The Whiplash Reforms: are they working? The government's online portal, 'Official Injury Claim' (OIC) went live at the end of May. The portal covers low-value injury claims caused by road traffic accidents on or after 31st May 2021, where compensation for injuries is under £5000. Anyone can use the OIC without legal advice. However, the [...]
Personal protective equipment and the coronavirus outbreak On almost a daily basis, much of the coronavirus related news focuses on the lack of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) available to NHS staff and other carers. Whilst there are clearly issues with the supply of such equipment, employers in other sectors as well as the NHS [...]
As many road users are aware, so called ” smart “motorways have become increasingly common in recent years throughout the country. What is a smart motorway? According to the RAC, a smart motorway is a section of a motorway that uses traffic management methods to increase capacity and reduce congestion in particularly busy areas. These [...]
As the Rugby World Cup reaches its knockout stages, much media attention is being given to players suffering head injuries. In separate games against Australia and Fiji, the Welsh fly-half Dan Biggar was forced to leave the field of play early, bringing into question his ongoing participation This comes at the same time as [...]
Have no fear; it’s just a cervical smear! Many young women will have been shocked in the last few years learning of the many deaths resultant of Cervical Cancer. Amber Cliff, a 25 year old Business Graduate died of cervical cancer in 2017. Amber’s family fought to change the medical protocols and guidance on cervical [...]
Personal Injury -The Reality Is there a lack of knowledge and understanding about personal injuries claims being pursued in England & Wales? Apparently so. Reading the BBC’s news coverage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16510793 regarding road traffic accidents this week, and the...
Opposition To Soft-tissue Injury Damage Recovery Changes The Law Society have issued a statement which robustly opposes plans to remove right to recover general damages for soft-tissue injuries. Speaking at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers' annual conference, Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon told delegates: 'The current environment for making personal injury claims is becoming more [...]