prosopagnosia. Some time ago I went to meet one of my brain-injured clients, let’s call him James. We had a long…

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So what is a personal injury? The answer seems obvious but this was a question faced by the High Court in Liverpool in a recent group action of Saunderson & ors v Sonae Industria (UK) Ltd [2015]. The question of…

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Following on from our previous blog American Football may ban helmets Reuters Health report that a U.S research report into a former college football player who sustained repeated hits to the head and showed signs of brain damage after his death may offer fresh clues…

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The BBC have reported wonderful news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35220615 arising from a clinical trial at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. ‘Six patients who have had little or no sight for many years are having a cutting-edge “bionic eye” implanted in an attempt to give…

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Dr Ranjana Srivastava writing in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/05/we-need-clinical-trials-but-we-must-remain-vigilant-against-their-abuse reports that after two doses of an experimental drug in a clinical trial a man she knows has been left with profound nerve damage, chronic pain and the inability to use his dominant hand….

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American football may ban helmets Dr John York, chairman of the NFL’s health and safety advisory committee and co-chairman of the 49ers, tells the BBC that he can see a time without helmets. “Can I see a time without helmets?…

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Could the government’s planned changes to small claims leave most Personal Injury claimants without the care they need? Chancellor George Osborne’s recent Autumn statement announced a ban on general damages for ‘minor’ soft tissue injuries (see our previous blog) and a higher £5000 limit for…

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I was struck by this excellent article in the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/living-with-chronic-fatigue-how-i-wish-my-friends-would-treat-me/ Many: live with complex conditions which lack a “tidy diagnosis”; suffer what Lucy Mayhew bravely describes as “..paralysing physical pain, fear and despair” and are left “..casting about for…

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The NHS Choices website states that most cases of concussion occur in children and teenagers aged 5 to 14, with the two most common causes being sporting and cycling accidents. Falls and motor vehicle accidents are a more common cause…

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Study suggests that many youngsters who commit crimes have sustained serious head injuries A recent study suggests that many youngsters who commit crimes have sustained serious head injuries or have undiagnosed neurodevelopmental impairment. A new report entitled Supporting young people with neurodevelopmental…

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Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre to build new hospital to expand its services In May 2015 Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Bristol began work to build a new hospital and expand its services to meet the demand for its specialist care…

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Record Fine For Firm’s Millions Of Cold Calls   The National Advice Clinic, based in Lancashire, which also operates under the names Industrial Hearing Clinic and the Central Compensation Office has been ordered to pay £850,000 over what was described as…

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The Rehabilitation Code In October 2015 the rehabilitation code was updated for the third time in its history and the changes come into force on the 1st December after months of consultation with lawyers and insurers. The first version of the…

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Road Safety Week Children from Powell’s school win prizes for wacky ways to travel We had a fabulous day yesterday (November 26th) at Powell’s School judging the entries for wacky ways to travel to school safely for Road Safety Week…

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Davey Law is joining with the Brain Injury Group to support this year’s Road Safety Week campaign between the 23rd and 29th of November.  The theme for 2015 is ‘Drive less, live more’, and the intention is to reduce the…

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APIL says Injured people being hoodwinked by insurance company tactic On 28th October 2015 Deborah Evans, Chief Executive Officer of APIL wrote a blog  about a new tactic being used by a number of well known insurance companies. She suggests that insurers…

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