I was horrified this week to read in the news of an attack on a ten year old girl by a Japanese Akita dog causing her to suffer severe facial wounds requiring over 100 stitches. The little girl was savagely attacked as she played in the garden of a school friend in August of this year.
I don’t know about you but I am already getting sick and tired of all of this snow. It is time for our annual family winter holiday to the sun. Mrs Thom and I have been looking through brochures and are very excited about getting away from this dreadful weather and hitting the beaches somewhere warm and sunny. Little Thom is also looking forward to our holiday and has already looked out the beach ball, bucket and spade to pack in the suitcase!
Like many of us I have spent the last few weeks treading gingerly along our nations pavements trying to be one of the few to avoid slipping and falling on the ice.The ‘big freeze’ has inevitably brought with it a huge spike in road traffic accidents and has seen hospital admissions at 10 times the normal quota for this time of year.
Well folks it's getting to that time of year again when little Thom gets excited about building snowmen, me and Mrs Thom pretend to be fictional characters while devouring our son with presents and Granny Thom pulls on her granny-grip shoes. Yes, winter is here and the snow has arrived a lot earlier than usual.
Thomas Brown sustained horrific injuries in a classroom accident when a paintbrush pierced his eye and went into his brain. Thomas was only 10 years old at the time of the accident and was left with brain damage as a result of the injuries he sustained. I was pleased to see recently that Thomas was awarded the compensation he deserves.
My friends at Thompsons have backed the family of a solider who was killed when an RAF Nimrod exploded over Afghanistan. Like many people, I thought that if a soldier was injured, it should be quite straightforward to claim compensation. However on this occasion the Ministry of Defence apparently made the claim for compensation as difficult as possible.
Four years on from the explosion of an RAF Nimrod over Afghanistan that was shown to have been “never airworthy” , the families of the victims secured £15million in civil compensation.The compensation was paid to family members of the 14 crew who died due to the faulty plane they were being carried in. Wives and girlfriends received compensation payments of £800,000 for their loss, with other family members receiving compensation payments at more meagre levels.
Victims of pleural plaques developed as a result of exposure to asbestos in England and Wales are now eligible to claim £5000 compensation from the government, providing any previous compensation claims they have made have not been resolved.