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Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

Personal Injury Law Update – May 2017

The Prison and Courts Bill

This Bill has been scrapped as a direct result of the Election being announced and Parliament being dissolved. Claimant representatives will be happy about this, as the Bill contained wide ranging reforms that were potentially unhelpful to Claimants. Amongst the proposals, was the introduction of a system of tariffs for Whiplash claims. This would mean that ...

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Spinal Injury Compensation Claims

Spinal injuries vary from common ‘whiplash’ to life-changing such as damage to spinal cord and nerves. The most common causes of spinal injury are:
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • ...

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Slipping on a Wet Floor Claim

Almost all slips occur when floors are wet or dirty. Floors contaminated with water, oil, food debris and dust can potentially be hazardous. If the floor has a smooth surface such as standard vinyl, glazed ceramic tiles, varnished wood and some metal floor finishes, it would only take a tiny amount of contamination to present a real slip problem and major injury. Trips can also take place on da...

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Personal Injury Law Update – August 2016

There is now a very worrying trend on the part of the Government in relation to regulating personal injury cases. In the last couple of years, the Government has banned referral fees, introduced fixed fees in Employers and Public Liability cases. They have also extended fixed fees in Road Traffic Accident cases. All these steps have been introduced to prevent “fat cat” lawyers “milking” the ...

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Fatal Accidents and Inquests

It is often a worrying and stressful time if you are left dealing with the death of a loved one. Often in cases where the death is accidental or unexplained there will be an Inquest. This will most likely be before any Civil or Criminal proceedings take place. We can represent you at the Inquest as part of any subsequent civil case. If a death has occurred because of the negligence or breac...

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Ministry Of Justice Proposed Closure Of Courts and Tribunals

In yet another blow to Civil Justice, the Ministry of Justice has recently proposed the closure of 91 Courts and Tribunals across England and Wales. This includes 19 County Courts. The Governmental Minster, Shiailesh Vara is currently consulting on these closures with users and professionals. He has stated as follows:- “The estate costs tax payers an estimated half a billion pounds ea...

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Clamping Down On Compensation Culture

The Government, has always expressed its determination to clamp down on the so called “compensation culture.” The latest attempt to do so is The Criminal and Justice Court Act 2015, which has recently received Royal Assent, although it has not as yet been enacted. Section 55 of the Act will contain an obligation on Judges to strike out any personal injury claims where there is a finding of fund...

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Employers Liability Claims Update

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 became law in October 2014 and has since changed the face of employer’s liability claims. Prior to this act, employers had a duty under Common Law, as well as a statutory duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the so called “Six Pack” of Regulations introduced in 1992, to provide safe place/method/equipment and access to work for ...

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Changes To Whiplash Claims

There have been a number of recent changes to the law governing whiplash claims. The background to this is the Government’s concern that there has been widespread fraud by Claimants making claims for exaggerated or non-existent whiplash injuries. This, together with the idea that the compensation culture has gone out of control has led the Government to introduce checks and balances to ensure t...

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Information on Clinical Negligence Claims

It is not surprising bearing in mind the financial problems of the NHS, that the number of medical negligence claims that I have dealt with are on the rise. In the last few years, I have dealt with a variety of different types and values of claims arising out of negligence of medical professionals in both the private sector and in the NHS. Clinical negligence claims can involve an elderly cl...

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