Items Tagged Cheshire solicitors

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)…

30Jun

powers of attorney Powers of Attorney Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

If the time comes when you are unable to make decisions on your own, your loved ones will want to act for you, for example, handling your financial affairs or ensuring you get the best care available. They cannot do this unless there is a legal agreement or power of attorney between you. If this…

31May

medical negligence compensation Medical Negligence Compensation

If you have suffered from medical or clinical negligence it will obviously be an upsetting and distressing experience. While most medical procedures take place without any problems, there are occasions when this is not the case. Taking on a large organisation such as the NHS or a big hospital can be daunting which is why…

02May

Settlement Agreement for Redundancy

Redundancy can happen in any business and is an upsetting and difficult process for those faced with having to leave their job. Making sure that you get a reasonable settlement is, of course, important. At DSM Legal, we have the expert teams on hand to guide you through the process and make sure you understand…

05Apr

solicitors in Cheshire Solicitors in Cheshire

There’s so much choice when it comes to legal advice nowadays, it can be difficult to find exactly what you need. If you live in Cheshire and want a local option that understands your requirements and is easy to access, DSM Legal is here to help. Located in Warrington, we’re able to help people across…

27Feb

dental negligence claim Dental Negligence Solicitors

When we visit any health professional, we expect them to provide a competent examination and the right treatment. Of course, none of us particularly enjoy visiting the dentist and it can be quite a stressful experience. While most check-ups and procedures go according to plan, cases of negligence do occur and can cause pain and…

27Feb

forklift accident claims Forklift Truck Accident Claims

Injuries involving forklift or rider-operated lift trucks are common. It’s not that surprising when you think that these vehicles are found in a wide range of industries and sectors. Warehouses use them to move heavy pallets loaded with products, construction sites for moving building materials and they’re found on farms across the UK to name…

19Sep

Post-Termination Restrictive Covenants

An example of where post-termination restrictive covenants have been enforced is in Decorus Ltd v Penfold & Anor. The Claimant (the employer) was seeking damages and an injunction from the Defendant (a former employee) who it was alleged had broken the terms of the restrictive covenant contained in his employment contract. High Court finds in…

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…

29Apr

Medics Miss Grandmother’s Broken Neck

It was recently reported in the news how a grandmother, aged 89, died after suffering complications from a broken neck.  Her family state that her broken neck was repeatedly missed by paramedics and her GP, leaving her in pain and being told to “take paracetamol”.  She was not given an x-ray until three weeks after…