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Dashcam video foils cycling injury claim scam

Once again the benefits of having a dashcam (a dashboard mounted video camera that records images of your journies) installed in your vehicle are clear following a recent incident of apparent attempted insurance fraud on the A52 in Nottingham. Elizab...
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New campaign launched aimed at reducing accidents and injuries on Hampshire’s roads

Along with many other local authorities and police forces throughout the UK, Hampshire County Council has launched a new campaign to alert and remind drivers and riders of the often lethal contribution that speed – in particular inappropriate levels ...
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Whiplash and injury claim reforms - will insurers pass on the supposed savings to motorists?

With the recent Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announcement of the forthcoming Civil Liability Bill - a highlight of which are major changes to how compensation will be calculated and awarded for injury and whiplash claims which is supposed to help r...
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Laser treatment for cosmetic procedures – what if things go wrong?

It has become increasingly more commonplace for people of all ages to undergo voluntary treatments and procedures for a wide range of cosmetic reasons. Many such treatments now involve laser therapies, particularly with skin treatments for anti-aging...
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New laws being proposed to help protect cyclists from injury

In a new initiative from the Department for Transport (DfT), proposals are being drawn up for additional and new laws designed to provide additional protection for cyclists and pedestrians. The DOT review could see the introduction of new laws to add...
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Another Big Insurer doing well – in spite of ongoing ‘compensation culture’ allegations

Over the past few years, the UK’s big insurers have constantly complained about the UK’s (in their mind) ‘compensation culture’ – how they have to pay out so much in accident injury compensation, how this is a ‘bad thing’ and how it means that motori...
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Claims Guide: Pothole Claims

If you are a regular user of the UK road network, whether as a driver, motorcyclist or cyclist, it’s likely that you are already aware of the impact that local council and highways agency budget cuts are having on the state of repair our roads – with...
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Claim guide: accidents on public transport

If you have been involved in an accident whilst using public transport and have suffered harm or have been injured, then you are entitled to make a claim for personal injury. Public transport covers a wide range of options, such as a bus, coach, trai...
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Trampoline park injuries – can you claim?

Along with climbing walls and other types of healthy indoor activities, trampoline parks have increased hugely in popularity over the past few years. However, as with any such physical activity, the increase in popularity of trampoline parks has also...
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NHS mistakes have resulted in almost 140 men losing a healthy testicle.

Recent statistics released by the NHS’s litigation authority, NHS Resolution, have revealed the shocking errors made by various NHS authorities which have resulted in 137 men losing a testicle within the past six years. The figures also reveal that a...
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Bad driving habits – do you recognise any of these?

A recent survey ahead of November 2017’s Road Safety Week revealed many of the most common tricks some motorists use in their attempts to stay one step ahead of the law when they are behind the wheel, in particular when involving drinking and driving...
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Construction – the UK’s most dangerous industry to work in

Recent analysis of over 10 years’ worth of statistics from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that the construction industry is the most dangerous to work in. As well as having the highest number of fatalities, people working in ...
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Would a Dash Cam help with my road accident claim?

One of the biggest frustrations following a road traffic accident (RTA) occurs when there is a dispute over liability – basically, who is at fault for the crash. Deciding who is at fault is often based on one person’s word versus another’s, and with ...
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Claim Guide: road accident claims for pedestrians, passengers, motorcyclists, drivers and cyclists

When making a claim for compensation, to be successful it has to be proven that someone else was to blame for your accident, material damage and your injuries. When it comes to injuries suffered on the roads, these can be categorised as follows: Pede...
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Correct Compensation – how to help ensure your claim is properly compensated

With many personal injury claims, be they as a result of a road accident, or an injury suffered whilst at work or whilst out shopping, it can often be difficult for a solicitor to accurately predict the total amount of compensation you should be enti...
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Cuts to Legal Aid – a false economy across all case types says independent survey

A recent Ipsos MORI report, on behalf of the Law Society , provides another strong indication that the Governments programme of cost cutting in the area of Legal Aid over the past few years has overall been a false economy. Legal Aid is a long establ...
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Personal Injury Claims Limit to rise – up to £5,000 for RTA claims

At a recent Justice Select Committee meeting, Justice Secretary David Lidington confirmed the Governments plans to bring in new, higher small claims limits for personal injury claims in England and Wales. The intention is to raise the small claims li...
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Making an injury claim – the important extra information you may need

We often get asked what additional information, documents and evidence may be required as part of the personal injury claims process. This will vary depending on the type of injury you have suffered, but we’ve pulled together a brief list below giving examples of what is often required - we hope you will find it useful:

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Distracted whilst driving? Help avoid a road accident by putting your phone away...

A study earlier this year indicated that around 22% of crashes – road traffic accidents (‘RTAs’) – are caused by drivers being distracted behind the wheel. Mobile phone use is a significant cause of such distractions, and the research also indicated that even making a hands-free call resulted in the same level of distraction. Texting drivers were revealed to be the most highly distracted, with a one third reduction in overall reaction time combined with worse lane discipline and control.

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Workplace Injury Claims – Our 4 Step Guide

Our simple 4 step guide to making a workplace injury claim Should you be in the unfortunate position of suffering an injury at your place of work, be that a warehouse, office, construction site or factory, making a claim can be daunting. Whilst being...
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