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Hattons: Making a difference in more ways than one

As a company that’s proud to be local and for local people, community passion runs through the Hattons business. Whether it’s our sponsorship of local schools, organisations and sports teams, or the charities we support each year, we’re all about getting involved and giving something back to those – both local and global – that need help the most.

As part of that aim, this year we have chosen to support three extremely worthy causes:

The St Helens Christmas toy appeal, which has run annually for the past six years. All donated toys go to St Helens Council’s children’s and young people’s services, and we are only too happy to get involved because, without this excellent idea, there’s a very good chance that many children would receive no gifts at what should be the most wonderful time of the year.

The St Helens food bank and Village by Village in Ghana, which we support by holding a wear-your-own-clothes-to-work day at the end of each month. All proceeds from this go to Village by Village, which aims to reduce the needless suffering and deaths of children living in poverty in remote rural African villages, and our local food bank, which is seeing demand by more and more local people as austerity and cuts really start to bite.

The food bank is housed in a church community centre on Atherton Street, where there is a café alongside Citizens Advice representation and access to courses to help people needing support with issues such as lack of self-esteem or budgeting.

On offer is a friendly, non-judgmental crutch for people who are there by no fault of their own and who are abandoned by their government and often the rest of their community. The people using the food bank are referred by a variety of stakeholders, such as Helena Housing, GPs, hospitals and job centres and can only use the food bank with a voucher awarded to them.

As you can see, as an established local business, we’re proud of where we’re from and so believe it is our duty to help those that need it. Committed to making a difference to others through support such as that described above, we also strive to make a difference professionally through the range of services we provide to our clients.

So, if you need help in any of these areas, get in touch today. As a local company that tries to make a difference in more ways than one, we’re here to help. With Hattons Solicitors you can be assured of excellent service from a company that really does care.

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

For more information visit: www.sthelens.foodbank.org.uk

Hattons Christmas Gift Appeal 2017

Hattons, together with St Helens Council’s Children and Young People’s Service and Cultivate Creative, are appealing for gift donations for both children and teenagers, who may not otherwise receive gifts this Christmas.

Gift ideas:

Children aged 0-3 years old
Rattles, books, mobiles, cuddly toys, teething toys.

Children aged 3-12 years old
Toys, games, books, art sets and any other age appropriate gifts.

Teenagers
Toiletries (male & female), cosmetics, books.

Please make sure your gifts are donated by 18th December and NOT wrapped.

Gifts can be donated at:

Hattons Solicitors Reception
Prudential Buildings, 3 Victoria Square WA10 1HQ
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

Service Focus: Accident at Work

When an accident in the work place happens it can often have devastating consequences, and the most frustrating thing is that often these injuries could have been prevented through better training or appropriate health and safety procedures.

Hattons recently ensured that a client not only won her personal injury claim, but also ensured she was awarded considerably more than the defendants initially offered.

If you have been involved in an accident in the work place that wasn’t your fault, for example gaining a back injury at work or factory accident, call 0800 298 9690 for free initial advice or fill in the Claim Form here.

Workplace fall gives rise to deserved personal injury settlement

Hattons recently ensured that a client not only won her personal injury claim, but also ensured she was awarded considerably more than the defendants initially offered.

After first contacting us simply for some straightforward advice following a trip and fall at work due of loose floor trunking, we straight away could see that she had a genuine case and proceeded to represent her all the way to a final hearing.

By reassuring her throughout about the strength of her case, we were able to guide her to reject the pre-medical offer the defendants made at the outset, as well as subsequent offers, until she received what she deserved and was awarded a considerably higher sum at the final hearing.

“Very often now we are seeing matters settled for substantially higher amounts than what was first offered by the defendants,” says Chris Howard, Associate Solicitor.”

“It’s a worrying feature because as a profession we are obviously unaware of the number of cases that are being settled directly with claimants, which means they haven’t had the opportunity to instruct a solicitor to deal with it on their behalf. As a result, we simply don’t know how many cases out there are being under settled. Thankfully on this occasion we were able to take on he case and ensure our client got both the representation and settlement she deserved.”

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Assisting tenants living with housing disrepair

At Hattons we are often asked, “how much compensation will I receive if I make a claim?”

There are a lot of things we need to consider before we can answer this question, but rest assured Hattons will always be trying to get you the best result.

In a recent housing disrepair case; An assured shorthold tenant of a two-bedroomed flat complained, amongst other things, about rats getting into the property.

Clearly upset by the situation, the tenant reported the problems to their landlord and kept records of when they had telephoned and written to their landlord but even after a year; no repairs had been carried out.

Understandably the tenant sought legal advice and commenced a housing disrepair case.

When this particular case reached the Court room, the Judge considered that the rat infestation was the worst of the tenant’s complaints. The Judge decided that the tenant should be entitled to the equivalent of 80% of the value of the rent back from 28 days after the first notification to the landlord.

By the time the matter was brought before the Court, 60 weeks had elapsed since the tenant had first informed their landlord of the rat infestation and the tenant had continued to pay just under £300 a week in rent. This tenant therefore received a substantial compensation award.

Hattons are assisting tenants, both locally and nationwide who have been living with disrepair and helping them seek not only compensation but a Court Order to ensure that the repairs are completed.

Click here to find out more about Hattons Housing Disrepair expertise.

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

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