Personal Injury

Winter is coming - 10 top tips for road safety in the winter

Winter is officially upon us, which also brings potential dangers for road users.  It is the month of falling temperatures and earlier darker evenings . When the snows fall and white winds blow, this brings with it more hazardous conditions. ...

Accident at Work? Our specialist Personal Injury Lawyers can help...

Regardless of the industry you are in, any workplace can be dangerous to a certain extent, so this brings strict health and safety rules to govern everything from scaffolding on construction sites to machinery in a factory. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces may have had reduced access to cash and the services available to appropriately service and maintain equipment.

Fatal Accident Claims

Our team have over 30 years of experience representing clients where their family member has been fatally injured.  The complexities of calculating lost earnings, pension losses, care needs for children and ensuring these are claimed at their highest level require specialist knowledge.

Chronic Pain Compensation Claims

Specialist chronic pain lawyers with over 30 years of experience in the industry. They work as a team so you always have advice on hand and nationally renowned experts working on your case. Proud to be recognised nationwide as specialists in their field, Anne & Paul also offer a no win, no fee service.

Anne Felmingham, Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

We quizzed Anne Felmingham, Partner and Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence on her route to becoming a lawyer, how she balances a career with being a mum and what she loves about her role.

Managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in the hot weather

With the UK currently experiencing an elongated period of hot weathers, many people suffering from CRPS are experiencing flare ups along with new and sometimes additional extreme symptoms.

Staying Safe This Summer

With the warmer weather upon us, this means many people prefer to be outside embracing the change of seasons.  With change comes hidden risks and here’s a couple of pointers to keep you safe! 

Changes To The Personal Injury Claims Process

The government plans to introduce changes to the Personal Injury Claims process. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, the government announced that the reforms will be pushed back until April 2021.

COVID-19 & Its Effects on CRPS

At present, it is unknown whether COVID-19 will have a specific effect on someone who has CRPS.  This is a new disease and experts are learning new information everyday. 

Top Tips for Making a Personal Injury Claim

Following suffering an injury as a result of an accident, most people’s first thought is not about making a claim, moreover the focus is on recovering. However when the wounds start to heal and the financial impact of an injury is felt minds often turn to considering whether to try and recoup lost earnings and financial damages for the injuries.

No Win No Fee: What Does It Actually Mean?

Injured at work in the last 3 years?  Was it someone else's fault? 
If you answer yes to both, it is likely you can bring a claim for compensation

Cycle safety - the winter months

Over the years, cycling is becoming increasingly popular with many with people recognising the benefits to both their health and their environmental impact.  Although this way of travelling is very economical and inexpensive, it can also be...

Personal Injury and Medical Negligence - Myth busting

If you have suffered an accident or an injury due to the fault of another, which unfortunately is far more likely to happen during the cold winter months with treacherous road and walkway conditions, you may be surprised how easy it could be to access the...

What you might not know about CRPS

In support of CRPS awareness month, two of our Chronic Pain lawyers, Chelsea Lawson and Hannah Gammie , have compiled a list of their top 10 less commonly known facts about CRPS: The most common alternative names for CRPS other than its other...

CRPS awareness month - How you can get involved

For the last 20 years in November, the CRPS community, their families and supporters come together to help raise awareness.  Orange is the colour of CRPS awareness and the first Monday of November is known as “Colour The World Orange...

A Change of Scenery?

Summer is over, and the weather is changing rapidly. When you are suffering with a chronic pain condition it means the battle with the heat may have ended for now, but a new battle emerges, the cold. Unless you are lucky enough to live in a warm climate...

Health and safety at work is no accident, employers have a duty of care

We all take Health and Safety at work very seriously these days.  However, it can also easily be overlooked, which can lead to dangerous and unnecessary accidents or injuries. 

Freedom of Choice: Choose your Lawyer carefully

Freedom of choice is not something that is generally discussed when instructing a solicitor for the first time but it is an important thing to be aware of.  Freedom of choice does exactly what it says on the tin – it allows you to choose who will...

Action for Brain Injury Awareness week

Action for Brain Injury Awareness week took place on 20 th – 26 th May 2019 and was founded by the brain injury association, Headway UK. The theme this year was ‘Brain Drain’ focusing on the debilitating fatigue that affects many of...

Establishing Causation of Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Paul Turner, Associate Chronic Pain Lawyer at Goughs Solicitors discusses the difficulties Fibromyalgia sufferers may face when it comes to proving the causative basis of their condition. One of the biggest challenges in establishing whether an accident...

The life and times of a CRPS victim

Just a quick note to introduce myself, my name is Paul Turner and I am a lawyer and chronic pain specialist at Goughs Solicitors. For almost two years I have had the pleasure of acting for a man in his early 30’s. Sadly the Claimant...

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus is the hearing of a sound when no external source of the noise is present. Individuals suffering from Tinnitus will often hear buzzing, ringing, hissing, whooshing or chirping sounds that appear to be coming from inside the ear. Many conditions and...

Road Traffic Accidents at Christmas

The number of reported road traffic accidents increases each year over the festive period and this is due to a number of different causes including:  Increased volumes of cars on the road  Increased consumption of alcohol (or drugs) ...

What to do after an accident: STOP

If you are involved in a road traffic accident then it can be difficult to remember what to do at the time.  Everything happens very quickly and you are likely to have adrenaline rushing through your body or be experiencing symptoms of shock.  ...

The importance of road safety

Breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for conditions is recorded by police at crash scenes as a contributory factor in one in four (23%) fatal crashes in Great Britain.* The chances are we all know someone who has been involved in a road traffic...
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