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Hudgell Solicitors backs Brake campaign for ban on hands-free calls when driving

Lady driving while on her mobile phone


Hudgell Solicitors is supporting the campaign by national road safety charity Brake to introduce new laws banning the use of hands-free phone systems in vehicles, as statistics have shown talking at the wheel makes drivers four times more likely to cause injury.

Despite using a hand-held phone while driving being made illegal in 2003, thousands of drivers still blatantly flout the law, putting themselves and others at great risk.

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28/09/2015 No Comments

Sport will never be more important than ‘life and death’, and attitudes around player welfare are thankfully changing

Eva Careiro


‘Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that’

It is without doubt one the most famous sporting quotes ever, by legendary former Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly.

Although made in jest, there has perhaps been an element of truth to it in terms of how sporting clubs and organisations have adopted a ‘win at all costs’ mentality in years gone by – certainly when you look at the very top level of professional sports.

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23/09/2015 No Comments

Personal Injury Compensation Guidelines

Simon Wilson at Hudgell Solicitors


If you are considering making a personal injury claim, it’s important that you understand the possible outcomes. Here we outline the main elements that are taken into account when calculating your compensation sum.

Why claim compensation?

The principle reason that somebody makes a personal injury claim is to obtain compensation for their injury and to recover out of pocket expenses that have been a result of that injury.

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01/09/2015 No Comments

Importance of ensuring roads remain clear to avoid accidents

By Andy Petherbridge, Associate of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Hudgell Solicitors  

Mud roadKeeping the roads in good condition and making sure there is nothing to obstruct motorists is absolutely vital to ensure the safety of other road users.

Often, we assume the council is responsible for debris, such as mud, left on the carriageways or country roads.

But sometimes, this is not the case and others, such as local farmers, are responsible.

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21/08/2015 No Comments

APIL right to call tailgating ‘as socially unacceptable as driving without a belt’

tailgatingBy Becci Snow, Chartered Legal Executive at Hudgell Solicitors

This Wednesday, August 19, marks Injury Prevention Day, a day when the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is urging us all to think about what we can do to help prevent needless injuries and accidents across the UK.

This year, APIL has quite rightly been placing a major focus on the dangers of tailgating – driving too closely to the car in front – in its work.

It is an offence it has labelled ‘as socially unacceptable as driving without a seatbelt’, and as specialists in handling thousands of car accident injury claims each year, we at Hudgell Solicitors agree entirely.

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18/08/2015 No Comments

The price of beauty: Don’t be a victim of personal injury

beauty woman


Are you aware of the dangers associated with having your hair dyed, or your skin waxed? With a rise in the number of beauty treatment injuries being reported, we look at the common complaints to be aware of, and how to safely approach your next treatment.

The rise in beauty treatment claims

Despite being a thriving industry, employing more than one million people and worth £17 billion, beauty remains a completely unregulated industry, meaning that its duty of care to customers can be overlooked without consequence.

Allergic reactions, bleeding and hair loss are just some of the injuries people have reported as a result of poor care. People want quick results and cheap prices, resulting in salons taking on untrained and unqualified members of staff to carry out procedures.

Common beauty treatment complaints include:

  • Hair damage after dying
  • Bleaching or burns from waxing
  • Laser treatment injuries
  • Allergic reactions from chemicals
  • Scalp damage from hair products or equipment
  • Eye injuries as a result of eyelash treatments
  • Tanning injuries

Misconceptions of personal injury

Many assume that personal injury claims can only be applied to road traffic accidents and slips, trips and falls in a public or workplace. However if, for example, you are not given a patch test before applying chemical products to your hair or body and you react badly this is classed as personal injury. The provider of the treatment must deliver a standard that is reasonable.

Another misconception is that personal injury claims are simply about financial gain. Depending on the severity of the injury, a personal injury claim could be the only means of getting somebody’s life back on track, by funding long-term medical and professional advice. Equally in industries without formally regulation it is important that we hold businesses to account if something goes wrong.

What you need to make a personal injury claim

Anyone wishing to make a claim against a salon has up to three years from their knowledge of the injury occurring to make a claim. But in cases of this type where psychical evidence may be very important the sooner action is taken the better. Depending on the injury in question, aside from the time, date and venue you visited, other useful information to provide includes:

  • Details of the person or business considered to be responsible
  • Any receipts, appointment cards or reports from the business
  • Evidence of the injuries suffered (pictures if applicable)
  • Information on any additional medical advice or treatment obtained as a result
  • Evidence of the complaint made to those thought to be at fault

Beauty Infographic

If you would like to talk to a personal injury expert about substandard beauty treatment, or to find out how we can help you, feel free to call us on 0808 159 8240

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17/06/2015 No Comments

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