201710.06
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Personal Injury Market to Grow

Amid controversial reforms to current Ministry of Justice rules over compensation claims and whiplash cases, there are reports that the personal injury market is ready to increase by a modest 1.6% between now and the next 4 years. The report is based on work conducted by a Coventry based market research consultancy firm IRN Research….

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…

201703.31
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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…

201703.21
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Avoiding Personal Injury: Tips for Driving Safe at Night

Whatever your reason for driving at night, there are be too many variables to list here. However, every motorist is entitled to feel safe and obliged to drive safe at night. Here are some tips for driving at night which can reduce the risk of being involved in an accident and suffering from personal injury:…

201702.02
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Maria Miller Hostility to Transgender Report Came from Women

When the Women and Equalities Committee published a report calling for a radical change in attitudes to transgender people, it didn’t receive expected attacks by Homophobes and extreme right-wing elements but ‘women’ it claims. Gender discrimination is still an issue in the UK. Former Culture secretary Maria Miller has said she was very surprise by hostility from…

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…

201701.05
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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…