The Ministry of Justice has this week presented the Civil Liability Bill to the House of Lords with a view to getting legislation implemented by April 2019. Amongst other things, one of the chief aims of the Bill is to severely reduce the level of compensation that insurers have to pay to motorists and passengers who suffer […]Read More Motorists – do you think cutting whiplash claims is really about saving YOU money?
In this case, the Claimant was injured as a result of the negligence of another road-user. The accident caused the Claimant to come off of their bike and suffer serious leg and shoulder injuries. The Defendant denied any wrongdoing and the Defendant’s insurer refused to admit liability. We produced statements from witnesses who had been at the scene at the time of […]Read More Injured cyclist receives compensation after court claim
The claimant in this case was injured when they tripped and fell as a result of stepping on to an uneven pathway at a railway station, with a large dip being disguised by a heavy build-up of debris. The council denied liability on the basis that the path was actually a public right of way across the station for which […]Read More Rail company compensates injured passenger
No. With the small claims limit set to rise for different types of personal injury claims, thousands of injured claimants will effectively be prevented from accessing a lawyer who can represent them. So far this year, out of my own caseload 40% have been disputed by the insurer on the issue of liability and/or causation with half […]Read More Can claimants expect insurers to deal with them justly without a lawyer?
Significant compensation was recently recovered for a client who was injured whilst working on a construction site. The claimant suffered a serious leg injury when his foot slipped between two scaffold boards at first floor level on a housing development site. The scaffold boards had not been properly secured and, due to their position near […]Read More Construction worker injured by unsafe scaffolding
This case was complicated in that it involved 3 defendants. My client suffered serious leg fractures when she tripped on a pothole just outside of the gym that she had just attended. The pothole had formed next to a manhole cover so that the edge of the cover presented a tripping hazard. Frustratingly, nobody was willing to […]Read More Compensation for pothole injury suffered outside gym
My client suffered significant injuries in the workplace when a loading ramp on the back of a truck suddenly fell and landed on him. The accident was caused by a defect in the truck’s hydraulic system which the employer had previously been made aware of. The employer admitted liability for failing to decommission the truck prior to the […]Read More Over £20,000 recovered for worker injured by faulty truck