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....

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.

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...

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...

Why Personal Injury Claims are a Must

Why Personal Injury Claims are a Must

Anyone who has ever been injured in an accident that was not their fault will know how difficult things can be.  Being forced to take time off work – often without full pay –...

BYOD – A gift from Gen Y?

BYOD – A gift from Gen Y?

Generation Y are foolish youths or heroes, depending on who you are talking to. They want a work life balance, don’t care too much about money and status, and want a certain level of...

Love me love my dog

Love me love my dog

We have dealt with several personal injury claims at Ralli that have involved dangerous dogs.  The results of attacks on humans, particularly young children, by these animals, can be truly devastating. There has been...

5 top tips for personal injury claims

5 top tips for personal injury claims

The Compensation group have put together some great advice for making a successful accident claim; now you can find out all you need to know about making a successful personal injury claim in a...

Claiming For Personal Injury? Here Are Some Things That You Should Know

Claiming For Personal Injury? Here Are Some Things That You Should Know

For the uninitiated, a personal injury can be said to an injury or illness, physical or mental, caused due to negligence of another party.

The Truth About Whiplash

The Truth About Whiplash

James Reilly, Personal Injury Partner It seems perverse for a government that has a stated aim of reducing the public sector that there is a never ending diatribe (much ill informed) on whiplash, health and...

The new portal fees – the warm up to increasing the small claims limit?

The new portal fees – the warm up to increasing the small claims limit?

For a long time there has been a lot of discussion about the personal injury limit for the small claims track, currently set at £1,000, being increased to £5,000. This is a point of...