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Head Injury Compensation

Head Injury Compensation

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Any accidents have the potential to be serious, but any accident involving the head can be life-changing. Even a minor fall or slip can cause brain and head injuries, and when the accident is as a result of someone else’s actions or neglect, then there may be a case for compensation. From a medical point [...]

Spinal Injury Compensation

Spinal Injury Compensation

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Hurting your back or neck can potentially be very serious. It’s not unheard of for someone to be left paralysed after damage to the spinal cord, and even less severe injuries can mean several months of pain and medical treatment to help you get better. A spinal injury doesn’t automatically mean compensation, but if your [...]

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Claiming For Industrial Deafness Compensation

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If you think that you or someone close to you might be suffering hearing difficulties as a consequence of working conditions in the past, then you’ve probably already thought about the possibility of making a claim for compensation. A claim for industrial deafness may not be as straight forward as other types of personal injury [...]

Industrial Hearing Loss

Industrial Hearing Loss

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We’ve come a long way here in the UK since the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) laid the foundations for improving safety practices at work. In the last 40 years deaths and serious injuries at work have decreased dramatically, but despite improvements, there are still many people every year who have to start [...]

Whiplash Claim

Things to Consider When Making a Whiplash Claim

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If you’ve ever suffered from whiplash, or know someone who has, you’ll know just how painful and limiting it can be. The most common cause of a whiplash injury is being involved in a car accident, and if you’ve been injured in an accident which was not your fault, you may consider making a whiplash [...]

Claiming for Financial Loss

Claiming for Financial Loss

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There have been a number of mis-selling scandals in the UK financial services sector in recent years. First it was excessive bank charges, then payment protection insurance and card protection insurance. British account holders have been able to claim back billions of pounds from banks, building societies and loan companies, and a whole industry has [...]

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Legal Profession May be Entitled to Charge Additional Fees

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A recent ruling by the government that it had been unfairly discriminating against part-time fee-paid judges means that thousands in the legal profession could be able to claim back extra fees. The government has set up a special unit called the Judicial Pay Claims Unit (JPCU) to deal with any fee claims. The move to [...]

Clinical Negligence Cases

Rising Number of Clinical Negligence Cases

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According to the National Health Service’s own legal department, the move by many personal injury compensation companies into clinical negligence work has resulted in an “unprecedented” rise in the number of new cases. In the NHS Litigation Authority’s most recent annual report, figures are revealed which shows that the number of clinical negligence claims in [...]

Industrial Deafness Claims

Insurers Call for Reforms to Handle Industrial Deafness Claims

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The insurance industry has led calls for drastic reforms to the compensation claims industry which would consider claims for industrial deafness compensation in the same way as whiplash is dealt with. Head of the Insurance Fraud Bureau, Ben Fletcher, raised concerns that gangs of organised insurance fraudsters were turning their attention to different types of [...]

whiplash compensation

Should Whiplash Compensation be Banned Altogether?

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A senior figure in the insurance industry has suggested that now is the time for whiplash compensation to be stopped completely. James Dalton, who is the Association of British Insurers’ head of motor and liability, called for a public debate about whether now was the time to stop paying damages for whiplash claims of a [...]

mishandling

Claims for Mishandling of Deceased Estates on the Rise?

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Have you made your will yet? Over half of UK adults have failed to make a will, most of them stating that they’ve just never got round to it, or don’t have anything of value to leave anyway. However, it’s not all good news for the 48% of adults who have made their will. A [...]

Financial Compensation

Advice for Claiming for Personal Injury or Financial Compensation

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If you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault (for example whiplash injuries from a car crash or even injuries sustained over a prolonged period like occupational deafness) or have lost out financially, you have two basic options for claiming personal injury or financial compensation from the person or company which [...]

Legal Firms

Are Legal Firms Standards Slipping? A Fifth of You Say Yes

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When we deal with a professional such as a doctor, accountant or lawyer, we put our trust in them to act in our best interests and provide us with a high standard of service. That’s why it was shocking to read a recent report by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) which revealed that 20% of [...]

Legal Regulation

Where is Legal Regulation Going Next?

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It seems odd that since the government announced in May this year that it was not planning to make any changes to legal services regulation, an increasing number of individuals and bodies have started to call for change. Chris Grayling, the current Justice Secretary, first announced that he aims to abolish the Legal Services Board [...]

Compensation Cover

Plans to Cut Law Firms Compensation Cover

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has responded angrily to plans put forward by the Legal Services Board (LBS) to cut the minimum level of insurance cover which insurance companies must have from £2 million to just £500,000. According to the SRA, the current £2 million level of cover does not differentiate between law firms who [...]

Clinical Negligence

Guide to Clinical Negligence

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When we’re ill, we place our faith in the medical profession to look after us properly and do everything in their power to help us get better as quickly as possible. Most doctors, dentists and other health professionals carry out their duties to the highest standards, but we’ve all heard the horror stories about a [...]