The NHS has been a conversation piece for many years now amid concerns that a lack of funding is starting to hit home. Despite the fact that government after government insist funding is “going up in real terms” there appear to be more challenges going forward. Read more
Tinnitus is a condition in which the sufferer hears sounds that come inside the head. It is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying problem. Although the condition can be extremely annoying, it is not usually a sign of anything more serious.
If you delve a little deeper into the world of personal injury compensation claims it is a very difficult world to understand. Some of the figures awarded to successful claimants seem exceptionally high while others seem minimal for the type of injuries incurred. Read more
Riding a motorbike at any time of the year presents a unique set of risks and in winter, the risks increase several times over. Wet roads, poor visibility and overall harsher conditions of winter all combine to create less-than-optimum conditions for two wheelers. Read more
As the temperatures fall around the UK the number of personal injury claims is expected to rise. Historically snowy and icy roads and paths have led to significant injuries many of which end up in the courts. Some of the journeys we take for granted can become extremely treacherous when snow and ice are added to the mix. Read more
Over the last few years the UK government has attacked the culture of personal injury claims with “whiplash” now designated as code for fraud in some circles. When Liz Truss, the Justice Secretary, recently announced a consultation about further reforming the sector there were initial cries of joy from the insurance sector and howls of concern from the legal profession. Read more
There is nothing worse than going to your car only to find it has disappeared and you have been the victim of car theft. For many people this can open a whole host of different problems especially if personal details and documentation has been left in the vehicle.
We often read about simple ways to protect your car from thieves but how many of us actually take up these suggestions? Read more
The likelihood is that the majority of us at some point in our lives will be involved in a car accident which could be a major or a minor prang. These situations can be highly emotional, many of us will not be thinking straight and we may end up saying things which we regret. There are obviously many things to take into account which we will cover below but the main thing is to try and remain calm and initially keep your thoughts to yourself. Read more
It is sometimes easy to forget that each employer has an obligation for the safety of their staff and customers. Personal injury claims in the workplace can be a difficult subject to discuss because those who have suffered personal injury while at work are often scared to take the matter further. This is understandable, especially with a difficult employment market, but there are a number of issues to take into consideration. Read more
In a move which surprised many in the legal profession and the insurance industry the UK Ministry of Justice has confirmed that previously announced personal injury reforms have been (temporarily at least?) scrapped. These reforms were announced by George Osborne during his tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer and while they provoked an array of differing comments they were on the whole seen as a positive move. Read more