Causes of back pain and tips to prevent it

Andrew Wilkinson Accident at work, Advice, Uncategorised

Last week was Backcare awareness week, organised by the charity, Backcare (the National Back Pain Association). This charity aims to reduce the burden of back and neck pain, and to educate the public on how to prevent and alleviate back pain. Back pain can affect us all at some point in our lives, but it can also occur due to …

Welsh Investment in Dental Care

Andrew Wilkinson Dental claims

The Welsh Government has recently committed £1.3 million to improve dental services across Wales by creating 10,000 new NHS dental places in some of the most deprived areas. Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has said that ‘Improving dental services and patients’ access to them is a top priority for the Welsh Government.’[1] He followed this up by announcing that the …

First aid in the workplace

Andrew Wilkinson Accident at work, Industry News

World First Aid Day took place on Saturday 9th of September, the focus this year was on domestic accidents. Started in 2000 by the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), World First Aid Day aims to promote the importance of first aid and how immediate medical attention can end up saving lives. The IFRC believes first aid …

Full time Legal Administrator required

Lauren Hartley Company News, Recruitment

Based in East Lancashire, Smith Jones Solicitors is a successful claimant personal injury firm established in 1988. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Legal Assistant. This is a dual role and the duties will include: • Provide support to the legal team including:  Working within the Proclaim case management system.  Scanning and saving post into the appropriate …

5 Road Safety Tips for Pedestrians

Andrew Wilkinson Advice

We are at the end of National Road Victims Month, and the end of the summer holidays is just around the corner. The last thing you want, whilst enjoying the holidays, is to fall victim to a road traffic accident, so here are 5 tips for pedestrians, that you can follow to keep you and your children safe this summer. …

Personal Injury Case Handler

Lauren Hartley Company News, Recruitment

Based in East Lancashire, Smith Jones Solicitors is a successful claimant personal injury firm established in 1988. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Holiday Sickness Case Handler. Experience and proven work record are key. Duties to include: Manage, on a stand-alone basis, your own caseload of non-litigated files. Including: Drafting witness statements. Instructing experts. Completing schedules of loss. Advise …

Recent CRU statistics may indicate a fall in the amount of accidents that are occurring in the workplace

Andrew Wilkinson Accident at work, Industry News

The Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) works to recover costs incurred by the NHS when a personal injury occurs. As such, the statistics they record are a useful indication of current trends in personal injury claims. In May 2017, the latest CRU statistics were released, which show the volume of claims involving employer’s liability at its lowest point in over 7 …

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Senior Personal Injury Litigator

Kyle James Company News, Recruitment

Based in East Lancashire, Smith Jones Solicitors is a successful claimant personal injury firm established in 1988. An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Litigator to join their busy holiday sickness fast track team. The role requires an individual with 5 years of experience managing their own litigated case load of personal injury and/or holiday illness claims. Experience and …