Accident claims law blogs & personal injury blawgs

Guest accident claims law blogs and personal injury blawgs from lawyers, solicitors and legal professionals.

Workers’ Compensation in Western Australia: The difference between workers’ compensation claims & common law claims?

by Evie Coles August 18, 2015 Accident Claims Law

Workers’ Compensation Insurance is Compulsory for all Western Australian employers In Western Australia, the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Workers Compensation Act) creates a legislative compensation system which exists to assist injured workers to claim compensation for their injuries on a no fault basis.  The purpose of this system is to ensure that […]

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Whiplash personal injury claims slashed following reform

by JamesBooker October 30, 2014 Accident Claims

Motoring personal injury claims have fallen by a third this year as changes to the claims process for whiplash have been enforced. It’s estimated that whiplash is one of the most common personal injury claims made by motorists, but many cases are believed to be made fraudulently as an easy money-making scam. The government has […]

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Common Personal Injury Claim Misconceptions

by laurenknowles October 16, 2014 Accident Claims Law

Misinformation in the press has caused negative perceptions of the personal injury claims industry. This unfortunately means that there are many possible claimants who are missing out on compensation due to fear and misunderstanding of the claims process. We have researched three of the most common claimant misconceptions and offered advice on how to reassure […]

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Business heavily fined after employee crushed in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors April 17, 2014 Accident Claims Law

A Scottish company has been heavily fined after a Health and Safety Executive investigation found that breaches of health and safety standards had caused serious injuries to a worker. The Angus-based company was fined £10,000 by a Scottish court after a worker was crushed whilst in the course of employment in November 2012, causing him […]

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The Personal Injury Whiplash Backlash

by James Scott February 25, 2014 Accident Claims

If you are one of the unfortunate people who become involved in a car accident and are genuinely injured, suffering whiplash or other personal injury, the way forward to making an adequate claim for compensation is now more difficult. The rules and regulations have changed and are still in a state of constant amendment. In […]

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California Prop. 51 and its applicability in a modified comparative negligence jurisdiction

by Peter Park January 20, 2014 Accident Claims

Prop. 51, known as Multiple Defendants Tort Damage Liability Act, abolished the rule of joint and several liability with respect to noneconomic damages, defined as “subjective, nonmonetary losses including, but not limited to, pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, injury to reputation and humiliation.” In cases […]

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What to Know About Marine Accident Investigation

by JRO December 20, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Marine accidents provide dangers not only to those involved but also to the environment where the accident occurs. The severity of these accidents and their far-reaching impact is the subject of various investigatory bodies. Their objective is to uncover the cause of the accident, what factors were attributable to human versus natural causes, and what […]

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Make Room for Motorcycles

by Andrew Miller December 20, 2013 Accident Claims Law

With the official start of winter just weeks away, many motorcyclists are forced to park their bikes in storage for the season, but chances are, if you live in a state that gets little to no traces of snow, you are still sharing the road with year- round motorcyclists.  While even the hardiest of bikers […]

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Business heavily fined after worker killed by falling tree

by Redmans Solicitors December 19, 2013 Accident Claims Law

An estate in Scotland has been heavily fined and ordered to pay costs after a worker was killed in an accident at work. Buccleuch Estates Limited was fined £140,000 by the Sheriff’s Court after one of its workers was killed by a falling tree in January 2011. Mr Ross Findlay, who was then aged 49, […]

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Firm prosecuted after serious workplace accident

by Redmans Solicitors December 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A Port Talbot-based firm has been heavily fined by the Neath Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches that led to serious injury to one of its workers. Envases (UK) Ltd was fined and ordered to pay costs amounting cumulatively to almost £20,000 after one of its workers, Mrs Gaynor Gordon, […]

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IOSH slams ‘jobsworths’ for hijacking health and safety

by carol11smith December 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Jobsworths have hijacked the good name of health and safety, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) claimed, following the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) expose into report received by its Myth Busters Challenge Panel. Managers and other officials are preventing the public from conducting a variety of activities due to a range of […]

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Firm fined £200,000 after worker killed by truck in course of employment

by Redmans Solicitors November 18, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A wood recycling company has been fined £200,000 after a worker was killed after being struck by a lorry in the course of employment and then run over. Mr Raymond Burns, 43, worked for UK Wood Recycling Limited, a wood recycling company, as a load inspector until the fatal accident on 19 December 2012. On […]

