Personal injury law blogs & blawgs

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

Asbestos compensation claims decision welcomed

by Harvey Harding December 19, 2013 Personal Injury

The government’s decision not to change the way asbestos-related compensation claims are made has been welcomed by lawyers and campaigners. But asbestos victims and their supporters have condemned the government’s decision to cite the Mesothelioma Bill as one of the grounds for imposing legal costs on mesothelioma sufferers. A consultation to speed up the settlement […]

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Recovery Scheme allows NHS to recover personal injury claimants’ treatment costs from insurers

by hellen December 18, 2013 Personal Injury

British health law enables the government to recover the cost of treatment people receive through the NHS when they receive personal injury compensation, such as following motor vehicle accidents or in workplace accidents. The NHS Injury Cost Recovery Scheme, which became health law on January 29th 2007, replaced the previously-existing Road Traffic Act scheme, which […]

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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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Man’s back injury at work caused during practical joke

by JamesBooker December 11, 2013 Accident Claims

Suffering a back injury at work can lead to an individual requiring time off to recuperate, and potentially mean that earnings are lost. It’s never pleasant getting injured, but it can be even more stressful if you also have to worry about financial issues while trying to get plenty of rest. Thankfully, if the injury […]

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A Lawyer’s 6 Tips for Dealing with Car Accidents

by drew.kobb December 8, 2013 Accident Claims

No one wants to get in a car accident, but it happens—unfortunately, more than it should. No matter how safely you drive, you can’t control the other cars and drivers on the road. It is imperative to prepare and protect yourself legally should you become a victim of a collision. Here are a few tips […]

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Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Arguments About Workers’ Comp Reform

by Trent December 6, 2013 Law

The Oklahoma Supreme Court will now decide the constitutionality of the new workers’ compensation reform after great pressure by two state lawmakers and the Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma. The full court will hear arguments from attorneys on Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Proponents of the reform say the new administrative system will be more […]

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Dispelling the myths about personal injury solicitors

by PaulReflect December 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Despite the fact that they pave the way for many of the people who would not be able to seek compensation for accidents and injuries to do so, there are a number of myths which surround the work that personal injury compensation solicitors do. Not only do these myths harm the solicitors and their reputations […]

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Firm heavily fined after fatal accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors December 5, 2013 Personal Injury

A firm has been heavily fined after being found guilty of health and safety offences at work which led to a fatal injury to one of its employees. Mapei UK Limited was fined over £170,000 and may have to pay a substantial costs bill after the Wolverhampton Crown Court found it guilty of health and […]

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Personal Injury Law Firms Urged to ‘Adapt or Die’

by Matthew Waterfield December 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Several recent news stories indicate that personal injury law firms are not adapting quick enough to the need for new forms of marketing to replace sources of cases lost due to the referral fee ban of April 2013, despite the fact that they have money to invest. These firms could be placing themselves at risk […]

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But it Happened at YOUR House!

by RyanD December 2, 2013 Personal Injury

Having a friend or guest get injured at your home or on your property can be a traumatizing experience, leaving you with questions about your own responsibility in the ordeal. But while you may believe that it was nothing more than an accident, the laws regarding medical payments and insurance claims may actually make you […]

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Engineering firm prosecuted after the death of Preston worker

by Redmans Solicitors November 29, 2013 Personal Injury

An engineering firm has been heavily fined after it pleaded guilty to health and safety offences at the Preston Crown Court. Assystems UK Limited was ordered to pay over £200,000 in fines and costs after the death of Mr Liam O’Neill in an accident at work in Bamber Bridge on 12 March 2011. On the […]

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Rogue claim management firms to face tougher fines

by Harvey Harding November 28, 2013 Accident Claims

Firms which make unsolicited calls about personal injury and mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) claims will face large fines under new laws. Tough new rules are being introduced by the government to crack down on rogue firms responsible for bombarding the public with misleading advertising and flooding banks with unsubstantiated claims for compensation. To ensure […]

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Sports club admits safety failings after banana boat death

by Harvey Harding November 28, 2013 Criminal Law

A water sports club has been ordered to pay £135,000 after safety failings lead to the death of a schoolgirl. Mari-Simon Cronje was killed after falling from an inflatable banana boat at Prince’s Sporting Club in Bedfont, Middlesex. The 11-year-old, who was enjoying a friend’s birthday celebrations, slipped from the inflatable banana and was stuck […]

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Is Frivolous Litigation a Real Problem Nowadays?

