‘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.
Is your addiction to checking your mobile phone putting you in physical danger?
You may not immediately think so as you go about your daily life, but as personal injury lawyers with decades of experience, handling hundreds of road traffic accident cases each year, we can see an increasing danger of distraction in society.
New research from a survey by Deloitte has today shown that some people admit checking their phones hundreds of times a day (the average being 27).
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.
By Andy Petherbridge, Associate of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Hudgell Solicitors
Keeping 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.
By 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.