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How to make a sports injury claim

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Road Traffic Accident?

How do I know if I qualify for a claim?
Sports injury claims do have a criteria framework just like other injury claims. A sports injury claim may pertain to an injury incurred while participating in a specific sport. It’s also there to make provision for sport spectators on the side as accidents and injuries do occur to innocent bystanders too. In order to qualify, the injury must have been sustained in adverse conditions, for example, an intentional harm from a third party that results in prolonged pain.

Causes of sports injuries
It’s important to know the grounds for sports injuries because they are diverse and varied.… Read more

How Much Can I Claim for a Head Injury?

How Much Can I Claim for a Head Injury?

A head injury can be minor like open wounds and bumps that can be treated using easy procedures. In other instances, head injuries may include brain damage, which could mean loss of memory, cognitive impairments and behavioural changes that can significantly impact on one’s living.

If you sustained head injuries after an accident, you will at some point consider what you should receive as compensation from the fault party. Voluntary settlement is more efficient and helps to save time for both parties because litigation comes with many costs and could take longer than expected. Calculating the amount of compensation for head injury may be daunting to some people, but with guidelines as shown below you are able to get to an approximate amount that is fair to both parties.… Read more

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Road Traffic Accident?

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Road Traffic Accident?

Every year, thousands of people are involved in road accidents involving cars, buses, motorbikes and lorries. If you’ve been in a car accident, a personal injury team will be able to put together a legal claim on your behalf in order to claim you compensation. The amount of compensation that is able to be claimed will depend on the type and severity of the injury you received, the effect that it has had on your life, as well as other things such as mental trauma caused or medical costs. Amounts per type of injury are set out according to the Judicial Studies Board (JSB).… Read more

Do I need to report a road accident to the police?

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When you’ve been involved in a road accident, whether you need to report it or not will depend on any injuries suffered by another party and/or whether you have given the necessary details at the accident scene. The Road Traffic Act 1988 (section 170) provides further clarification on your responsibilities following a collision.

Essentially, the legislation states that as a driver, if you’re involved in an accident on the road and any of the following occur you must take certain steps:

• Injury to a person, other than you;
• Damage to another vehicle or to property;
• Death or injury to an animal (these are defined as a dog, horse, pig, cattle, goat, sheep, mule or ass) except those in your own vehicle or trailer.… Read more

How Long After an Accident at Work Can You Make a Claim?

How Long After an Accident at Work Can You Make a Claim?

After an accident at work leading to injuries, there is some length of time that should pass before coming to terms with the nature and severity of the injuries sustained. Even small injuries and pain may prevail for weeks or months after the incident before you are able to give an actual assessment of the injuries. For serious injuries, you may be required to receive medical attention spanning many days with no clear end. If you are looking to make legal claims for the injuries, there are many ways through which you can know the amount of compensation you deserve.

Reasons for using a personal injury solicitor
One of the reasons you need a personal injury solicitor in presenting this kind of case is due to the experience level these professionals hold.… Read more

Do you need to see a doctor if claiming for whiplash?

Woman Reading Letter After Receiving Neck Injury

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries people experience when involved in a car accident, caused by damage to the neck due to the sudden impact and stop. The term refers to the neck’s unnaturally fast movement forward and back, like the crack of a whip, which can result in tissue and muscle damage. The usual after-effect is a prolonged period of pain and stiffness in the neck, with many people finding it difficult to move or stretch. Whiplash injuries are seen in large amounts of insurance claims for those involved in car accidents, with many gaining settlements for their injuries.… Read more

Lawyers call for NHS compensation claims shake-up

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has called for change of attitudes in the NHS in relation to compensation claims for the health service’s medical blunders.  Lawyers at APIL have argued that major savings could be made to the NHS if it were to cut out needless injuries and adopt a professional and efficient approach to dealing with claims when things do go wrong.

APIL’s vice-president, Neil Sugarman, has said ‘The main problem here is that the NHS has all the facts of the case at its fingertips but often fails to admit it is liable for the injury, so the injured person spends years trying to prove there was negligence, running up costs all the time, only for liability finally to be admitted at the eleventh hour.… Read more

Schools pay £1.5m in injury compensation cases

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has called for change of attitudes in the NHS in relation to compensation claims for the health service’s medical blunders.  Lawyers at APIL have argued that major savings could be made to the NHS if it were to cut out needless injuries and adopt a professional and efficient approach to dealing with claims when things do go wrong.

APIL’s vice-president, Neil Sugarman, has said ‘The main problem here is that the NHS has all the facts of the case at its fingertips but often fails to admit it is liable for the injury, so the injured person spends years trying to prove there was negligence, running up costs all the time, only for liability finally to be admitted at the eleventh hour.… Read more

Beach slip leads to £13,500 injury compensation

A lady who slipped and fell down a set of steps whilst visiting a beach with her family has successfully claimed £13,500 in injury compensation.

She broke her elbow, requiring surgical insertion of metalwork. The compensation claim covered both the injury suffered, and the financial losses incurred by the lady’s husband having to spend time caring for her.… Read more

Local council pays out £6,000 in accident compensation to 84 year old

An 84 year old pensioner who fell due to a missing drain cover, suffering a large cut and bruising to his face, as well as a shoulder injury, has been awarded £6000 in injury compensation from his local council.

He has been left with a large scar on his face and continues to need physiotherapy at Hospital to help him with his injuries.

His Personal Injury Solicitor explained the basis of the case: “The council showed negligence and a breach of statutory duty in failing to maintain the highway in accordance with the Highways Act 1980.”

“The council initially tried to deny responsibility for this accident, and argued that it hadn’t been reported prior to the accident.… 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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