Cerebral Haemorrhagic Contusion – What is it?

A Cerebral haemorrhagic contusion is a form of brain haemorrhage and commonly occurs after significant head injury. They are often referred to as ‘intracerebral haemorrhage’.  A haemorrhage is usually identified from a CT scan. In addition, MRI scans may also be used to identify further bruising especially at the base of the skull. A CT…


PHC Law Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Please bear in mind that the PHC Law office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year festive period. We close at 5pm THURSDAY 21st December 2017. Re-open at 9am TUESDAY 2nd January 2018. Please do still visit our website and complete the web form if you wish to contact us or request advice for injury…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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…