Personal Injury | Mayo Wynne Baxter

Personal injury compensation – the effect of the discount rate

On 27 February 2017 the Lord Chancellor Liz Truss announced that the discount rate, used to calculate compensation in severe personal injury cases, will drop from 2.5% to 0.75% from 20 March 2017. What is the discount rate? The discount rate is a deduction made from large compensation payments awarded to people with severe, often… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Dishonest Client – Fact or Fiction?

Driver Suffering From Whiplash After Traffic Collision

I was looking the other day at a reported study by a national firm of lawyers that seriously calls into question some previous research information from insurance companies suggesting that there are an awful lot of dishonest clients about. (It has also been suggested in the recent past that linked to this there must be… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Guy v Ministry Of Justice

A court has found that a claimant suffered both physical and psychiatric injuries in the course of her employment as a prison officer, and has awarded damages for those injuries and past and future costs. In the recent case of Guy v Ministry of Justice [2013] All ER (D) 93 (Jun) the claimant made a… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The importance of appropriate seatbelts

A recent Court of Appeal case has highlighted the importance of using appropriate car seats for young children. A 3 year old child was badly injured after a collision with another car, and unfortunately the child was sitting in a car booster seat, rather than a 5-point harness car seat, and sustained more serious injuries… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Limitation: Sayers –v- Lord Chelwood and another [2012]

This Court of Appeal decision considered the limitation of an action and the exercise of discretion. In 1981, the Claimant started work for the Defendants as a forester and gardener, which occasionally involved the use of noisy equipment. In 2000, he became a delivery driver for another employer, but by now he was suffering from… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Homes for Haringey -v- (1) Mrs Fari (2) Mr Fari [2013]

Mrs Fari brought a personal injury claim for £750,000 against Homes for Haringey after she tripped on a loose paving slab and suffered a knee injury. During the trial, video footage emerged that suggested that Mrs Fari had exaggerated her injuries. The Judge threw Mrs Fari’s case out and Homes for Haringey brought an application… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Claims, Lies and Videotapes

Airbus Operations Ltd & Anor. –v- Roberts [2012] The Defendant brought a claim for personal injury against his employer after he fell and twisted his back at work. His witness statement indicated that he could only walk short distances and that he usually had to use two crutches. The Particulars of Claim alleged that he suffered… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

We are pleased to announce that after a recent assessment we have been included in the Headway Personal Injury Solicitors List 2011.  To be one of the solicitors featured in this list we have to agree to work within the Headway Personal Injury Lawyers Code of Conduct.  This is to ensure that all legal firms included have… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Mayo Wynne Baxter, Sussex Solicitors, appointed to Headway’s list of Personal Injury Solicitors for 2010

We’re proud to announce that Mayo Wynne Baxter’s Personal Injury Team has been selected to join the Headway list of Personal Injury Lawyers for 2010. Headway, the brain injury association which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary, works to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)