• farming

Why is farming so dangerous?

By |March 18th, 2021|

If you ever got asked what you thought was the most dangerous type of job you could have, what would your answer be? Working in the building trade, perhaps? You'd certainly be correct in thinking it is right up there as one of the most dangerous occupations. Statistically, though, it's not the most hazardous. How about farming? Whilst you ponder that, let's tell you the answer, anyway. It is the farming and agriculture industry. The Health and ...

  • horse-riding

Horse riding accidents: Is it still safe to ride a horse on the road?

By |March 16th, 2021|

The numbers of road traffic accidents involving horse riders have decreased by 3% in the last year. However, with traffic volumes set to rise and worries that motorists are driving faster than ever, what are the prospects for ensuring that the numbers of horse-riding accidents do not start to rise again? Is it the case that it just isn't going to be safe to ride a horse on the road anymore? According to a recent ...

Slip and Trip Hazards in the Workplace

By |March 4th, 2021|

In most people’s eyes, slip and trip accidents at work probably wouldn’t obviously rank amongst the most serious types of accident claims that a personal injury solicitor would have to deal with on a day to day basis. Whilst that might be true in some instances, it would be wrong to dismiss slip, trip and fall accidents as inherently trivial matters. Lies, damn lies and statistics The annual Health and Safety Executive statistics on non-fatal ...

  • workplace-accident

Do you get paid if you’ve had an accident at work?

By |February 28th, 2021|

There is no legal requirement for an employer to continue paying an employee who takes time off work to recover from an injury sustained in an accident at work. An employee who takes sick leave will only be entitled to receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), provided specific criteria are met. The main conditions employees need to satisfy to be eligible for SSP are: They must have been off work for at least four consecutive days. ...

  • asbestos

A Brief History of Asbestos (in the UK)

By |February 23rd, 2021|

Take a look at our detailed history of asbestos in the UK for useful facts and insights... The word asbestos was first used in the 17th Century. It is derived from an Ancient Greek word meaning ‘inextinguishable.’ Pliny the Elder However, as long ago as the first Century AD a Roman historian called Pliny is recorded as noticing how slaves whose clothes were made from, what we now call asbestos, tended to get sick and ...

  • car accident

I had an accident, and it wasn’t my fault!

By |February 18th, 2021|

There can be few adults left in the country who have neither seen the adverts that pose the following question, nor been asked it on the phone by some of the less scrupulous types of claims company: “Had an accident that wasn’t your fault?” At first, it was a clever advertising slogan. Now it’s more often than not used in less than flattering terms by those who bemoan the numbers of adverts for claims companies ...

  • Olivia Mitchell

Studying Law During a Pandemic (Student Blog)

By |February 12th, 2021|

Mooneerams Solicitors invited student lawyer, Olivia Mitchell, to write a blog about what it's been like to study law during a pandemic. We welcome her honesty and hope she finds her final year of university resembles something much more normal! When I began university as a law student in 2019, I could never have envisaged how different my experience would be come 2020. With my first year comprising of in person lectures, seminars and career ...

  • pi claims

What are the most common types of personal injury cases?

By |February 9th, 2021|

We hear the terms ‘personal injury cases’ and ‘personal injury claims’ being bandied about all the time. However, what exactly do we mean by a ‘personal injury case’ or a ‘personal injury claim’? What is a personal injury case? At its most basic level, the definition of a personal injury case is: A legal dispute between someone who has suffered an injury to their body or mind, and the person who caused the injury, by ...

  • pedestrian

What are the consequences for hitting a pedestrian?

By |January 31st, 2021|

Pedestrian accidents i.e., ones involving a collision between a motorist (or another road user) and a pedestrian, are a daily occurrence in the UK. In 2019, there were 470 deaths from pedestrian accidents. This was an increase of 3% on the previous year.  In, all there were a total of 21,770 pedestrian casualties of all severities, reported to the Police. Who is usually to blame in a pedestrian accident? As outlined in more detail on ...

  • personal injury news

Whiplash claims: why the proposed whiplash reforms should be scrapped

By |January 11th, 2021|

We’ve already written a few articles on the Mooneerams blog about the whiplash reforms: (Can I still make a whiplash injury claim? and What are the whiplash reforms and why do we need them?) We’ve also covered the topic for Legal News Wales. To refresh your memory, for many years now, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the MIB (Motor Insurers Bureau) have been working hand in hand with the insurance industry to: ‘reform the ...

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