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How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

How long after an accident can I claim injury compensation?

Most claimants have up to 3 years after an accident to start an injury claim. In reality, it does not always work like this and there are

Can English Solicitors Take a Scottish Medical Negligence Case?

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

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. Find out more.

What are the Working Time Regulations 1998?

The Working Time Regulations 1998 put limits on the number of hours that an employee should work each week and defines minimum rest periods between shifts.

What are the Working Time Regulations 1998?

The Working Time Regulations 1998 put limits on the number of hours that an employee should work each week and defines minimum rest periods between shifts.

What are the Working Time Regulations 1998?

The Working Time Regulations 1998 put limits on the number of hours that an employee should work each week and defines minimum rest periods between shifts.

What Are the Weight-Lifting Restrictions in the Workplace?

Manual handling regulations address safe lifting at work, but they don't set specific weight restrictions. How does the law work & what if you are injured?

Dog Bites, Dog Attacks and UK Law

This article looks at the laws concerning dangerous dogs, and the consequences for an owner and their dog if an incident does occur.

What is the Compensation Scheme for Radiation Linked Diseases (CSRLD)?

The CSRLD was devised as an alternative to the normal legal process, in order to make claiming for occupational radiation exposure easier. Find out more.

The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

The Food Hygiene Regulations (2006) requires all food businesses to make sure their activities are carried out in a hygienic way.

What is the Waterlow Score?

The Waterlow Score assesses the risk to patients posed by pressure-related injuries. Serious injury can result from negligently failing to follow the scoring system.

Should I Set Up a Personal Injury Trust?

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

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences)

RIDDOR enables the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to gather information about serious work-related accidents and to investigate risks. Read more.

Leasehold Management Information Pack

Sellers of leasehold properties must provide buyers with information about the management of the lease and any financial accounts relating to the lease.

Judicial College Guidelines 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. Read more.

Judicial College Guidelines 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. Read more.

Judicial College Guidelines 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. Read more.

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. Read more.

Claiming Compensation via the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB)

The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) exists to compensate people injured by uninsured or untraceable drivers. Here's how to make a claim through the MIB.

Claiming Compensation via the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB)

The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) exists to compensate people injured by uninsured or untraceable drivers. Here's how to make a claim through the MIB.

Claiming Compensation via the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB)

The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) exists to compensate people injured by uninsured or untraceable drivers. Here's how to make a claim through the MIB.

Claiming Compensation via the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB)

The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) exists to compensate people injured by uninsured or untraceable drivers. Here's how to make a claim through the MIB.

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

MHSWR puts a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others, to prevent work accidents and work-related illness. Read more.

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

MHSWR puts a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others, to prevent work accidents and work-related illness. Read more.

Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)

The central source of healthcare data, the centre plays a fundamental role in ensuring that information flows across the healthcare system. Read more.

Claiming Compensation Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

Before 1976, dependants could not claim compensation for the loss suffered from the death of a relative. Under the Fatal Accidents Act, a claim is now possible.

Claiming Compensation Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

Before 1976, dependants could not claim compensation for the loss suffered from the death of a relative. Under the Fatal Accidents Act, a claim is now possible.

Have EU Motor Insurance Directives Made Injury Claims Easier?

Claiming injury compensation for a car accident abroad used to be difficult. Now, EU directives make it easier to make a claim through a UK solicitor. Read more.

Have EU Motor Insurance Directives Made Injury Claims Easier?

Claiming injury compensation for a car accident abroad used to be difficult. Now, EU directives make it easier to make a claim through a UK solicitor. Read more.

What is the Bolam Test for Breach of Duty?

Doctors have a legal duty for your safety. In a medical negligence claim, the Bolam test can establish whether there has been a duty of care breach.

What is the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU)?

If you receive an injury compensation award, the state may seek to recover related benefits paid to you. Get the facts here.

What is the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU)?

If you receive an injury compensation award, the state may seek to recover related benefits paid to you. Get the facts here.

What is the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the regulator of the financial services and claims management activity in the UK.

What is the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the regulator of the financial services and claims management activity in the UK.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations

Employers are required to keep their workers safe from harm in the workplace, especially when they are exposed to substances that may be hazardous to human health.

Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

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

How to Claim 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 (CICA). Find out how.

How to Claim 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 (CICA). Find out how.

How does the Highways Act 1980 Relate to Injury Claims?

How does the Highways Act 1980 protect road users and pedestrians? How does it help people injured in road accidents to claim compensation? Find out more.

How does the Highways Act 1980 Relate to Injury Claims?

How does the Highways Act 1980 protect road users and pedestrians? How does it help people injured in road accidents to claim compensation? Find out more.

Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005

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

Injury Claims Under Work at Height Regulations (WAHR)

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 were amended in 2007, to protect people working at height by imposing safety-related duties on employers. Read more.

Injury Claims Under Work at Height Regulations (WAHR)

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 were amended in 2007, to protect people working at height by imposing safety-related duties on employers. Read more.

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. Read more.

What is the Diffuse Mesothelioma Compensation Payment Scheme?

Under the scheme, employees diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma can claim compensation, even if their employer has ceased trading. Here's how.

