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Personal Injury Claims Law Blogs & Legal News from UK & US Personal Injury Lawyers. Welcoming accident claims solicitors from Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh etc), England (London, Manchester, Birmingham etc), Wales (Cardiff), Republic of Ireland (Dublin, Limerick, Cork etc), Northern Ireland (Belfast) and beyond to share their great legal knowledge and expertise to help people understand the practicalities of making and defending a personal injury claim.

Delays in Whiplash Reform and Future Effects on Cyclists

September 13, 2018

In 2017, the UK government announced a sweeping reform focused on whiplash and personal injury guidelines to help combat unnecessary and costly compensation claims. Under the Civil Liability Bill, changes to compensation claims after a road traffic incident were to take place. In effect, the threshold for small claims court would increase from £1,000 up […]

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The Cost of not Making a Personal Injury Claim

July 5, 2018

Loss to the individual If someone came and took £1,178.45 out of your bank account, you would do something about it. Yet following an accident that was the fault of someone else many people choose not to do anything about it. As shown above, the cost of apathy is huge with the average level of […]

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Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate – New Legislation in Scotland Proposed

July 5, 2018

The setting of the personal injury discount rate has historically been a contentious issue for both the insurance and personal injury sectors because of the impact it can have the size of awards received by claimants. The subject has come to the fore again recently with the news that the Scottish Government intends to introduce […]

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A Game-Changer For Personal Injury Lawsuits: Recent Changes To New York Summary Judgment Rules Benefit Accident Victims

May 20, 2018

In April of 2018, the New York Court of Appeals – the highest court in the State of New York – decided the case of Rodriguez v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op. 02287 (N.Y., April 3, 2018) which fundamentally changed the way in which New York personal injury cases are litigated and […]

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What is the time limit for bringing a personal injury claim in England?

February 8, 2018

If you have suffered an accident or injury and another party was at fault, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim. However, it is important to note that the law imposes strict time limits on bringing a personal injury claim, whether you’re bringing a general accident claim or a more specific type of […]

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Are the Proposed Personal Injury Reforms Fair?

May 17, 2016

At the beginning of this month, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) held their annual conference in Birmingham. The main topic of discussion at the conference was the proposed personal injury reforms due to make their way through parliament later this year. The proposed reforms have been met with much criticism for denying many […]

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KCR v The Scout Association – Compensation Awards in Abuse Cases

April 7, 2016

The case of KCR v The Scout Association [2016] EWHC 597 (QB) concerned the abuse of a young boy suffered at the hand of his Cub Scout Group Leader in the 1980s. The boy’s abuser was convicted of a great number of sexual offences carried out against young boys, including the claimant in 2003. The defendant, […]

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Jimmy Savile personal injury claimants tops 160, Courts hears

November 19, 2014

London Appeal Court judges have begun analysing legal arguments over a compensation scheme set up for victims of Jimmy Savile, who died in October 2011 aged 84. The Court of Appeal was told by trustees of one charity, which is a major beneficiary of Savile’s estate, that compensation claims had to be scrutinised. Explaining that […]

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Protect Student Athletes from Serious Brain Injury

February 25, 2014

The danger of repeat concussions has been moved to the forefront of discussion involving athletes and injuries and while more schools across the United States are taking a stance against play after concussion students are always removed from the game. In April of 2013 47 states had enacted youth concussion laws that generally require students […]

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Winter Holidays – Planning for Personal Injury Claims Abroad

January 20, 2014

In January many of us start to really think about planning a trip abroad – about 900,000 people in the UK love to ski and may have already planned their special ski holiday. It has to be acknowledged that all types of ski holidays will be expensive no matter where you go so it is […]

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