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Covid-19 update: Business as usual at Bolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp continues to remain very much open for business. We are passionate about achieving life-changing results for our clients, providing excellent client care and ensuring you receive the support you need.

We continue to progress our clients’ existing cases and support new clients with their cases.

All of our wonderful people are successfully working from home. We have re-opened our office so that those who need to work in the office are able to do so, in a socially distanced and safe manner. 

Our strategy of working in teams continues to ensure there is always someone for you to talk to. We are using telephone and video-conferencing very effectively. A number of multi-million pound cases have settled since the virus outbreak, using these facilities.

We are determined more than ever that the wheels of justice will keep on turning.

Contact us on 020 7288 4800 or info@boltburdonkemp.co.uk and one of our team will get in touch with you.

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New research on child accident prevention

New research for Child Safety Week reveals that child safety is threatened by stressed parents struggling with work pressures.

The research by CAPT (Child Accident Prevention Trust) shows that the economic downturn and work demands are placing so much pressure on parents that their children’s safety is being put at risk:

4 in 10 parents (41%) say they don’t have time to even think about preventing their children having serious accidents

7 in 10 parents (69%) are exhausted by the end of the day

6 in 10 parents (60%) say work pressures mean they have less time to spend with their families

Over a half of parents (58%) say they are under more stress than their parents’ generation.

They report that accidents are the second biggest killer of children in the UK (the leading cause is cancer). In addition, serious injuries can take years to heal and the long-term psychological impact on the child and the ‘hidden’ impact on its family (for example loss of earnings for parents or lack of time and attention for siblings) can last a lifetime.

At the start of 2012, the government published its Public Health Outcomes Framework for England which covered accident. It found that injuries are a leading cause of hospitalisation and represent a major cause of premature mortality for children and young people.

Some of the examples given by CAPT to prevent child accidents are as follows:

making sure a cup of tea’s out of reach;

blind cords are tied up;

medicines and cleaning products are stored safely out of reach;

the baby is secured in the highchair;

checking your smoke alarm works;

checking behind the car before reversing out of the drive;

teaching children road safety as they walk to school;

putting hair straighteners away when you’re finished with them.

For more information about Child Safety Week visit http://www.childsafetyweek.org.uk/

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