If the legal sector had hoped that the Government might back-track the proposals to reform the personal injury sector announced by Chancellor, George Osborne, in last year’s Autumn Statement, then those hopes were dashed last week. Speaking at the annual conference of the Association of Personal … [Read more...] about No retreat on personal injury reform claims Justice Ministe, Lord Faulks
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a claimant who brought a claim for clinical negligence should be awarded the full costs of bringing her case despite losing on one of the issues. In Webb v Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust it was claimed that baby, Courtney Webb, suffered spinal injuries as a … [Read more...] about Personal injury victim awarded full costs despite failing to prove clinical negligence on both counts
Anyone who has been injured or has lodged an action for damages following a motoring accident may well be interested in the latest development in the ongoing whiplash fraud farrago. The government’s flagship scheme for reducing whiplash fraud has suffered yet another setback with a key element … [Read more...] about Flagship scheme for reducing whiplash fraud delayed by a further 3 months
What are the chances of you being severely injured in a road traffic accident? Well, statistically you’re far less likely to become a casualty than you were when compulsory driving tests were first introduced in 1934. However, the chances of injury are still unfortunately too high for road safety … [Read more...] about If you’re injured in a road traffic accident, what you want is the best possible advice
The headlines from the Autumn Statement and Spending Review may have focused primarily on reducing budget deficits and postponing reductions on Tax Credits; however one piece of news that was delivered by Chancellor, George Osborne, may have significant repercussions for future personal injury … [Read more...] about Chancellor vows to raise the small claims limit for personal injury claims and scrap general damages for whiplash injuries.
Every year, thousands of people are injured in accidents abroad. Thankfully, just as in the UK, there are usually laws in force to assist people who are injured in accidents overseas. However, the law relating to personal injury compensation claims can be complex and differs from country to country, … [Read more...] about Are you entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for an accident or illness whilst abroad?
There has been a surge in the popularity of cycling in recent years, but cyclists remain amongst the most vulnerable of our road users. How vulnerable? Well government statistics show that cyclists accounted for 6 per cent of all road accident fatalities and 15 per cent of all serious injuries. … [Read more...] about Cycling accidents; what compensation can injured cyclists claim for?
Have you had an accident at work? Have you been injured in the course of your duties at any time in the last 3 years? … [Read more...] about Injured at Work? Could You Be Entitled To Personal Injury Compensation?
In most personal injury claims, both sides will argue over how much a specific injury is "worth", and will usually reach some form of compromise agreement depending upon the degree of fault that was involved. … [Read more...] about Seeking Compensation as A Result of Criminal Injuries.
The recent tragic death of motorcyclist, Gary Carswell, during the Jurby practice race on the Isle of Man should serve as a salutary reminder of the risks of taking to two wheels. … [Read more...] about Think Thrice – Think Bike.
Did you know that the Driving Test is 80 years old this year? … [Read more...] about Road Traffic Accidents Will Happen: Are You Covered?
In the majority of personal injury claims there will inevitably be a certain amount of bartering as both sides contest how much a specific injury is "worth". … [Read more...] about Criminal Injury Compensation: How Much Could Your Claim Be Worth?