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Thorneycroft News for February 2017

Another year, another “flipping” race

28th February 2017

Shrove Tuesday each year in Macclesfield is a fun filled day as the annual Great Pancake Race in Macclesfield town centre takes place. Organised by ECHO Hospital and Community Health Care Charity, the event is for a fantastic cause and we are thrilled to have taken part.

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Woman awarded out of court settlement of £40k for dental compensation after suffering years of dental pain

27th February 2017

A woman has successfully secured £40k in compensation from a well-respected dentist after claiming that her permanent facial numbness and dental pain was caused by poorly fitted implants.

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Engineering company fined £150k by HSE after two workers injured in workplace accident

23rd February 2017

A company was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive after an accident was reported at one of its sites where by two workers received serious burns.

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Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust clin neg compensation claims reach £21.6million

23rd February 2017

Research and analysis carried out on NHSLA figures (NHS Litigation Authority) by an East Anglian Daily Times investigation has highlighted how clinical compensation claims at the Trust have reached £21.6 million in the last 3 years.

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Proposed PI Whiplash reforms – how will they affect you?

16th February 2017

In November 2016 the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) a Government Department produced a document called ‘Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury claims process’. An announcement by George Osborne in his Autumn statement of 2015 when he was Lord Chancellor suggested that we have an epidemic of fraudulent whiplash claims from accidents.

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Woman fights legal battle in appeal court to get divorced

16th February 2017

The majority of divorces are undefended in this country and it is extremely rare for a judge to not grant a divorce petition, but there has been a case in the news recently whereby a divorce was defended by the husband and the Judge ruled, in a family court, that the divorce petition should not be granted on the basis that the reasons for granting it were normal in marriage and were “of the kind to be expected in marriage”.

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Robert Thorneycroft on High Peak radio

15th February 2017

Last Tuesday Rob was live on air on High Peak radio answering listeners questions that related to all matters about home buying and ownership.

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Jogger to receive Highway trip compensation after tripping over a dangerous pothole

15th February 2017

A man has been successful in his claim for Highway Trip compensation after he damaged his ankle in a  pothole whilst out jogging.  His foot stepped in to the deep pothole and he fell awkwardly, injuring his ankle and leaving him unable to stand or walk for 10 days.

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More ‘never events’ for Hospital Trust accused of clinical negligence

9th February 2017

An NHS Trust has been investigated by Healthwatch after a number of medical errors occurred including ‘never events’ such as surgical equipment being left inside a patient after an operation.

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Renowned bakery is fined £2m after workplace accident

8th February 2017

A well-known bakery has been fined £2 million and ordered to pay costs of £19,609.28 after they pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulation 2005 following a workplace accident.

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