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Hit by an Uninsured Motorist? Your Legal Options

by Holly R Brady November 15, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Despite every state in the country having specific laws requiring that all cars have insurance to operate legally on the road, there are still many people who drive uninsured. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Safety Council shows that 1 in 7 drivers are uninsured. So what happens if you are involved in […]

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Why Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident Case?

by MalmanLaw November 1, 2013 Accident Claims Law

When you get into a car accident, what are some of the benefits of hiring a car accident lawyer to help you? What can they do that you can’t get done on your own? Find out why it’s worth it to get legal representation. Getting into a car accident can have a wealth of consequences, […]

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Is Riding a Bike Safer Than Driving a Car?

by Andrew Miller October 30, 2013 Accident Claims Law

These days, our roadways are exceptionally busy—and seem to be getting busier by the day. According to the Project WNYC, the average commute time in the United States is currently around 25 minutes. It should come as no surprise, then, that more and more men and women are considering the use of bikes to get […]

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Demolitions firm heavily fined after two workers hurt in floor collapse

by Redmans Solicitors October 21, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A Welsh demolitions firm has been heavily fined after two of its workers were injured in a floor collapse. The two workers, who asked not to be named for personal reasons, were carrying out work for Wrexham Demolition and Dismantling Ltd on 9 September 2008 when the accident occurred. The two employees were on the […]

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Directors and owners of firms prosecuted over death in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 15, 2013 Accident Claims Law

The director of a building company and and the co-owners of a London property firm have been heavily fined and ordered to perform community service after a worker was killed in a trench collapse in 2010. Mr Xian Hou Ye was one of a group of workers contracted by HMB Services Ltd – whose director […]

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Kebab manufacturing company heavily fined by court after accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 7, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A kebab manufacturing company in Essex has been heavily fined by the Chelmsford Crown Court after it was found that it had committed serious breaches of health and safety regulations which had led to substantial injuries to one of its employees. Mr Ethem Torunoglu, 36, was working at Kismet Kebabs Limited at its factory in […]

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LASPO – Six Months On

by PersonalInjuryexpert October 4, 2013 Accident Claims Law

It’s exactly six months since the controversial reforms to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into effect on the 1st of April. Now that the dust has settled, what do industry figures really think of the changes, and what does the future have in store for the personal injury sector? […]

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Pig farmers heavily fined after worker seriously injured in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 2, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A pig-farming business based in the north of England has been heavily fined by the Teeside Magistrates’ Court after a worker was seriously injured in an accident at work. Imogen Simpson, 45, was working at F Brunton & Sons Ltd’s farm premises at Poplar Farm, Guisborough, when the accident occurred on 21 June 2012. She […]

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Using a Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Claim

by MelissaDwyer September 26, 2013 Accident Claims Law

One of life’s guarantees is the uncertainty of how life itself will turn out. From one moment to the next, we don’t know what it’s going to throw our way. Just for these reasons alone, it’s imperative that you protect yourself in advance, so that you are prepared if something happens out of the blue. […]

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Legal View of Asbestos in Spain

by David Lorenzo September 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

All types of asbestos cause cancer in humans. The problem with this disease is that it takes years to develop, so that although the presence of asbestos is reduced or eliminated, cases are now referring to the relationship with asbestos many years ago. In Spain the use of this material was limited in 1984 and […]

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The Legal Consequences of Lying About Auto Accidents

by Ladyblogger September 10, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Automobile accidents can present a very hectic scenario immediately following the event. Drivers regularly disagree on the particulars of an accident, such as who was driving or violated the law of vehicular control, so the police officer must interview everyone involved in some manner during the investigation. This can be problematic when an accident victim […]

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At the Scene of an Accident: Avoiding Injuries After the Crash

by Ladyblogger September 9, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Being involved in an accident is a traumatic experience, but the issue can be exacerbated by additional damages and injuries if you do not take steps to protect yourself at the scene. After all, there have been several reported instances of motorists being surprised by an accident scene, and this can quickly cause a two […]

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When Charged with a DUI: How to Locate and Retain an Attorney for your Case

by Ladyblogger September 5, 2013 Accident Claims Law

It’s likely that everyone knows that driving under the influence (DUI) is against the law. For some reason, however, there were still 1.41 million DUI arrests in 2010 alone. When an individual faces these charges, it’s imperative that they seek out legal help. A drunk driving arrest, even with breathalyzer evidence, isn’t an automatic conviction. […]

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