Sometimes the accident claims community responds well to a personal injury solicitor. Other times, not so much.
While falls from height and other industrial accidents at work can be incredibly debilitating, many people discount the impact that repeated exposure to work-related stress can have on an employee – injury and illness can be caused by emotional and mental turmoil as easily as a slip and trip, and can be just as painful.
Birmingham City Council has spent nearly £5 million in personal injury compensation after five years’ worth of successful work accident claims were made against it, industry experts recently reported.
The government was recently told not to abandon those Brits needing to make accident claims by the incoming president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers at the APIL’s annual conference, experts say.
Some industry experts say that politicians may be seeking the easy way out in blaming no win no fee lawyers for social issues because it is easier to pass the blame than it is to accept it and work towards suitable solutions.
The Liberal Democrats are preparing for a fight over the newest iteration of the legal aid bill returning to the Commons tomorrow, as activists, celebrities, and charities have all come together to urge Lib Dem MPs to oppose the bill due to proposed funding cuts that could see too many left with no ability to bring accident claims.
Businesses in the UK need to be freed from crippling fears of being subject to expensive personal injury compensation cases, the Association of British Insurers recently said.
Prime Minister David Cameron has drawn fire from the personal injury compensation sector for his statements calling health and safety legislation a burden on business in the UK, where he referred to the legislation as ‘an albatross around the neck.’
Accident claims made against one local authority cost it nearly £1.2 million on personal injury compensation and legal fees over the course of 2011, according to a recent newspaper article.
The bereaved mother of a deceased child recently settled her medical negligence claim against the hospital that caused the death of her newborn son, personal injury compensation experts recently reported.
Injury solicitors have begun to strike back against legal reforms to be instituted by the Government by warning injured individuals to not tarry in making accident claims.
As the debate rages on over implementing the civil litigation cost cutting measures known as the Jackson reforms, the Government has recently scrapped its plans to grant an extension to incoming access of justice provisions over and above personal injury claims.
A new YouTube campaign against bogus accident claims was launched recently in order to raise awareness of how fraudulent and spurious personal injury claims inflate insurance premiums for honest drivers, industry experts recently reported.
New rules under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority will end up limiting not just claimants with criminal records from pursuing accident claims but also otherwise law-abiding victims of this crime as well, experts say.
Proposed cuts to the legal aid bill of £240 million could backfire badly as the move would lead to unbudgeted costs of at least £139 million as the burden of those unable to pursue accident claims is absorbed by other departments, a recent research study found.
One skip worker from Burnley has recently won his work accident claim and has been given a £175,000 personal injury compensation award for the injuries he sustained to his had when a skip fell on it, crushing it, experts say.
Payouts on accident claims in Edinburgh due to potholes has soared to a new high of nearly £40,000 annually, according to newly released personal injury compensation figures.
One local authority has rejected £17.6 million in bogus accident claims over the past six years after taking a tougher stand on personal injury compensation fraud in 2005.
The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a world-wide steel firm after it was reported that two of its employees, which may go on to make accident claims against their employers, were crushed beneath a falling door at a Workington factory.
Personal injury solicitors brace for the inevitable influx of accident claims that are on the way, as holidaymakers begin to dig out their winter sport hear as they prepare to go to trips to ski resorts across Europe.