Company Fails To Use Worker’s Skill As Compensation Claim Defence

It has recently been ruled that a company cannot cite a worker’s know-how as a defence in an accident claim case. When a company employs workers who have been in...


Headway Lincolnshire Becomes Registered Charity

Headway Lincolnshire provides key support services to those with traumatic brain injuries, their families and carers in Lincolnshire. On 22nd April 2013 Headway Lincolnshire became a registered charity, enabling it...


Care Quality Commission Promises Swift Change With New Strategy

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that they are to make ‘radical’ changes to the way in which it inspects and regulates services. The announcement comes following criticism of...


Is Our Legal Attitude Too Focused On Compensation?

Newspapers and online sources have been accused of incorrectly portraying Britain as a society that is becoming increasingly obsessed with compensation. The accusation has been made by Lord Dyson, Master...


Court Denies Bereaved Partner Compensation Claim

The current law regarding compensation for the death of a partner requires an unmarried couple to have been co-habiting for a minimum of two years to be eligible for any...


Hospital Bed & Staff Shortages Harming Patients

It has been reported this week that the boss of Ambulance Services in the West Midlands has said that patients are suffering as hospital bed and staff shortages mean ambulances...


Obstacle Course Claimant Wins Compensation Battle

A man in charge of an obstacle course in a Swansea activity centre has been found liable for the injury of a Scout leader attempting to navigate the course. The...


Bypassing Lawyers In Personal Injury Claiming Process

The insurer Aviva has suggested that victims seeking personal injury claims should by-pass lawyers and head directly to the insurers representing the guilty party, suggesting that saving on lawyers’ charges for representation...


Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment Of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO)

When an individual has suffered an accident which was not their fault and have sustained injury as a result, nowadays they are normally aware that they may have a claim...


Stafford Hospital Public Inquiry Finds the NHS Must Fundamentally Change

A public inquiry into the failings at Stafford Hospital has concluded that NHS staff should face prosecution if they are not open and honest about mistakes. On 9 June 2010,...


Release Of Asbestos Fibres From Heaters

In the Government report entitled ‘Asbestos in Schools – The need for action’, the report noted that of the 3,600 schools in Britain, more than 75% contain asbestos with much...


Patient Satisfaction Tests To Be Introduced

The new Friends and Family Test is due to start in all hospitals from April this year. The test involves all hospital patients being asked whether they would recommend the...


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