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Handicap on the labour market

Handicap on the labour market

The Smith -v- Manchester award – or the handicap on the labour market award explained. Recently I acted for a client who sustained an accident when his shoulder was injured at work. He was off work for three months. I claimed for his loss of earnings during this absence AND I was also successful in increasing his damages by an extra £10,000 even though he had returned to his job.

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Goodge Law client receives significant compensation for workplace injury

Goodge Law client receives significant compensation for workplace injury

I acted for a client on a no win, no fee basis after they were injured working as a security guard for a large company. The accident occurred when my client was signing in a visitor near to some security barriers.

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Why do claims take such a long time?

Why do claims take such a long time? This is a question that clients, contacts and friends ask me all the time. It’s not an easy question to answer. In short, there are two reasons: complexity and dispute. Let’s take the first one: complexity.

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Take photos after a car accident

If you’re involved in a car accident, even a minor one, it can be a very distressing situation. It can also be quite difficult to think clearly and collect all the information you might need. If you take some photos of the scene of the accident this can be a huge help in the future if you need to make a personal injury claim.

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Interview with Mike Greenstein, partner at Goodge Law

Mike Greenstein, partner in Goodge Law and a specialist in personal injury gives some insights into his job At the beginning of my career I spent some time doing personal injury work and really enjoyed it. It’s very hands on and people-orientated.

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Proposed changes to the no win-no fee agreement

The Government is concerned about the perceived increase in the compensation culture and doesn’t want us to become like the States. However, statistics show that we don’t have a compensation culture – just the perception that we do. The Government is concerned that the no win-no fee agreement is costing business through claims and the overheads of keeping paperwork in line with the law.

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No Win-No Fee agreements in Personal Injury Claims

In the UK, a Conditional Fee Agreement describes the agreement made between a law firm and their clients where the law firm acts on behalf of the client and is only paid if the outcome of the claim is successful. Some people also describe this agreement as a No Win-No Fee Agreement or a No Fee-No Win Agreement.

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