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www.theaccidentclaimline.com winners not losersWho is the Best Accident Claims Company?   The Accident Claimline of course. But I would say wouldn’t I? Can I prove it? I think so. So the whole purpose of using a company like us is because generally people like you don’t want to go directly ...
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Even the insurance industry is back tracking from the governments head long leap to increase the small claims limit to £5000.

So it would appear something has gone awry. Now even the Association of British Insurers believes the government might be going a little too far in increasing the small claims limit to £5000 for all PI claims, having failed to read it statement provi...
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Mesothelioma suffer fights to prove asbestos exposure

67-year-old Brian Coffey, diagnosed with mesothelioma in April, has turned to his former colleagues to help him prove his exposure to deadly asbestos at work. The cancer sufferer from Walkergate in Newcastle believes that his cancer was caused by the...
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Dog attack sees two hospitalised

A dog attack earlier this month saw two people hospitalised.  The attack happened in Newbury on the 4th of September when two terriers attacked a couple of dog walkers.  Both victims suffered serious injuries and required hospital treatment...
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Suspended GP returns to work

Despite numerous complaints from members of the public, a doctor that was suspended in 2012 has been allowed to return to work.  Dr Nagy Gabriel was suspended from the register after “patient safety concerns” were highlighted in an inquiry in Ma...
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Cumberland Infirmary patients warned

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has been forced to write to 357 patients after it was found that equipment at the hospital had not been cleaned properly.  The letters informed the past patients that the machines used to clean their ...
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Cash-strapped council pays out

It has been found that over the last three years, an icy car park and an unsafe chair have cost Barrow Borough Council £16,000 in compensation.  The largest of these payouts went to an employee that suffered serious back injuries after sitting f...
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NHS to pay £75k

Following an incident whereby an NHS nurse developed OCD after being pricked by a needle at work, the NHS are being forced to pay around £75,000 in compensation.  Alcinda Tobbal had been a trainee nurse at Whipps Cross Hospital when the accident...
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School support worker claims for back injury

Following only thirteen days at her new job at Rastrick High School, support worker Helen Sloan made a claim of £50,000 for a back injury.  Her injury was caused as a result of pushing pupils around the school in wheelchairs, blaming inadequate ...
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Disability campaigner made MBE

Disability campaigner Miro Griffiths has been awarded with an MBE having fought for disability rights since the age of thirteen.  He was one of many recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, alongside the likes of Stephen Sutton for servi...
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Poor training putting lives at risk?

The NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been warned that gaps in their training for patients with tracheostomies could be putting lives at risk. A tracheostomy is a procedure whereby a tube is inserted into the windpipe (trachea) of a pati...
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A&E delays persisting problem

A report has found that delays in patients reaching A&E are seriously impacting the North East Ambulance Service.  Within six months of last year there were a recorded 10,599 delays, with 196 being over two hours.  This saw paramedics u...
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Road injuries cost council £417,000 in compensation

Last year alone, Haringey Council paid out over £417,000 in compensation to pedestrians and motorists injured on the borough’s roads.  The figures, which were released by the Liberal Democrats, found that a total of 19 people were awarded compen...
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£23,000 to teacher who slipped in puddle

A teacher has received £23,000 in compensation after slipping on a puddle of water in a school corridor.  The teacher suffered serious ligament damage in the accident, with injuries to their feet and ankle. The court ruled that the school was to...
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Cancer surgery team “dysfunctional”

A recent report into the deaths of five cancer patients at a hospital in Kent has found that the surgery team was “dysfunctional”. The review of the cancer unit at Maidstone Hospital - carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) – actually too...
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Pothole claims all time high

New figures have revealed that the number of claims for injuries related to potholes has risen by 750% in the worst hit areas.  This is most likely due to having just endured the wettest winter in England and Wales since 1766, with winter floodi...
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Company director fined over unsafe work procedures

The managing director of a roofing company has been fined for its dangerous work procedures after a member of public photographed one of the workers jet washing a roof without any safety measures in place.  The photo was taken in June 2013, show...
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Hospital infection rates remain far too high

An NHS watchdog has found that not enough is being done by hospital staff to prevent the spread of infection. Around 300,000 patients in England develop an infection during their stay in an NHS hospital every year.  Prof Gillian Leng from the Na...
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Hospital watchdog identifies a ‘huge variation’ in hospital care

England’s health watchdog chairman said that there is a ‘huge variation’ in the care provided by England’s hospitals, with some that “you would not want to go to as a patient”.  David Prior said that the Care Quality Commision (CQC) was shocked ...
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Almost a quarter of a million paid out in compensation

Newly released figures have revealed that almost a quarter of a million pounds of taxpayers’ money has been paid out as compensation to children in Leeds over the last five years.  This figure covers money paid out to children that have suffered...
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