Cauda Equina Spinal Injuries Costing The NHS Millions

The BBC has reported this week that the failure to identify and treat little-known spinal condition cauda equina is probably costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds per year....


APIL Urges Safe Driving As Part Of Injury Prevention Day 2019

The not-for profit organisation representing injured people, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), is promoting safe driving across the East Midlands as part of Injury Prevention Day 2019, which takes...


Discount Rate For Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Compensation Claims Increased

On 15th July, the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Rt Hon David Gauke MP, announced the anticipated discount rate change for personal injury and medical negligence settlement claims, which saw the...


IICSA Publishes Investigation Report Into Sexual Abuse Of Children In The Care Of Nottinghamshire Councils

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has now published its findings after a full investigation into the sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottinghamshire Local Authorities...


Injuries Abroad – What If It’s Not A Package Holiday?

In recent years, there has been a lot of press coverage in relation to people making holiday injury claims for illnesses and injuries suffered whilst abroad. The vast majority of...


Changes To RTA & Whiplash Claims To Be Released Later This Year

The Government has announced that plans to overhaul certain types of personal injury claims in the UK will be released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) by the end of...


Fixed Costs In Medical Negligence – The Fight Continues

The Ministry of Justice and Department of Health continue to work on plans to bring in fixed costs for Claimants pursuing medical negligence claims worth up to £25,000. In 2017,...


Patients’ Lives Being Put At Risk Due to Delays in Sepsis Treatment

The BBC has this week reported that patients’ lives are being put at risk because of delays in giving treatment for sepsis. What is sepsis? Sepsis is triggered by infection...


Listeria Outbreak In Pre-Packed Foods

Listeria in pre-packed foods Last week, Public Health England (PHE) confirmed that there have now been nine reported instances where people have contracted listeria, which has tragically included five deaths,...


Two Year Time Limit To Make An Application Under The Same Roof Rule

We previously reported that the same roof rule under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme was to be reviewed following a Court decision, which had highlighted the unfairness of the rule....


NHS Complaints Process – How Does It Work?

If you are unhappy with an NHS service you have received, you are entitled to make a complaint about any aspect of NHS care or treatment under the NHS complaints...


Whiplash Compensation Claims

Whiplash compensation claims are regularly in the news. However, anyone reading these reports may have been put off from claiming for their whiplash injury, as these claims have been linked...