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Insurers must stop trying to settle claims with "low-ball" offers

28th August 2012

A leading personal injury lawyer has blasted the insurance industry for regularly trying to settle claims directly with injured victims for inappropriately low and unfair amounts.

Karl Tonks , an equity partner with leading UK firm Fentons Solicitors LLP, said the practice of...

Surrey carpenter receives damages after losing part of finger in work incident

22nd August 2012

A Surrey man who lost part of one of his fingers and fractured another after being told to use machinery that was missing a protective guard, has received nearly £30,000 in an out of court settlement.

Jacek Rozanski, 57, of Bruce Road,...

New scheme "does not go far enough" says mesothelioma lawyer

17th August 2012

A £300m government scheme to fund compensation payments to newly-diagnosed victims of mesothelioma has been criticised for not going far enough in providing help to those who need it right now.

Bridget Collier, head of the Industrial Disease team at Fentons Solicitors...

Disabled people’s rights campaigner Lord Morris dies

13th August 2012

Lord Morris of Manchester, who spearheaded the campaign for the rights of disabled people and those with special needs, has died at the age of 84.

Lord Morris was Alf Morris MP of Wythenshawe when he introduced a Private Member’s Bill on...

£1m damages for migrant worker seriously injured in minibus crash

9th August 2012

An Eastern European woman who had to have her leg amputated at the scene of a horrific road traffic collision whilst working in the UK, has received £1,000,000 in an out of court settlement.

The woman’s two sons were with her at...

Appeal for help in Essex woman's fight for justice

6th August 2012

Former colleagues of a Loughton man are being urged to come forward, as the widow of Alan Wiggins - who died from cancer after being exposed to asbestos decades ago - continues her husband's fight for justice.

Mr Wiggins was only 64...

Mesothelioma widow appeals to husband's former colleagues

30th July 2012

The widow of a Folkestone man who died after being exposed to asbestos in the 1970s up until 1983 has appealed to her husband’s former colleagues to come forward in her fight for justice.

Patricia Emery, 63, of Firs Close, Folkestone said...

Brave sex abuse victim forced to reveal identity in fight for justice

26th July 2012

A 32-year-old man repeatedly subjected to sexual abuse whilst under the care of a West Yorkshire special school has been forced to waive his right to anonymity as he pursues his fight for justice.

John Brooke, originally from Heckmondwike but now living...

Justice finally in sight for parents of twins hit by car on crossing

24th July 2012

The parents of twins whose pram was hit by a car as they were being pushed across a pedestrian crossing have won the first round in their battle for compensation following a two-and-a-half year legal battle.

Six-month-old Alaura and Stephen McCulloch were...

MoD figures underline need for greater UK veteran support, says expert lawyer

18th July 2012

A specialist military claims lawyer has said more needs to be done to help combat veterans after latest Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures revealed the numbers of injured troops appealing for financial support was soaring.

Mark McGhee, head of the Military Claims...

Calls for "urgent action" over alarming London cyclist death toll

17th July 2012

As the number of London cyclist fatalities in 2012 climbed to nine following another two deaths in the space of just over a week, a legal expert has demanded urgent action to address road safety issues for the capital’s cyclists.

A man...

Travel expert condemns demands for payment from injured holidaymakers

16th July 2012

A travel expert who is currently representing a woman who was injured in a recent coach crash in Egypt involving a number of British tourists is expecting more victims to make claims for damages.

Karen Garcia, a travel litigation specialist with Fentons...

Lawyer makes plea for help after Oldham crossing tragedy

11th July 2012

Lawyers representing the family of two Oldham pensioners who were hit by a car on a zebra crossing earlier this year have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Raymond Steele, 65, and his wife Lynn were walking on a zebra crossing on...

Widow renews appeal to trace hit and run witnesses

9th July 2012

The widow of a Leicestershire man who was killed in a hit and run collision six months ago has renewed her appeal for witnesses to come forward as she continues her husband’s fight for justice.

Simon Ware, 44, of Broughton Astley, died...

Fentons proud to support Action Mesothelioma Day 2012

6th July 2012

A leading industrial disease expert has today joined calls for a global ban on the use of asbestos as events are held up and down the country to mark Action Mesothelioma Day 2012.

First held in 2006, Action Mesothelioma Day is an...

Alarming rise in road casualty figures "needs urgent action"

4th July 2012

The government has been urged to do more to combat rising road casualty figures and place greater emphasis on implementing road safety measures.

Martin James, a road traffic collisions  specialist with Fentons Solicitors LLP, said that the most recent government statistics had revealed an...

Specialist lawyer welcomes campaign for improved brain injury rehabilitation

2nd July 2012

The national brain injury charity UKABIF (United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum) has today launched a campaign aimed at highlighting the need for acute and early access to rehabilitation for ABI (Acquired brain injury) victims.

Deborah Johnson, an expert in brain injury...

Insurers need to “look closer to home” to reduce premium costs

26th June 2012

The president of the not-for-profit group APIL (Association of Personal Injury lawyers) has criticised a leading insurance company’s chief executive for comments he made regarding cutting and capping damages an injured person is entitled to.

Karl Tonks was moved to make the...

Road safety expert applauds 'Giant Walking Bus'

22nd June 2012

A specialist in road collision injuries has voiced her support for the more than 120,000 children who took part in a UK-wide march this week aimed at urging drivers to slow down.

Joanna Bailey was speaking after the annual ‘Giant Walking Bus’,...

Further interim payment of £300,000 for victim of brain injury

20th June 2012

A man who sustained serious brain damage after a devastating electric shock at work has been awarded a significant interim payment as his lengthy fight for justice continues.

Martin James, a serious injury  specialist with Fentons Solicitors LLP, was delighted after securing a further...