Personal Injury

Steps needed to reduce high fatality rate on farms

July 30th 2021

FARMERS and agricultural workers are being urged to make health and safety more of a priority after fatalities on the farm doubled in the space of a year. Ahead of Injury Prevention Week which runs between August 2nd and August 6th 2021, Carol Fish an injury lawyer at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors specialising in serious and catastrophic injuries, is raising awareness of the dangers around the farm after new data from…

Carol Fish, Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Safety first when it comes to e-scooters

June 1st 2021

Electric scooters or e-scooters have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are now a common sight in our towns and cities. Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… As part of its Future of Transport regulatory review, the Government currently is rolling out trials of e-scooter rentals across the country, with Copeland one of a number of areas chosen to assess the safety and…


Encouraging to see sport and society taking brain injuries seriously

February 1st 2021

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… DURING lockdown many of us will have been relieved that elite sport has not ground to a halt – and has kept us entertained on our televisions. Even with no crowds able to attend it has given many people interest and joy and at least some sense of normality. Whether it’s top flight football, Test cricket, horseracing, or…


Personal Injury: What compensation am I entitled to?

January 3rd 2021

If you are successful in your claim you are entitled to compensation for your injuries to include your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. In addition you are entitled to claim for your out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of your injuries to include for example your loss of earnings, treatment/medical expenses, travel expenses, care and attendance, adaptations to the home and future losses. Our specialist personal injury…

Personal Injury: How do I fund my claim?

January 1st 2021

We will advise you on all funding options that may be available to include no win, no fee funding (Conditional Fee Agreement) and legal expenses insurance funding where available.  For more FAQs see here

Personal Injury: Can I choose my own Solicitor to act for me or do I have to use a Solicitor recommended by my insurance company?

January 1st 2021

You are free to choose whatever Solicitor you like, according to EU law.  It is important that you choose a Solicitor who specialises in high value and catastrophic injury cases and has the relevant expertise.  For more FAQs see here

Personal Injury: Is there a time limit for pursuing my claim?

January 1st 2021

There is generally a time limit of 3 years from the date of the accident within which court proceedings must be issued. If you fail to do so your claim is statute barred. The situation is different if the injury happened to a child under 18 years or to someone incapable of managing their own affairs.  We will provide specific advice should this be the case.  For more FAQs see here

Personal Injury: Will I need to attend Court?

January 1st 2021

The vast majority of personal injury claims settle without the need to go to Court unless settlement cannot be agreed either in respect of who is responsible for your accident or separately the value of your claim. For more FAQs see here

Covid vaccines also bring changes in the law

December 3rd 2020

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… THE prospect of Covid vaccines starting to be rolled out in December and being widely available by Spring has given everyone reason for hope this Christmas that there may be light at the end of the tunnel. There is no doubt 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. And as we prepare for a festive…


Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

November 4th 2020

Bonfire night will shortly be upon us and part and parcel of that includes fireworks.  By Carol Fish Head of Catastrophic and Serious Injury. Many people have mixed reactions with regard to the private use of fireworks with some pet owners calling for private firework displays to be banned completely whilst others see fireworks as a great way to celebrate and have fun with family.  Fireworks are explosive and very…

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