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Personal injury compensation – will you have to pay tax?

When a claim for personal injury is successfully settled, the compensation that you are entitled to will be paid to you. So what is the situation with regard to paying tax on this compensation?This is a question that we get asked a lot, which if you’...
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Surge in Pothole Injury Claims

As most road users, be they motorists, cyclists or pedestrians, will be aware, the poor state of the UK road network has resulted in a huge increase in the number of potholes on the road network. A ‘perfect storm’ of recent bad winter weather combine...
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Asbestos disease warning from MOD for helicopter engineers

Following recent reports from Australia which quoted exposure to asbestos as the main factor in a Australian serviceman’s death, the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has recently issued a warning to RAF and Royal Navy maintenance and servicing personne...
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Dangerous pavements - £2.1m in injury compensation over 12 months

A recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request and subsequent report by the AA has revealed the extent of personal injury compensation paid out for claims caused by slip and trip injuries on unsuitable pavements. The FOI requests went to 421 local aut...
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Terminally ill groundskeeper awarded damages of £226m in US cancer claim

In a landmark case in the US that may well have significant repercussions in many other countries, a terminally ill school groundkeeper has been awarded damages of $289 (£226m) in the first trial over a number of claims that the popular Roundup weedk...
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Are UK personal injury compensation awards really too high?

A recent report from the Republic of Ireland casts doubts on the UK insurance industry and government claims that personal injury compensation payments in the UK are too high and need to be reduced. The report, carried out by the Irish government’s ...
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Insurance company employee jailed for accident claims fraud

A former employee of insurance giants AXA is facing jail after multiple acts of claims fraud were uncovered by investigators.AXA, one of the UK’s largest insurance companies who are involved in personal injury and credit hire claims worth millions of...
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Air Ambulance attends cricketer with injured finger

A game of cricket taking place at Earls Colne Cricket Club in Essex was interrupted recently when an air ambulance helicopter arrived to treat a player who had injured a finger whilst trying to catch a cricket ball. The player had managed to split th...
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George Clooney in motorbike accident in Sardinia

Hollywood star George Clooney's motorbike was recently involved in an accident with a Mercedes car in Italy. The accident resulted in the actor, 57, to suffer injuries that required hospital treatment. The US star was riding his scooter from his hous...
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Will bells on bicycles help reduce cycling accidents, injuries and fatalities?

In a bid to reduce the number of cycling-related accidents, injuries and fatalities – in particular to pedestrians - a recently announced government overhaul of the UK’s laws regarding cycling safety may soon see the compulsory use of bells on all bi...
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Compensation claims following a fatal accident

Losing a loved one at any time can be a highly traumatic event, even more so should that person have suffered a fatal accident, especially if it was someone else’s fault. Whilst financial compensation is not going to be a priority in the immediate af...
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Revealed: Britain’s most dangerous roads for accidents and injuries

Revealed: Britain’s most dangerous roads for accidents and injuries Whilst there have been huge improvements in the safety of cars, vans and other vehicles over the past 30 years, 71 people are still killed or badly injured every single day on the Br...
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Spending cuts fuelling a rise in injury compensation claims by teachers

Continued budget cuts in schools throughout the UK has led to a significant increase in personal injury compensation claims as cuts in staff numbers has left teachers more vulnerable to assault. Over the past 12 months, compensation payments for a ra...
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Hands free phone call a big factor in fatal road accident

Following a road traffic accident in which a young woman was killed having been hit by a driver who had just finished a hands-free phone call, there have been pleas to motorists to stop making such calls, even though they are perfectly legal. The tra...
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Roadside vegetation affecting road traffic accident claims – councils and government not liable

Following a road traffic accident where a cyclist was knocked off his bike and injured near Ruthin in North Wales, a recent decision by the Court of Appeal means that local or central government should not have a duty of care to prevent roadside vege...
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Record injury compensation payment for brain damaged girl

Following a recent High Court hearing, a UK record payment of £19million has been awarded to a young girl who, following sub-standard levels of care immediately after she was born, suffered catastrophic brain damage. The girl, now aged nine, was born...
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Personal injury claims savings not being passed on by insurers

Despite a raft of new rules and regulations over the past few years aimed at helping motor insurers by reducing the amount of compensation they have to pay out on road traffic accident and whiplash claims - from 2013’s LASPO Act right up to the forth...
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Compensation guide – rugby injury claims

By its very nature, rugby is a sport that involves a high degree of physical contact and commitment that means that there will inevitably be injuries. Whilst much of the tackling, rucking and mauling that forms part and parcel of the game of rugby co...
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Supreme Court decision to allow work compensation claims for ‘symptomless’ injuries

A decision reached in an appeal heard by the Supreme Court last month is set to have a significant impact on claimants seeking industrial injury or industrial disease compensation in situations where such injuries are essentially ‘symptomless’. The a...
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Most insurance bosses predict rising insurance premiums, despite injury claim restrictions.

Despite significant regulatory changes to the personal injury and civil litigation sector over the past few years - many of which significantly affect a individual’s ability to obtain professional legal representation and receive the correct level of...
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