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Injured stable worker wins substantial damages

If you are injured at work due to your employer’s failure to keep you reasonably safe, you should seek legal advice straight away. A livery stables worker who did just that after she was injured by a spooked horse won more than £90,000 in damages. Outline of the Case The experienced equestrian was exercising a…

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Meet our Solicitor and Partner Joanne Thompson!

Name: Joanne Thompson Job Title: Partner 1. What is your role at Tayntons? I am a Partner in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department. I am responsible for claiming compensation on behalf of people injured in road traffic accidents, accidents at work or in the street. We also deal with claims for compensation for…

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Gravely injured cyclist wins seven figure settlement

Cycling is an activity seen as beneficial by millions, but it is not risk free and, in the event of accidents, specialist lawyers are always there to ensure that victims are fairly compensated. In one case, a pensioner who was knocked off his bike and catastrophically injured received seven-figure damages. What happened? The man was…

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Catastrophically Injured Road Accident Victim Wins £500,000

When doubts persist as to where blame for an accident lies, obtaining compensation in full for those who are injured can be an almost impossible task. Even in such difficult cases, however, specialist personal injury lawyers are adept at winning substantial sums for their clients. The point was made by the case of a middle-aged…

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Assault Victim Misled by Hospital Receptionist Wins Compensation Fight

Providing misleading information can be just as effective in causing injury as physical acts of negligence. The Supreme Court made that point in guaranteeing substantial compensation to an assault victim who was wrongly informed by an accident and emergency (A&E) department receptionist that he would have to wait hours before receiving medical attention. The man…

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