Why After The Event Insurance Is Worth Taking Out

After the Event (ATE) insurance can be taken out to cover legal costs and expenses in any litigation or claim dispute. In this article, we look at how ATE is used in personal injury compensation, and how such cover provides a safety net to people looking to make a claim. Claimants can be charged various […]

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RIDDOR – when to report an accident at work

This article is for anyone who has been injured in an accident at work and wants to know whether or not their employer has properly reported and recorded the details. Specifically, whether or not the Health and Safety Executive should have been informed of under RIDDOR. What is RIDDOR? RIDDOR is a term relevant to […]

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Disclaimers – do they prevent the right to claim compensation?

What is a disclaimer? Disclaimers are used to provide a warning to people visiting a premises or partaking in certain activities. They are designed to make sure that people are made aware of foreseeable risks of injury, or where responsibility will rest if items are lost, broken or stolen. Often when we take part in […]

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Pneumatic drill injury compensation claims

Evidence shows that the repeated and regular use of vibratory equipment such as pneumatic drills can cause nerve, joint and muscle damage and lead to painful conditions such as vibration white finger (VWF) or hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). If you have suffered an industrial injury as a result of the use of pneumatic drills, […]

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Office Accident Compensation Claims

An office job isn’t a role that anyone would list as a dangerous profession in a high risk workplace. However, the relatively safe office is actually a very common location for workplace accidents. Indeed, at Direct2Compensation we regularly hear about injuries in offices that leave employees unable to work or live as normal for a […]

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Claiming injury compensation in Scotland

The UK is divided into three separate legal jurisdictions: England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Each has slightly different laws, and in most cases a personal injury claim has to made in the jurisdiction the accident occurred and will be dealt with according to the laws there. Here we look at making a compensation […]

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How long does an insurer have to reply to a compensation claim?

Settling a claim as quickly as possible is hugely important to all our claimants, especially those suffering the stress of losing income whilst they can’t work. It’s less important to the defendant insurers who have to pay the settlement, and who are trying to minimise the amount paid. Insurer response times – ‘pre-action protocols’ It will not surprise you to learn that […]

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