compensation

Construction Injuries More Common in Immigrant Population

by Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum August 12, 2015 Compensation Lawyers

According to recent research from Working Immigrants, a majority of construction-related injuries and fatalities involve immigrant workers. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) issued a report earlier this year that noted the following statistics:  Although Latinos make up a quarter of New York State construction workers, 38 percent of New York […]

Read the full blawg post →

Aviva proposes removal of compensation for whiplash injuries

by Wright Hassall September 18, 2014 Accident Claims

Aviva, the insurance company, has certainly fluttered a few feathers with the publication of its recent report ‘Road to Reform: Tackling the UK’s Compensation Culture’  which proposes replacing compensation for minor injuries (the focus being primarily on whiplash compensation) sustained in road accidents with payment for medical treatment. In addition the recommendations include restricting the involvement of personal […]

Read the full blawg post →

Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

by RyanD September 30, 2013 Business

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance carried by employers. This type of insurance serves to protect both the employee from financial loss due to injury and the employer from negligence lawsuits. Workers’ compensation pays a wage for missed work because of a work-related injury and also covers medical expenses incurred as a result of […]

Read the full blawg post →

Claiming compensation for a helicopter crash

by JamesBooker September 15, 2013 Military Law

Claiming compensation for a helicopter accident Helicopters have been used during countless military operations and are often prized for their ability to fulfil a number of different roles on the battlefield. For example, pilots can transport supplies, deliver soldiers to combat zones, or help evacuate wounded personnel to medical facilities. Moreover, helicopters are usually able […]

Read the full blawg post →

Recent Workers’ Compensation Reform in Oklahoma

by Trent May 30, 2013 Business Law

Oklahoma workers’ compensation laws have recently changed with new legislation signed by Gov. Mary Fallin on May 6. New legislation shifts the current court-based system to an administrative structure. Businesses and government officials hope the restructure will reduce costs for businesses. While Republicans in Oklahoma backed the legislation, Democrats were strongly opposed, arguing that possible […]

Read the full blawg post →

Accidents at Work

by RyanD May 15, 2013 Corporate Law

Accidents happen on the job from time to time and sometimes workers are injured. An employee may slip and fall on a wet surface, cut his finger on a meat cutter, or get hit in the head by an improperly shelved item. Additionally, some people are affected by illness or disease at work. Each of […]

Read the full blawg post →

Compensation in discrimination cases under the Equality Act 2010

by Direct 2 Lawyers April 4, 2013 Employment Law

We’ll take a look in this post at discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal and the compensation that is normally awarded in such cases. In doing so, we’ll examine the following issues: What is a claim for discrimination? What types of compensation can be awarded in a claim for discrimination? What awards are normally made […]

Read the full blawg post →

Over the Top Compensation Claims Mock Claiming Process

by Grieves Solicitors November 27, 2012 Personal Injury

It’s always disappointing when the actions of a few individuals have a wider negative impact and a recent news article on personal injury compensation claims which will no doubt lead to more bad press around the sector. A Daily Mail story detailed a few cases where people put forward really frivolous compensation claims and were […]

Read the full blawg post →

Health and Safety at Work: UK Overview

by BritanniaSafety October 9, 2012 Employment Law

Health and safety training often receives a certain amount of ‘bad press’ due to the fact that it is often branded as pointless and “purely common sense”. However, in the UK, employers are bound by health and safety laws and regulations placing importance on health and safety training and awareness. Even if it is considered […]

Read the full blawg post →

Medical Negligence ‘to Blame for Rising Rate of Stillbirths in UK’

by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors January 27, 2012 Claims Solicitors

Medical negligence is one of the main reasons behind the high rate of stillbirths and deaths within a few weeks of life, a new report has suggested. According to the Guardian, a study carried out by charity Sands found that in 2010, 4,110 children were stillborn, while 1,850 died within the first couple of days […]

Read the full blawg post →

Whiplash and Referral Fees: Who Really Fuels Britain’s Compensation Culture

by Watermans Solicitors January 23, 2012 Accident Claims

For those of you unaware of the recent activities of Jack Straw MP, Britain’s former Secretary of State for Justice, he has, for the last 12 months been spear-heading a noble crusade of justice to rid the UK of its “compensation culture” with particular focus on targeting personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents. […]

Read the full blawg post →

How to avoid accidents at work this Christmas

by Carrs.Solicitors December 21, 2011 Claims Solicitors

It’s an end of the year and a beginnings of festive season Christmas, time to celebrate in the work place, put some decorations up and have party. At the same time, for some of us it means spending more time at work by working overtime to complete all the work or to save up. But […]

