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Hattons-stance – Be prepared, before you go on holiday

With many people preparing to head abroad at this time of year, the Holiday Claims Team at Hattons are urging everyone to take a few simple steps in order to be prepared just in case things don’t go according to plan.

Because a dream holiday can so easily be ruined by something as simple as injury or illness, the team say that by bearing this in mind and knowing what to look out for before you go away you can ensure that you can at least make sure that you have the best chance of sorting it out afterwards.

“We are certainly not trying to ruin anyone’s fun and are aware that the weeks leading up to a well-earned holiday are full of excitement at the prospect,” says Bruce Hatton, Director at Hattons. “However, we do see quite a lot of cases where people have their breaks ruined by injury or illness that was no fault of their own. If that is the case, by knowing what to look out for before you go away you can at least make sure you have the best chance of recovering compensation when you return back home.”

With that in mind, Hattons have the following tips that will help people to gather and conserve evidence that will go towards helping any subsequent claim:

  • Don’t travel without insurance
  • Be prepared if you become unwell, and know what to do
  • Make sure you have basic medication and water in stock
  • See the resort doctor if you need to and don’t forget to keep their name and contact details
  • Make a report of the illness to the hotel and take names of the staff involved and any other fellow holidaymakers who are ill
  • Take photos of any food/conditions/issues that caused the illness or injury
  • Keep a note of the food you ate that you think made you ill and note what was wrong with it eg. if it was uncooked, cold or had a bad taste
  • Note where you ate it in the hotel if there are more than one restaurant write down the one you think made you poorly and what was on the menu as best you recall
  • Keep any receipts for prescriptions or treatments
  • Also if other people in your party or other guests were ill get as many witnesses as possible

“By just following these few simple steps, if the worst should happen on your holiday, then at least you will give yourself the best chance of making sure you are compensated. We can then guide you every step of the way to help you get what you deserve.” adds Bruce Hatton, Director at Hattons.

Call Hattons Solicitors today on 01744 744400 for free impartial advice. We’re on your side.

Hattons-stance – How to right the wrongs of a ruined holiday

With illness and injury being a major cause of ruined holidays, usually through no fault of your own, the Holiday Claims Team say it is important that people know there are things that can be done. Whether you’ve fallen ill or been injured due to someone or something else, they say that bringing about a claim for compensation when you return to the UK is a lot easier than you may think.

“We see all too often case of where people have worked hard, saved hard and paid a lot of money for a well-earned holiday only to see it ruined through no fault of their own – whether it be food poisoning or an injury caused by a wet floor. If that is the case, then people need to know that they can seek a refund and compensation to make up for what they’ve been through,” says Bruce Hatton, Director at Hattons.

“Here at Hattons we have a dedicated team who can help at every stage of the process, and will provide the very best advice on how to get what you are rightfully owed. Basically, if your holiday has been ruined through no fault of your own, then you need to make sure you don’t let the opportunity pass when you return to the UK. Come and speak to us and we’ll make sure that your holiday cloud does at least have a silver lining.”

Click here to find out more about Hattons’ Holiday Injury expertise.

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Hattons-stance – Protection in case your holiday isn’t the full package

As many people prepare to head off on holiday at this time of year, the Holiday Claims Team at Hattons are urging people to be prepared in case their holiday turns out not to be the full package.

With many holidays so easily be ruined by something as simple as injury or illness, the team say that by making sure you know what is classed as a package holiday and what is not you will ensure you stand the best chance of seeking redress should something go wrong.

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Hattons Solicitors, helping to secure your protection from domestic abuse

Sadly, domestic abuse remains common place and the statistics confirm that prosecution for domestic abuse related offences are on the rise. Hopefully, that rise is due to more men and women affected by domestic abuse coming forward and seeking protection.

