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15May

10 Facts about Warrington

Warrington is a town in the county of Cheshire in the northwest of England. It is located equidistant between the cities of Manchester and Liverpool and is approximately 16 miles east of Liverpool and 19 miles west of Manchester. The town has a population of approximately 210,000 people, making it the largest town in Cheshire.…

15Jul

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? (LPA) A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document which enables the donor (the person who takes out the LPA), to authorise someone else (the ‘attorney’) to manage their affairs. This can be for reasons of ill-heath or inability to manage one’s affairs due to other reasons,…

08Jul

Five tips for a successful accident claim Five Tips to Make a Successful Accident Claim

5 tips to make a successful accident claim 1. Make a careful note of the time, date and location of the accident This may seem obvious and in some circumstances it is straightforward. However, it is surprising how many people do not know the date that their accident occurred, especially if some time has elapsed since…

24Jun

What exactly is a redundancy? What exactly is a redundancy?

The precise definition of redundancy is to be found in section 139 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, but basically if any of the following situations apply it is a redundancy:- An actual or intended closure of the whole business; An actual or intended closure of the business at a particular workplace; A reduction (or…

02Mar

Fatalities at Work Fatalities at Work – Does it still happen in the UK?

Although we live in one of the most tightly regulated countries in respect of health and safety at work, accidents at work do still happen.  The Health and Safety Executive1 released the following figures for 2018/19: – 4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,526 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2017)…

17Jan

personal injury solicitors in warrington Personal Injury Solicitors in Warrington

Most of us will only call on a solicitor or legal team a few times during our lifetime. That might be to help, for example, in buying a home. You may have a problem at work you want legal advice for. Or you could be unlucky enough to suffer an accident and want help in…

17Oct

solicitors Warrington Solicitors Warrington

If you live in Warrington and require legal advice, DSM Legal are a firm of no-nonsense solicitors with a wide range of expertise and we’re here to help. Whether you want to make a personal injury claim, have a dispute with your employer or simply want to make a will, we believe in providing a…

24Aug

Accident at Work Statistics

At DSM Legal we offer expert advice on employment law matters including accidents in the workplace. We have researched a number of statistics from accidents at work in 2015/2016. As you will see from our infographic there are a significant number of serious injuries sustained every year which can have a huge effect on those…

05Apr

scaffolding accident claims Scaffolding Accident Claims Solicitors

Walk down any high street or road in any busy town and you’ll probably see some scaffolding. Working at height presents several health and safety issues and there are a wide range of accidents that can happen in an around these structures. You might be working on scaffolding and slip, trip or fall because the…

08May

Medical Negligence by Hospital

Failure to warn patient of risks associated with surgery In a case that has recently been at the High Court the Claimant, Mr. Spencer, sued Hillingdon Hospital for compensation following an allegation of negligence against the hospital. The Claimant had been referred to the hospital by his GP and underwent a hernia operation on 1st…