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…


Call Centre Workers Suffer Mental Health

Call centres across the globe often receive criticism for low pay and restrictive working practices. The UK is no exception, although work practices do appear to have improved in recent times. However, according to research people working in call centres face a risk of mental health problems. Many people remember ‘The Call Centre’, a BBC3…


Criminal Injury Claim Prevented for Pregnant Woman

A pregnant woman stabbed more than 20 times across her body in a frenzied attack of violence cannot make a claim for compensation. Read on >>> A legal precedent, set by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority appeal prevented the case. It stated that an unborn child is not a person in law within the meaning…


Psychological Compensation Claims – Anything But Simple

Judges have a difficult job in ruling on psychological compensation claims as there are usually a number of things to consider and typically, nothing is clear cut. How does the level of compensation reflect the claimant’s suffering or life-changing condition when no physical scars are to be seen? Often encouraged by sections of the media…


It’s never too late to seek a psychological damage claim

Deciding to make a psychological damage claims for something that happened in childhood may be a brave first step, but it is only the first step. With many of these kinds of cases, where the claim can be for something that happened many years ago, the task ahead of the claimant can seem insurmountable. Just…


Psychological damage claim – is time a factor?

A recent news story provides an interesting example of what could be considered as adding insult to injury. Although no psychological injury claim is presently pending, the case of the American youngster being asked to leave a fast food restaurant because her facial injuries were upsetting other diners, shows how this kind of claim can arise…