Our personal injury specialists are here to help
6th Aug 2021
Whether you have had an accident at work or have unfortunately experienced clinical negligence, our team of experts are here to help guide you through the legal process in helping you recover any damages owed.
In recent months, our expert team have been working on a variety of cases, all of which have had a successful outcome for our clients. Cases we cover range from minor one off incidents to cases of the upmost severity that have had a life changing impact on the claimant. A few examples of how we might be able to assist you.
Road traffic accident: A claim was pursued through the Ministry of Justice claims portal. Liability was admitted but settlement negotiations failed and the claim proceeded to a Stage 3 hearing. This resulted in the claimant beating her own Part 36 offer to settle with the claimant also being awarded a 10% uplift on her damages plus interest on damages and costs.
It is important to note that from the 31st May 2021, the Government have modified the way low-value personal injury claims arising from RTAs are managed. Previously if the claim was valued at under £1000, it would fall into the small claims track meaning there would be no option to recover legal costs from the other side. This modification means that figure is now rising to £5000 for road traffic accidents where the Claimant has suffered a whiplash injury (It is remaining at £1000 for all other personal injury claims). The award or compensation received for whiplash injuries is also being reduced and is based on a fixed sum depending on the recovery period up to 24 months. There are a few exceptions to this modification, for example, where the claimant is a child or protected party. Find out more on the Government website.
Accident at work: We recently acted for a claimant who had suffered an accident in the workplace. The claimant accepted a Part 36 offer of £25,000.00 but the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) payments of almost £12,000.00 were deducted and paid back to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). The claimant then instructed us to apply for a Mandatory Reconsideration to CRU on the basis that the benefits that the claimant had received since the accident were not being paid as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident. The claimant was successful in their application and the payment of £11,823.46 initially made to DWP was reimbursed to the claimant.
Public liability: A claim was bought by our client who suffered facial injuries when they tripped and fell on a pothole in a shopping centre car park. The shopping centre admitted liability and damages were awarded to our client.
As you can see we cover a range of cases, most of which are on a no win no fee basis. To make an enquiry or to discuss any of the above with our expert team, please visit our website.