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Getting your life back after an amputation

Having a limb amputated is understandably a life changing experience. Whatever the reasons for the amputation, it is incredibly important, for both the amputee and the families, to regain a sense of normality in their lives.

Should cyclists take more responsibility for the accidents they cause?

The laws regarding cyclists involved in accidents have come under question after a man broke his wrist, after being knocked over by an oncoming cyclist. As it stands accidents involving just bicycles are not classed as a crime under the Road Traffic Accident Act.

James Maxey Appears on BBC Breakfast TV & BBC Radio

On 7th June 2014, Express Solicitors’ Managing Partner, James Maxey, appeared on BBC Breakfast TV as well as BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Five Live, and BBC Manchester.

Key courtroom etiquette

Being in a courtroom isn’t a pleasant for anyone, regardless of whether you’re a witness, defendant, member of the jury or the claimant – although, obviously it’s more unpleasant for the defendant.

Non-monetary reasons to make a compensation claim

Many compensation claims are made for financial reasons following an accident resulting in an injury. Those making claims for financial compensation may need money to cover the cost of medical treatment, to adapt their home or maybe because they had to take time off work resulting in a loss of household income.

Why do we continually have a problem with elderly care in hospitals and care institutions?

Elderly care has been the subject of considerable focus in the last few years from both the Care Quality Commission and the press.

Dispelling the myths of whiplash claims

One of the biggest casualties of the on-going debate of Britain’s compensation culture is whiplash. Whiplash is a term given to injuries sustained when the head is suddenly moved forwards, backwards or to the side.

Cosmetic surgery – commercialism Vs ethics – should there be more regulation ?

Cosmetic surgery is defined by the Department of Health as ‘operations or other procedures that revise or change the appearance, colour, texture, structure or position of bodily features to achieve what patients perceive to be more desirable’.

James Maxey comments on personal injury legislation changes

Below is James Maxey’s response to the consultation: ‘Reducing the number and cost of whiplash claims.’