Month: March 2020

NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme

The global crisis, Covid-19 has affected everyone in some way, but more so the 1.5 million vulnerable UK people.

Last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock launched the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme. It aims to support the vulnerable, elderly and NHS staff by rallying troops to volunteer their time to support these groups.

Volunteers can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:

  • Community Response Volunteer: Collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating.
  • Patient Transport Volunteer: Support the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back in to their home.
  • NHS Transport Volunteer: Transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.
  • Check-in and Chat volunteer: Provide short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.

Matt Hancock originally announced the need to recruit 250,000 volunteers. But, an over-whelming amount of over half million people have volunteered to help through this pandemic.

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we are endlessly proud of our workforce. The support and teamwork they have shown through these uncertain times to help push the business forward is amazing.

Especially, the members of the team, Carlos Lopez, Kevin Peaurt and Hollie Davies, who have signed up to the NHS Volunteer Scheme to offer support in their spare time. It is overwhelming to see the outpour of support the NHS is rightfully receiving.

Carlos Lopez, Director of Clinical Negligence and Serious Injury comments:

‘‘This is a time where everyone is under significant pressure, but no more so than the vulnerable and ill in our society. I joined the scheme to do my part and help those who need it, in whatever way I can.

There are four areas of help that the NHS need, from delivering medicines to just picking up the phone to speak to someone who is isolated and alone. It’s easy to sign up. And it is important that we pull together as a nation to support those who need it’’.

The NHS does an incredible job on a daily basis, now more than ever. But to know that over half a million volunteers are helping relieve the stress of NHS workers through these dark times is tremendous.

It is not too late to volunteer. You can sign up here: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

£2,700 secured for Non Fault Road Traffic Accident

Our team of expert Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries in a non-fault collision on Queen Street, Blackburn.

At the time of the incident, our client was correctly proceeding around a roundabout when the Defendant, driving a Grey Volkswagen, entered the roundabout when it was unsafe to do so causing a collision with our clients vehicle.

As a result of the non-fault collision, our client suffered from soft tissue damage and whiplash injuries. They described their injuries as discomfort to their neck and back. She added that since the accident she has found it difficult to manage her own personal care and has had sleep disturbances. Our client also reported that she was off work for 6 weeks.

As a result the third party insurer offered £2,700 in settlement of the claim.

Commenting on the successful outcome of the case, she said ‘’ I would highly recommend using Hampson Hughes. They have dealt with my claim quickly with no fuss. I have had regular updates throughout the claim & the staff have been extremely helpful with advice when I have asked. 10 out of 10 thank you so much.’’

Have you been involved 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

£3,605 in compensation for rear-end collision

Our client was stationary in his Mercedes-benz in traffic when the Defendant who was driving a Vauxhall Corsa failed to stop and drove into the rear of our client’s vehicle.

As a result of the incident, our client suffered soft tissue damage to his back, neck and shoulders. He reported that his usual activities of garden and housework were restricted as a result of the accident.

Liability was admitted from the outset and Hampson Hughes Solicitors team of experts managed to secure £3,605 in compensation.

Commenting on the successful outcome, our client said: ‘’ Yes superb service from my HH claims handler who kept me fully up to speed throughout my claim which gave me piece of mind for the duration. Thoroughly recommended and will definitely use again. 10/10 Well done.’’

Have you been involved 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

£1,700 awarded for Non-Fault Road Traffic Accident

The Defendant had crossed a give way line at a junction but had to suddenly reverse as there was oncoming traffic which caused a collision with our client’s vehicle.

Following on from the incident, our client suffered from soft tissue injuries to her neck and right shoulder. She also reported to have suffered from stress, loss of sleep and severe nervousness when driving as she was six months pregnant at the time of the accident.

A total of £1,700 was awarded in compensation.

Commenting on the successful outcome, our client said: ‘’ The determination you and yours have shown is brilliant, Thank you for your time (almost 3 years) and all the effort given to me and my case.’’

Have you been involved 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

£8,684 in compensation for passenger involved in a Road Traffic Accident

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Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully secured compensation for a client involved in a Road Traffic Accident on Park Road, Liverpool.

Our client was a passenger in a taxi, when the defendant who was driving a Vauxhall Astra pulled out of a side road when it was unsafe and collided with the taxi.

Our client suffered whiplash type injuries to his neck back and shoulder. He also sustained an injury to his right ankle which required physio to aid the recovery. Following on from the incident our client was unable to take part in his usual activities of football and running,

Liability was admitted from the outset, a total of £8,684 was secured in compensation.

Commenting on the service he received he said: ‘’ Thank you for the help and support during my case.’’

Have you been involved 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

£2,500 awarded in compensation after Road Traffic Accident

Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully secured compensation for a client involved in a Road Traffic Accident on Melling Road, Liverpool.

At the time of the accident the Defendant who was driving a White Volkswagen pulled out from rom a side road when unsafe and collided with our clients correctly proceeding Vauxhall Astra.

As a result of the collision our client sustained injuries to his neck and back, which lasted for a period of five months.

