Compensation News

Five most misdiagnosed diseases in the UK

We put our trust in medical practitioners to tell us what’s wrong with our bodies, however some diseases and illnesses can exhibit signs and symptoms so complex and variable that it’s challenging for health professions to reach a correct diagnosis.

With this in mind, we’re going to reveal the top five most common medical misdiagnosis conditions in the UK.

1). Cancer

Certain types of cancer are detectable via screening processes which enable discovery at an early stage (prostrate, lung, cervical and breast cancer being examples). Yet this isn’t always the case, and with other types such as pancreatic and kidney cancer, detection is a lot more challenging.… Read more

The Most Common Causes of Accidents at Work

Workplace accidents can have serious consequences for employees, resulting in death or serious injuries. In 2016 the most dangerous occupations in the UK included agriculture, manufacturing and construction sectors. However, many of these accidents could have been avoided through better preparation and planning, together with training and provision of protective equipment.

Unfortunately, many workers take shortcuts, believing they are saving themselves time and effort. Inevitably taking shortcuts exposes workers to increased risks, especially when a job involves using dangerous machinery or toxic chemicals. As a result, there is an increased risk of serious injuries or fatalities.

Another cause of workplace accidents is due to over-confidence in one’s abilities.… Read more

Bike Accidents Facts & Figures

How Safe is Cycling – Some Facts

Every year more and more people are cycling on Britain’s roads. In Great Britain, it is estimated that over a third of the adult population cycle. Whether people are cycling to work or for leisure, cyclists have to compete with other vehicles on the road for space. This raises questions about whether cycling is a safe way to get about.

How safe is cycling?

The latest available figures on cycling show that each year the number of cyclists, both adult and children, involved in road accidents is around 20,000. Of these, around 100 cyclists die on our streets.… Read more

How long after an accident at work can you make a claim?

In spite of best efforts made by many employers to provide safe and conducive work environment, accidents do occur, no matter your profession and these can result in injuries. You should consider putting in a claim for compensation even when your employer has complied with the core responsibilities specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The compensation returns you to the position you were in before you sustained the injury arising from the accident.

How soon after the accident should you consider putting in your claim? It is advisable to start your claim as soon as you become aware of the injury because it is easier to prove that the injury sustained is attributable to the accident.

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What to Do if You Have an Accident in a Supermarket

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Supermarkets are large and busy and the chances of having an accident whilst using one are bigger than many people may think. It is not uncommon for people to have accidents whilst using a supermarket, the most common cause being through slipping on a wet or soiled floor or tripping on unsupervised equipment or spilled products.

Because shopping is such an everyday and personal experience, many who experience an accident while doing it are thrown by the experience and are unsure as to what to do.

Immediate feelings
Apart from any physical pain involved, many people experience embarrassment at having an accident.… Read more

How Much Can You Get From A Motorcycle Accident?

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For anyone unfortunate enough to be involved in a motorcycle crash, it can be a very distressing and often debilitating experience. Without the safe and reassuring cocoon of a car body around them, motorcyclists are far more vulnerable, and therefore far more likely to be injured or even killed. In fact, even though bikers represent only about 1% of all traffic on UK roads, they account for 20% of KSI collisions (Killed/Seriously Injured).

Some collisions occur when the rider runs out of talent or oversteps their abilities, causing them to lose control of their machine. However, a greater proportion of crashes are caused by road conditions such as Diesel spills, or actions by other drivers such as failing to see the motorcyclist approaching.… Read more

Back injury at work compensation amount

We all know there is very little that is more painful or more debilitating than a back injury. Everyday we expect to come home from work in the same state we started, maybe a little more tired after a hard days work, but we don’t expect a back injury that impedes upon our day to day life. If you suffer a back injury at work then you should be due compensation, the question is what is the back injury at work compensation amount?

This can differ according to severity of the injury and duration of the recovery. There are places online that offer a compensation calculator to find an approximate figure of compensation that you’d receive for your back injury, but below are of few of the guidelines concerning the amount of compensation.… Read more

Average compensation for soft tissue injury

How Much Compensation Can You Expect from a Soft Tissue Injury?
What is a Soft Tissue Injury?

A soft tissue injury is one which affects skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves, or an injury to any other part of the body which doesn’t involve broken bones and so on. If you’ve suffered such an injury through the negligence of someone else, you could be in line for a compensation payment of at least £1,000 for minor cases, although this can rise significantly depending on the seriousness of the injury and the effects it’s had on your life.

Examples of soft tissue injuries can include:

– Sprains
– Torn ligaments or tendons
– Severe bruising
– Cuts to the skin
– Bursitis (a painful swelling within a joint)

Why You Might Make a Claim

The most basic reason to claim for this kind of injury is simply to compensate you for the pain and distress you were caused through no fault of your own.… Read more

I had an accident at work what are my rights

Employers in the UK have a duty of care to their employees, and generally work hard to provide a safe working environment. However, it is an unfortunate fact that workplace injuries still happen that were caused by an employer’s wrongdoing. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to understand your rights and the responsibilities of your employer before considering a compensation claim.

One of the biggest worries is that seeking compensation from an employer may lead to redundancy. It can be an awkward situation in the workplace when someone decides to take action. Employers have been known to pressure their employees to cancel legitimate claims, stating directly or indirectly that their jobs may be in danger.… Read more

How much compensation can you claim for a spinal injury?

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If you have been involved in an accident then you may be able to put in a compensation claim for any injuries that you have received. The amount that you are able to claim will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the seriousness of the injury, medical costs, psychological issues, as well as the impact it has had on your day-to-day living. An injury lawyer will be able to create a legal case in order to claim the maximum amount of compensation available for the type of injury that you have sustained. Injury claim amounts have been set out by the Judicial Studies Board (JSB).… Read more

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tripping accident compensation

Geraldine Gardiner

Tripping Accident

Awarded £2,000

industrial illness compensation

Diane Jones

Industrial Illness

Awarded £5,000

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