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Personal Injury

Road Traffic Accidents: Steps to Take if You are Injured

News article published on: 1st June 2020

Road casualty statistics are published twice a year by the UK government. The latest figures published at the end of 2019 show that from June 2018-2019, 27,820 people were seriously injured on British roads, and of those 1,870 died as a consequence. This represents an increase in fatalities from the previous year’s data. Behind the […]

Bringing a Personal Injury Claim – What is ‘No Win No Fee’?

News article published on: 29th May 2020

In the case of personal injury, we commonly hear important terms such as; ‘accident’, ‘negligence’ and ‘no win no fee’. But what do these terms actually mean and do you need to understand them before making a personal injury claim? What is an accident? According to the Cambridge Dictionary online, an accident can be defined […]

Choosing a solicitor for someone who has suffered a brain injury

News article published on: 22nd May 2020

According to the organisation Headway, more than 1 million people attend Accident and Emergency Departments with a head injury every year in the UK, and of these around 130,000 are severely injured enough to warrant admission to hospital. Head injury, traumatic brain injury, non-traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury In general terms, brain injury […]

LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE – DO I HAVE TO USE THEIR PANEL SOLICITORS? DO I HAVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE?

News article published on: 22nd May 2020

Legal expenses insurance is normally bought with household contents insurance and most people are not even aware they have such cover on their policies. It often provides cover for people living in the insured property in relation to personal injury claims, employment disputes and other civil disputes. It is also added on as optional to […]

Osbornes Law fundraiser for national brain injury charity #HatsforHeadway

News article published on: 20th May 2020

Recently staff from Osbornes Law took part in #HatsforHeadway to support the fantastic work Headway do to help improve lives for those affected by brain injury. Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services. The team at Osbornes enjoy taking part each year […]

My solicitor has gone bust and my file has been transferred to a new firm – what can I do?

News article published on: 19th May 2020

Like many business, some solicitors’ practices are struggling at the moment financially due to the impact of COVID-19 on their business models. Practices are shutting down or being sold to other firms. If you have an existing personal injury claim with a firm that has shut down or sold what can you do? Can you […]

Dealing with a personal injury claim as a self-employed worker

News article published on: 18th May 2020

Being self-employed has its advantages, including independence, creative freedom, job satisfaction and control over your own workload. However, self-employment also brings disadvantages, such as less job security and no employer-dependant benefits, such as Statutory Sick Pay and holiday leave. One area of concern for the self-employed is the case of personal injury. What does the […]

Warehouse injuries – what are my rights?

News article published on: 13th May 2020

As the Government allows some of us to return to work, I have been reflecting on current dangers, not just those the pandemic has brought, but the dangers around using machinery, working from heights and general hazardous conditions. Add to that poor supervision, absence of warnings, failure to wear personal protective equipment makes warehouses and […]

Helmet Cameras: Personal Safety and the Law

News article published on: 11th May 2020

Helmet cameras have become one of the must-have items for cyclists, especially those commuting to and from work.  They offer cyclists a way to capture their ride for both pleasure and protection. As a cyclist, it can be frustrating to be cut up by drivers and, when an accident is caused, in most cases it […]

Anticipated rise in cyclists: reflecting on recent Streetspace announcement

News article published on: 7th May 2020

I recently settled a case and recovered damages for injuries sustained by a cyclist who was struck by a car while using a cycle lane. I thought of the case again when the Mayor of London released his London Streetspace plan, yesterday, to accommodate a likely increase in cyclists once lockdown restrictions are lifted. My […]

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