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Making a claim after a child suffers a brain injury as a result of an accident

When a child suffers a brain injury as a result of an accident, it shatters the lives of the whole family. We understand the long and difficult journey that families can face when a child is recovering from a brain injury following an accident. Child brain...

Interim payments - what they are and how they work

Serious injury compensation claims are complex and can take time to reach settlement even when liability – the issue of who is at fault – has been resolved. Some cases, such as cerebral palsy or other brain injury claims can only be valued over...

Cycling accident pair demand safety improvements after another incident at hotspot

LAWYERS acting for two cyclists injured in separate incidents at the same Reading roundabout have joined their clients in calling for urgent safety improvements after another person was injured there. Experts at Boyes Turner say the latest incident at the...

Common work-related amputation claims

Accidents at work are not uncommon in the UK and can lead to severe, lifelong, disabling injury, including amputation, whether caused directly in the accident (traumatic amputation) or indirectly as a later complication of the original injury.  Losing...

All #AGloHa for Child Brain Injury Trust

Over the last week, the staff at Boyes Turner Solicitors have been supporting #GloWeek and raising funds in support of the Child Brain Injury Trust.  As the autumnal evenings draw in, the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) work to highlight the...

Valuing an amputation claim - prosthetic provision

At Boyes Turner, we understand that you cannot put a price on the loss of a limb. However, as experts in medical negligence and personal injury amputation claims, we also understand that it is imperative that any award of compensation fully takes...

Child Brain Injury Training Day

On Friday 12 October we at Boyes Turner were delighted to welcome case managers, therapists and many others who work with brain-injured children to our Child Brain Injury Training Day.  The aim of the day was to highlight the issues a child with a...

The Orbiteers Abseiled for Headway

Congratulations to the Boyes Turner Orbiteers and our very own Thomas Green who represented the Court of Protection team in abseiling down from the Arcelor Mittal Orbit. The Orbit is the UK’s largest freefall abseil from which you can see...

Amputation: What are the 3 most common causes we see?

Amputations are more common than you might think. The recent GIRFT report on vascular surgery  puts the current number of lower limb amputations performed on the NHS each year at around 8,000, with an associated mortality rate of 7.5%. The good news...

Funding for child prosthetics

In March 2018 the government announced that they will be renewing their £1.5m pledge to provide sports prosthetic limbs for children. The Department of Health initially made the funding available in the wake of the 2016 Paralympics with the...

HSE reveals workplace fatal injury statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the independent workplace safety regulator which protects employees from harm by enforcing employer accountability for unsafe working environments, has published its annual report, Workplace Fatal Injuries in Great...

Protecting your head and brain at work

Every year thousands of people suffer a brain injury whilst at work. These brain injuries can range from mild injuries right through to severe brain injuries where people are left in a vegative state. Statistical data published by the Health and...

Is the Boyes Turner personal injury team right for you?

When someone has suffered a personal injury it is essential that they pick the right solicitor to assist them with their claim. Carefully selecting the correct solicitor will ensure that you have: Access to up to date legal advice. Advice from a large...

Scaffolding and workplace accidents falling, says NASC 2018 Safety Report

The 2018 Safety Report of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has revealed that the number of workplace accidents and serious injuries reported by its members reached an all-time low in 2017. What were the 2018 Safety Report findings? ...

Cycle-Smart Foundation's 20th Anniversary

We were invited to the Cycle Smart Foundation's 20th Anniversary Grand Gala Dinner and had a wonderful time celebrating the work of this long standing and influential charity.  What is Cycle Smart? Cycle Smart Foundation is a charity...

Cycle Smart Foundation: The 5 S's event, Friday 27 April 2018

As specialists in brain injury and severe disability claims, Boyes Turner’s personal injury lawyers are active supporters of the Cycle Smart Foundation which campaigns for child safety, the prevention of accidents and reduction of injury.  ...

Cycle helmets: To wear or not to wear?

Recently, one of our personal injury team , asked the following question on Linkedin: “Should cycle helmets be a legal requirement on UK roads for safety purposes?” We were surprised at the reaction this question received. The post...

Rehab for burns victims: How a fish can help

The specialist severe burns injury lawyers at Boyes Turner are fascinated to learn that, in an attempt to improve treatments and recoveries for burns victims, researchers in Brazil are now experimenting with Tilapia Fish Skin. Burns can be caused...

Should cohabitees receive bereavement damages

This was a question recently faced by the Court of Appeal after Ms Jakki Smith took the Secretary of State for Justice to Court for breaching her human rights. Who can claim bereavement damages? The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 gives rise to the right to...

Do you know about Young Carers Day?

Across the world thousands of people are reliant upon others for care and assistance in order to get through the day.  The level of care required can range from simple assistance with fetching items through to more complex nursing and personal care...

The importance of pursuing a personal injury claim

Personal injury victims often ask whether it is worthwhile for them to pursue a legal claim following an accident. Personal injury victims can be cautious about claiming for various reasons...

Santa's little bikers need safety advice under the tree to go with their new wheels

Children are cycling on our busy roads at a younger and younger age, many from the age of five, according to new research from local child cyclist’s safety charity Cycle-Smart .  With the Christmas peak in bike and helmet sales now upon us, the...

