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Liverpool Solicitors Launch New TV Campaign

Hampson Hughes Solicitors, specialists in no win no fee personal injury compensation, has launched its new television campaign.

The commercial, which is aimed at people who have been involved in non-fault accidents, debuted on Monday 20th January.

The latest advertisement, which will run for the next three months, will be aired on ITV North West, ITV London, ITV (Birmingham) Central and Sky nationally.

The uplifting advert features an individual that has benefited from a positive resolution to a personal injury claim. Beginning in Northumberland his journey takes him to the firm’s headquarters in Liverpool where he meets staff at the Albert Dock’s Edward Pavilion building.

Commenting on the new campaign Lisa Pearson, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, said:

“Accidents can cause enormous distress but the team at Hampson Hughes Solicitors work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for their clients including securing specialist treatment to aid recovery and securing maximum compensation for injuries suffered as a result of a non-fault accident.

“In line with our other marketing materials this advert is designed to be upbeat to illustrate the difference that seeking professional advice can make in achieving a more positive outcome following a personal injury.”

Hampson Hughes Solicitors worked with Paul Hawkins and the team at Global in Manchester who came up with the concept for the advert which was subsequently filmed and produced by The Media Partnership based in Gateshead.

Claimant Awarded £3,500 in Dental Negligence Case

Our personal injury solicitors secured dental negligence compensation for a client who was the victim of dental negligence.

Incident

In January 2012, our client attended for appointment with his dentist (the defendant) complaining of swelling and pain to the left side of his mouth. He was advised that he had an abscess on his lower left molar (LL6) and the treatment options were root canal therapy or extraction. Our client elected to have root canal therapy, which was commenced that day.

Our client returned a week later for his dentist to complete the root canal therapy.

In March 2012 our client returned following a prolonged period of pain in his LL6. His treatment was taken over by another dentist. Our client was informed the root canal therapy had not been sufficiently completed. Although the second dentist attempted to rectify this, regrettably this attempt was unsuccessful and the tooth was extracted in June 2013.

Successful outcome

The claimant was awarded £3,500 in dental negligence compensation.

Dental negligence compensation claims

Depending on the severity of your dental injury, you may require expert medical care. Where possible, our expert team of dental negligence solicitors will help you to access specialist care as part of your claim. For further information on the types of rehabilitation support that may be available, please see ‘my rehabilitation’. Discover today whether you have a claim, call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hh-law.co.uk.

Potential liability for property owners adjacent to highways

Image of cars driving along UK motorway at sunset

By Andrew Fairman

In the world of highways, claims and personal injury success often does not come easily. The special defence found in section 58 of the Highways Act 1980 coupled with the courts scepticism when applying liability to local authorities means that claimants can often come across difficulties when presenting their case.

Highway claims

However, at Hampson Hughes Solicitors we have a particular penchant for these often difficult and complex cases, priding ourselves on ensuring we get to the bottom of each and every highways claim.

This often means delving deeper and further into the issues and involvements of not only local authorities, but also additional parties whom one may not ordinarily expect to find holding liability. A common feature highways practitioners come across is to find a piece of land that a claimant has come to grief upon remains un-adopted by the local authority, un-registered following any subsequent land registry search and further still seemingly un-owned. On the surface this appears to leave a claimant in a position where there does not appear to be a Defendant in play, let alone a Defendant who owes a duty of care.

However, if this is looked into further it can be found that the basic presumption for adopted highways is that the owners of the adjacent land are presumed in law to own the subsoil of the highway across to central point of the highway. This is of course a rebuttable presumption and in cases where highways are adopted this can be rebutted by clear of acts of ownership by another party. However, whilst this is the case for highways which have been adopted a practitioner can often be found not knowing who a defendant may be for an un-adopted or un-registered location. Yet, for private occupation roads the matter has been considered and under Holmes v Bellingham (1859) it was pointed out that the very same presumption would apply and this remains good law today having considered itself in more recent cases.

This is a little used aspect of highways cases but is an aspect that is well worth considering. Should a location be found to be un-adopted, un-registered and un-owned then all is not lost. The owners of land adjoin a private road that would fit the above circumstances may prove to be a defendant against which a successful claim can be pursued and this certainly opens additional avenues in pursuing highways claims that may often not be considered.

Whilst this is of course not something that would be useful to every case and is certainly for unique situations is serves to show that with extra effort and by ensuring every option is explored a case type which is often considered to be challenging and demanding can prove to be very rewarding.

Personal injury compensation claims

If you have been injured in an accident in a public case then please contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors and we will be happy to provide you with advice. We will be happy to seek to pursue a claim on your behalf and we at Hampson Hughes will ensure we do everything we possibly can to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. For advice on all areas of Personal Injury, call Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888.

Dental Negligence | Targets Blamed for NHS Poor Care

A survey of 343 dentists has revealed that 92% of those polled have removed a tooth where alternative treatments may have been available.

Target Driven Funding

The way in which funding is allocated to dental surgeries is directly related to the number of ‘units of dental activity’ (UDA) recorded by each practice.

This system has been blamed for the unnecessary removal of teeth, as the same UDA is awarded for an extraction as is awarded to a more lengthy process such as root canal surgery.

This means that there is currently little incentive for dentists to carry out more time consuming and complex procedures.

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NHS Dentistry: Root of the Decay

In excess of 100 family dentists have rallied to express negative sentiment at the “compromised and mismanaged” condition of the NHS dental service.

The Tooth Hurts

In the open letter, the dental practitioners state that tooth decay is the third most common cause of hospital admittance among children, and that gum disease is prevalent in nearly half of all adults.

One section reads:

“We are witnessing the manipulation of Government figures and statistics that hide the rotten truth, such as dumbing-down how decay is measured and reported, by avoiding modern methods like X-Rays. Just using ‘visible’ eyesight alone misses the hidden decay that’s rotting the population’s teeth.”