Category: Personal Injury

UK has one of lowest work injury rates in the EU

UK has one of lowest work injury rates in the EU

The UK consistently has one of the lowest rates of fatal injury across the EU according to HSE statistics. In 2012 the standardised fatality rate was 0.58 fatalities per 100,000 workers. This compares favourably...

Claims Farming – Do Insurance Companies Sell Personal Details?

Claims Farming – Do Insurance Companies Sell Personal Details?

Insurance firms are selling clients’ details? So Jack Straw’s claims that insurance firms are selling clients’ details to personal injury lawyers for up to £1,000 doesn’t come as a massive surprise, but it has...

UK sunbed owners could face claims for damages

UK sunbed owners could face claims for damages

UK SUNBED owners could find themselves facing claims for damages following a landmark case in Australia. Jay Allen, 35, regularly used sunbeds over a four-year period at two Fitness First centres. He was later...

Employers – How to avoid workplace accidents

Employers – How to avoid workplace accidents

According to the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) most recent figures, more than 3 million working days were lost to workplace accident and injury in 2012/13, and cost the UK £13.8 billion in 2010/11....

Solicitor responds to ‘excessive’ personal injury costs claim

Solicitor responds to ‘excessive’ personal injury costs claim

In repsonse to the Law Society Gazette article Personal injury solicitors rebuff ABI claims over ‘excessive’ costs I am astounded at the comments made by the ABI. The entire system of handling low value...

Motorcycle Accident Claims

  Unfortunately, motorbike riders are particularly vulnerable when on the road and motorcycle accidents are a frequent event in the UK. Car drivers struggle to see motorbikes and a motorcycle offers no protection when...

Are  holiday tattoos to blame for a rise in hepatitis and compensation

Are holiday tattoos to blame for a rise in hepatitis and compensation

The risks of tourists acquiring hepatitis as a result of getting tattoos, piercings or pedicures while abroad has recently been emphasised by an Australian health organisation. Helen Tyrrell, the CEO of Hepatitis Australia, warned...

Common kinds of road accident injury

Being involved in a car accident is an upsetting, distressing and often very painful experience. This is relevant whether you are the driver, passenger, another vehicle user or pedestrian witness.

If you are injured in a road traffic accident, it is important that you are attended to immediately. This can mean either being taken to hospital by ambulance from the scene or seeing your GP if your symptoms are less severe, but are still causing you problems.

Fox’s Biscuits Take Steps to Improve Health and Safety Record

Fox’s Biscuits Take Steps to Improve Health and Safety Record

Slips, trips and falls might some of the simplest accidents that occur in the workplace, but for injured parties, employers and the economy as a whole, these common accidents can be costly. In most...

The Compensation Culture – A PI solicitor’s viewpoint

The Compensation Culture – A PI solicitor’s viewpoint

Hello. I am Paul Wilkinson and I am the Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department at Fylde Law solicitors. In this article, I will be writing about the compensation culture, considering...

Guideline hourly rates: help or hindrance?

Guideline hourly rates: help or hindrance?

Guideline hourly rates (‘GHR’) are so often misunderstood: paying parties frequently aver that they ought to be strictly adhered to, irrespective of the nature, value etc. of the litigation concerned and be it summary...

How and why no win no fee solicitors work

How and why no win no fee solicitors work

No win no fee is a term we frequently hear banded about in the UK. It’s formal name is CFA – which means Conditional Fee Agreement. The no win no fee era was set...

‘Jackson Panic’ coming to the fore – Part Two

‘Jackson Panic’ coming to the fore – Part Two

We are almost six months on since LASPO and the Jackson costs reforms came into effect and so more and more cases straddling the cut-off in respect of recovering additional liabilities between the parties...