A recent Freedom of Information request by those champions of responsible honest journalism, The Mail On Sunday, has made public how much some law firms have been charging for medical negligence compensation cases against the National Health Service.
Are you ready for the winter weather? January is traditionally a time when the weather starts to get really told and roads become more treacherous to use.
Just because something is difficult to put a value on – it wont stop the Court placing a value on it. It’s a tricky exercise and in order to establish how much compensation is paid to Personal Injury Claimants it is necessary to obtain a full and thorough medical report in most cases.
There’s many a column inch been dedicated to the evils of ‘compensation culture’ – so much so that it is hardly surprising that at most first meetings with lawyers, potential clients feel the need to clarify that they’re not a scrounger, often stating “I wouldn’t make a claim but…” – but should it be this way?
A mother of three has been deemed to lack the mental capacity to make critical decisions about her own medical treatment, and a senior judge has ordered she undergo a risky operation that could save her life, against the wishes of her lawyer who said it was in her ‘best interests’ to avoid undergoing the operation.
If you have had an accident that is not your fault and suffered injuries then it is important that you receive medical treatment as soon as possible so that you can start to recover from your injuries.
Recent research has revealed that approximately 50% of people who suffered an accident do not actually go ahead and make a claim for compensation.