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?
Justice secretary Kenneth Clarke recently announced that those victimised by domestic violence will not lose access to legal aid in order to provide no win no fee lawyers in civil cases they bring against civil partners.
Work accident claim experts recently reported that two workers suffered injuries in a pair of unrelated accidents at a lead smelting works in Derbyshire, leading to two firms facing prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive.
Work accident claim experts say a carpenter recently lost two of his fingers in a grisly incident on the job in Westminster.
Personal injury compensation cases concerning asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma are the responsibility of the insurer at the initial time of asbestos exposure regardless of the vagaries of an insurance policy’s wording, the Supreme Court recently said, removing years of doubt and uncertainty concerning the issue.
Work accident claim experts recently reported that a lorry driver from Caerphilly was run over by a forklift truck, leading to the amputation of part of his leg as a result of the incident.
The prime minister has been urged once more to abandon the plans of his government for no win no fee legal agreement reforms by the parents of Madeleine McCann, according to recent reports.
Proposed changes to the way no win no fee legal claims work in libel and privacy cases would leave ordinary citizens having to deal with rules that are both ‘wrong and unfair,’ according to a libel reform campaigner group.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers recently welcomed a decision made by the House of Lords to offer exemptions to industrial disease victims from the no win no fee limitations in the new Legal Aid bill, experts say.
In an ironic twist of events, a no win no fee claims management firm finds themselves a defendant in a personal injury case where a secretary fell down some office stairs, suffering a broken wrist.
Equestrian enthusiasts such as livery yards, riding schools, and riders have all been warned against no win no fee claims, with one legal firm stating that proper liability insurance must be in place to avoid costly personal injury compensation claims.
The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a film production company for the injuries suffered by a cameraman suffered from a fall from height on a movie set, with his injuries being severe enough for the injured employee to consider making a work accident claim for damages.
After a worker broke his back on the job, the Health and Safety Executive chose to prosecute two Nottingham-based companies for their involvement in the man’s injuries, work accident claim experts recently reported.
Injury solicitors have recently warned that the new Legal Aid bill will limit access to justice to many victims of medical negligence.
No win no fee lawyers concerned over the reforms to the legal industry have been postponed until April of 2013, giving solicitors an additional six months of breathing room from the original October 2012 date.
One self-employed farm worker was injured on the job in a fall from height of nearly five metres when he plummeted through the roof of a shed, work accident claim experts recently reported.
No win no fee legal claims are back in the spotlight as a new legal reform bill works its way through Parliament, personal injury compensation experts recently reported.
One woman from Surrey has made a personal injury compensation claim for a faulty hip implant that left her in agony, according to personal injury claims specialists writing for BBC News.
The Government’s Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a horticultural nursery after one of its employees fell through a glasshouse roof and suffered serious injuries, work accident claim experts recently reported.
Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a pledge to scale back on the fees lawyers charge in work accident claim cases against employers in an effort to prune back the so-called ‘compensation culture’ in the UK.