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Why it's important to know your rights if you have an accident at work

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We spend most of our adult lives at work, and it is the responsibility of our employer to ensure our health and safety when we are in the workplace. A recent survey by Fletchers Serious Injury has shown that 27% of people who have suffered a serious injury...

Can I still bring a personal injury claim during the coronavirus pandemic?

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With the UK currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, there have understandably been a lower number of accidents on our roads and at work as people are required to stay at home, only making journeys for essential trips. For those who were...

Trainee Solicitor qualifies at Warner Goodman

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Celebrations are underway in the Warner Goodman Litigation and Dispute Resolution team as Daniel Coleman qualifies as a Solicitor into the team. Daniel joined the firm in June 2015 working as a Paralegal in the Southampton based Residential...

Warner Goodman donate £3,000 to SERV Wessex

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Local law firm Warner Goodman have beaten their pledge to donate £2,500 to SERV Wessex. The initial £1,000 was made as a donation from the firm, however the final £2,000 was raised from a 22 mile walk 10 members of staff completed on Sunday 29th April.

Warner Goodman walk for SERV Wessex

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On Sunday 29th April, a team from Hampshire law firm, Warner Goodman LLP, will complete a 22 mile walk to raise funds and awareness for blood bike charity, SERV Wessex.

£1,000 donation to local blood bike charity, SERV Wessex

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The Personal Injury team from Hampshire law firm, Warner Goodman, are delighted to donate £1,000 to SERV Wessex, a local blood bike charity. Dan Thompson, Personal Injury Partner, explains here why the firm has decided to support the SERV Wessex team, and what the future holds for the promising partnership.

Warner Goodman welcomes four new Trainees

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Offering opportunities to Trainee Solicitors has had an important role to play at Warner Goodman LLP for a number of years, and 2017 is no different as four new Trainees begin their Period of Recognised Training with the Hampshire law firm.

My Personal Injury Journey with Warner Goodman; How a trip changed my life

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Here at Warner Goodman, our Personal Injury team work tirelessly for those who have become injured through no fault of their own; whether that be due to an industrial illness such as asbestosis, a trip or fall, an accident at work, or a road traffic collision leading to a serious injury.

Sharing is Caring theme announced for Child Safety Week

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Today marks the beginning of Child Safety Week, an annual event organised by Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to raise awareness of the potential accidents our children face every day, and how they can be prevented. The theme this year is ‘Sharing is Caring’, and here Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner, discusses why this was chosen, and reveals the various tips from CAPT on the simple steps we can all be taking to keep our children safe.

'New Me' theme for this year's Action for Brain Injury Week

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People are being placed at the heart of this year’s Action for Brain Injury Week, which runs from today, 8th May, until 14th May. Each year a different theme is chosen by Headway, who organise the campaign, and throughout this week they will be showcasing the experiences that brain injury survivors, their carers and their families have been through, the impact that the injury has had and the various support services that helped them build their new life.

Legal duty of care proposals put our military at a disadvantage

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Proposals from Ministry of Defence (MoD) to scrap the legal duty of care it owes to service personnel have been met with criticism during the current consultation process. Under the plans injured personnel, or the families of those killed, will no longer be able to sue the MoD for negligence; instead the claim would be assessed internally by a MoD appointed assessor who would also decide the level of compensation award.

Report shows devastating trend of accidental injuries

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A new report has highlighted the disturbing number of accidents that children across the UK encounter each year, as well as revealing that accidental injury is now the leading cause of death in boys aged between one and four, and in young people aged 10 to 19. Dan Thompson, Personal Injury Partner, here reviews the report, explaining where it is most likely that these accidents can occur and how we can all work to make them less likely.

More Trainee success for Hampshire law firm

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It’s a successful time for Trainee Solicitors at Warner Goodman as Georgina Savage is the second Trainee in recent months to qualify from the Hampshire law firm.

Hampshire law firm recognised for their client contact

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Warner Goodman LLP has been announced as the Lex 100 Winner for 2016/17 in the category of client contact. The Lex 100 is a comprehensive annual survey of trainee solicitors from across the UK, in which 3,000 trainees evaluate their firms on a number of criteria including job satisfaction, work quality, work/life balance, remuneration, and client contact, to name a few.

