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Lancaster: 01524 581 306 

Posts from June 2019

At your local personal injury solicitors, we don’t always get the nicest jobs. We, understandably, deal with a lot of cases where people have been injured due to another’s negligence, such as in Road Traffic Accidents, or when someone has eaten something not correctly labelled, and has suffered from a severe allergic reaction (you can read our team’s blog on allergies, here). 
However, sometimes in the world of personal injury solicitors, we get to discuss a good change in the Law, which will benefit many people. This week’s news in the plan to introduce ‘Natasha’s law’. 
Whether you’re a cyclist or a pedestrian, it’s important to be road aware, and have a reasonable duty of care to other road users. You can read our blog about how to take care on the roads, here
But, there are some cases that just fly in the face of pragmatism. However, a recent case has caused a divide in opinion, when the Court awarded Ms Brushett, a pedestrian crossing the road in London, damages, despite finding that she had been on her phone, when she stepped out, into the path of a correctly-proceeding cyclist, Mr Hazeldean. 
10th – 16th June sees 2019’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. The awareness week involves a campaign run by ‘Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust’, that is in place to spread awareness of cervical cancer and to share the experiences of those who have experienced issues with abnormal cell results, following smear tests. 
If you have been unfortunate enough to have been injured whilst cycling as a result of someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible to claim compensation. MG Legal, Solicitors in Lancaster and Preston, Lancashire, have vast experience in helping cyclists who have been injured in cycling accidents; and have a success rate in excess of 99%, even if at first, you don’t know who was to blame. Leave it to us: our team of local personal injury solicitors can help you to obtain compensation, rehabilitation, and get you back on your feet (or bike), in no time! 
Unfortunately, sustaining a personal injury at a beauty salon is not as rare as you would expect! 
Waxing can cause injuries such as burns, cuts and infections; Laser Hair Removal can cause blistering of the skin, bruising, livedo reticularis (mottled skin), and excessive swelling; Chemical Peels can cause permanent darkening or lightening of the skin; Derma Rolling can transmit bacteria; Botox can cause flu like symptoms or breathing issues and Dermal Fillers can in the worst cases block blood vessels leading to death, blindness or pulmonary embolism. 
A variety of makeup, including eyelashes, eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick.
In fact, MG Legal, personal injury Solicitors in Lancaster, are sad to note that the statistics of people being injured on fairground rides is actually on the rise! Only recently there was an incident at Brighton Pier where part of a ride came loose and fell off injuring a teenager in the process! 
Here is the opportunity you’ve all been waiting for … MG Legal is expanding its team! 
A boutique firm, established in 2010, and with offices in Garstang, Lancaster and Longridge, we’re looking for both a Private Client Solicitor and a Property Solicitor (or equivalent qualifications) to join our excellent team in our Preston-based offices, with occasional travel to our other locations. 
MG Legal, Personal Injury Solicitors Lancaster, know that the concept of consenting to an injury seems somewhat odd. Think about it though; Tom Schwarz may not have consented to Fury winning in the fight last weekend, but by climbing through those ropes he’ll have known that he is more than likely to get a punch (or two minutes and fifty-four seconds of punching, to be exact). Surely then there is an argument that knowledge of potential injury means consenting to a personal injury. 
So, in relation to other sports, what is the position? Well, it is widely accepted that Horse Riding can be dangerous, and that by participating in the sport, horse riders are accepting a certain risk and therefore giving their consent. But, is there a limit to this consent, and what happens if a personal injury happens because of a negligent act? 
As every Personal Injury Law specialist knows the Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out five principles to help protect Clients who may struggle to make decisions: 
A person must be assumed to have capacity unless it is established that he or she lacks capacity 
A person is not to be treated as unable to make a decision unless all practicable steps to help him or her to do so have been taken without success 
A person is not to be treated as unable to make a decision merely because he or she makes an unwise decision 
An action taken or decision made under this Act for, or on behalf of, a person who lacks capacity must be in his or her best interests 
Before an action is taken or a decision made, regard must be had as to whether the purpose for which it is needed can be as effectively achieved in a way that is less restrictive of the person’s rights and freedom of action 
Brexit: the word that almost every person in the UK dreads hearing (especially those in Parliament!). 
A lot of us may think that Brexit won’t really affect our everyday lives, but it’s becoming more apparent that it could have an impact on things we take for granted. 
A number one concern for many holiday-goers, is driving. Currently, if you hold a valid driving licence in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, you can drive in all countries in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), so this includes all of the countries in the EU, which you can find a list of here, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, although its neither part of the EU or EEA, Switzerland. 


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