Thalidomide group welcomes right to discover State documents in ‘mother of all battles’

The High Court has adjourned several claims for compensation over the use of the drug Thalidomide to a date in November for further case management. Twenty-six cases are being brought against the manufacturers  of the drug German firm Grünenthal GmbH, the Irish distributors TP Whelehan Son & Co, and the Ministers for Health and Environment. Launched as [...]

By |2018-08-10T12:45:45+01:00August 10th, 2018|Compensation, Courts, High Court, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Thalidomide group welcomes right to discover State documents in ‘mother of all battles’

Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation

The Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal’s refusal to compensate a woman who suffered a psychiatric illness after her father died from an HIV-related illness 30 years ago has been overturned in a landmark High Court decision by Mr Justice Bernard Barton. The ruling now leaves open the door to a number of similar claims [...]

By |2018-08-10T11:15:32+01:00August 10th, 2018|Compensation, Courts, Medical Negligence, News|Comments Off on Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation

6 Out Of 10 People Don’t Realise They Can Claim Compensation For Injuries Whilst On A Package Holiday Abroad

A Onepoll survey asked 1000 consumers whether they believed they could make a compensation claim for a number of different accident scenarios. Out of those people only 40% of people recognised that they could claim if they sustained an injury whilst on a package holiday abroad. People go on holiday to relax, switch off and [...]

By |2014-12-11T09:48:54+00:00December 11th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Insurance, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety|Comments Off on 6 Out Of 10 People Don’t Realise They Can Claim Compensation For Injuries Whilst On A Package Holiday Abroad

Brits abroad, holiday accidents and claiming compensation

UK Government figures show that an estimated 7.7 million UK residents travelled abroad in August 2013. Figures also show that in 2012 approximately 70 Brits a week were hospitalised abroad. A survey of 1000 people, compiled by the Hugh James Holiday Accidents Team, has found that travellers are not fully aware of their rights if [...]

By |2014-10-01T14:32:07+01:00October 1st, 2014|Compensation, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Brits abroad, holiday accidents and claiming compensation

How to Determine a Loss of Earnings Claims

A majority of us have or will witness accounts of a plaintiff claiming personal injury. He or she may claim multiple reasons for the injury along with millions of dollars in damages. The difficulty truly sets in when one needs to evaluate claims for loss of earning, specifically during this recovering economy. Many factors come [...]

By |2014-08-14T12:58:05+01:00August 14th, 2014|Compensation, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on How to Determine a Loss of Earnings Claims

Whiplash report fees slashed in UK to cut false claims

Cost of medical reports will be drastically cut in the UK in a bid to limit false whiplash insurance claims The price of medical assessments for people that claim to have suffered whiplash in car accidents will be cut in England and Wales in a bid to reduce false whiplash claims. An initial medical report [...]

By |2014-08-06T09:32:54+01:00August 6th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Whiplash report fees slashed in UK to cut false claims

1 million lawsuit claims toddler crushed by Trimper’s ride

A Virginia mother has filed a $1 million suit against Trimper's Rides and Amusements in Ocean City claiming a ride left her young son with a traumatic brain injury. Raffinee McNeill, of Accomack County, filed the personal injury claim in U.S. District Court on July 23. According to the court filing, her son and his [...]

By |2014-08-01T08:30:49+01:00August 1st, 2014|Accident, Compensation, News|Comments Off on 1 million lawsuit claims toddler crushed by Trimper’s ride

‘I had to fight for months to win my compensation claim’

An elderly widower whose wife died after an accident on holiday has been forced to wait seven months before finally receiving a £20,000 payout due to him from his travel insurer – with The Mail on Sunday’s help. Peter Hicks, 83, and his wife Jean, 80, who had difficulty walking, were on a cruise in [...]

By |2014-06-03T08:30:19+01:00June 3rd, 2014|Accident, Compensation, News|Comments Off on ‘I had to fight for months to win my compensation claim’

£23,000 compensation for teacher who slipped in puddle

Chris McGovern, of pressure group Campaign for Real Education, said: ‘Look, people fall over. This money which has been paid out would be better spent on teaching children. ‘The whole culture of compensation – from staff, parents and children – has made school totally risk averse.’ Conservative MP for Monmouth David Davies added: ‘This does [...]

By |2014-05-27T12:35:04+01:00May 27th, 2014|Accident, Compensation|Comments Off on £23,000 compensation for teacher who slipped in puddle
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