Legislation Help and Advice

Personal injury claim time limit calculator - 2018 Update

How long do you have to make a compensation claim? Is there a time limit? Find out your exact injury claim limitation date with our online calculator.

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation for their injury. The solution may be to set up a PI trust.

What is the Health and Social Care Information Centre?

The central source of data relating to health care, the Centre plays a fundamental role in ensuring that information flows across the healthcare system.

What are the REACH chemical regulations?

Around 30,000 chemicals are marketed in the EU. REACH provides the legal framework for protecting human health against the risks posed by chemicals.

Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 Explained

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 aim to protect workers from risks to health from vibration. This article is a helpful summary.

Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 explained

Regulations dictate that employers must protect employees from excessive exposure to noise in the workplace. Read a summary of the regulations here.

Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 explained

Manufacturers and suppliers of workplace machinery must comply with these regulations containing requirements for manufacturing safe machinery.

Understanding the Electricity At Work Regulations 1989

With 350,000 people suffering a serious electric shock each year, the 'Electricity at Work Regulations 1989' now protect employers and staff at work

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

PUWER regulations encourage the safe use and control of work equipment used by employees. What are your rights and what can you do if you are injured?

What is the Consumer Act 1987?

How does the Consumer Act 1987 ensure that injured consumers are able to claim compensation?

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

How does the Freedom of Information Act 2000 operate, and how does it relate to personal injury claims?

How does the Highways Act 1980 relate to injury claims?

Does the Highways Act 1980 protect road users and pedestrians? And how does it help those injured in road accidents claim compensation?

Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974

This legislation offers legal protection to employees, and members of the public, from sustaining injury caused by work related activities.

Injury claims and the Manual Handling Regulations 1992

If you have been injured because of a breach in manual handling regulations, it is likely that you will be able to pursue a claim for compensation.

What is the 2007 Rehabilitation Code?

The 2007 Code is intended to ensure all parties involved in a claim prioritise rehabilitation over other concerns. What impact could this have on Claimants?

What happens when claims fall out of the RTA protocol?

194,477 people were injured in road traffic accidents in the UK in 2014. There is no a formal protocol covering most injury claims.

Can English solicitors take a Scottish medical negligence case

The law is not the same in all parts of the UK. If your medical negligence injury occurs in Scotland, can you instruct a solicitor based in England?

What is a Pre Action Disclosure Application (PAD)?

Disclosure is the process by which the parties in a personal injury claim are able to find out about each other's documents prior to any trial.

Injury Claims and the Goods and Services Act 1982

The Sale and Supply of Goods and Services Act can support a personal injury claim where substandard products or services cause physical injury

The Diffuse Mesothelioma Compensation Payment Scheme

Workers and former workers who have been diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma can still claim compensation even if their employer has ceased trading.

Judicial College awards for personal injury compensation

When assigning a financial value to the pain and suffering an injury has caused, lawyers refer to guidelines laid down by the Judicial College.

Judicial College awards for personal injury compensation

When assigning a financial value to the pain and suffering an injury has caused, lawyers refer to guidelines laid down by the Judicial College.

What is Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation?

Personal injury practitioners meeting the highest standards of expertise may apply for the Law Society's Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.

What is the Bolam test for breach of duty?

Doctors have a legal duty to keep patients safe from harm. The Bolam test can be used to establish whether if has been a breach of their duty of care.

What is the Waterlow Score?

The Waterlow Score assesses the risk posed to patients and those in care by pressure-related injuries. Neglect and serious injury can result from failing to follow the scoring system.

Have EU Motor Insurance Directives made claims easier?

Claiming injury compensation for a car accident abroad used to be difficult. Today EU directives make it easier to make a claim through a UK lawyer

What is the Compensation Recovery Unit?

When an injured person successfully claims compensation, the State will seek to recover related benefits paid to the Claimant from that compensation.

What is the Occupiers Liability Act 1957?

If you are injured on someone else's property, you may be able to claim compensation if the owner failed to take reasonable care for your safety.

What is the personal injury claims portal?

In order to reduce the costs involved in personal injury claims, the Claims Portal was set up to manage claims efficiently and quickly.

What is the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

Military personnel injured at work have the same rights as civilians and can pursue a claim against the MoD via the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

How to claim compensation through the Package Holiday Regulations

If you suffer an illness or accident on a package holiday you booked and paid for, you could get compensation under the Package Travel Regulations.

Tracing an employers insurer at the Employers' Liability Tracing Office

If you suffer health problems from a work illness or injury and the employer is no longer trading, how can you find their insurer to make a claim?

Claiming compensation under the Consumer Protection Act

As a consumer, you have every right to expect that the goods you buy are safe to use. So what happens if they cause you injury or harm?

Law Society offer advice to injury victims

Injuries to the brain and spine can be life-threatening and life-altering events, leading to long-term health consequences and financial insecurity.

Law Society offer advice to injury victims

Injuries to the brain and spine can be life-threatening and life-altering events, leading to long-term health consequences and financial insecurity.