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Fatality claims – what you need to know about making a claim after a fatal accident

Friday 21st August 2020

Following the tragic loss of a loved one, legal support can guide the family through what is an emotionally and financially traumatic experience. The sudden and devastating death leaves a void which cannot be filled by compensation but making a bereavement claim can help to ease the financial burden for dependants of the deceased. Associate…

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VIDEO: Sharing real stories – Helen Richardson’s experience of loss from a fatal accident

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Minster Law Associate Solicitor Helen Richardson has experienced loss due to a fatal road accident first-hand. As part of our National Road Victim Month Campaign she is sharing her story. Helen and I met on our 1st day at secondary school.  Through some quirk of chance or amazing foresight we had been put into the…

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Inquests, post-mortems and other things family go through after a fatal accident

Tuesday 18th August 2020

A death which arises from a road traffic accident is sudden and unexpected, loved ones are often left with a void, having had no time to prepare for the loss we wanted to share some of the thing’s family members may be left dealing with following a fatal accident. On roads across the UK five…

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Doctor shares the experience of road victims in the emergency department

Thursday 13th August 2020

Across the country Britain’s emergency departments are taking care of people injured on our roads – one consultant shares his experience working on diagnosing some of those most seriously affected. Khurram Iftikhar has been a consultant in emergency medicine and major trauma at Sheffield Hospital for the last three years. He has been working as…

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VIDEO: Sharing real stories – Mike Hodgskin’s rehabilitation journey

Wednesday 12th August 2020

A life altering accident left Mike Hodgskin needing to relearn how to move, stand and walk. Mike doesn’t remember the events of the accident which changed the lives of himself and his family. On July 19 2019 he was riding his motorcycle on a road he typically rides on when a car pulled directly in…

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Quality rehabilitation after a road traffic accident can help victims recover from injuries

Tuesday 11th August 2020

People who survive a road traffic accident are likely to experience significant physical and psychological trauma which may lead to short term or permanent disabilities. Fortunately access to high quality rehabilitation can drastically improve recovery and the chances of returning to a more normal life – but it isn’t always an easy road. As part…

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Legal services can support road victims

Thursday 6th August 2020

One of the first things people often do following a road traffic crash is seek legal support to help navigate through what can be an unexpected and difficult time. Being involved in a crash can place a victim and their family under a huge amount of stress and see them lost in a process they’ve…

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VIDEO: Sharing real stories – Mark Ethelston’s life changing motorcycle crash

Wednesday 5th August 2020

On September 4th 2018, the decision of one driver changed the lives of the Ethelston family forever. On most mornings Mark Ethelston would have left for work on his motorbike at 5am to avoid the morning traffic, but on that Tuesday, he didn’t leave the house until 6am. His wife was up too, helping his then…

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Minster Law launches road safety campaign for National Road Victim Month

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Every day on the roads across the UK five people are killed and more than 60 people are seriously injured in a road traffic crash. August each year marks National Road Victim month, an annual opportunity to remember people who have been killed or injured on our roads and to raise awareness of the changes…

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