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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.