201704.19
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NHS Prepares to Ban Personal Injury Firms from Hospitals

The Law Gazette in England report that the Department of Health will consult on changes to the NHS Standard Contract. It includes a ban on personal injury firms advertising in hospitals. For example, in a local hospital like Preston Accident and Emergency it’s not too difficult to find claims management companies advertising legal services. These…

201701.09
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NHS Doubles its Clinical Negligence Claim Fund

The National Audit Office will investigate why the NHS has doubled its compensation fund on tackling clinical negligence claims. The NAO will probe why the NHS in 2015 set aside £56 billion to fund compensation claims.* The fund was almost double what it set aside in 2014 – is this a worrying spending trend, unsurprising…

201702.08
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Economists Say Personal Injury Reforms Risk 35,000 jobs

Accordingly to economists 80 per cent of people directly employed in the personal injury business face losing their jobs if Ministry of Justice reforms become law. The number of people directly employed in the personal injury market includes lawyers, claims management companies, insurers and medical reporting agencies. The consultation period for the proposed justice reforms…

201612.02
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Seven Ways to Drive Safe During the Winter

Driver behaviour remains the top cause of crashes. Data provided by the ONS from 1995 and into the following decade show that traffic accidents rise by nearly 30 per cent compared to the rest of the year. It’s not just Christmas, it’s the onset of Winter. What can you do to improve your road safety...
201611.22
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20mph Zones Introduced in the NorthWest

Almost 16 months ago Southport councillors voted through plans to install several 20mph zones. Southport traffic has increased since 2012. Yet public data recently revealed that road traffic accidents have decreased during 2016.  The areas that had new Southport traffic control zones introduced include Ainsdale Village, Fleetwood Road area, Avondale Road, and Heathfield Road. The…

201412.05
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Are long waiting times solid grounds for personal injury claims?

Delays faced by patients for NHS treatment have risen sharply, despite government pledges to keep waiting times low statistics reveal. Information supplied by England’s acute hospital trusts shows that patients are facing a postcode lottery in the length of time they are having to wait for treatment. There are delays as long as 215 days…