One of the biggest problems the personal injury compensation industry right now is the prevalence of spurious whiplash claims – but that seems to be changing.
There are some serious accident claims brewing at not one but two engineering firms thanks to recent injuries suffered by their workers.
When it comes to personal injury compensation claims, it’s all right to dream big – but don’t be afraid to take a modest win if you can.
There are all too many people with legitimate injuries that deserve personal injury compensation – yet there are still those that try to game the system.
Individuals bringing personal injury claims against the government and local authorities alike are making off with thousands of pounds for all sorts of things.
It’s unfortunately a bit rare in this day and age, but sometimes the accident claims industry works properly, caring for those injured and punishing fraudsters.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher or a pupil – schools in the UK are apparently incredibly dangerous places according to the newest compensation figures.
Everyone knows that you can quite easily smash your head open on a trampoline, but apparently it’s just as dangerous handling a laptop nowadays as well!
Botched surgical procedures have led to massive personal injury compensation payouts by the NHS for medical negligence over the years, new research reveals.
One woman from Leicestershire who fell at the Highcross shopping centre and suffered a broken ankle recently received a personal injury compensation award of £3,700 for her pain and suffering.
The Court of Session has recently dashed the personal injury compensation hopes of one man who tripped and fell while playing tennis because he was wearing the ‘wrong’ shoes, it was recently reported.
It’s no surprise to anyone that the amount of criticism that the personal injury claims industry has come under, especially over the past few years as the number of accident claims have rocketed despite a drop in the overall number of accidents – many people blame the proliferation of the ‘no win no fee’ legal claim, but is its advent really to blame for the mess we’re in right now?
A waste recycling firm was found to have taken inadequate steps to protect its workers from lead poisoning, leading to its prosecution by the Government’s Health and Safety Executive, according to work accident claim experts familiar with the incident.
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.
After it was found that errors made by hospital staff during his birth led to his severe brain damage, one nine year old boy has been given a medical negligence compensation award of £6 million.
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.
Horse riders have been denied the hopes of personal injury compensation payout when one badly injured woman was told by judges that she had accepted the ‘inherent’ risk of her chosen sport upon mounting the animal, experts say.
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.