Occupiers' liability is the duty of care owed by those who occupy real property, through ownership or lease, to people who visit or trespass.

Occupiers Liability

Imran Salim Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:48

Occupiers' Liability Claims & people lawfully on the premises

Accidents commonly occur on property or land owned by somebody else. We call these “occupiers’ liability claims”. They include all sorts of accidents in all types of places, such as slipping in a supermarket or tripping in a park, an accident in a children’s play area, a shop, or a garage. In such cases, the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 will be relevant.
OptimalSolicitors Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:57

Mediation in personal injury claims

Many people may think that once a claim is made, either it can only be settled by the parties’ legal representatives or the claim has to go to Court and be decided upon by a Judge. If a case does go trial, this will often be several years after the accident. Clearly, this can be a long and stressful time for clients. Quite often, no agreement can be reached between the parties’ legal representatives. In such circumstances, going all the way to trial is not the only option.
OptimalSolicitors Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:08

Compensation is changing

Most people are aware that if they suffer injury because of someone else`s fault they can claim compensation. Years ago, the process of claiming compensation was a quiet, boring industry that did not attract very much attention from the media or the Government. However, following the virtual abolition of legal aid and the introduction of a “no win-no fee” system a new and somewhat less restrained market opened up. Very soon you could not switch on your radio or TV without someone offering to take your case on a no win no fee contract.
OptimalSolicitors Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:26

What, if any, damage has been caused by the doctor's negligence?

In a recent article, I deliberately focused on the cause rather than the blame as it is the former that causes the most confusion for clients. Just to recap I stated that, whatever the doctor may have done wrong, there will be no claim unless it can be proved that some injury or damage has been caused. For this article, I have looked at a few cases that have recently been before the court that demonstrate some of the different approaches the court will take in deciding what, if any, injury or damage has been caused.
OptimalSolicitors Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:21

Compensation for Medical Negligence

Most people who require medical treatment do receive a high standard of care from our National Health Service. However, even in the best run institutions things can and do go wrong from time to time. When they do there is the possibility of obtaining compensation.