Domestic abuse is not just a women’s issue, men and children often suffer from domestic abuse too. Many of those who experience domestic abuse feel unable to make reports to the police or come forward and admit the situation they face at home or in their relationships. The chilling reality is, often this abuse is taking place behind closed doors and in their own homes where everyone deserves to feel safe.

When we hear of domestic abuse, images of black eyes and other injuries come to mind. Often, however, domestic abuse takes other forms. Domestic abuse is defined as any incident or patterns of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between intimate partners or family members. Domestic abuse can therefore include physical, psychological, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

There are ways to protect against domestic abuse continuing. Hattons Solicitors can represent you in making applications to the Family Court for Orders such as Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders. A Non-Molestation Order offers protection by making it a criminal offence for the abuse to continue. The Orders are often detailed and can prevent a named person from using or threatening violence against you or coming within a certain distance of your property. An Occupation Order can help protect you by removing a person’s right to enter the family home even if they legally own it.

Here at Hattons we have specialist lawyers committed to helping those who are often most vulnerable and in need of protection.

We are proud to continue to hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency which means that we can arrange for your legal representation to be paid for by Legal Aid. We also have close links with local domestic violence support organisations whom we can put you in touch with to offer further support.

Call Hattons Solicitors today on 01744 744400 for free impartial advice. We’re on your side.

Legal advice you can trust

FOR more than 15 years Hattons Solicitors has been offering professional legal advice in all aspects of law.

Based in the Prudential Buildings on Victoria Square, the award-winning company, which opened in April 2001, quickly became established within the St Helens area.

With a friendly legal team providing straightforward help to both private customers and businesses, the company understands that all clients are individual, and takes great pride in continually keeping clients up-to-date about the progress of their cases to keep their minds at rest.

Over the years Hattons has become well known in the region for offering cost effective legal advice, while holding a reputation that is friendly, efficient and professional.

Client satisfaction is a vital focus for the firm, and its solicitors are very proud of the fact that many of their clients rate the service as excellent, and recommend the company to family and friends.

Director Bruce Hatton said:

“No matter what your issue, we always offer the same excellent service – honest, accessible, friendly advice that gives you the best chance of the outcome you deserve.”

With specialist legal experts in all aspects of law, Hattons is on the side of the client every step of the way. Mr Hatton said:

“Our specialist areas include all areas of personal injury, professional negligence, wills and probate, employment law, family law and business law.

“We offer clear advice by first listening to your needs, then looking through the options available to you.

“Our excellence and quality of work is reinforced by our Law Society Lexcel accreditation and our Investors in People award.

“We are also accredited members of the Law Society in specialist areas such as personal injury and family law, meaning that we have to maintain high standards.”

Hattons understands that each client has individual needs and offers regular communication about the progress of their case. The online client file view system allows clients to log in and view their case in real time at their own convenience.

Mr Hatton added:

“When you use Hattons Solicitors you can be assured of excellent service from a legal firm you can trust.”

To find out more information contact Hattons Solicitors on 0800 298 9690.

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Employment Opportunities with Hattons Solicitors

Legal Accounts Manager (Maternity Cover – 12 months)

Based in St Helens, Hattons Solicitors provides professional and cost effective Legal Advice and clear communication to our customers. With over 15 years of growth and expansion and no signs of slowing down, we are now looking to hire an enthusiastic part time Legal Accounts Manager to cover maternity leave.

Required to cover accounts tasks including:

  • Monthly financial and management reporting.
  • VAT Returns.
  • Some aspects of payroll and PAYE.
  • Month end/year end procedures.
  • Daily accounts tasks when needed.
  • Liaising with Bank/Accountants.
  • Compliance tasks.

Candidates will need:

  • Strong Legal experience is essential.
  • Exposure to management accounts production.
  • Good working knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules.
  • Knowledge of Proclaim essential.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary and hours are negotiable depending on experience. This role is on a part time basis and is completely flexible.

If you feel that you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for the role, then send a copy of your CV to hello@hattonslaw.com

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