Category Archives: Compensation for injury

Compensation explained for accident, injury and financial loss

Should the NHS be paying care and treatment costs?

Should the NHS be paying care and treatment costs, and how can you question a decision? The way to argue the point is to request a review of the decision of the NHS body which has  declined care under the … Continue reading

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Liability is admitted

Liability is admitted – can I relax? The defendant has admitted liability, or the insurance company for the Defendant has admitted liability. Admitting liability is quite common in personal injury compensation case. The Claimant and their representatives relax as the … Continue reading

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Accident compensation claims repay NHS

The cost of motor insurance and the NHS factor If you bring a successful compensation case after an accident which involves an insured vehicle the Government can reclaim the cost of NHS treatment from the insurer of that vehicle. You … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation after accident

Rehabilitation in personal injury compensation claims Why and how rehabilitation can work for you You will appreciate from other pages of this site that my aim is to achieve maximum compensation for my clients. I also try to gain the … Continue reading

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Health and safety and common sense

Carelessness and the lack of forethought cause accidents and poor medical treatment, not compensation. Continue reading

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Compensation culture – do we have one?

Lord Young admitted that the “perception” of a growing compensation culture was not wholly supported by the facts, although the NHS Litigation Authority had seen a 10 per cent annual rise in claims during the last two years. Continue reading

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Contributory negligence examples

The concept of contributory negligence is based on a claimant being partly responsible for the damage. The clearest example is a car driver who does not wear a seat belt. Not wearing the seat belt does not cause the accident, but it contributes to the damage – the injury. Continue reading

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Expert evidence

Expert evidence in compensation cases Only experts can give opinion in a compensation case, and the opinion must be limited to the field of expertise. A medical expert is the usual expert, but again the medical expert must keep to … Continue reading

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Mitigation

Mitigation means keeping your losses to a minimum, reasonableness being the guiding factor. Continue reading

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Claim for self employed

Self employed – accident compensation I often act for self employed people. Running my own business gives me an understanding of the self employed, and the particular pressures and issues cases for compensation by the self employed involve. Someone on … Continue reading

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Politics of compensation

Politics of compensation Newspaper headlines tell you of large compensation awards, fraudulent claims, or the rising cost of road accident claims to insurers. What you do not read is how organisations are reimbursed as a result of a compensation case … Continue reading

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Compensation – good thing?

Compensation – good or bad thing? The need to seek compensation must be a bad thing, but the ability to recover it must be a good thing. Nobody wants to be injured so nobody wants compensation. If something does go … Continue reading

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