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The latest news and features from Minster Law and the related industries.

Osseointegration- are we creating the ‘bionic’ Claimant?

Thursday 24th September 2020

Minster Law associate solicitor Edel Selby explores the surgical method, Osseointegration, as an alternative to traditional socket prosthesis for amputees. Osseointegration is a surgical method which introduces metal into bone with the purpose of achieving permanent bonding between them. This method is widely used in dentistry for implanting/replacing missing teeth, joint replacement surgeries and more…

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Injured at work – protecting your employment while pursuing a personal injury claim

Friday 18th September 2020

It is common knowledge that if you have an accident that causes you injury and this is someone else’s fault that you may well have a personal injury claim – but what if the accident happened at work? Associate solicitor, Rachel Clayton, provides insight into how the law is on your side if you make…

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Minster Law on the latest Civil Justice Quarterly statistics

Thursday 17th September 2020

Minster Law solicitor John Cuss comments on the publication of the Civil Justice Quarterly statistics The latest civil justice quarterly statistics covering April to June 2020 were published by The Ministry of Justice last week. The headline is of course that a significant decrease in all types of civil justice actions has occurred throughout April…

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Minster Law shortlisted three times for the Investors in People Awards

Wednesday 16th September 2020

We’re delighted to not only be shortlisted once – but three times – in the Investors in People Awards 2020, which celebrate organisations and people that make work better. Our shortlist categories include Employer of the Year: Platinum, Best Newcomer and Learning and Development and winners will be announced late November. Debra Cuddy, People Director…

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The impact of Covid-19 on legal expenses insurance

Thursday 10th September 2020

As the end of the furlough scheme is approaching, Rosie Cowling – solicitor and legal helpline team leader – looks at the likelihood of increased disputes arising from Covid-19. “It’s been no surprise that legal advice helplines across the UK have been busy during the pandemic. Although there were much fewer injury claims, as the…

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Minster raises £1500 for the Spinal Unit Recreational Fund (S.U.R.F)

Thursday 3rd September 2020

During the first two weeks of August 26 colleagues from Minster and nine staff and supporters from S.U.R.F walked, ran, cycled or used their wheelchair to collectively cover the 2400 miles from Land’s End to John o’ Groats and back all as part of a fundraising effort. The initial goal was to traverse from the…

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What you may have missed: August National Road Victim Month

Tuesday 1st September 2020

As August draws to end, so does National Road Victim Month, but that doesn’t mean we should stop thinking about road safety. 153,315 casualties were reported from road traffic accidents in 2019. At Minster Law we want to continue our work spreading important road safety messages, which can help to save more people on our roads….

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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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Skills and expertise passed down through Minster Law’s Serious Injury Academy

Friday 31st July 2020

Minster Law’s Serious Injury Academy have spent lock down learning skills and expertise from our Associate Solicitors remotely. The academy aims to train lawyers in how to work with and best support our most seriously injured clients. The sessions have touched on liability in bike cases, special damages and Ogden calculations, witness statements and expert…

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Collaborative approach sees a smooth claims journey for client left paraplegic

Tuesday 28th July 2020

Working closely with the third-party insurers saw a smooth seven-figure settlement for a client left paraplegic following a serious motorcycle accident. A collaborative, non-confrontational approach adopted between both parties assisted our client’s journey throughout his claim and led to the claim concluding without the need for court proceedings to be issued. The lack of litigation…

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New management structure for Minster Serious Injury team

Thursday 23rd July 2020

As part of the exciting growth agenda at Minster Law, the serious injury team welcome a new and significant change to management team to build on its reputation of delivering excellent client care to seriously injured clients. Kerry Hodsdon, Helen Richardson and Rizwan Mughal bring not only a vast array of serious injury experience between…

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Minster Law partners with Kain Knight Cost Lawyers

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Minster Law Solicitors are pleased to be working with Kain Knight Cost Lawyers. This partnership will see Kain Knight providing their brilliant costs litigation expertise and knowledge to Minster Law’s Serious Injury Department. Kain Knight are the largest professional team of costs lawyers in the UK, who have a variety of specialisms including Serious Injury…

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