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Most read clinical claims advice

How does the Care Act 2014 affect Claimants?

The Care Act 2014 came into force in April 2015, forging a new approach to adult social care in England and Wales. Care-related legislation had evolved piecemeal over 70...

Making a Vaccine Damage Payment claim

If an individual has been severely injured as a result of a vaccine's side effects, they could be entitled to a statutory payment. This...

What is 'failure to advise' in medical negligence cases?

When a doctor recommends a medical procedure, he or she has a duty to inform their patient of all the risks and benefits involved. In...
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Most read criminal claims advice

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

If you are currently claiming means-tested benefits and you are awarded compensation following an accident or injury, your eligibility to receive benefits could be affected. In...

Can I claim compensation if no one has been convicted of the crime?

If you are injured in a criminal attack it can still be possible make a claim for compensation even if nobody is convicted of the...

Claiming injury compensation through the CICA

If you are the victim of a violent crime, you may be able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, even if the...
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Most read cycle claims advice

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

If you are currently claiming means-tested benefits and you are awarded compensation following an accident or injury, your eligibility to receive benefits could be affected. In...

Advice for cyclists hit by opened car doors

A serious issue facing cyclists, particularly on busy city streets, is where a cyclist filtering through traffic or overtaking vehicles (including parked vehicles) is injured...

Is it illegal to ride a bicycle when drunk?

Alcohol consumption affects reaction times, reduces inhibitions and can render a cyclist incapable of controlling a bicycle. Does that mean cycling under the influence is...
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Most read general claims advice

How to make a group (multi-party) injury claim

What is a group (multi-party) injury claim? A group or multi-party claim is a compensation claim that is brought by a group of people who have...

Why people choose not to make a personal injury claim

A 2014 YouGov report revealed that 75% of those surveyed were entitled to make a personal injury claim yet chose not to do so. The survey reported...

Can I claim even if there were no witnesses to the accident?

To win their personal injury claim, the Claimant must prove that another party, the Defendant, was responsible for their injury. The Claimant must also establish ...
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Most read holiday claims advice

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

If you are currently claiming means-tested benefits and you are awarded compensation following an accident or injury, your eligibility to receive benefits could be affected. In...

How to claim compensation through the Package Holiday Regulations

If you suffer an illness or accident on holiday or you don't receive the package holiday you booked and paid for, you may be entitled...
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Most read legislation claims advice

How does the Care Act 2014 affect Claimants?

The Care Act 2014 came into force in April 2015, forging a new approach to adult social care in England and Wales. Care-related legislation had evolved piecemeal over 70...

Making a Vaccine Damage Payment claim

If an individual has been severely injured as a result of a vaccine's side effects, they could be entitled to a statutory payment. This...

Personal injury claim time limit calculator - 2016 Update

In most cases, personal injury claimants have a three-year limit in which to make a claim for compensation - but there are exceptions. Introduction The...
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Most read military claims advice

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

If you are currently claiming means-tested benefits and you are awarded compensation following an accident or injury, your eligibility to receive benefits could be affected. In...

What is the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

Servicemen or women injured whilst going about their duties may claim compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. Military personnel injured while at work have...
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Most read public claims advice

Can you claim for a slip on a shop floor?

Many slip and trip compensation claims arise following accidents in supermarkets and high street shops. Making a successful claim in these situations, however, will depend on...

The Food Safety Act 1990

The Food Safety Act 1990 is wide-ranging legislation on food safety and consumer protection in relation to food. It provides the framework for all food legislation...

The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

The Food Hygiene Regulations (2006) place an obligation on all food businesses to make sure that their activities are carried out in a hygienic way, and...
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Most read road claims advice

How long does a whiplash case take?

Although in November 2015 Chancellor George Osborne stated his intention to introduce measures to end the right to cash compensation for minor whiplash injuries - instead offering...

Injured by a bus driving off before you are seated?

Bus drivers are held to strict safety standards, however they also have a strict timetable. If a driver is running behind schedule, he or she ...

Personal injury and the Highway Code

The Highway Code is a series of rules created for all road users in England, Scotland and Wales to reduce the risk of road traffic...
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Most read slips claims advice

Can you claim for a slip on a shop floor?

Many slip and trip compensation claims arise following accidents in supermarkets and high street shops. Making a successful claim in these situations, however, will depend on...

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

If you are currently claiming means-tested benefits and you are awarded compensation following an accident or injury, your eligibility to receive benefits could be affected....

Is a simple trip injury too minor to make a claim over?

Sometimes a simple slip or trip accident can lead to a serious injury. Falling onto a hard surface such as a concrete pavement or solid...
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Most read sport claims advice

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

If you are currently claiming means-tested benefits and you are awarded compensation following an accident or injury, your eligibility to receive benefits could be affected. In...

Activity trackers in personal injury claims

What are activity trackers? Activity trackers are personal electronic devices designed to aid with sports performance. They can monitor distances, heart rate, time taken, inclines...
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Most read work claims advice

How to claim Industrial Industries Disablement Benefit

Anyone who has sustained a disability as a result of injuries or diseases arising from work may be eligible to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. Proving...

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

If you are currently claiming means-tested benefits and you are awarded compensation following an accident or injury, your eligibility to receive benefits could be affected....

What are the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the primary regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. In April 2015, the CDM...
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