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Royal Assent for Courts Reform Act

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A new law that has been described as bringing about the biggest modernisation of Scotland’s courts in a generation has been given Royal Assent.

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The Irish Injuries Board has given a summary of personal injury claims processed during the first six months of 2014.

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Reducing the Risks of Farming

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A new partnership has been launched that aims to improve safety on Scotland’s farms and crofts and reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries that occur.

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The summer months bring an increased risk of suffering an accident in a public place, according to a recent article by the Irish Injuries Board.

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Cyclist campaign groups have called on the Scottish Government to make legal changes to protect cyclists after Transport Scotland reported an increase of 44% in cycling deaths this year.

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The report from the Infant Cremation Commission, chaired by Lord Bonomy, into policies and practices surrounding infant cremation in Scotland was recently published.

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The Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil has written a letter to the Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) seeking an urgent meeting to discuss on-going concerns over the use of transvaginal mesh implants.

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The Scottish Government has recently published its report on the consultation it carried out on recommendations for no-fault compensation in Scotland for injuries resulting from clinical treatment.

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Dallas McMillan are proud to announce that we have been appointed Scottish solicitors for the British Bikers Association. We will represent all members of the Association and will act on their behalf in pursuing Personal injury claims for motorcyclists involved in Road Traffic Accidents.

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A disabled passenger has lost his legal bid for compensation for injury to feelings over the way he was treated by Thomas Cook staff on a flight to Zante in 2008.

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The family of a Renfrewshire man who was hit by a car and fatally injured have been awarded around £100,000 in damages at the Court of Session, reports the Scotsman.

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We were recently instructed by Mrs X following an accident which occurred within a national retailer’s premises. Mrs X sustained injury through the negligence of the retailer who had used defective equipment within their store. The case had previously been with another firm of solicitors who withdrew from acting for her after liability was denied by the store.

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A Scottish health board has recently been fined for a health and safety failing which lead to several workers being exposed to the dangerous substance over a period of 7 seven years.

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A fatal accident Inquiry has begun at Aberdeen Sheriff Court into a North Sea helicopter crash. The fatal crash in April 2009 claimed the lives of all 16 men on board. Various individuals are to be called to give evidence over an estimated period of 6 weeks. Those to be called to give evidence include engineers on shift the day prior to the crash and a former engineering director at Bond.

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If you are injured in an accident and successfully conclude a claim for damages, it is worth considering the impact this could have on your financial situation. If at the time of the accident you are in receipt of means tested state benefits, a lump sum could have an implication on these benefits.

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Newly diagnosed victims of mesothelioma – the aggressive and fatal cancer caused by asbestos – are to receive help for the first time through a new support scheme, as part of a bill currently going through Parliament.

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In a recent English case, a London sports club has pleaded guilty to section 1(1) of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, following the death of an 11-year-old girl who was taking part in a water sports activity in September 2010.

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During the first six months of 2013 the total compensation awarded to personal injury claimants in Ireland increased by 8.3% to €118million, according to a mid-year analysis undertaken by the Injuries Board.

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We were recently instructed by Mr X following a road traffic accident where his stationary vehicle was struck by a third party who failed to stop at a roundabout. Mr X sustained shoulder, neck and psychological injuries as a result. Mr X’s previous solicitors obtained a report from a surgeon and valued his claim at around £1900.Mr X then instructed ourselves. On reviewing his case file we felt that further medical investigation was merited. We therefore instructed medical reports from our own chosen Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Consultant Psychologist. Having obtained these reports we then negotiated with the Road Traffic Insurers of the driver at fault and we were able to secure compensation for Mr X of £16,000
 
At Dallas McMillan we ensure each claim is handled by an experienced solicitor with considerable experience in personal injury claims.  This additional expertise can not only make the difference between winning and losing a claim but can also make the difference between not simply winning a claim and winning a claim so as to ensure the maximum possible amount of compensation is secured for the client.

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A road safety charity has called on the Government to take action in the wake of new road traffic accident figures showing a 17% increase in drink drive deaths in Britain.

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