by JRO November 23, 2013 Personal Injury

There is a growing debate about the number of lawsuits filed in the United States and the impact such filings have on the legal system. One side claims that the litigious nature of Americans, egged on in part by personal injury and tort attorneys, results in an inordinate number of “frivolous” lawsuits that are a […]

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Why Does Anyone Drive Drunk?

by Jeffrey A Luhrsen November 22, 2013 Car Accidents

The fact that drunk driving is dangerous isn’t news to most of us. Indeed, you’re unlikely to find anyone who condones driving under the influence.  Behind the beliefs is ample supporting research. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is injured every 90 seconds in the US due to a drunk driving incident. Deaths related […]

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Engineering Expert Witnesses Testify About Tragic Wisconsin Garage Collapse that Killed a 15-Year-Old Boy

by theexpertinstitute November 22, 2013 Compensation Lawyers

Engineering expert witness testimony will help to determine who was at fault in the wrongful death lawsuit against Advance Cast Stone, the Wisconsin company whose construction methods allegedly caused the death of a 15 year old boy in June 2010. Jared Kellner was tragically killed in the parking garage of O’Donnell Park on the opening […]

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Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Reveals Motivation for Johnson & Johnson to Confirm a Reported $4 Billion Settlement

by theexpertinstitute November 21, 2013 Health Law

Johnson & Johnson will likely pay $4 billion dollars to settle thousands of lawsuits over its DePuy Orthaepedics artificial hip implants – known as the A.S.R., or Articular Surface Replacement. In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson recalled 93,000 defective implants used in total hip arthroplasty surgeries , including 37,000 in the U.S., after evidence emerged […]

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Implant Complications: Who is Liable?

by Holly R Brady November 16, 2013 Personal Injury

Medical implant technology has improved the lives of many individuals who were in clear medical need of the device and had no other options. However, some implants are cosmetic and purely requested by the patient. The term “customer” may be a better description in the cosmetic cases. Individuals with distinct medical problems who agree to […]

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Dangerous Dogs are Made not Born

by Andrew Miller November 15, 2013 Personal Injury

City after city, across the nation, are passing “Dangerous Dog” laws. Many cities, for example, don’t allow people to have pit bulls or Rottweiler’s. If you’ve ever owned either breed of dog, you know that dangerous dogs are made, not born. It’s not the breed that is dangerous, it is people that are creating dangerous […]

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A legal guide for patients dealing with the impact of medical negligence

by LinderMyers November 14, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Medical negligence can cause serious damage to a patient’s physical or mental health, and even result in death in the most severe circumstances. For people harmed by substandard medical care or a medical error, there is financial and medical support available to help with rehabilitation and recovery, providing victims with the opportunity to live comfortably […]

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Brass-supplying firm fined after worker almost loses hand in accident

by Redmans Solicitors November 5, 2013 Personal Injury

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that a Norfolk partnership has been fined after a worker almost lost a hand in an accident at work. Mr Gavin Nobes, 41, worked at Marshall Brass, a UK-based suppliers of individually crafted brass and iron interior furniture fittings, until his accident on 27 February 2012. On the day in […]

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Distracted Driving in America and Canada: A Growing Trend

by Lauren Ray November 5, 2013 Car Accidents

Distracted driving, especially texting while driving has become a serious problem on both American and Canadian roadways. This epidemic is causing serious accidents resulting in massive injuries and death to thousands of innocent victims a year. New Technology, New Dangers on the Road Today’s drivers must face risks that did not exist in previous generations. […]

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Firm heavily fined after father-of-three paralysed in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 30, 2013 Personal Injury

A company in the north-west of England has been heavily fined by the Preston Crown Court after an employee was seriously injured in an explosion at work. Mr Karol Robaczewski, 38, worked for Fuel Proof Limited until his accident on 9 September 2011. On the day in question Mr Robaczewski was cleaning a 20,000 litre […]

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High Care Quality Must Become a NHS Norm

by barlowrobbins October 30, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Since the £20 billion NHS cuts came into effect in 2009, it’s hardly surprising that the NHS has become a shadow of its former self. Considering the fact that 65% of the NHS budget is spent on staffing our hospitals and medical centres, no-one will be shocked to hear that the amount of nurses-per-patients has […]

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Update: Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Law Being Challeneged

by Trent October 15, 2013 Personal Injury

After a complete workers’ compensation system overhaul in Oklahoma was signed into law in May, the Oklahoma Supreme Court is being formally challenged. Those who filed the challenge are state Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole, state Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, and the Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoman, Coates said, “It’s wrong that […]

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