Tags: personal injury

Adding insult to injury – A case study highlighting the risks and consequences of pressure sores in spinal cord injury.

November 19, 2020

Tom Hartigan, Partner at Trethowans, acted on behalf of a claimant who had been a wheelchair user since sustaining a serious spinal cord injury some 13 years earlier. A clinical negligence claim was brought against the NHS Trust after he developed a severe pressure sores during a stay in hospital.

How will COVID-19 change the personal injury landscape?

October 12, 2020

This article was originally published in the PI Brief Update Law Journal on 12 October 2020. In the motor insurance space the headline news is that there has been a downward trend in terms of claims volumes.

Where can I ride an electric scooter and do I need insurance?

October 6, 2020

Despite becoming a common sight in towns and cities across Britain, the UK is the last major European country where it is still illegal to use privately-owned electronic scooters or “e-scooters” anywhere but on private land.

Compensation for some bereaved partners from next month

September 21, 2020

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed a long overdue change to the law of bereavement damages in England and Wales which will come into effect on 6 October 2020.

Salisbury Novichok Inquest – Coroner Overruled

September 9, 2020

A key decision made by the Senior Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon has been overruled, following a successful challenge made by the family of Dawn Sturgess.

Do I have a clinical negligence claim?

August 12, 2020

If you believe that you have received incorrect medical treatment you may be wondering whether you are entitled to receive compensation. Laura Rowe from our Personal Injury team explains the circumstances in which a successful compensation claim may be brought.

Will a Personal Injury settlement affect my state benefits?

August 7, 2020

You may be entitled to make a claim if you suffer an injury as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. How much compensation you receive will be based the seriousness of your injury.

What is a Personal Injury Trust?

August 7, 2020

Sarah Khudayir, Paralegal in our Personal Injury team, provides guidance on some of the frequently asked questions about Personal Injury trusts.

Mental Capacity in Personal Injury Claims

July 30, 2020

James Braund examines when a client may not be able to directly bring their own claim, due to a lack of mental capacity.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme consultation

July 16, 2020

Ministers have launched a consultation aimed at reforming, and possibly extending, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS).