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The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 is a mechanism by which individuals can seek compensation when a husband or wife dies as a result of an accident. As the Legislation currently stands the Act excludes cohabiting couples from claiming statutory bereavement damages. Despite the fact that it has been deemed to be incompatible with the European...
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What is Criminal Injuries Compensation? The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is a government funded scheme designed to compensate blameless victims of violent crime in Great Britain. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), administer the Scheme and decide all claims. The rules of the Scheme and the value of the payments awarded are set by Parliament....
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Two pieces of legislation came into force at the end of 2018 which will transform the personal injury sector. Royal assent has been granted for both the Civil Liability Bill and Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill. The Civil Liability Act is likely to come into force in April 2020 and introduces...
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No one plans to be injured, but unfortunately in our fast paced and busy modern day lives, accidents and injuries do happen on a daily basis. Those who suffer needless harm as a result of another’s failure to take proper care should not have to suffer any further or lose out financially as a result....
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The government has announced that it is going to go ahead with plans to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims. The threshold will be increased from £1,000 to £5,000 for road traffic accident claims and £2,000 for other personal injury claims. This is a departure from the government’s initial plan to increase...
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You may have read in the news recently that AC/DC front man, Brian Johnson, has been advised to stop touring at the risk of going deaf. The lead singer, who has been with the band since 1980, has been diagnosed with noise induced hearing loss caused by prolonged exposure to excessive noise levels. It has...
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Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 a dependant of a person killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another can make a claim for compensation. The Act allows the following categories of people to claim:- Wife or husband or former wife/husband of the deceased The civil partner Any person who was living with...
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New changes to Part 36 offers come in to effect from 6 April 2015. Part 36 offers are offers to settle civil proceedings before trial, made subject to Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules. There are specific rules which apply to these type of offers, which encourage settlement of disputes between parties by providing...
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