201705.09
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How to Write an Accident Report at Work?

If you are an employer, self-employed or responsible for work premises, you are obliged under RIDDOR to report work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. What is RIDDOR? This applies to the reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. The regulation was updated in 2013 following the previous 2005 ruling. Unlike some areas of…

201703.31
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Schools Pay Out for Personal Injury

According to the TES website in 2015 Local Authorities paid millions of pounds in compensation to teachers in schools. They suffered serious injury, or discrimination in the workplace.  These figures show little evidence of reducing. The NASUWT teaching union said that more than a 150 personal injury claims referred to its solicitors during 2015. It’s not…

201701.26
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Made an Accident Claim and Not Left Alone?

If you’ve been online recently to search for an accident claims company, found one, and contacted them but then found yourself inundated with calls from other similar companies, don’t despair, you’re not alone. A claims management company offers claims services in general. Often these include advice or legal services regarding compensation, and/or PPI claims. If…

201701.04
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School Teacher Assaults Rise

It is reported that in Scotland a teacher sustained serious neck injury as a result of a pupil attack. The teacher’s identity remains undisclosed for legal reasons to protect the pupil’s privacy. The teacher’s injury is compared to a whiplash-style car accident. The physical assault was so severe that £55,000 in compensation was received. The…

201701.04
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Preston Personal Injury New Look Website

At the end of last year we upgraded our website to make it quicker and simpler to use. We’ve upgraded the look and feel and improved our menus so that you can find all your legal info on personal injury and accident much faster. However, this is an ongoing upgrade and further changes will take…

201608.17
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Did you miss the Law Society Campaign ‘Don’t Get Mugged over Accident Claim’?

Despite its central message highlighting the risks of not consulting with accident claim lawyers, an ad campaign created by The Law Society three years ago still retain its power. The central theme warned that before accepting a compensation offer by an insurer, consider consulting a personal injury solicitor if you are involved in an accident. The ad campaign…

201608.08
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‘Collateral’ Lies Can’t Ruin Insurance Claims

What are ‘collateral lies’ concerning insurance claims? Basically it’s when someone making a claim exaggerates for personal gain, and not always financial gain. However, collateral lies in many cases never actually impact on the final result. This is the reason why the legal profession refers to them as ‘collateral’. Exaggerating on insurance claims, or telling…

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…

201412.03
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Lancashire Health And Safety College Fined For Workplace Accident

An engineering technician has successfully won an injury at work Lancashire claim against a college that ironically specialises in teaching health and safety courses. Marc Antonio Albanese broke his back after he fell from a stepladder balancing against a filing cabinet at Burnley College. His injuries caused him to have more than five months off…