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When can you recover private healthcare costs in a personal injury claim ?

05 Jan 2021

When a Claimant suffers injury they may require treatment in order to help them to recover. This is known as 'mitigation of loss' . The Claimant is entitled to obtain that medical treatment privately irrespective of the availability of state funded care. That was entrenched in the Law Reform (…

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Road Traffic Collision Involving a Foreign Vehicle

15 Dec 2020

The Brexit deadline is looming and vehicles registered outside of the UK will continue to come into the country delivering our goods and carrying holidaymakers and visitors. What happens if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident with one of these vehicles and it wasn't your fault? Most…

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£50,000 for cyclist who crashed to avoid a dog

05 Nov 2020

The Times newspaper recently reported on a case where a cyclist had succeeded in a claim against the owner of a dog who had run out in front of him causing him to come off his bicycle. As a result, he suffered a brain haemorrhage after he flew over the handlebars of his bicycle which left Mr…

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Horse Riding Accident Compensation Claims

21 Oct 2020

Horse riding is an extremely popular leisure activity in the United Kingdom, especially in more rural environments. Equestrian activities can however lead to a multitude of injuries ranging from very minor to fatal. On average, approximately two horses a week are killed on UK roads alone, with 845…

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Bicycle Accident Compensation Claim - Post Accident Checklist

08 Oct 2020

Since the start of the Pandemic, and the gradual ease back to the 'new normal', the number of people cycling in Great Britain is ever increasing. A National Travel Survey recently reported that around 8% of the population cycle at least three or more times a week. This equates to around 5.1…

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Statutory Bereavement Award Finally Extended to Cohabitees

01 Oct 2020

After a long and arduous journey that started in 2017, The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020 is finally set to come into force on the 6th October 2020, providing an amendment to extend the scope of people entitled to statutory bereavement awards, to cohabitees. The amendment to the law…

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Reforms to Restrict Awards for Whiplash Claims

28 Sep 2020

In the latest Civil Litigation Brief Gordon Exall makes reference to a new book and "The perceived compensation culture". It makes an interesting read dispelling some of the myths that there is a compensation culture in the UK. As with all processes, there will be a few that take…

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UK Drivers - Are we really ready to lose control?

15 Sep 2020

The Government has recently launched a consultation into the technology supporting 'hands-free' driving, and estimate it could be legal on all UK roads by as early as 2021. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders suggest this new hands free technology could potentially cut accidents by up…

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Injury Prevention Week - 17 to 21 August 2020

17 Aug 2020

APIL (Association of personal injury lawyers) have recently launched a safety campaign focusing on Pedestrian safety. Although the number of accidents involving pedestrians has remained the same over the past few years it remains too high. Pedestrians are considered vulnerable road users. Any…

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