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Threats to principle of compensation

Claims concept.

Over recent years we have seen a slow erosion of the rights of victims of negligence to secure proper compensation for injuries suffered. In 2013 we saw the passage of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act that sought to limit the prospects of individuals recovering compensation, even when their injury had been sustained in circumstances… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Case manager support for seriously injured victims

Nurse holding patient's hand

For clients who have suffered a brain or other serious injury, compensation can make a huge difference to the quality of their life. Victims of serious injury who are entirely reliant on the State to provide the funds they need to meet their needs can face grave difficulties. Even with the benefit of compensation victims… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The importance of being compliant

Karim Mohamed, in his blog of 6 December 2013, highlighted the importance of the Court of the Appeal’s decision in the case of Mitchell – v – Newsgroup International handed down on 27 November 2013.  The fallout from the decision continues and those involved in legal proceedings are left facing a landscape fraught with dangers… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Bereavement damages

I am pleased to see that the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is lobbying Parliament in relation to bereavement damages.  For as long as I can remember the level of bereavement damages that can be awarded by Courts in England and Wales has been scandalously low. Bereavement damages are intended to provide some compensation… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Preserving the rights of the injured

We regularly hear reference to the so called “compensation culture”. The Prime Minister was but one of many to use the term when he referred to “a damaging compensation culture” in his foreword to Lord Young’s report “Common Sense, Common Safety” published last autumn. The insurance industry is also quick to jump on this particular… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)