Oakland's Junior School win prizes for road safety project

Children from Oaklands Junior School in Crowthorne worked hard and had fun learning about road safety during this year’s Road Safety Week campaign (November 20-26, 2017). Their challenge was to think about how to make the roads around their school...

Speed down - Save lives

The simple fact is that the faster you are driving, the more chance you have of being involved in an accident and the more chance that the accident will be serious or could result in a fatality. Facts Did you know that approximately two-thirds of...

Cycle Safety and the Highway Code

Are you aware that it is a mandatory requirement of the Highway Code for all cycles to be fitted with reflectors and lights if being ridden at night? Rule 60 of the Highway Code states that: ·       At night your...

Local amputee and children's charities to bring hope to disabled Romanian children

Local charities have created a unique partnership that will see life-changing artificial limbs and wheelchairs transported from South-east England to help many amputee kids in Romania who have little hope of receiving a prosthesis which will change their...

Colour the world Orange 2017 - International Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness Day

To mark today’s International Complex Regional Pain Syndrome awareness day –  Colour the World Orange  – we have produced an infographic detailing the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic...

London Prosthetics Centre Case Managers Event: The Amputee's Journey

On 3 November 2017, we have the pleasure of hosting the London Prosthetics Centre Case Managers Training day, focusing on amputation, at our office in Reading. The training will encompass the journey of an amputee from surgery to full rehabilitation using...

The use of technology in rehabilitation following an injury

As claimant brain injury specialists, Boyes Turner are keen advocates of the use of rehabilitation to expedite a person’s recovery following an accident. At the same time defendants in personal injury claims are encouraged to provide suitable...

Brighter Future Partner - a year on

Boyes Turner has been proud to support Meningitis Now as a  Brighter Future Partner  over the last 12 months. The charity is dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK, supporting the families of those affected and funding vital research into...

The Rehabilitation Code 2015

When an individual suffers a personal injury one of their key concerns is how long it will take and what assistance they may need to achieve a full recovery. A slow recovery from a personal injury not only prolongs the pain but can also lead to...

Vocational rehabilitation and assistance

Recovering from the effects of a serious or life-changing injury is a long and daunting journey which starts with inpatient hospital treatment and care, often followed by some form of rehabilitation treatment and then discharge home.  Some will be...

Meningococcal Septicaemia & Amputation

Having a child in hospital with  meningitis , a life threatening illness is a frightening time for the whole family. From not knowing what the future holds, to finding out they will require amputations, the subsequent months can be an emotional...

Meningitis Research Foundation Awareness Week 18 - 24 September 2017

18 – 24 September 2017 is Meningitis Research Foundation’s Awareness Week, during which the charity ask us all to promote awareness of this life-threatening medical condition. The aim is to use this opportunity to ensure that people are...

Excluding liability for personal injury and the law

Have you ever been asked to sign a contract excluding liability for your personal injury or death and felt that you are signing your life away? Common situations where you might be asked to sign away your legal rights include: Signing a waiver at a...

Statistics for Cyclists from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

According to RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, there were 18,844 reported road cycling accidents in the UK in 2015. These accidents were broken down as follows:   Child (0 – 15) Adult All* Killed 6 94 100 ...

CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)

At Boyes Turner, we see a number of chronic pain cases, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, one of the most painful types of pain. In our experience, clients develop CRPS after fractures, soft tissue injuries or burns which usually involve extensive...

World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day is held annually on 13 September in order to increase awareness of this condition which accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide per year.  Despite the widespread media coverage, statistics show that as few as 7% of people...

The dangers of black henna temporary tattoos

Thousands of British holiday makers are set to go on holiday this year and most will return with fantastic stories of sun, sea, sand and great friends they met along the way, but sadly many are returning with permanent skin damage from...

Road safety for cyclists

The number of people cycling today has  increased  by more than a quarter in the last twenty years. However, whilst there are many cyclists who use our busy roads without a problem, there are still some who are either afraid or hesitant to cycle,...

A big thank you!

On behalf of Julie Marsh, Joanne Bayliss and Suzie Walker of Boyes Turner, we would like to say a big “thank you” to everybody who sponsored the team for the Pretty Muddy Challenge for Cancer Research UK, which was completed on the 15...

The importance of recording evidence after a road traffic accident

Each year there are thousands of Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) in the United Kingdom. Final figures for 2016 have not yet been published but data for 2015 reported the following: In 2015 there were 186,209 RTAs in the UK. 162,340 of those accidents...

8 Top Tips for avoiding holiday accidents!

  It’s holiday season, a time that we are often more relaxed, less vigilant and sometimes feeling a little more adventurous than usual, as we try to make the most of the time away from our usual routine. Such a relaxed attitude can sometimes...

Injury Prevention Day 2017

Injury Prevention Day  is being held on 16 August 2017, which is an initiative by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) to promote safer driving. Boyes Turner, as members of APIL, are committed to campaigning to improve the law, seek...

Parallel London 2017

On Sunday 3 September 2017, Parallel London takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This will be the second year the event has taken place.  Parallel London is a fully accessible fun run and free family festival. People of all ages and...

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