Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, that old chestnut of ‘compensation culture’ bankrupting insurers has gotten trotted out once more.
It’s been a bad week for claimants, as news of paltry personal injury compensation awards being handed out for serious injuries have left people furious.
While news of the decline of the reviled claims management company broke this week, Government officials are still calling for more changes to the profession.
The war rages on between the insurance industry and the personal injury claims sector, with finger-pointing and recriminations dominating as usual.
Much has been said about the massive personal injury compensation payouts that accident victims can get, but the pain of injury isn’t exactly fun, you know.
This week, the big news was that not just one but two major organisations have retreated back to the drawing board to avoid further expensive injury claims.
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It’s tough to deal with a personal injury at work, and the stories in the news this past week are a perfect indication of just how difficult it can be.
This week it was revealed that a cyclist that suffered life-changing injuries after a road traffic accident with a police car will bring a compensation claim.
This week, news broke that the NHS has been made to pay for the mistakes of medical staff, awarding £37,500 in compensation following a botched surgery.
One motorcyclist has claimed a ‘substantial’ but undisclosed personal injury compensation award after being involved in a life-threatening accident with a supermarket delivery van, it was recently reported.
While the joke of the ‘ambulance chasing’ personal injury solicitor firm is an old one, now it seems that some personal injury lawyers are following the ambulance right into the hospital, with new reports emerging that GPs are being encouraged to exaggerate when asked about the nature of claimant’s injuries.
The House of Lords has shot down the ninth iteration of the new legal aid bill in a recent vote by peers where issue was taken with mandatory telephone advice line use, personal injury compensation experts recently revealed.
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.
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.
A former employee of Phones4U has launched a £300,000 work accident claim against her employer after she sustained serious personal injuries while on the job, accident claim experts recently reported.
RTAs are simply an inevitability, according to accident claim experts, who pointed out that there were more than 31 million registered cars in the UK by the end of 2010.
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.
A protester is set to receive more than £14,000 in personal injury compensation from the Metropolitan police force after the protester sustained a broken arm in a recent demonstration.
One worker who had his leg run over by a dumper truck was injured severely enough to warrant the crushed limb’s surgical removal, according to the details of his work accident claim.