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Accidents in the Gym
An increasingly common form of accident is injuries suffered in the gym. Gym equipment by its nature can be heavy, often with moving parts. Further, gym equipment can wear out over time and needs to be regularly maintained or replaced if necessary. Aston Knight Solicitors have dealt with a number of gym accidents and will be pleased to assist.
Many sports carry a risk of injury but the organiser of sporting activities has a legal duty to ensure those participating in the sport are reasonably safe.
Much can depend upon the particular sport involved and sometimes expert evidence is required. The defendant may argue that the injured person consented to the risk of injury but that consent can only extend so far, to injuries associated with the normal, ordinary course of the sport. These claims can be complex and so you must ensure you have a qualified solicitor acting for you.
Sometimes accidents can result in severe injury including loss of limbs and permanent disablement. At Aston Knight Solicitors your case will be dealt with only by a solicitor with experience of catastrophic injuries and never junior or unqualified staff which is, unfortunately, becoming common in the industry following changes to the law regarding solicitors’ costs.
The solicitors at Aston Knight have experience in dealing with injuries of the utmost severity and will ensure all elements of your compensation are recovered.
Accidents Involving Animals
Animal attacks, most commonly dog bites, are increasing. The law requires that owners take responsibility for their dogs and pets. Such attacks can be devastating both physically and psychologically, particularly when children are involved. We will need to consider the facts of the accident in detail, including whether the animal had a history of violent behaviour.
No Wet Floor Sign
Owners of buildings, supermarkets etc have a duty to ensure visitors to the premises are reasonably safe in doing so. If either they or their employees know that the floor is wet or slippery they should display a wet floor sign to ensure people are aware of the hazard. Aston Knight Solicitors have succeeded in many cases in which wet floor signs were not used.
Hairdressing & Cosmetic Claims
These can include hair bleaching mishaps, scalp burns, allergic reactions, failure to patch test and many more. Chemicals used in the hairdressing and beauty industry can often be very powerful and sometimes toxic.
Great care needs to be taken to ensure these chemicals are applied safely and the right advice provided. Allergic reactions can occur and sometimes leave a person permanently allergic to a particular chemical, for the rest of their life. Sometimes junior employees or apprentices can be involved and it is crucial they are properly trained and adequately supervised at all times.
Specialist medical opinion is often required from a Trichologist (a hair expert) or a Dermatologist (a skin expert). Aston Knight Solicitors have dealt with many hairdressing and beauty claims so contact us on 0161 399 1231 for a free consultation with one of our solicitors or contact
Ms B attended a hairdressing salon for a bleaching procedure. A young apprentice worker was asked to mix the bleach. As soon as the bleach was applied Ms B experienced immense pain across her scalp, so much so her eyes began to water.
Despite pleading for the mixture to be taken off the hairdresser instead left her in pain, as a result of which Ms B suffered burns across her scalp together with damage to her hair.
Unfortunately the hairdresser’s insurance company refused to settle the claim and so James Winterbottom of Aston Knight Solicitors obtained expert medical evidence from both an Emergency Medicine Doctor and a Consultant Dermatologist in order to prove Ms B’s case. Following court proceedings being issued a settlement offer was made and following negotiation a settlement of £4,700 was agreed.
Tanning Salon/Sun Bed Injuries
Tanning salons and sun-bed machine operators are under a duty to advise you about sun-bed use and the risks of doing so. Occasionally users are injured by faulty sun-beds, which the operators may be liable for. We may need to obtain a medical report from a dermatologist, or, if it results in scarring, from a plastic surgeon.
Loss of Future Earnings
In more serious cases injuries can affect the way a person is able to work in the future, or their earning ability. Great care must be taken when dealing with such claims as these can often be of high value and are often challenged by defendants so the evidence must be strong.
Aston Knight Solicitors ensure that every single case is dealt with by a qualified solicitor as only a qualified solicitor has the right knowledge and experience to ensure you recover all of your losses.
The Aston Knight Solicitors No Win No Fee Promise.
Aston Knight Solicitors deal with all claims arising from any type of accident on a No Win No Fee basis so there is no financial risk to you in making a claim*. This gives you the peace of mind and security to claim compensation without the financial worry.
Our experienced solicitors offer a free confidential initial consultation. All our cases are dealt with by an experienced solicitor – never a junior employee – why settle for less?
(*there is no financial risk to you if you meet your responsibilities which include: give instructions that allow us to do our work properly; not ask us to work in an improper or unreasonable way; not deliberately mislead us; not withhold information; co-operate with us; return to us promptly with instructions when requested; go to any medical or expert examination or court hearing)