Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Injury claim

If you have been involved in an accident, and through no fault of your own have suffered an injury as a result, then chances are you will be able to claim compensation. No matter how minor your injury appears to be at this stage or who the person or company at fault was, making an injury claim is your right and should be exercised to bring justice to a difficult situation.

What types of injuries can be claimed for?
One of the most frequent types of injury claim submitted relate to accidents on the road. Whether you were a driver or passenger of a car, or were travelling on public transport or a bike at the time of the accident, if you were hurt and another driver was at fault, you can claim. Common injuries include back and neck injuries, including whiplash, and injuries to the head or hands as a result of the collision.
Less common, but still a source of regular claims, relate to slips and trips when out and about. Building owners, local councils and workmen have a responsibility to ensure public rights of way and the public areas within buildings are kept safe, clean and free from hazards that could cause a trip. Slipping on wet floors, broken paving slabs or tripping over trailing cables can all result in a range of injuries, from twisted ankles to broken wrists, all of which are regularly seen by professionals handling injury claim cases.
Sometimes even the workplace is not as safe as it should be, and workers sometimes become injured as a result of faulty machinery, poor training or bad health and safety practice. In cases like this an injury claim will often result in remedial action by the employer, meaning other employees will be safer at work in the future, so it is especially important to make a claim if this has happened to you.

When should you claim?
As a general rule of thumb, the sooner the better applies to any type of injury claim. The sooner you can start the claims process, the easier it will be for your solicitor to contact any witnesses and get hold of any other evidence required. Also your injury will be fresh, so if you need to see an independent doctor they will be able to see first hand the extent of your injuries.
Personal injury law understands that making an injury claim is not necessarily the first thing on someone’s mind after they have been involved in an accident. That is why claims can still be started up to three years after the accident happened. In the case of industrial disease and other issues that take years to reveal themselves, there is still a chance to claim beyond the three year cap.

How much does it cost?
These days, the majority of solicitors who deal with injury claim cases will work on a no win no fee basis. This means you will not have to pay them anything if your claim is not successful, and there will be nothing to pay up front. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Propecia and Aging

Aging is a natural process we all go experience. For many men, hair loss is an expected side effect of aging. It is something they believe they just have to live with when there are treatments for hair loss in men. In fact, there is no reason that older men should not use Propecia to treat their hair loss. Age is not a factor in the drug's effectiveness.
Hormone Changes
Male pattern baldness has been linked to sex hormones. Specifically, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a type of androgen which is central to male sexual development. Androgens are responsible for hair growth and the libido. Hair loss occurs in men whose hair follicles are particularly sensitive to DHT. As hair falls out, it does not grow back as is the natural course or it returns thinner.
As men age, their hormones change and this can have an impact on their hair loss. Many men experience sudden and excessive hair loss in their 50's and 60's. They may have had healthy hair up to this point, so the hair loss comes as quite a shock.
Stopping Hair Loss
Men of all ages use hair loss treatments to stop hair from thinning and falling out. It is a well known fact that balding men look older than men with full heads of hair. Because people are living longer, more men are turning to hair loss drugs to stop this aging process in its tracks.
Hair loss treatments can effectively stop further hair loss. When you first begin taking this type of medication, you may experience an initial increase in hair loss. This is to be expected as the old hair is pushed out to make room for the healthy hair to grow. It can take up to three weeks before you begin to see results and up to a year or two for the full impact of the drug to be realized.
Reversing Hair Loss with Propecia
Some men who use Propecia have experienced regrowth of hair. This may be more difficult in older men who have the challenge of additional hormone changes that can counteract the drug's effect. However, it is a possibility that should be explored before turning to other hair replacement options. Hair that regrows appears more natural and is safer for you compared to alternatives such as hair transplantation or plugs. Many men use this treatment for years to facilitate regrowth of hair.