The idealism of looking perfect has led to cosmetic procedures becoming extremely popular over the last decade or so as more and more people want to enhance their looks.
However, the problem with cosmetic surgeons is that they are less regulated than NHS and private surgeons under medical law, due to this there are many cases where cosmetic surgery has gone wrong. These include:
- Unexpected scarring following operations: this can include face-lifts, liposuction, brow lifts, hair replacements, chemical peels and breast augmentation.
- Infections following surgery
- Injury to the accessory nerve after a face lift operation
- Problems with eye sight following laser eye surgery
If you feel that you are a victim of cosmetic surgery going wrong due to the negligence of the surgeon, please contact our personal injury lawyers to discuss a compensation claim.
Road Traffic Accidents
Due to the ever-increasing numbers of vehicles on our roads, road traffic accidents are now the most prevalent causes of personal injury claims. A road traffic accident can occur virtually anywhere and not just specifically on a public highway. You could be a driver, passenger, cyclist or a pedestrian which can all be causes through a multitude of reasons, such as negligence, weather conditions, poor road maintenance, recklessness and even car malfunctions.
Our experts specialise in these cases and deal with all levels and types of injuries and cases, including: –
If our personal injury and healthcare lawyers are successful, you may be entitled to claim damages for pain, suffering, loss of amenity, other losses and expenses. For example, your policy excess, the pre-accident value of your vehicle, cost of treatment, loss of earnings.
Our team have dealt with hundreds of cases and work on a NO Win, No Fee basis with you receiving 100% of your compensation.
Trips, Slips & Falls
A trip or slip within the workplace or in a public area are more common than you think. However, you maybe be entitled for compensation.
Here are some of the common causes for a Slip or Fall
- poor lighting
- unsuitable floor coverings
- uneven or damaged floor or pavements
- poor housekeeping, for example debris or obstacles left in walk ways.
- wet or oily surfaces
- occasional spills
- weather hazards
- loose, unanchored rugs or mats.
- flooring or other walking surfaces that do not have same degree of traction in all areas
If you have slipped or tripped at work or in a public location, you may very well be entitled for a compensation claim. Injuries sustained can range from serious head injuries, to anything such as a sprained ankle.
In public locations there is an expectancy to the duty of care towards the public from bodies such as the council. Measures and precautions much be evident to a ensure a reasonable level of safety is in place for the public. These same rules also apply when visiting retails stores, supermarkets etc.
Employers must also put in place preventative measures to ensure the safety of their work force against any slip, trip and falls.
Accidents at Work
All employers have a duty of care towards their employees and must provide safe working environments and conditions.
Any failure to comply with health and safety in the work place can result in you and/or your colleagues being put at risk. To keep accidents to a minimum the employer must perform the duty of carrying out on-going risk assessments.
Any breach of negligence or statutory duty by an employer can lead to a claim if an accident follows. If the claim is successful then you will be entitled to claim general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as special damages for items such as the costs of treatment, loss of earnings and damaged clothing.
There are various types of industrial diseases for which a claim can be made, including:-
- Vibration White Finger or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, commonly caused by exposure to vibratory tools in the workplace
- Noise Induced Hearing Loss where there is exposure to a noisy environment in the workplace
- Asbestos Related Disease
- Repetitive Strain Injury or Work Related Upper Limb Disorders, caused where the work processes lead to a repetitive strain on the upper limbs
- Occupational Asthma
It is important to remember that you have 3 years from when you had reasonable grounds for bringing a claim in which to commence Court Proceedings, otherwise the claim is likely to be statute barred. The Court does have discretion to extend that period, but this cannot be guaranteed.
There are certain exceptions such as: –
Mental Capacity – this means that someone has received an injury (often a brain injury) that results in the individual no longer having the mental ability to make the claim themselves, in which case there is no time limit on the claim.
Accidents While Working Abroad – This means that you have been working abroad when incurring injuries through an accident. This usually results in the period for making a claim being much shorter.
Defective Work Equipment – This means that an injury occurred through equipment having a manufacturing defect. This usually results in a different time limit to make a claim.
If your claim is successful, then you will receive 100% of your compensation. We will endeavour to recover our costs separately from the defendant or insurer.
If you do not have any other method available, such as an existing policy of Legal Expenses Insurance, then we are always ready to consider handling this under a No Win, No Fee Agreement if we believe there is a sufficient prospect of success.