REACH Chemical Regulations

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

Injury Claims and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

The Unfair Contract Terms Act redresses the balance between companies and consumers by striking out unfair contract terms. Read more.

Injury Claims and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

The Unfair Contract Terms Act redresses the balance between companies and consumers by striking out unfair contract terms. Read more.

My Employer Went Bust - How Can You Find Their Insurer?

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?

Injury Claims and the Manual Handling Regulations 1992

If you have been injured at work because of a breach of the manual handling regulations, you should be able to make a compensation claim. Find out more.

Injury Claims and the Manual Handling Regulations 1992

If you have been injured at work because of a breach of the manual handling regulations, you should be able to make a compensation claim. Find out more.

Claiming Under the Pneumoconiosis Etc (Workers' Compensation Act) 1979

If you suffer from a dust-related disease, you may be able to claim compensation even if the employer who caused the disease has ceased trading.

The Consumer Act 1987 and Personal Injury Claims

If you are injured by a defective product, the Consumer Act 1987 ensures that you can claim compensation. Here's how it works.

The Consumer Act 1987 and Personal Injury Claims

If you are injured by a defective product, the Consumer Act 1987 ensures that you can claim compensation. Here's how it works.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

What Are the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations?

In April 2015, CDM Regulations 2015 replaced the 2007 regulations. They are primary regulations for managing health & safety in construction projects. Read more.

What Are the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations?

In April 2015, CDM Regulations 2015 replaced the 2007 regulations. They are primary regulations for managing health & safety in construction projects. Read more.

What Happens When Claims Fall Out of the RTA Protocol?

Most road accident claims follow the 'Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims'. If no settlement is reached, a different process is then followed.

What is the 2007 Rehabilitation Code?

The 2007 Code is intended to ensure all parties in an injury claim prioritise rehabilitation and recovery. What impact could this have on claimants?

What is the 2007 Rehabilitation Code?

The 2007 Code is intended to ensure all parties in an injury claim prioritise rehabilitation and recovery. What impact could this have on claimants?

Injury Compensation Claims & 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. Read more.

Injury Compensation Claims & 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. Read more.

Law Society Society Personal Injury Accreditation

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

The Food Safety Act 1990

The Food Safety Act 1990 is wide-ranging legislation on food safety and consumer protection in relation to food.

The Freedom of Information Act & Personal Injury Claims

How does the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relate to making a personal injury claim. Find out here.

The Freedom of Information Act & Personal Injury Claims

How does the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relate to making a personal injury claim. Find out here.

Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 Explained

Manufacturers and suppliers of workplace machinery must comply with the 'Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008'. Read more.

Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 Explained

Manufacturers and suppliers of workplace machinery must comply with the 'Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008'. Read more.

Injury Claims Under the PPE at Work Regulations 1992

Employers have duties concerning the provision of personal protective equipment wherever there is a risk to safety that cannot be controlled by other means.

Injury Claims Under the PPE at Work Regulations 1992

Employers have duties concerning the provision of personal protective equipment wherever there is a risk to safety that cannot be controlled by other means.

Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974

This legislation offers legal protection to employees, and members of the public, from sustaining injury from work-related activities. Find out more.

Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974

This legislation offers legal protection to employees, and members of the public, from sustaining injury from work-related activities. Find out more.

How Does the Road Traffic Act 1988 Affect Injury Claims?

This legislation covers drivers and other road users. In an injury claim, it is used to establish whether a driver's conduct was negligent. Find out more.

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is a non-profit organisation that exists to help lawyers fight for the rights of injured people. Read more.

Occupiers Liability Act 1984

Under the act, if you are injured on someone else's property, you could claim compensation if the owner failed to take reasonable care for your safety. Read more.

Injury Compensation Claims and the Compensation Act 2006

The Compensation Act 2006 clarifies personal injury law, including asbestos claims, and ensures that claims companies provide a fair service. Read more.

Injury Compensation Claims and the Compensation Act 2006

The Compensation Act 2006 clarifies personal injury law, including asbestos claims, and ensures that claims companies provide a fair service. Read more.

Injury Compensation Claims & the Package Holiday Regulations

If you suffered an illness or injury on a package holiday, you may be able to claim compensation under the Package Travel Regulations. Find out more.

Injury Compensation Claims & the Package Holiday Regulations

If you suffered an illness or injury on a package holiday, you may be able to claim compensation under the Package Travel Regulations. Find out more.

How Does the Care Act 2014 Affect Personal Injury Claimants?

The Care Act 2014 sets out new rights for people needing care and support. Find out how the act affects personal injury claimants.

How Does the Care Act 2014 Affect Personal Injury Claimants?

The Care Act 2014 sets out new rights for people needing care and support. Find out how the act affects personal injury claimants.

Defective Products and the Consumer Protection Act

As a consumer, you have the legal right to expect that goods you buy are safe. So what happens if you are injured by a defective product you have purchased?

Defective Products and the Consumer Protection Act

As a consumer, you have the legal right to expect that goods you buy are safe. So what happens if you are injured by a defective product you have purchased?

Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

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?

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.