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
Jefferies Solicitors Limited Mission Statement
Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers is a specialist personal injury law firm acting exclusively for the victims of injuries.
Our legal specialists deal with the full range of personal injury compensation claims, acting with professionalism, integrity and respect for the clients.
Our working environment is based on open communication where we encourage initiative, innovation and teamwork.
Brain Injury Charity Speaks Up About Reforms
Brain Injury charity, Headway UK has highlighted the negative effects the government’s welfare reforms have had and are having on brain injury survivors and their families with a new campaign: ‘Don’t Cut Me Out’.
The charity says that local authority cuts and NHS budget tightening has meant that people who are living with a brain injury are suffering as a result. The charity wants to highlight that it speaks on behalf of many brain injury survivors, and not only does its work involve vital research and practical help for individuals and relatives, but it is also there to be the ‘voice’ of those affected.
The campaign will be run alongside Action For Brain Injury week which starts on 12th May and it is hoped that the ABI week will allow the charity to bring to the fore, the way in which some of the cuts have had an impact on access to services and support groups.
Luke Griggs is the Communications Manager at Headway, he says that from speaking to people who have had a brain injury or a member of their family who has, the funding cuts have negatively affected them and this is the information that is also coming through speaking to brain injury groups and organisations. He says: “Funding cuts and welfare reforms are making it harder for brain injury survivors to access the help and support they need. In addition, Headway groups and branches are under increasing pressure to continue to maintain or develop their vital services.
Mr Griggs says that not having access to these services will significantly affect the ability for brain injury survivors to run their own lives independently, he says it is Headway’s job to make sure these people’s voices are heard.
To gain further insight, Headway is also running surveys to see in more detail what the financial pressures are of groups connected with brain injuries and to see how the cuts have changed things, the other is aimed at individuals to see how things have affected them.
Claiming Compensation For A Brain Injury
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury then it is possible you could claim personal injury compensation. If you would like to know more about how you can begin the claims process on a no win no fee basis, please contact Jefferies Solicitors on 0800 342 3206 or complete an online claim form.
Star Rating For Staffordshire Maternity Unit
The people of Stafford have received some welcome news concerning its maternity unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
The unit, which serves a catchment area of 2.5 million people and has been open for just five years, has been considered one of the safest maternity units in the country, according to the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts.
It was awarded a Level three star rating and given a score of 49 out of a possible 50, equal only to two other hospitals in the country. The unit is also one of the few NHS services that has consultants on site over the weekend.
Factors Considered In The Assessment
The following factors were considered in the assessment:
- Staffing levels of midwives, obstetricians and anaesthetists
- The number of incidents that have occurred
- The amount of complaints made
- The level of care given during labour
The report confirmed that babies born in the unit are least likely to come to any harm during delivery. Former patients commenting on the information on Staffs Live said that they had the ‘best of care’ and good breast feeding support. Another said that the care was like a ‘breath of fresh air’ and that the staff there were supportive and well trained.
Mid Staffordshire Hospital Dissolution
The news comes following confirmation from Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt that Mid-Staffordshire Hospital will be dissolved and the services will be transferred to other hospitals in the area. He said that people had ‘suffered too much for too long under a system which ignored appalling failures of care in their local hospital’.
Do I Have A Clinical Negligence Claim?
If you have suffered from poor treatment at a hospital and suffered as a result then you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. Medical negligence claims also encompass situations where you have been given a wrong diagnosis; have been harmed during a surgical procedure or if you have been given the incorrect treatment and suffered as a result. In all cases, third party blame must be demonstrated for your case to be successful.
Making A Clinical Negligence Claim With Jefferies Solicitors
Average Speed Cameras on Scotland’s Most Dangerous Road
The A9, which runs north from Dunblane to Inverness and onto the very north coast of Scotland, has the reputation of being Scotland’s most dangerous road. More fatal crashes happen on the A9 than any other road in Scotland and as an attempt to cut the death toll, average speed cameras will be installed on the Perth to Inverness section by Autumn 2014.
Overtaking Can lead To Road Deaths
As the major trunk road to the Highlands, the A9 is used by lorries and tourist traffic alike. There are short sections of dual carriageway on the route, but much of the road is single lane each way. Frustration of being stuck behind lorries which are limited to 40 miles per hour on the single carriageway stretches leads to dangerous overtaking manoeuvres, and on parts of the road where there is a dual carriageway, vehicles speed to try to overtake before the next single section. Between 2006 and 2010, 67 people were killed on the road and many more were seriously injured.
The Scottish government has announced plans to upgrade the A9 to dual carriageway all the way from Dunblane to Inverness, but this will not be completed until 2025 and is projected to cost £3 billion. Police have a highly visible presence on the A9 currently, and this will not be stepped down when the average speed cameras come into force.
Benefits of Average Speed Cameras
As an interim measure to try to cut the death toll on the A9, average speed cameras will be installed on the road. These cameras measure the speed of a vehicle across the whole length of the route, and are far more effective than cutting speed than more traditional speed cameras, where drivers just slow to the speed limit to pass. Average speed cameras installed along the A14 in a similar project, cut deaths and serious injuries by 68%. Police hope that the hefty fines and penalty point for speeding which are handed down when a driver is caught will help them think about their speed.
Causes of Accidents
Speed and poor overtaking are the main reasons for accidents on the A9, with bad weather conditions being a less relevant factor than may be expected. In many accidents where someone has been injured but is not to blame for the accident, they may be able to claim personal injury compensation from the driver who caused the crash.
Claiming Compensation For A Road Accident
If you have had an accident or injury on the roads which was not your fault, then you could be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. Please get in touch with Motor Injury Lawyers for more information and advice; call us on 0800 808 7733.
Tiredness Kills – Road Accidents Could Be Caused By Sleep Disorder
According to a report published by Fleet News there is an unknown danger on the UK’s roads in the form of a sleeping condition.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSAS) is a condition which causes sufferers to stop breathing in the night, sometimes hundreds of times, due to airways being blocked by relaxed throat muscles. The upshot is excessive tiredness during the day and drivers affected, being at risk of causing road accidents.
The RAC who carried out the research, says it wants to see more awareness of the condition and the possible lethal impact it can have on all road users.
Some Drivers Unaware They Have The Condition
Some people are not aware they have the condition and according to the research, there could be 1.4 million drivers without a diagnosis that could be at risk without knowing it.
During simulated tests conducted by the Sleep Apnoea Partnership Group, some people suffering from the condition demonstrated a similar driving ability to those who are under the influence of alcohol.
David Bizley, who is technical director at the RAC said that the issue is a ‘real concern’, adding: “An activity such as driving on a motorway can exacerbate the problem as it can be extremely monotonous and hypnotic, particularly if you’re already feeling sleepy.”
He added that fleet employers should particularly be aware of this condition, warning that the consequences could be ‘catastrophic’.
Talking about the issue, Professor John Stradling, who is a sleep clinician from the Partnership Group, said that there is a lack of awareness about the condition and treatments available by motorists and doctors. He said that the condition can be controlled to an extent where sufferers can assume the same driving ability as non-sufferers following a course of treatment.
Have You Been Injured In A Road Traffic Accident?
If you have been involved in a road accident then you could be eligible for personal injury compensation. The success of your claim will depend on whether or not you can prove there was third party blame. It is also important that you begin the claims process within three years of having your accident. If you would like to find out more, including whether or not you can conduct your claim on a no win no fee basis, please contact First Personal Injury lawyers on 0800 808 9740.
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