Month: August 2019

Compensation for Rear End Collision

Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully secured compensation for a client involved in a car accident on Brend Cross Bridge, London.

The defendant failed to maintain a safe braking distance and collided with our clients vehicle. As a result of the collision Miss Toncheva sustained soft tissue damage and whiplash.

As a result the third party insurer offered £3,263 in settlement of the claim.

Commenting on the successful outcome of her case, Miss Toncheva said that Hampson Hughes Solicitors offered:

“very good service”

Have you been injured in a Road Traffic Accident?

If you’ve been injured on the road due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to claim road traffic accident compensation. Whether you’ve suffered a minor injury or something more serious, our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve.

Call 0800 888 6 888 or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com.

Employee of the Month

Huge congratulations to Jessica Challis who has won Employee of the Month for providing excellent customer service and a full caseload, all whilst working part-time hours!

To say ‘Thank You’ for all her hard work, Jess will be rewarded with a £250 Liverpool One voucher.

Jess was nominated because:

  • Of her glowing client testimonials and excellent work ethics.
  • Conscientious about every aspect of her job and works hard to provide the best possible client care and service.
  • Will always make time for her clients which is all the more impressive as she is part-time.
  • Consistently receives positive client feedback which illustrates high standards of client care.
  • Returns client calls as soon as possible and does not shy away from hard work or difficulties.

Also, congratulations to Gary Doward, Carly Kinsella, Mark Brooks, Lisa Kane and Louise Feeney for being nominated. All nominees will receive a £25 voucher.

Liverpool Trussell Trust Foodbank

The HH family have teamed up with Liverpool Trussell Trust foodbanks. The foodbanks do a huge amount in supporting a number of deprived and vulnerable families across Liverpool, and we want to do all we can to help.

We had the pleasure of meeting both Co-ordinators, for the North and South sites of Liverpool. They shared their business’ history, how they started work for the charity and we discussed how we can help going forward. It was harrowing to learn of some of the situations families in Liverpool are in, from single parents to full time working families, it was a massive eye opener.

A team of HH employees volunteered at the main office for the North of Liverpool. It was humbling to see what goes on behind the scenes and how much additional support the volunteers offer to families in need. Throughout the whole charity there are very few paid workers and approximately 230 volunteers.

We want every company to learn about the work these foodbanks are doing and the families in Liverpool you could help. It is heart-breaking to hear.

To support these families, we have begun donating family trips out with packed lunches and travel tickets, to help with the burden of the summer holiday pressures. Two separate families have already enjoyed a trip to Chester Zoo and Knowsley Safari.

Across our offices we will also have a collection crate for our staff to donate food. If you would like to donate, the warehouse is currently short on:

  • UHT Milk
  • Instant Mash
  • Cold tinned meats/fish
  • Sachets of hot chocolate
  • Individually wrapped sweets/chocolate bars/crisps
  • Toiletries e.g. deodorant, shower gel, shampoo
  • Washing powder

Without everyone’s donations and the amazing work the employees and volunteers do the food bank wouldn’t be able to exist.

You can drop off at any of the permanent collection points in the following supermarkets:

NORTH LIVERPOOL

  • Tesco – Old Swam & Deysbrook
  • Asda – Walton & Breck Road
  • Sainsburys – Rice Lane & East Prescott Road

SOUTH LIVERPOOL

  • Tesco – Mather Avenue, Park Road & Woolton
  • Asda – Speke & Smithdown Road

National Road Victim Month

August is National Road Victim month. It is the month that the first road traffic crash victim was killed – Mary Ward in Ireland on 31st August. Almost 30 years later, in 1896 Bridget Driscoll was the first road death in Britain on 17th August. And more recently, Diana, Princess of Wales life was taken in a car crash in 1997. August is the month to remember all those that have been injured or killed on our roads. As well as remembrance, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of RTA’s and what we can do to improve the safety of our roads.

RoadPeace the national charity, campaigning for tougher laws, and safer roads for Road Crash victims in the UK, reported that in 2018, a staggering 1,782 people were killed on roads across Britain. And shockingly, 25,484 people reported being seriously injured in crashes. Along with tougher laws, in order to make our roads safer, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians need to take more action to be cautious on the road:

  • Pay attention
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Don’t use your phone whilst driving
  • Don’t tailgate
  • Indicate
  • Stick to the speed limit
  • Use pedestrian crossings

https://www.think.gov.uk/advice-for-road-users/

Last year alone we dealt with 7000 road traffic cases. Supporting those who have suffered minor, severe and life changing injuries as a result of a non-fault road traffic accident.

In 2017, it was reported that there were 648 pedestrians hurt or killed on Merseyside road*. 91 of those pedestrians were using a designated crossing, 457 slightly hurt, 176 seriously hurt and 15 killed. Figures also show that Berry Street and Wood Street are the most dangerous roads for pedestrians to cross in Merseyside in terms of number of incidents.

Accident data also reveals that the A57 is the most dangerous road in Merseyside for crashes, with 58 collisions happening in 2017 and 85 people hurt or killed*

Shockingly, there were a total of 2,241 casualty-causing collisions on all roads in Merseyside in 2017.

At Hampson Hughes, we understand the devastating impact a crash can have on yourself and your family. If you are a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian, our team of solicitors can support you in claiming the compensation you deserve, on a no win, no fee basis. Compensation can go a long way in helping your injuries, the medical expenses, vehicle damage and loss of earnings.

If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call for free advice on 0151 236 1222 or click for more information: https://hampsonhughes.com/road-traffic-accident-claims-solicitors/

* https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/most-dangerous-places-cross-road-15664859

* https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/revealed-liverpools-most-dangerous-road-15332126