Health and Safety – the year in review

The annual Health and Safety Statistics, published by the Health and Safety Executive records details of workplace health and safety in Great Britain. For the period 2013/2014 there were 1.2 million self-reported health and safety...

“Compensation for bereavement a postcode lottery”

Bereavement Damages Research commissioned by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) in 2013 resulted in APIL asking the Government to review the current system and to bring bereavement claims in England and Wales in line...

What should I do immediately after an accident caused by a defective highway?

I recently wrote a blog on the law in relation to highway claims governed by the Highways Act 1980. To be eligible to make a claim you will need to show some form of defect...

Defective roads

How do I know if I have a case due to a defective road or pavement?

Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 states that the highway authority has a responsibility to maintain roads at public expense in a fit state to accommodate the “ordinary traffic which passes or maybe expected...

Can I claim for an accident that happened on holiday abroad?

This is the time of year when prospective clients call me to discuss an accident that happened on their summer holiday abroad. Package Holidays A personal injury solicitor in the United Kingdom can only deal with...

The Big Question: Do I Settle Now or Go to Trial?

Most personal injury cases settle before the case reaches trial. Out-of-court settlements can occur at any stage of the claim. I always advise my clients on settlement at the appropriate stages taking the following into...

Should I Accept The First Offer Made By An Insurer?

The insurer's first offer sounds reasonable? Should I take it or instruct a personal injury solicitor to fight for more compensation?