Witness describes seeing man ‘thrown into a garden’ after allegedly stolen car flips over in horror crash in Wirral

Witness describes seeing man ‘thrown into a garden’ after allegedly stolen car flips over in horror crash in Wirral A man was thrown out of a suspected stolen car after it flipped over in Wirral last weekend. The occupant of the vehicle was flung into a garden on Bebington Road, according to an eyewitness at the scene. The incident happened at approximately 8.40am on Sunday morning, and two men were rushed to Aintree Hospital after the car – a Vauxhall Vectra – flipped over onto its roof in the road. One local told the Liverpool Echo: “One body was thrown into a garden and the other one had to be resuscitated. “It didn’t look good at all, I hope they’re both okay.” Another witness told the local paper they thought the noise was Storm Brian: “I heard a noise, but when I looked in my back garden a chair had overturned. I thought Brian had finally hit, so I blamed it on him. “The house shook after the crash – at first I thought it was the wind.” A man, who was in his house at the time of the crash, heard the car speeding down the street. He said:…

Everything you need to know about making a personal injury claim

Everything you need to know about making a personal injury claim For many people, making a claim for compensation can feel daunting. It’s not something you do everyday, after all. Here at CL Legal we will keep you fully informed at each and every stage of the compensation process – giving you the peace of mind that your claim is progressing. If you have any questions about the claims process and how we can help you, get in touch using the options below. Start your claim We've also added our most popular resources about how to make a compensation claim... Personal injury claims payout guide Here we detail everything you need to know about compensation payouts, and how much you may be awarded depending on the type and severity of the injury. Read: Personal injury claims payout guide Judicial College guidelines – personal injury awards explained Sticking with the theme of payout amounts, this resource details how compensation payouts are calculated and what is included as part of your settlement. Read: Judicial College guidelines – personal injury awards explained How long does it take to receive compensation after accepting an offer? A common question people have when thinking of making a claim…

New study links heading footballs with brain injuries

New study links heading footballs with brain injuries New research carried out by the University of Stirling has identified ‘significant’ changes to the function of the brain following routine heading practice. The study is the first of its kind to identify direct changes after football players are exposed to routine, everyday head impacts, rather than more serious impacts that can lead to concussion and other clinical brain injuries. The findings come following concerns that football players’ brains are damaged due to repeated heading of the ball. The former West Brom striker Jeff Astle died at the age of 59 in 2002 and suffered from early onset dementia, which the coroner attributed to a career of heading footballs. The cause of death was subsequently given as industrial disease. Following a re-examination of Astle’s brain it was found he was suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Due to the nature of the condition, CTE can only be diagnosed after the death of the patient, and has been found in the brains of deceased American footballers, rugby players and boxers. A separate study by University College London, which involved post-mortem examinations on the brains of five professional footballers and one amateur who had…

How your social media use could affect your compensation claim

How your social media use could affect your compensation claim These days it feels like all of use social media to some extent, sharing our opinions, thoughts and events in text, photo or video form. Due to this everyday use of networks such as Facebook and Twitter, it’s easy to see how those who suffer an injury might share their experiences on social media. You must remember though, that what goes online stays online – and can be seen by people who are not necessarily part of your close circle of friends and family. We are seeing a growing trend of insurance companies using social media to help research, analyse and reject claims. Some insurance companies are even hiring social media and digital experts to scan through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc… to uncover posts and related information about Claimants. Of course, a lot of what we share is completely innocent – but it is worth bearing in mind that if you are going through the process of a claim then your social media use may be looked at. You may think that if you have nothing to hide then you shouldn’t worry, but the major worry for legitimate Claimant’s is…

Revealed: The Liverpool streets where you are most likely to get a parking ticket

Revealed: The Liverpool streets where you are most likely to get a parking ticket A new study has revealed the Liverpool city centre parking spots where motorists are most likely to get a parking ticket. The data was compiled following a Freedom of Information request submitted to Liverpool City Council, and found that Prescot Street is the place where most parking fines are issued. Since 2015 nearly 5,000 parking tickets have been issued on Prescot Street, which is near the Royal Hospital. Second in the list is William Brown Street, which has seen over 3,300 parking tickets given out since 2015. Victoria Street had 3,200 parking tickets issued in the same period, and Brunswick Street had over 3,100. Other Liverpool streets featuring in the list are Duke Street, Old Hall Street and Mount Pleasant car park. On the subject of parking in Liverpool, another recent study carried out by The Car People found that workers in Liverpool City Centre are paying out up to 15% of their weekly wages on car parking during the working week. The study analysed the prices of city centre car parks between 8.30am and 5.30pm and compared that against the average salary in the city,…

