Major Electric Shock Leads to Compensation Payout

A former BT employee who suffered a major electric shock from overhead powerlines has today won a significant compensation payout. Barrister Harry Steinberg QC explained to London’s High Court the circumstances around the event, where Ian Andrew Milroy was working in a cherry picker in the Sussex village of Catsfield, in August of 2009. Milroy,… Read more »

Almost Half Of Brits Suffer “Gym-Injury” To Shed The Pounds

A new report suggests that around 41% of British adults have suffered injuries while attempting to lose weight for the summer. With around 45% of the British adult population hitting the gym these days to either bulk up, have some exercise or simply get in shape with their summer holiday in mind, a lot of… Read more »

Crashes most common on Fridays

A new study has found that Friday is the day when the highest number of car crashes happen in the United Kingdom. Direct Line Car Insurance provided an analysis of more than 700,000 traffic accidents, covering the period between 2011 and 2015, and they discovered that based on the findings, drivers are 14% more likely… Read more »

Cost of NHS medical negligence claims will double within 6 years, says study

The annual cost to NHS England for settling clinical negligence claims is expected to double by 2023, according to a report from the Medical Protection Society (MPS). The MPS, which supports medical professionals, is calling for urgent reform, saying the situation has reached a tipping point. The organisation is warning that further increases in the… Read more »

Alan Shearer settles £9m ‘negligent’ financial advice claim

Ex-England footballer and Match of the Day pundit, Alan Shearer, has reached an out of court settlement with his former financial adviser over allegations of ‘negligent’ financial advice. The 46-year-old former Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle player was suing independent financial adviser (IFA), Kevin Neal and pensions specialist, Suffolk Life, for £9 million. Shearer alleged that… Read more »

Hundreds of patients seek compensation as ‘rogue’ surgeon is jailed

Hundreds of patients will seek compensation after breast surgeon Ian Paterson was sentenced to 15 years in jail for carrying out completely unnecessary operations on his patients for personal profit. Paterson, 59, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, was found guilty last week of 17 counts of wounding with intent, relating to nine women and one man…. Read more »

Liverpool court backs Ryanair over flight delay compensation claims

Liverpool County Court has backed Ryanair’s claim that flight delay compensation claims submitted on behalf of passengers should only be heard in Irish courts. The court dismissed an application by delayed flight compensation firm, Hughes Walker, that the claims they were handling on behalf of passengers for delayed and cancelled flights should be heard in… Read more »

Rape victims being denied compensation over minor offences

Criminal records for minor offences are routinely denying rape victims life-changing compensation, according to a new university study. Research led by Doctor Olivia Smith, a senior criminology lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, highlights the obstacles faced by rape victims in applying for compensation. Dr Smith asked 25 independent advisers, who have helped thousands of rape… Read more »

South Yorkshire Police prepare for Hillsborough compensation pay-outs

A new financial report reveals South Yorkshire Police are making plans to award millions of pounds in compensation to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. The police force has earmarked £14 million, which also includes compensation for the victims of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal. Initially £4.8 million has been set-aside for each incident… Read more »