With all the procedural changes to personal injury law, it's been a difficult time for lawyers dealing with this field of work. Indeed many have been made redundant as law firms scramble to keep pace with the rate of reforms and like nervous soothsayers guess what it all might mean for the future of their businesses. The cascade of suggested further reforms follow on from the enactment of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and have been put forward by both…Read More
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 great importance to many personal injury claimant lawyers as the majority of claims, particularly RTAs, involve general damages of less than £5,000. Indeed in RTAs figures are sometimes quoted of 85% of all claims falling into this bracket.
If the small claims limit for general damages were raised to…Read More
If you have a compensation claim you might have hired a lawyer who, if they are any good, will be fighting with all their skill, experience and passion to get you as much money and medical treatment as they can after you have been injured. In some cases, particularly involving serious injuries, your case maybe of great importance to you and your future, especially if you have a family to provide for. Proposed changes by the government to the compensation system will attack the rights of…Read More