Staying safe with a Powered Wheelchair or Mobility Scooter

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

Powered Wheelchairs and Scooters The use of mobility scooters has increased in recent years, and so indeed has the problem of incidents involving one. Here are a few facts you might not know, and how to keep safe when using one. Did you know there are 3 classes of wheelchair? The manual wheelchair that is […]

Can you claim compensation for accidents caused by potholes?

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

When left unrepaired potholes in roads and pavements can be a hazard to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike. These potholes could mean a trip to the garage, or they could mean something a lot more serious. When you are cycling, hitting a pothole can cause serious injury. Equally if you trip on a pothole or […]

What should I do if I have an accident on holiday?

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

Our top tips for what to do if you have an accident on holiday If you are unlucky enough to have an accident on holiday, the last thing on your mind is going to be pursuing a personal injury claim. When we’re enjoying ourselves and relaxing with family and friends either here in the UK […]

Why use a Local Solicitor for a Personal Injury Claim

Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

Why should I use a local solicitor for my personal injury claim? Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Senior Litigator, at WSP Solicitors writes about six benefits of using a local solicitor over a nationwide personal injury advice company. 1. Experience At WSP Solicitors we have three highly experienced personal injury specialists, one of whom has achieved the […]

Is every Personal Injury claim bad news for an employer?

Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

Are personal injury claims always bad news? As an employer or business owner you could be forgiven for thinking that seeing paperwork from solicitors suggesting a personal injury claim is bad news, but it is not necessarily the case. Solicitors are not the bad guys.  The success of any case depends upon specific circumstances.  Not […]

The ‘Act of God’ Defence

John Davies Personal Injury Chartered Legal Executive Stroud

How the ‘Act of God’ Defence can affect your Personal Injury Claim Hurricane Irma saw winds of up to 185mph causing widespread and catastrophic damage particularly in parts of the north-eastern Caribbean and the Florida Keys. Here in the UK we experienced Storm Aileen, our first named storm of the year. There was no connection between […]

Why make a Personal Injury claim?

Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

How and why should I make an injury claim? A personal injury claim often starts with an accident occurring at work or in a public place. The accident needs to have been caused by an individual or a company failing to take reasonable care for your safety. Accidents at work can include a fall from […]

Protecting Cyclists with Operation Close Pass

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

Police taking part in new operation in an attempt to reduce amount of cyclists involved in road traffic accidents. A new road safety operation Close Pass will see plain clothed police officers on bikes looking out for motorists who drive too close to cyclists when overtaking. Motorists will then be stopped by uniformed officers and […]

Have you been Injured at Work?

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

Did you know that your employer has a duty to protect you?  Your health, safety and general welfare are protected by law.  They are also obliged to have insurance in place that will cover claims made by employees injured at work.  This means that should you ever need to make a claim if you have […]

Personal Injury Discount Rate

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester Nailsworth

Personal Injury Discount Rate It was recently announced by the Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, that the discount rate applied to personal injury compensation payments will be slashed to -0.75%. Compensation awards using the rate should put the person bringing a claim (a Claimant) in the same financial position had they not been injured, including loss […]