UK Car Accident Compensation Cases Increase

Insurance analysts have recently revealed that there’s been a sharp rise in the number of people claiming for car accident compensation in the UK over the past 12 months, despite a drop in the number of accidents happening in the country. The annual report, which was published by the Actuarial Profession has revealed that, in spite of a decrease of around 11 per cent in the number of car accidents in the UK in 2011, car accident compensation claims have risen by some 18 per cent. It is estimated by the Actuarial Profession that these extra car accident compensation cases cost the insurance industry an additional £400 million per year, a figure which is being partially blamed for the increase in motor insurance premiums since the economic downturn kicked it. The government is currently formulating ideas in order to limit the amount of money which a personal injury claims firm can make from no win no fee cases. The Law Society of the UK has had to step in to ensure that the government does not make any brash decisions and put car accident compensation solicitors out of business... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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NHS Reports Medical Negligence Compensation Skyrockets

Recent reports have shown that the NHS accounts for medical negligence compensation have sky-rocketed over the last year. The medical negligence bill has hit a new high of £1 billion in litigation claims for a 12-month period. Recently published figures reveal that claims launched against the NHS by its patients, or family members thereof, have led to the health service forking out a total of £1.2 billion in medical negligence compensation between 2011 and 2012. This colossal figure represents a significant increase in medical negligence payouts from the previous year which stands at around £863 million... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Woman Secures £35k in Clinical Negligence Claim

A woman has won her clinical negligence claim after she was released from a local hospital just eight hours after being admitted with a broken pelvis. The negligence claim was initiated at London’s High Court where the Judge ruled that she should receive £35,000 in clinical compensation for being prematurely discharged with a severe personal injury. The woman, who is from Wigmore in Kent, initiated the clinical negligence claim against Medway NHS Trust through her daughter as she had entirely lost the ability to walk independently following the negligent course of action taken by the NHS medical staff... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Bereaved Daughter Wins £95k in Mesothelioma Claim

The daughter of a man who died as a result of extensive asbestos exposure more than 50 years ago has received £95,000 in mesothelioma claims money. The man contracted the deadly asbestos-related cancer as he entered into his early 70s and sadly died shortly after initiating the mesothelioma claim against his former employer. The daughter of the victim stated in the compensation claim that her father first noticed the deterioration in health in 2010 when he experienced severe weight loss and increased difficulty in catching his breath... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Parking Lot Car Accident Claims Life

A woman who was 74 years of age has been involved in a car accident late last Wednesday morning. The accident was picked up on by a local newspaper, the Orange County Register. Chuyen Nguyen was rushed to a local hospital following the car accident which took place while she was in the parking lot of the Saigon City Supermarket on Westminster’s Brookhurst Street. In spite of the local paramedic’s response to the situation being described as ‘immediate’, Mrs Nguyen was sadly pronounced dead later that afternoon whilst she was in hospital. The 74 year old died from the internal injuries she sustained in the car accident... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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