Everton FC injury data

Everton FC injury data: 2009/10 – 2016/17 As with all Premier League clubs, injuries are an ongoing concern for Everton – who certainly have their fair share of long-term injuries to key players. Although there are quite a few ‘injury trackers’ online, there are no good resources that show the actual impact that injuries to certain players have on a season. Many injuries that are recorded are brief and don’t result in a player missing any games – which can skew the data and not give a reliable account of how a clubs injuries have affected their season. Therefore we’ve have tracked all the injuries to Everton players over the past eight seasons which actually forced the player to miss games. Now we’re looking for your input to help get an idea on how much these injuries may have harmed our chances during that season, or if they had no impact at all. Have your say over on Facebook and we’ll add them to the below injury analysis… Jump to a season: 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 Season 2016/17 injury analysis Total number of injuries: 21 Total lost playing time: 43.5 months Most common injury: Knee injury…

What exactly constitutes ‘stress at work’?

What exactly constitutes ‘stress at work’? In its simplest form, stress can actually be beneficial to us – with many people using stress to work and perform and their best. However, if stress at work becomes too much and manifests itself as something more serious – such as a recognised psychiatric condition – it can become dangerous and lead to a potential personal injury claim. The question is, when does stress at work become dangerous and form the basis of a stress at work compensation claim? The first thing to determine is whether you have been diagnosed with a recognised psychiatric disorder, as you cannot make a claim simply by stating you suffer from “stress”. Common disorders that can arise from stress include depression, PTSD or generalised anxiety disorder. It can sometimes be the case that a sufferer has been to their GP because of work-related stress, and are not then aware that they have actually been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition. In such cases we can assist by getting copies of their medical records. Another potential barrier to making a claim is whether the psychiatric condition was forseeable, and whether the employer took reasonable steps to prevent it. For…

Best cycling apps 2017

Best cycling apps 2017 With new cycling smartphone apps constantly hitting the market, it can be difficult to work out which is the best on for you. Whether you want an app that simply records your rides, monitors and organises your training or even keeps you up to date with the state of the roads in your area: there are plenty of cycling apps for you to choose from. It’s fair to say the smartphone has revolutionised cycling, allowing cyclists to easily track and record their rides, plan their routes, organise their training routines and much more. To help you keep track of them all, we’ve compiled a list of the best cycling apps below… Strava Starting with the obvious one first, Strava is still one of the most popular GPS cycling apps around. It has grown significantly since it first launched in 2009, and now boasts a huge array of different ride-logging functions – keeping track of all your ride stats simply and reliably e.g. speed, time, distance, elevation, calories burned and so on. Where Strava really stands out is in the ‘gamification’ side of things. It’s ‘segments’ shows riders’ times on leaderboards so you can see how you…

Boy, 10, suffers serious head injury after being hit by a car on Park Road in Dingle

Boy, 10, suffers serious head injury after being hit by a car on Park Road in Dingle A stretch of Park Road in Dingle was closed yesterday evening (10 July) after a serious accident. A 10-year-old boy was left with serious injuries after being hit by a car. The schoolboy was taken to Alder Hey hospital suffering from a head injury following the incident. The junction of Park Road and Park Street in Dingle where the accident happened Emergency services were called to Park Road at approximately 5.10pm after reports of an incident involving a pedestrian and a black-coloured Audi car. Witnesses at the scene said they saw paramedics treating the boy for 20 minutes or so before taking him away in an ambulance for further treatment. Park Road was closed at the junction with Park Street by Merseyside Police to allow for a forensic examination of the crash scene. The driver of the Audi stopped at the scene and is helping with police enquiries. One witness who was sat at a nearby bus stop at the time of the accident commended the emergency services for their response time. She told the Liverpool Echo: “The driver got out straight away…

Pedestrian hit by taxi in Liverpool city centre

Pedestrian hit by taxi in Liverpool city centre A pedestrian was left sprawled on the ground after being hit by a taxi in Liverpool city centre last week. The junction of Hanover Street and Paradise Street, Liverpool The incident occurred at around 5pm last Tuesday 20 June, and resulted in three police cars attending the scene of the accident at the busy junction between Paradise Street and Hanover Street in Liverpool. The impact left half of the taxi’s front windscreen shattered but remarkably the pedestrian – a man believed to be in his 40’s or 50’s – is thought to have escaped with only minor head injuries. The victim was taken to Aintree Hospital following the rush hour collision, while the taxi driver stopped at the scene and co-operated fully with the police – with the investigation still ongoing. The road traffic accident caused minor delays to traffic around Liverpool city centre, and affected buses leaving the Liverpool ONE bus station. Talking about the accident, a Merseyside Police spokesman said: “We were called at 5.05pm to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian reported to be in his 40s and a black cab on Paradise Street. “The man sustained a…