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Category Archive: Compensation claim

The History of Compensation Claims

Compensation is by no means a new thing and delving into the past of personal injury claims throws up some pretty spectacular and downright silly attempts to pursue compensation. What makes some of them even more bizarre is that a portion of them were actually accepted and compensation awarded! Origins of a Compensation Culture Many people are quick to blame our friends in the USA for the growing compensation culture over here in the UK, but evidence of claims dating back as far as the 19th century should be enough to dispel that myth. Insurance companies have been around in one form or another for hundreds of years and are quite […]

Why Make a Personal Injury Compensation Claim?

Now this may seem like a rather ridiculous question, with quite a simple answer, but really why should anyone make a claim for compensation? We British are renowned for our stiff upper lip mentality, for dusting ourselves off after a fall to continue our day with a cheery smile only to perhaps regale guests with details of the comical incident at the next dinner party. However, it is time for all this nonsense to stop (in my humble opinion). How many times can we trip on raised paving or slip on spilt milk in our local supermarket (mop and medic required in aisle 9)? O.K, perhaps these aren’t everyday occurrences, […]

What is personal injury compensation?

You may think you are already aware of the answer, but do you really know what compensation is? Winning a personal injury case, or settling out of court for injuries or distress caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault is so much more than monetary reparation for many people. What is personal injury compensation? Compensation is usually a monetary payment for injuries suffered at the hands of someone else and can vary in amount, depending on the individual situation. Personal injury compensation is a specific type of compensation and requires a legal team that specialise in this area of law. What many people may not be aware of are […]

Making A Fatal Accident Claim With Clearwater Solicitors

If someone you love has died in an accident someone else was to blame for, there will surely be a lot of different things you will have to think about and deal with.  However, fatal injury compensation can be essential if you and your family are to cope with a person’s accidental death and to deal with the consequences of their loss, especially if the victim was your family’s main breadwinner. According to UK personal injury law, dependants can make a claim for compensation following the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. Some of the people who may be dependants include: – The wife, husband, ex-wife of […]

How To Claim Compensation With Clearwater Solicitors

If you’ve been injured in an accident that you were not to blame for, then speak with Clearwater Solicitors today to find out more about making a claim for compensation. We are a Lexcel-accredited law firm, which means we meet the highest possible standards for practice management, so you can rest assured your case is in good hands with us. We specialise in the field of personal injury law. We strongly believe that people who have been injured in accidents they were not to blame for should have the right to receive compensation for their pain, suffering, loss of amenity and financial losses, and will strive to ensure that you […]

Does the UK really have a compensation culture?

The next 12 months are sure to see many UK law reviews and legislative changes that allegedly aim to clamp down on the UK’s ‘compensation culture’. Media reports suggest that a huge number of feckless scam artists are pursuing false and fraudulent compensation claims as a way to earn an income, that almost everyone involved in a car accident makes a whiplash injury claim, and that employers are dealing with a burgeoning number of accident at work compensation claims involving foolhardy employees that are entirely to blame for their own injuries. But is this true? Despite government ministers’ and media figures’ claims of a compensation culture, statistics do not seem […]

When Liable Parties Don't Pay Out Compensation Claims

John was in a slip and trip accident caused by the negligence of a retailer, which left him with a broken wrist. He claimed compensation against the liable party, who did not have insurance, and won in the claim, but the owner of the retailer did not pay out any compensation. So what can he do to recover the money he deserves? Once judgement has been made in favour of the claimant in a compensation claim, such as a personal injury claim, an unfair dismissal claims or in another civil breach of UK employment laws, the liable party should make immediate plans to pay the money they owe. Courts may […]

Making Prosthetic Implant Compensation Claims

If you have had a prosthetic implant, and have experienced problems with the implant, such as the implant being subjected to a recall, you could be able to claim personal injury compensation or claim for any costs you have incurred. You should speak with personal injury solicitors as soon as possible so you can begin to build your claim and recover the money you are entitled to. Prosthetic implant compensation claim case studies In August 2010, Depuy Orthopaedics Inc, one of Johnson and Johnson’s divisions, recalled two of its prosthetics – the ASR XL Acetabular metal and metal hip-replacement system and the Depuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. It is thought […]

Worcestershire County Council pays out £1.7m in compensation claims over three years

The Worcester News has recently reported that Worcestershire County Council has paid out a total of £1.7 million in compensation claims, with a total of 3,300 people claiming compensation against the local authority between 2009 and 2013. The council or its insurers are liable in a number of different personal injury claims and accident compensation claims, including slips, trips and falls on council property or on pavements, council workers’ accidents at work, accidents at school and damage to vehicles on Worcestershire’s roads. However, the majority of Worcester County Council’s bill – £1.5 million of it – related to personal injury claims. This is despite the fact that only 903 claims […]

Are government moves making it harder to claim compensation?

Injured people are still struggling to access the justice they deserve. Every year, millions of people suffer serious injuries in accidents they have nothing to do with, and although recent years and decades have seen huge strides in these people’s ability to recover the compensation they are entitled to, drives to reduce costs and cut the cost of insurance have seen some of this progress start to fall apart. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LAPSO), which became law in April 2013, was one of the most controversial pieces of legislation relating to personal injury claims to have come into effect in recent years. The Coalition […]