All the useful information about accidents such as slipping in a supermarket or tripping in a park, an accident in a children’s play area, a shop and others. What to do in that situation.

Accidents in Public Places

Imran Salim Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:54

Fundamental Dishonesty in Personal Injury Claims

When you have an accident and suffer loss, the law says that you should be put in the same position as if the accident never happened. So, say you lost income you will be compensated for the precise amount of the loss. Injuries are given a financial value and once more you receive money for the injuries suffered in the accident. But, what if you try to profit or gain from an accident. Can you do this? Well, unfortunately not. Moreover, the implications of putting forward a claim that is not honest and genuine are very serious indeed.
Chris Germaine Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:21

Accidents Involving Children

Accidents happen and if accidents happen then sometimes children will be involved. A person is classified as a child in the UK if they are below the age of 18. Once they attain that milestone then they are assumed to have full legal capacity. Before the age of 18 a child has no legal capacity. In terms of accident claims this means that the child (or minor as they are sometimes called) cannot themselves progress or defend a claim. So if the child cannot deal with the case, who does?
Chris Germaine Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:07

When Insurers don't pay up

Like many holidaying couples Paulina Krzysztoszek and her husband Morgan purchased travel insurance to cover their holiday of a lifetime to the Far East. They chose an insurer who provided a comprehensive policy that seemed to meet their needs. Baggage loss was covered, theft, and medical expenses all standard stuff for a holiday insurance policy . Reassured that they had done the right thing they set off on their holidays in the comfort that should something go wrong they had the backing of a seemingly reputable insurer. Unfortunately for Morgan, upon arrival in Singapore he developed problems breathing and was admitted to hospital on the 31st May 2017 with a life threatening condition. Paulina contacted their insurers, certain that they would pick up the tab for the medical bills. However, they refused to pay out citing an exclusion that they don’t have to pay for any medical condition related to a pre-existing problem.
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.
Imran Salim Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:18

Tripping accidents on public footpaths and roads

Many of us will have been walking on a footpath and noticed a defect-perhaps a broken kerb, or a flagstone sticking up, or even a pothole. Maybe you have been out cycling and had to swerve around a large hole in the road. Most of us have tripped at some point having been unfortunate enough not to notice a defect. Thankfully, on most occasions no injury is caused. But what if you are injured? Can you claim compensation?
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 - 11:57

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 - 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.