Damages - what can I claim for?

Assessing damages There are many different types of personal injury and medical negligence cases.  Each claim will have a different outcome. One of the first things we do in assessing compensation for our personal injury clients is to work out how much their case is worth. Your solicitor may use…


Medical negligence on the screen - what can you do following a misdiagnosis?

If you have been keeping up with all the drama on the cobbles you will know that the Websters have recently been through a nightmare. Little Jack Webster had a fall and sustained a graze to his knee. Unbeknown to his sister, Sophie, the graze would become infected leading to sepsis. Symptoms of…


Personal Injury Trusts: Protecting your compensation

Personal injury compensation can range from relatively small sums, up to million pound settlements. Therefore, it is vital that you think carefully about what to do with your settlement money. While we cannot advise you on how to invest your money, an option available to people who have settled PI…


Compensation: assessing your losses

Last year, we wrote a blog about valuing damages in personal injury claims. We explained that compensation awards are dependent on the duration, severity and type of injury sustained. When considering how much compensation a personal injury claim is worth, a court will look at a range of factors.…


Botched jobs: Bringing a cosmetic surgery claim

The cosmetic surgery industry is rapidly expanding. As a result, procedures are no longer just for those wealthy few. These procedures are frequently offered in buy-one-get-one-free and group deals and are routinely available on many high streets. The overall standard of surgery is usually very…


I'm ill. Will the court adjourn the hearing?

The courts are regularly faced with requests to adjourn of hearings, deadlines and trials of matters. Those who write to the court asking for an adjournment tend (regardless of whether a reply is received from the court/the other side or not) to not attend the hearing and the decision is left with…


Let it snow… Avoiding accidents in the icy weather

Personal injury solicitors usually see an annual spike in business in the first months of the New Year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a large proportion of the enquiries we receive are weather-related! Earlier this year, analysis into historic data by Insure The Box revealed that accidents on the road…


Best of PALS? NHS complaints and medical negligence

There can be no doubt that our National Health Service is a cornerstone upon which our national identity has been built since its introduction in 1948. We cannot imagine life without it! We place such huge trust in its staff that it is vital it runs effectively and efficiently. At the moment, we…


Personal Injury – the results are in!

Another financial year has passed, and the report card has been completed! We are delighted to confirm that since November 2016, our personal injury department has recovered over £815,000 in damages for our clients. John James, our Head of Personal Injury, is pleased with progress during a year of…


Remember, remember…! Bonfire night safety tips

Ah, Bonfire Night. Our annual opportunity to trudge with our families across dark fields to watch the Guy go up in flames. Fireworks will colour the sky, sulphur will fill our nostrils, parkin will clog our stomachs. It is also the time of year when we are warned of the dangers of reckless…