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…

201703.22
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Speed Cameras Now on Preston London Road

In a bid to bring more traffic control to Preston’s already congested streets, Lancashire County Council’s solution is to further punish motorists. But is this fair and will it reduce accidents and improve safety? On a safety level, speed cameras usually work but there do nothing to reduce traffic congestion. Speed camera’s only punish and…

201702.24
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Courts Bill May Leave People Under-compensated

The Prison’s and Court’s Bill changes may leave injured claimants under-compensated. It also still does not resolve what many in the legal sector know – that it will line insurers’ pockets. The new bill, introduced by MoJ (Ministry of Justice) Minister Liz Truss, puts forward an introduction of fixed tariffs to control the payments of whiplash compensation claims….

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…

201701.30
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A Police Force Pays £750,000 in Compensation

According to local Surrey press, a 153 successful compensation claims were made against Surrey Police in 2016. The claims involved damaged property, assault, and breaching the Human Rights Act. Surrey Police force paid out more than £750,000 in compensation. One such compensation claim bizarrely included a letter not being posted. Some online remarks to describe…

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…

201701.23
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Car Insurance Prices Continue to Rise

In October 2016 the AA (Automobile Association) reported a 15% rise in car insurance premiums compared to previous October in 2015. Now this figure looks to continue into 2017. Depressing stuff? Well, rising car insurance premiums probably will be depressing to the average motorist. Yes, the current Bank of England interest rates are quite low…