Monthly Archives: February 2014

Havant Personal Injury Solicitor, Vicki Wright, comments on the impact of alcohol in RTAs

Havant Personal Injury Solicitor, Vicki Wright, comments on the impact of alcohol in RTAs We all know that driving whilst under the influence of drink/drugs is illegal and as recently reported in The News, has led to a Portsmouth man, who was driving whilst twice over the legal limit, being jailed for causing serious injuries […]

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Employee suffers head injury after fall at work

Stewart Alazia, 51, fractured his left cheekbone and skull and suffered bleeding to his brain after falling off a temporary scaffolding platform in Kensington.  Mr Alazia was working to dismantle boards and other equipment on a temporary platform which was in place between two scaffolding towers.  Whilst he was working he lost his balance and […]

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What should I do if I am injured in a road traffic accident?

Havant Personal Injury Solicitor, Vicki Wright, provides some practical tips if you have been involved in a car accident and have suffered an injury. It seems that almost every day, there are traffic accident reports and lane closures on the M27 in Portsmouth and Southampton, the A3 or A3(M), or problems on more local roads […]

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Asbestos in school was ignored.

Buxton Building contractors have been fined for ignoring the results of an asbestos report in a secondary school. The survey had been commissioned to identity whether asbestos was present in the school basement, but once identified, work continued on the building. 3 years later, the Health and Safety executive prosecuted the building company for safety […]

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Patient care in Portsmouth after emergency admission to hospital

Vicki Wright, Personal Injury Solicitor at Swain & Co in Havant, examines patient care following emergency admission to the Queen Alexander Hospital in Cosham. I have recently commented upon the various places you can seek treatment at in the Portsmouth area should you have the misfortune of requiring emergency treatment.  It has become apparent that […]

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Is the A&E Dept the right place to go after an accident?

Vicki Wright, Havant solicitor specialising in personal injury advice, comments further on medical treatment in cases where emergency care is required. It transpires that around 22,000 attend the Casualty Department at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth when in reality, they could perhaps be going elsewhere for medical treatment, for example, their doctor, the local […]

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Global Packing Company in Gosport fined for guarding safety failings

Vicki Wright, Personal Injury Solicitor at Swain & Co in Havant, reports on Health & Safety Executive hearing at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court A global packaging company, Huhtamaki UK Ltd, which is based in Gosport, Hampshire has been fined £7,000 and ordered to pay £3,088 in costs by Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court following a breach of the […]

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