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Category:personal injury

Proposed increase to Small Claims Limit for Injuries

The Conservatives plan to increase the small claims limit for road traffic accidents to £5,000 and for all other accidents to £2,000.  These changes could come in by October 2018. This means that if the injuries you sustain in a road traffic accident are worth £5,000 or less (or in another type of accident £2,000 […]

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Unfair deductions from compensation

“My solicitor has taken 25% of my compensation is this right?” A 25% deduction from your compensation may be unfair or wrong even if you agreed to a 25% success fee in your “no win no fee agreement”. In personal injury claims, for all no win no fee agreements signed after 1st April 2013 the solicitor […]

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Holiday Sickness Claims and Package Travel Regulations

If you or anyone in your travel group was made ill on your holiday, whether through food poisoning or some other infection you may be able to claim for your injuries, any financial losses and your spoiled holiday. Your holiday has to be a package holiday under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours […]

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Exploding a-cigarettes, Exploding Vapers and Vaping Accidents

Vaping devices have been known to explode or over heat causing burns and other injuries.  The injuries can be serious: One man had suffered burns inside his lungs (read story) there are reports of injuries to teeth and tongues as well as fire damage caused by fires whilst the device is in a pocket. This may be due […]

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Product liability – Consumer Protection Act 1987

As well as any rights you have as a consumer to get a refund for any defective product if the defect has caused you injury or loss you can claim for that as well. You may have additional rights under section 75 or 75A of the Consumer Credit Act (which are covered in other blogs of mine) […]

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Cyclist found 25% to blame for riding in the middle of a narrow road

The Case A cyclist was riding along a single carriageway country lane (5m wide with no markings) in the middle of the road.  A vehicle approached from the opposite direction and had a clear view (60 metres) of the cyclist and time to stop.  The car did not stop but it did slow down to […]

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Cycling injuries and faulty or defective bike

As a keen cyclist I have had near misses with vehicles or defects in the road that have thrown me off balance.   I have had my fair share of accidents too but mine could only be blamed on my own slightly carefree riding style! Cycling accidents If you are knocked off balance or even off […]

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Package holiday sickness or illness claims

If you or anyone in your family or group have suffered a bout of illness or injury whilst on holiday you may be able to claim compensation for your illness/injury, financial loss and maybe the cost of the holiday.  If your holiday was spoiled for another reason such as the hotel not being fit for you […]

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Burns injuries compensation advice

Fire, hot machinery, hot ingredients (both solid and liquid whether in the manufacturing sector or food industry), hot water, steam, molten liquids, chemicals, acids or alkalis, friction – however, you have been burned it can be unpleasant at best and at the other end of the spectrum burns can be serious and even life threatening. Burn type […]

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Don’t let your claim be “traded” between claims management companies and others

There are lots of adverts for injuries both on television, radio and cold callers and a clear business has built up around gathering YOUR these details and selling them on to other claims management companies or solicitors. You may be told you HAVE to use a particular firm of solicitors with which the claims management […]

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