Read the full blawg post →

Technical advancements to prevent car accidents

by Legal Author December 21, 2010 Compensation Lawyers

There are car accidents which occur due to technical faults in the vehicle, road debris, weather conditions and animals on the road. However, the majority of car accidents occur due to driver negligence and human error. With developments in modern technology, several improvements have been created to “protect drivers from themselves” and to reduce the […]

Read the full blawg post →

BRITS SHY AWAY FROM STANDING UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE

by Legal Author December 14, 2010 Blawg

New survey shows that Brits embarrassed about making negligence claims in the workplace

Read the full blawg post →

Mountaineering Accidents

by Legal Author December 13, 2010 Law

Mountaineering is a sport enjoyed by many people due to the challenge it provides, the stunning scenery and nature. However, it is a dangerous sport and the chance of sustaining a personal injury on a climb is high. Recent news reports have stated that many mountaineers are not prepared for the risks of personal injury […]

Read the full blawg post →

Do you know your rights when it comes to personal injury?

by Legal Author December 12, 2010 Blawg

If you are unsure of the circumstances in which you could make a claim or are looking for advice on where to turn for help, then watch our web TV show where Muiris Lyons and David Bott from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) give the most up to date legal information on when it’s fair to claim, how to do so and who to trust.

Read the full blawg post →

Car accidents and young male drivers

by Legal Author December 9, 2010 Law

Any car accident where people suffer from injuries which may cause a prolonged disability or even cause death, is devastating, but it is even more tragic when people who suffer in these car accidents are of a young age. To address this issue a FMY (For My Girlfriend) campaign was launched and is now re-launched […]

Read the full blawg post →

How to stay safe when mountain climbing

by Legal Author December 7, 2010 Law

Hill walking and mountaineering is very popular in Scotland and people come from all over the world to climb the Munros. However, even experienced climbers can get into difficulties especially when there is unexpected bad weather and problems with equipment. If you have suffered a personal injury when mountaineering which was not you fault, you […]

Read the full blawg post →

Emotional stress and driving

by Legal Author December 2, 2010 Law

Car accidents can often be caused by factors of domestic nature- a couple, parents and children or friends arguing in a car may quickly become a hazard on the road as they are in an emotionally unfit state to drive and risk getting involved in a car accident. The driver of the car who is […]

Read the full blawg post →

Unnecessary distractions whilst driving

by Legal Author November 19, 2010 Law

Any kind of distraction can cause a car accident. Often drivers will not be able to stop this, that is, in the cases when the source of distraction comes from the outside. However, there are distractions that driver can bring upon himself for example: talking on a mobile phone. In addition, there are distractions of […]

Read the full blawg post →

Bicycle Accidents

by Legal Author November 5, 2010 Law

Bicycle accidents are very common and can be caused by dangerous conduct of both cyclists as well as drivers. For car drivers, it is important to consider several facts in relation to cyclists in order to avoid car accidents. First of all, dangerous turning should be avoided- when taking an impatient turn, the driver may […]

Read the full blawg post →

Road debris and car accidents

by Legal Author November 1, 2010 Law

Road debris is a type of a road hazard and can contribute to risk of a car accident. It can include substances, materials and objects that are foreign to every-day road environment (dirt, asphalt, stones, ice, litter, auto parts and such). In areas with mountains and hill, like the Highland areas of Scotland, rocks are […]

Read the full blawg post →

Modern Technologies and car accident risk

by Legal Author October 29, 2010 Law

Modern technology is there to make our lives easier, let us get to our destination faster and be safer. Same is true when it comes to car accident prevention. One of technological achievements in the field is Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), which provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. Modern route planning equipment allows […]

Read the full blawg post →

Car Accidents in Scotland involving Deer

by Legal Author October 26, 2010 Law

Car accidents caused by deer present a major problem in Europe and in the UK.  There are over one million deer in the UK and every year there are approximately 3000 deer collision car accidents, injuring 20 people and causing more than £10 million in damages. If you live in rural parts of Scotland, it […]

Read the full blawg post →

Car Defects

by Legal Author October 25, 2010 Law

Sometimes a car accident will occur due to defects of the vehicle and not to any fault of the driver. Those defects can be either manufacture and design defects or defects caused by inappropriate or poor maintenance. In some cases, manufacture defects will only become apparent only when a car accident actually occurs. For example, […]

Read the full blawg post →