0808 252 0678 [email protected] Let us call you back Send us brief details
Latest news

Seth Lovis & Co's personal injury solicitors in London can represent you in compensation claims for UK-wide work accidents, catastrophic injuries, accidents abroad and any personal injury incident which has led to your financial loss, pain and suffering.

Here you can read relevant news items regarding case law, health and safety investigations, and road and workplace safety as they happen across the UK.

A cyclist who sustained a head injury when his bicycle became caught up in a long dog lead has secured £65,000 compensation with the assistance of his personal injury lawyer.

The 59-year-old had been cycling along the seafront promenade in Heysham, Lancashire at the time of the incident. The impact of the fall resulted in him sustaining a fractured skull and he now suffers from permanent hearing loss.

The claimant explained why he decided to instruct a personal injury lawyer. "All I wanted out of this was to get the financial support I needed for my rehabilitation and to raise awareness of how dangerous retractable dog leads can be, especially if people don't know what they're doing with them" he said.

An American man has won $21.5 million (£14 million) head injury compensation for a cruise ship accident in which he was struck by an automated sliding door, prompting criticism from some that the settlement was excessively large.

The man's family claim that although the seriousness of the man's injury was not at first clear – they initially thought he had only "a bump on the head" and that "he would just recover" – it later became clear that he had sustained serious brain damage.

"He's not logical anymore, irritability, mood swings, and then eventually he developed actually having seizures as well," said the man's wife.

Employees of NHS Tayside have received around half a million pounds in workplace injury compensation over the past five years, according to newly released figures.

Many of the workplace injury compensation settlements were for incidents involving sharps, such as needles, razor blades and scalpels, with nearly 200 such incidents recorded between 2010 and 2015.

Musculoskeletal injuries, including a number of back injuries, were another common cause of compensation claims, with 240 such injuries recorded between 2010 and 2015.

Personal injury lawyers have secured a five-figure settlement for a woman who sustained a painful ankle injury as a result of an accident on her wedding day.

The 47-year-old woman's personal injury lawyers helped to ensure that the Liverpool city centre hotel, where she had been staying on the day of her wedding, admitted liability and agreed to the payout.

The incident occurred as the bride and her groom passed through some revolving doors at the hotel, with the door clipping her heel and causing her injury.

Brain injury compensation has been awarded to the family of a man who sustained serious brain damage as a result of the alleged negligence that caused him to choke on his own vomit while in the care of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

The Worcestershire man was admitted to hospital on New Year's Day 2010 as a result of severe abdominal cramps and pain, but was soon suffering from cardiac arrest and a critical shortage of oxygen to the brain.

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has confirmed she will make a slip and trip accident compensation claim over the locker room fall which caused her to withdraw from the US Open and prematurely ended her tennis season.

The 21-year-old player, one of the rising stars of the women's tour and a losing finalist at Wimbledon 2014, has instructed personal injury lawyers to pursue the slip and trip accident compensation claim after slipping on "a foreign and dangerous substance" following a doubles match at Flushing Meadows, New York. It is believed that the "dangerous substance" in question was a cleaning fluid.

Vehicle manufacturer Volvo has said that it will accept liability for any car accident compensation claims stemming from incidents involving driverless Volvo cars.

This is good news for consumers and helps clarify a number of legal issues previously raised by personal injury lawyers; it also helps provide some consensus, with Volvo's position now consistent with that of fellow driverless car manufacturers, Google and Mercedes.

The clarification also helps clear the way for further research and development into driverless cars, with confusion regarding liability for driverless car accident compensation claims previously preventing some investors and manufacturers from becoming involved in the nascent autonomous car market.

A man from South Devon, who suffered life-changing burn injuries in attempting to save a family member from self-harm, is set to receive a landmark settlement of burn injury compensation.

The 37-year-old was trying to save the the life of his 45-year-old schizophrenic uncle when he suffered his injuries. Tragically, his brave actions were unable to prevent the death of the relative and the claimant ended up spending months in hospital being treated for life-threatening injuries.

National road safety charity Brake is calling for the introduction of new laws that would ban the use of hands-free phones in cars, vans, trucks and other road-going vehicles.

Brake has already successfully campaigned for an end to handheld mobile phone use behind the wheel and is looking for the government to take action to help reduce the number of road traffic accidents caused by distracted driving, with around two in five crashes caused at least in part by distracted driving. It is thought that drivers who are talking on the phone are around 400 per cent more likely to cause an accident than those not doing so.

An English jockey has instructed personal injury solicitors to help him pursue catastrophic injury compensation from the fellow rider he says is responsible for his spinal injury.

The 37-year-old sustained the injury in 2009 while taking part in a race in New South Wales, Australia. His personal injury solicitors state that the accident has left him reliant on the use of a wheelchair and without hope of ever riding again.

According to the claimant's personal injury solicitor the rider allegedly responsible for the accident broke "the two length rule" of jockeying by failing to leave a two-horse space behind him while pulling out on a bend.

Contact Us