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Man Jailed For Exaggerating Workplace Accident

accident at workAn ex-employee of a QBE (Australia's largest global insurer) client has been sent to jail for three months for contempt of court after he over-exaggerated the extend of his injuries after he suffered an accident at work.

Jeremy Heffer, a 53 year old male from St Austell, Cornwall, filed his personal injury claim for an accident at work in April 2009 against the metal stockholder and distributor that he worked for. According to reports, the [...]

James Savery, 29 December 2015Read more

Toe Severed Due To Broken Elevator

A man has suffered an amputated toe and other severe foot injuries following an incident with a shopping elevator at the West End Arcade in Nottingham. Michael Reddington suffered fractures and cuts to his toes with a crushed foot, causing his big toe to be amputated.

Health and Safety concerns have been raised as the escalator was not in full working order, and did not have hazards warning of the potential danger of boarding the escalator.

The court heard that the offending escalator had not been inspected or maintained in over 2 years. The shopping ce[...]

Michael O'Hara, 29 December 2015Read more

Cat Bite Victim Claims For Medical Negligence

medical negligenceA woman has started a medical negligence claim against the University of Michigan Health System after the doctors on site were unable to handle the conditions she was facing after a cat bit her, she claims.

Miss Nurnberg said: "I checked into the University Hospital's emergency room in May 2013 after I developed infections from a cat bite on my hand." She's looking to claim a minimum of £50,000 in damages for the negligence. In Ame[...]

James Savery, 11 December 2015Read more

Christmas Distractions Cause Accidents

RTA ChristmasWith Christmas just around the corner, it's imperative to concentrate even more whilst driving and to not be distracted by the festivities surrounding you.

With everyone getting excited, worrying or stressing over Christmas, roads are busier and pedestrian population is increased. Here are a few risks to be aware of this winter:

Bad Weather:

British winters, especially in the north are typically met with extreme wind and rain, with some areas all over the UK at risk of flooding. With the temperatures dropping ice can be prevalent even o[...]

Michael O'Hara, 08 December 2015Read more

Chancellor Announces Plans For Small Claims Limit

Small Claims LimitThe Autumn Statement released by Chancellor George Osborne could see innocent passengers that fall victim to road traffic accidents unable to seek the legal advice they need to gain compensation for their injuries.

The proposal would see the small claims limit increased from the current £1,000 to £5,000, essentially cancelling out any claim below the £5,000 threshold, in a bid to save insurance companies money, which they say they will pass [these savings] on to motorists.

In his speech last week, the chancellor said: "We're going to bring forward reform[...]

Michael O'Hara, 01 December 2015Read more

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