Jefferies Injury Lawyers – Personal Injury Specialists
Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers is a specialist personal injury law firm dedicated to helping you with accident, personal injury, industrial diseases and medical negligence compensation claims. If you have suffered an accident or injury in a car, an accident or injury in a public place, an injury as a result of medical malpractice, had a work related accident or suffer from an industrial disease such as industrial deafness, vibration white finger or industrial asthma – contact us.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors
At Jefferies we have specialist teams of personal injury solicitors who can help you with your accident or personal injury compensation claim. From start to finish, we aim to make the whole process as simple and easy as possible. Our team of personal injury solicitors offer a friendly and approachable service including a free assessment of your accident claim.
No Win No Fee*
We work on a no win no fee* basis, which means if you lose your case you do not have to pay our fees. If you win your case these fees will be charged to the party who is found to be at fault in the accident.
Jefferies has a first class reputation for successful personal injury advice and assistance. With over 18 years experience in helping people bring their claim for compensation to a successful conclusion, you can be sure that you are in safe hands with our legal team of advisers.
Injury Claims We Deal With
Here at Jefferies, we deal with many types of accident and injuries, which include but are not limited to the following:
- Road traffic accident claims (including public transport and bus injury claims)
- Accidents from work injuries (including construction injuries – e.g. Vibration white finger compensation claims)
- Accidents in public places
- Head injury claims
- Brain injury compensation claims
- Cosmetic surgery claims and medical negligence compensation
- Motorbike and bicycle injury claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Other types accident claims and personal injury compensation claims…
Why not call us today or complete our online initial claim form to see if we can help you claim the compensation for your injury at that you are entitled to?
Our Altrincham Offices
Work Equipment Blamed As Jockey Wins Compensation After Head Injury
After a lengthy battle, a jockey who fell from his horse at the first hurdle during a steeplechase at Cheltenham Racecourse has received £58,000 in compensation.
Jump jockey, Philip Hide, said that the perimeter fence was too close to the hurdle and that the fence had not been correctly cushioned.
The accident happened in November 2006 when Mr Hide was riding around the perimeter of the steeplechase course when he hit a post and suffered serious head injuries and a fractured pelvis.
A decision was reached in June last year when it was confirmed that the post was adequately padded in the event of an accident. Mr Hide was not satisfied with the decision and he contested it in the Court of Appeal following a hearing.
Mr Hide said that the regulation of work equipment had not been adhered to in relation to the location and safety of the post which was involved in the accident.
During the appeal it was stated by Lord Justice Davis that race jumping was ‘dangerous’ and that the accident had occurred in a ‘most unusual way’.
He said that what was most important in this case was weighing up a combination of matters i.e. the location of hurdle in relation to the railings and not the suitability of the hurdle or the railings on its own.
Mr Hide has since made a full recovery from the accident and now works as a trainer in the sport.
Compensation Payout For Delivery Driver
A worker from Sheffield has received £22,000 in compensation following a falling accident at work.
Keith Twelvetrees, from Gleadless ended up with a broken wrist and shoulder injuries after tripping over a pallet left on the floor in December 2011 when he was making a delivery. The boxes he was carrying at the time crushed his hand causing extreme pain.
He said: “I landed so heavily on my wrist that my hand seemed to be hanging from my wrist, it was excruciating”. MAS Frozen Foods Limited consequently admitted liability for the accident.
Keith has had to reduce his working hours and has been told the damage is permanent despite having two operations and 8 months of physiotherapy. The pain is still present although he has regained more movement in his wrist.
Extra Help Around The Home
In addition to his own physical disabilities, Mr Twelvetrees has been finding it hard to look after his disabled wife, Maureen, who suffers from a back condition meaning she is dependent on a wheelchair.
His wife and daughter now have to help him with everyday tasks and he is no longer able to enjoy his fishing and golfing hobbies.
Keith says he is pleased that the settlement has been agreed and that he hopes he and his family can now move on from the experience.
He added: “I also hope my experience is a stark reminder for other businesses that things like this can have a massive impact on people’s lives. I don’t want anyone else to suffer like I have because a company didn’t prioritise health and safety.”
Asbestos Bill Petition
A petition has been launched in the wake of a new mesothelioma Bill which aims to help victims of asbestosis who are unable to trace the company where their illness was contracted.
Petitioners say that the Bill is not helping enough victims as the claim deadlines only include sufferers who were diagnosed after 25th July 2012.
The petition, named the 100% Justice Campaign was introduced by Asbestos Victim Support Group and its goal is to make changes to the Bill to include all asbestos victims and/or their families.
Asbestos Widow Also Offers Her Support
There are lots of victims and their families who have been angered by the details of the Bill. Sally Ward from Derby lost her husband Steve, a former car mechanic, who died of mesothelioma 3 years ago.
Unfortunately Sally has been unable to find the insurance company responsible for the garage where he worked. She said that her husband’s biggest concern was how she would cope financially in his absence.
She said: “You’d always rather have the person back with you than any compensation and it doesn’t even begin to make up for losing them – but it’s not the person’s fault they are exposed to asbestos and somebody should be held responsible.”
How Much Compensation For Spleen Injuries
In order to estimate how much compensation for a spleen injury you must consider the degree to which you have suffered and the effect it has had on your life.
The spleen is an organ within the body which plays a key role in the effectiveness of the immune system. Damage to it can cause serious problems.
Spleen injuries can be caused due to medical negligence or as a result of a trauma, e.g. car accident. Common kinds of spleen injury include ruptured, bruised or spleen contusions.
Compensation Amounts For Spleen Injuries
- Compensation amounts of £14,850 up to £18,750 can be given in cases where there has been a loss of a spleen and there are risks of internal infection or immune system damage
- If the risks detailed above are negligible or non-existent
How Is My Spleen Claim Calculated?
Your ability to carry out normal everyday tasks will be assess when working out how much compensation for spleen injuries. If there has been any psychological effects of your injury then this will also be taken into account.
Perhaps your injured spleen has meant several trips to hospital appointments. If you have paid for the medical expenses you can claim back and your travel expenses will also be considered.
Financial losses can make up a large part of your compensation claim depending how long you have been unable to work.
If you feel you have suffered a spleen injury that was not your fault then we recommend you speak to a personal injury lawyer.
Jefferies Solicitors often works with clients on a no win no fee basis. Please call us on 0800 342 3206 today to see if we can help you with your claim.
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