If there’s anything worse than being in a motor vehicle accident, it’s being in an accident with a driver who refuses to provide you with information. When being in an accident, drivers are legally required to provide their name, their address and their registration number to anyone else involved in the accident, and to provide insurance documents to the police if required. When drivers fail to do this, they could find themselves facing legal repercussions, and could be charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident or a similar offence. However, if a driver does not provide this information at the scene of an accident, or provides […]
Archive: Mar 2014
Although the majority of businesses pay their bills within the timescales permitted through UK employment law, there is a problem with late payments within corporate transactions. Countless businesses and self-employed individuals go through serious financial difficulties every year because of late payments, which stops these parties from investing, promoting jobs creation and contributing to the economy of the UK. Therefore, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills held a UK law review on late payments. It looked into what could be done to enhance transparency and accountability to change business culture, how small businesses can be helped to deal with the consequences of late payment, how small businesses could be […]
If you’ve suffered a personal injury in a workplace accident, you may be thinking about claiming accident at work compensation. The overall value of your claim could depend on four different types of expenses and losses, some of which may be more relevant to your claim than others. Personal injury solicitors can provide advice that relates to your specific circumstances, and this information should be considered as a guide only. General damages General damages are the damages that the claimant is not billed for and cannot be accurately calculated by totaling up losses. In an accident at work compensation case or other personal injury claim, these might be the pain […]
Financial problems can be one of the most serious aspects of a personal injury claim. Claimants might be able to handle the pain and suffering that the injury led to, but may be unable to cope with the lost wages and medical expenses they face as a result of the injury. This problem can be particularly serious when the injured person is a family’s main breadwinner, or if the breadwinner dies as a result of the injury. One of the common factors seen in all personal injury claims is that the claimant has a range of different financial requirements, from short-term immediate problems to long-term concerns. With the help of […]
While most sectors are seeing a decrease in the number of accident at work compensation claims, workplace injuries and fatal accidents they see, figures have remained relatively steady in the agricultural industry. Almost one worker in the sector dies every week, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics reveal – the decade between 1999/2000 and 2008/09 saw 436 fatal accidents in the agriculture setting, or an average of 43 deaths a year.
New statistics have shown that Brits are significantly less likely to be involved in a road traffic accident personal injury claim than they used to be. Post Office Motor Insurance’s Safety on Wheels report found that the number of motor vehicle accidents in Great Britain plummeted by 36% between 2001 and 2011. The largest declines in road traffic accidents were seen in the North West, where rates fell by 47%. This was followed by the West Midlands, which experienced a 44% fall in the number of motor vehicle accidents. The risk of personal injury claims when on the road fell the least in the South East, with the number of […]
Working at height guidance has been overhauled by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This new guidance debunks some common myths that can mislead and confuse employers, while clearly and simply detailing what employers should and should not do. Some of the key changes the HSE has made include: