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Injuries Assemble

Everyone loves superheroes and that is firmly backed up by the box office where the Avengers movies alone have amassed…

Posted on 15th March 2019

£65k fine for Health and Safety breaches at M&Ds Theme

Back in 2017, I blogged about various…

Posted on 12th March 2019

Driving Miss Daisy off into the sunset

Last month Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was involved in a road traffic accident when his 4x4 collided with another…

Posted on 27th February 2019

Be Sure You’re Insured

On Monday Police Scotland announced the launch of “…

Posted on 25th January 2019

Black and blue Friday?

With UK shoppers expected to spend £10bn in Black Friday sales this weekend, take care not to get caught up in the hysteria and bag more…

Posted on 22nd November 2018

The use of Personal Injury Trusts

Trusts can have a variety of uses and benefits and are not just for the wealthy.  If you are receiving a sizeable sum…

Posted on 16th November 2018

“Bang out of order” – Managing Firework Safety

In 2016-2017, nearly 21 million attendances were recorded at…

Posted on 2nd November 2018

Spectator Sports and public safety

At the end of September the Ryder Cup took place in Paris. Aside from Europe’s success the news has been full of an incident…

Posted on 25th October 2018

Lower drink driving limit = less accidents in Scotland?

In December 2014, the drink driving limit in Scotland was lowered to 50mg per 100ml of blood breaking away from the 80mg…

Posted on 15th October 2018

"Time isn't the main thing. It's the only thing." Miles Davis

A recent decision in the Court of Session underlines the importance of adhering to the statutory time limits in…

Posted on 9th October 2018

Prevention better than cure

Spare a thought for safety this Injury Prevention Day as our children return to school and nursery.

Posted on 15th August 2018

Dennis the Menace & Gnasher – A personal injury claim waiting to happen?

The Beano is 80 years old and celebrations are in full swing.  Being based in the Beano’s…

Posted on 3rd August 2018

Blown out of proportion?

There have been calls from some MPs to have a temporary ban on the use of inflatables in public areas following the recent…

Posted on 27th July 2018

Royal Mail Encourages Owners To Teach Old Dogs New Tricks

A dog can be your best friend apparently but according to figures released by Royal Mail recently, there have been more than…

Posted on 27th June 2018

No cap on fundraising for Action for Brain Injury

A Dundee law firm recently took part in Hats for Headway, a fancy dress fundraiser in aid of Action for Brain Injury – and…

Posted on 19th June 2018

Prevention Is Definitely Better Than Cure

An accident to their child is every parent's worst nightmare.  I have two young children and whilst I do not want to be overprotective,…

Posted on 8th June 2018

Natural dangers and a duty of care

The tragic death of a young man earlier this week at Craigie Hill Quarry, Kilmarnock has left people asking questions about the duty of…

Posted on 30th May 2018

Let’s Make Workplaces Safer

How To Prevent Accidents At Work

Workplaces are safer now than they were 15 to 20 years ago but there are…

Posted on 29th May 2018

Thorntons Personal Injury team support Hats for Headway

This week has been Action for Brain Injury Week and today specifically marks for Hats for Headway, which is a fun and easy…

Posted on 18th May 2018

Civil Litigation Bill – Better Access to Justice?

Yesterday, 1 May 2018, the Scottish Parliament passed the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill…

Posted on 2nd May 2018

Is It Really Just What The Doctor Ordered?

In the UK, there are an astonishing 237 million drug errors a year, and in England alone 700 deaths a year are caused by drug errors.…

Posted on 9th April 2018