After hearing of a recent and tragic case involving animals injuring and even killing members of the public, Richard Brooks clarifies whether the animal has to be considered ‘dangerous’ for a claim to be brought.
Articles by ‘Richard Brooks’
Richard Brooks, partner in our Personal Injury team, helps you to understand the likelihood of a cow attack, how you might be able to avoid one, and what you can do if you are unfortunate enough to have been victim to one.
Personal injury lawyer and beekeeper Richard Brooks takes a look at a recent story about a young boy who was injured by bees, and what the legal position is should you be victim of an angry swarm.
On 20 February 2018 a Parliamentary debate on the PACE trial – a controversial study on ME/CFS treatment – highlighted the flaws of the original trial whilst also raising debate over whether more information is needed to educate the public and the medical professions about the devastating effects of ME/CFS.
Disputes relating to Personal Health Insurance (PHI) rarely go to court. However, this is just what happened in a recent case in the Court of Appeal. Why? Because it demonstrated the lengths insurers go to secure a positive result for themselves, which in this case was – thankfully – all to no avail.
Many of us are guilty of not wearing a helmet when out riding, be that on a horse or on a bicycle. We often see cases in the media of people being seriously injured or even killed when they were involved in an accident and were not wearing a helmet.
Lawyers from RWK Goodman have welcomed a decision this week to fine a farmer £30k for health and safety failures after his cows attacked and killed a retired professor as he walked across a field in Wiltshire.
A borough council in London has been fined half a million pounds after one of its road workers suffered a serious injury whilst cutting trees. Southwark Crown Court heard how the man, employed by…
From a legal perspective the recent slapstick incident involving jockey, Chris Meehan, helps to illuminate the subtle complexities of the law governing claims for compensation for injuries suffered at the hands (or hooves) of animals.
A metal packaging firm based in London has been fined following an incident in which a worker trapped his hand in a power press and lost two fingers. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how a…
Two firms have been hit with fines after asbestos was disturbed during a refurbishment project in East London.