McHale & Co. Solicitors Case Studies

Successful Trip Claim

Malcolm Horner recently settled a case against a local council following a tripping accident outside her home. The Council denied liability on the basis that the defect had not been there that long and that our client should have been more careful. Malcolm aggressively refuted this argument and managed to obtain a settlement for the client following issuing of Court proceedings.

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Accident at Work Claim Awarded in Excess of £10,000

Malcolm Horner recently acted for a man who was injured at work. Our was instructed to unload pallets from a truck at the airport however he suffered a shoulder injury whilst doing so. The Defendants denied liability for over 3 years and the case settled the day before trial.

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Compensation for Nurse

Adam Horner recently settled a case for a nurse who sustained a needlestick injury whilst at work. A needlestick injury is not limited to the initial bleeding, swelling and tenderness to the area of skin which is punctured. Our client was worried that she could have sustained an infection and had to have several blood tests before she was cleared.

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Successful Claim for Cleaner

1. Adam Horner recently acted for a lady who was engaged as a cleaner. The client was cleaning the sinks in the staff toilets when the sink unit suddenly fell on her. The Defendant employer alleged that she was wholly or at least partly to blame due to her cleaning technique being too vigorous however we completely refuted this allegation and settled the claim holding the Defendant to be totally liable.

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Playground Pursuit!

Malcolm Horner, a fellow of APIL and Head of Personal Injury at McHale and Co has also recently finalised a case (subject to court approval) of a young boy being injured in a playground which was within the grounds of a school in Manchester area.

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Accident at Work - A Case Study

Adam Horner recently secured a settlement of £45,000 for a client who had been injured in an accident at work. The client has been represented by another local firm but got fed up of the lack of progress being made so he instructed Adam following a recommendation.

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Personal Injury Claim Against an Uninsured Driver

Jack Wright an apprentice in personal injury recently assisted Adam Horner with a motors insurance bureau case where a man was hit whilst crossing the road and the Defendant driver was uninsured.

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Clinical Negligence Case Study

Adam Horner recently settled a case against a local hospital where the client had suffered negligent medical treatment. The client had a hip replacement which he was told went well however he remained in pain following the operation for several months and frequently visited the hospital complaining of the pain. His concerns were initially over looked and he was told that it would take a while for the pain to subside. This got him very upset and angry that his concerns were not being adequately addressed.

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New Ruling Resets Threshold for Asbestos Claims

The threshold for asbestos-related claims has been reset by the Court of Appeal, meaning High Court judges will no longer have to rely on historic data as a guide for acceptable levels of asbestos fibres in the air.

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Solicitors Regulation Authority Conveyancing Research

The Solicitors Regulation Authority have released results from the ‘largest ever behavioural trial on price and decision-making in legal services’, which has revealed that the majority of people choose quality over price when choosing a conveyancer.

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