Health and Safety breaches and how they can affect a major UK attraction

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Merlin Entertainment, owners of Alton Towers, face a multi million pound fine after admitting they broke Health and Safety laws, causing park ride ‘Smiler’ to crash seriously injuring five people.

Trainee Success for Hampshire law firm

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Warner Goodman LLP is congratulating trainee accomplishments for three of their employees.

Child Safety Week to focus on after school accidents

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This week is Child Safety Week, an annual event organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) in order to educate communities across the UK about the dangers that face our children in every day life. This year sees the focus on after school accidents; such as the hazards surrounding dinner time that can cause serious burns.

DIY dangers highlighted in Asbestos Awareness Week

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Spring has sprung and we’re well and truly into DIY season, but with this comes the danger of disturbing asbestos as we’re making improvements to our home. The beginning of April saw Global Asbestos Awareness Week and here Dan Thompson, Personal Injury Partner, explains how asbestos is impacting our lives, and the measures you need to take to remove it safely.

Don't let the weather cause you winter woes

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During the winter months we experience many varieties of weather; from the extremes of snow and ice on a crisp clear morning, to warmer weather with stormy rain and gale-force winds. The risk of injuries significantly increases during winter months, and here Dan Thompson, Personal Injury Partner, explains who is most at risk from the adverse weather and how injuries can easily be avoided with proper care and attention.

Injury Team support Road Safety Week

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The Personal Injury team from Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP are helping road safety charity Brake raise awareness of Road Safety Week, running this year from Monday 17 to Sunday 23rd November. Andy Munden, Partner within the team explains their hope that their support through sponsorship as well as other activities can help reduce road traffic collisions across Hampshire.

Lawyers put on their walking shoes for road safety charity

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On Sunday 12th October, four members of the Warner Goodman LLP Personal Injury team took on the formidable challenge of completing the Walk the Test Way charity walk to raise funds for road safety charity, Brake. Enduring harsh winds, pouring rain and extremely sore feet, the team completed the 25.5 mile walk in just over 9 hours, and raised over £500 for the charity.

Lawyers set to test themselves in charity walk

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On Sunday 12th October, four members of staff from the Warner Goodman LLP Personal Injury team will be taking part in the Walk the Test Way charity walk in order to raise funds for road safety charity, Brake. Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner, explains why they have chosen to take part in this challenge and why they are supporting Brake.

Local law firm takes Action!

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Staff at Warner Goodman LLP’s Southampton office donned their favourite hats and headgear on Wednesday 14th May as they raised money for brain injury charity Headway’s ‘Hats for Headway Day’, as part of Action for Brain Injury Week.

'Tis the season to be jolly...not injured!

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With Christmas and New Year on the horizon, this time of year is filled with family, friends, present giving, and indulging in festive food and drink. It’s also a time of year when accidents in the home are on the increase. With the NHS reporting more than 80,000 people a year need hospital treatment during the festive period, it’s important to make sure your loved ones are safe.

Local law firm spreads some festive cheer!

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Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP are delighted to be supporting Portsmouth’s Best Christmas Party Ever, an event organised in aid of Headway – Portsmouth and South East Hampshire and Wessex Cancer Trust. The firm, including Warner Goodman Commercial, have sponsored 20 tickets, meaning that 20 children from Portsmouth Primary Schools will be able to attend the event and here Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner for Warner Goodman LLP, explains why they have chosen to be involved.

Cutting red tape or cutting corners

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The introduction of new rules regarding injuries at work mean that as of 1st October 2013, any employee injured at work will now have to fight harder to prove that their employer was at fault. Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP, explains what the new rules mean to employees, and questions how some employers may now act when it comes to health and safety.

Local law firm supports APIL tailgating campaign

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Most drivers reading this will agree that tailgating is one of life’s biggest annoyances, but more importantly causes crashes that could easily be avoided. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) recognise the danger associated with tailgating, and so have recently launched their SafetyWatch #backoff campaign, an initiative that the Personal Injury Team at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP earnestly supports.

Tougher laws bring tougher times for Claims Management Companies

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With figures announced today by the Claims Management Regulation Unit (CMRU) that show the number of Claims Management Companies (CMC’s) closing in light of tougher laws around personal injury, Andy Munden, Partner at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP reflects on exactly what the changes mean for members of the public and the future of the industry.