health and safety annual review

Health and Safety Year in review

The health and safety annual review, 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...

Bereavement Compensation Goodge Law

“Bereavement compensation – 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 compensation claims in England and Wales in...

Record evidence after accident caused by defective highway

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. If you have been in invoved in an accident caused by defective highway, to be eligible...

Accident caused by defective road - Goodge Law

How do I know if I have a case due to accident caused by 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...

Claim for accident on holiday - Goodge Law

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 and ask whether they can claim for accident on holiday. Package Holidays A...

Settle Now Or Go To Trial? Goodge Law

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 You Accept First Insurance Offer - Goodge Law

Should I accept first insurance offer?

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