A total of £2,500 was awarded by the third party insurers.

Commenting on the successful outcome Mr Sanders said: ‘’Really friendly and professional service would highly recommended 10/10.’’

Have you been involved 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

£3,000 secured in compensation after Road Traffic Accident

Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully secured compensation for a client involved in a Road Traffic Accident on Wigan Road, West Houghton.

The Defendant, who was driving a Renault Clio pulled out of a junction when it was unsafe and collided with our client correctly proceeding Toyota Corolla.

As a result of the incident, our client suffered from soft tissue injuries with discomfort to his neck and back and shooting pains in his legs. Physiotherapy was recommended to aid the recovery

A total of £3,000 was secured in compensation.

Commenting on the successful outcome of his case, our client said that Hampson Hughes Solicitors offered: “Great, reliable and friendly service”.

Have you been involved 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

Bus Driver awarded £1,750 after Workplace Accident

Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully recovered £1,750 in compensation for our client after he suffered a work place accident.

Our client works as a bus driver, he was getting into the drivers cabin on the bus when the assault screen attached to the door cut his right forearm as he was getting in.

As a result, he suffered a laceration to his right forearm. The wound took more than two months to heal and he has been left with a pale pink scar which is easily seen after he has been in the sun. The Medical Expert anticipates that it will take about 3-4 years from the time of the injury for the pigment cells to mature and repopulate the pale area.

As a result of the Accident of Work, our client was awarded £1,750 in compensation.

Commenting on the successful outcome of the case, our client said: ‘’I would like to thank all of Hampson Hughes for your help guidance support and advice”.

Accident at Work

If you have suffered an injury at work you could be entitled to personal injury compensation, take a look at our Accidents at Work page for more information.

Remember, we offer you a FREE no-obligation consultation – discover today whether you have a claim. Speak to one of our professional and friendly advisers today on 0800 888 6 888 or email claims@hampsonhughes.co.uk.

£7,500 in compensation for fall over defective pavement

Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully secured £7,500 for a client who slipped due to uneven and wobbly road surface.

Our client fell while walking along Henry Street, Liverpool. The road surface appeared uneven and wobbly and as a result it represented a serious trip hazard.

As a result of the accident, our client sustained a wound to her left eye which required stitches. She was unable to leave her home for two weeks as she felt conscious of her black eye and stitched laceration.

The defendant, Liverpool City Council, admitted liability however argued our client should be made partially responsible for the accident. In spite of this Hampson Hughes Solicitors chose to proceed and the claim was settled in the sum of £7,500.

Our client was very pleased with the service and amount she received and commented: ‘’When I needed help I was given excellent advice from a very considerate team. Friendly interviews were given on a regular basis and the team was always available at short notice to keep me up to date and put me at ease’’.

Slip, trip or fall incidents – expert compensation advice

If you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall that was not your fault, you could be entitled to maximum personal injury compensation. Whatever the circumstances of your slip, trip, or fall claim, speak to our expert team of personal injury solicitors today to discover how we could help you.

Call 0800 880 7870​ or send an email to info@hampsonhughes.com.

£65,000 in compensation after failed TVT surgery

Hampson Hughes Solicitors successfully received £65,000 in compensation for our client, after increased suffering from a failed TVT surgery.

Our client, suffered with a prolapsed bladder and stress incontinence. This caused urinary leakage. Our client attended her GP as she was experiencing severe discomfort.

What Happened?

The GP referred our client to the hospital for correction of prolapsed bladder and bowel and TVT surgery. Following on from the procedure everything seemed fine. A routine bladder scan was performed and our client was told by the consultant, she was to be catheterised for the next 7 days to rest her bladder, however she could return home the following day.

The next day, the catheter was in fact removed by a nurse. When our client returned home she became really uncomfortable. She could not pass urine and ended up returning to A&E where she was immediately catheterised. She was then discharged and attended a follow up appointment with her consultant a few days later. Our client was back and forth over many months to be told she was not passing enough urine and re-catheterised.

Our client was then referred to a clinic to be taught to self-catheterise. Her bladder was permanently damaged due to numerous litres of urine being retained.

Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment

Our client was advised she could have Botox injections to her bladder, which could help with the increased urgency and frequency, but effectively stops the bladder from working. Following on from the injections, our client didn’t feel like it benefited her at all. She also picked up multiple infections and was passing blood clots.

Outcome

When returning for a follow up, it was explained to our client that she had a prolonged infection in the bladder. She was again prescribed antibiotics and sent home.

Prior to TVT surgery, our client was mobile and unrestricted in life. She dealt with her own personal care and undertook most of the house work. Our client enjoyed holidays with her husband which she now feels is impossible. Our client had the surgery to put things right and instead had suffered more problems, which she will have to deal with for the rest of her life.

As a result of the pain and suffering our client received £65,000 in compensation.

Medical Negligence

If you feel you’ve been subjected to instances of medical negligence, please contact the Hampson Hughes clinical negligence team today to see if you are eligible to claim compensation, call us free on 0800 888 6888, or email us at info@hampsonhughes.com