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If you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, or have become a victim of medical negligence, then you may be eligible for compensation. 

At such a difficult time, we appreciate that you want to enlist the services of only the best, most-reliable personal injury solicitors. In order to achieve this, we have compiled a short guide to choosing a personal injury lawyer. More...

 

If you fall ill or suffer an injury while holidaying abroad, you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. More...

 

Insurance fraud raises premiums in the UK by around £50 every year, and with ‘crash for cash’ schemes becoming more common, we’ve compiled a short guide to advise you of what to do should you become an innocent victim caught in the crossfire. More...

Alcohol and Personal Injuries – Who’s liable?

Christmas is fast approaching, with the additional gathering of friends and family, work parties and New Year’s celebrations it is safe to say alcohol consumption will be on the increase. We are commonly asked if a personal injury claim can be made after there has been alcohol involved on behalf of the individual making the claim.

If you have had an injury whilst under the influence of alcohol you may still be eligible to make a claim, although you will need to prove that the accident was caused through no fault of your own. If you were highly intoxicated at the time of the accident you may also be liable to prove that the accident wasn’t caused by your intoxication.

Due to the complexity and individuality of these types of accidents they are usually assessed on a case by case basis.

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Between October and March, the number of people who require time off work due to a slip, trip or fall related injury rises. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you could be entitled for compensation.

Thinking of making a claim? Here’s what to do if you’ve had an accident this winter.

Slips and Trips: UK Statistics

According to the Health and Safety Executive, falls, slips and trips accounted for 36% of all employee injuries in 2014/2015. 2.1 million working days were lost because of handling or fall related injuries; although, with the new RIDDOR requirements less than half of non-fatal injuries are correctly reported each year. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com