Blog Category: In The News

Compensation stories from print and digital media.

Widow wins compensation after cycle accident kills her Husband

Cyclist Martyn Uzzell died on the A65 in Giggleswick, in Yorkshire when he hit a pothole in the road and was thrown from his bike into the path of an oncoming car whilst riding from Lands End to John O’Groats with friends in 2011. His wife has now successfully claimed cycle accident compensation against the local authority responsible for the […]

UK car insurance market faces shake up. Premiums to drop?

A lengthy investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA – the UK competition regulator) in to pricing deals between motor insurers and price comparison websites has now reported and stated that their exclusive deals are to be banned.  As a result of their investigation, the CMA has reported that such deals prevented insurers from making the same car insurance […]

Paralysed teenager wins £23m personal injury settlement

News has emerged of massive personal injury compensation settlement for a 17-year-old girl left unable to walk and with minimal use of her arms after a road traffic accident which claimed the life of her mother.  The accident was caused by the negligent acts of a car driver that pulled out without looking, causing the car being driven by the […]

Council pays out over £500,000 for personal Injury compensation claims

Northampton County Council have had to confirm that they have paid out more than half a million pounds to staff members making 51 Personal Injury compensation claims between April 2006 and March 2011. Bizarrely, one employee received a payout of £5,500 after suffering a spinal injury caused by a “poorly-fitting uniform”, the council has revealed.  This may well be the […]

Pupil injured in school forced to repay £21,000 compensation payment

Sam Hammersley-Gonsalves, aged 11 at the time of his accident at Guisborough’s Lawrence Jackson School, was awarded damages totalling £21,000 after being hit in the face with a golf club during a PE lesson in 2007. The poor lad had his teeth smashed and jaw broken during the golf lesson and spent a week in Hospital as a result.  The […]

Road Traffic Insurers face test case

There is a really interesting test case currently being heard at The High Court in London, which has the potential to cause a big headache for motor vehicle insurers.  If the case is successfully pursued, there is no doubt that the insurers will be passing on increased premiums to cover their increased liabilities.  It’s the way of the insurance world […]

Firm admits no less than 5 breaches of Health & Safety after employee killed

A business has now admitted to a series of health and safety failings after the the death of one of their employers. Mr. Anthony Robinson was killed when part of a strimmer flew off and hit him at a speed of 300mph whilst working at the Waterfront Business Park, Barrow Island, in February 2010. The employer in question, Lincolnshire based […]

Referral fee ban looms, but can it be enforced?

Today, I simply point you to an article in the Guardian (I found this article thanks to the CSC Bulletin) regarding the forthcoming, well proposed anyway, ban on referral fees… Those of us within the industry and in the know so to speak, fully realise the pointlessness of these politically derived proposals… they won’t benefit claimants, society at large or […]

Beware liars and cheats – £40k Compensation Claims scammers found guilty

Some good news to come out of the courts in the last few days is the fact that two fraudulent lying friends who foolishly and illegally decided that they would claim against Zurich and Allianz Insurance policies in made up ‘slip and trip’ and ‘RTA’ claims scams have both been found guilty and been handed two year suspended sentences. One […]

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