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    Hampson Hughes Solicitors is proud to announce we’ll be the official sponsors of Radio City 96.7 & City Talk 105.9 ‘City Sport’ Football Commentary once again for the 2012-2013 season. Listen every week as the award winning City Sport Team deliver top commentary on all LFC & EFC games during the new season.
  • Worker badly injured after being pulled into machine by his hoody, court hears
    An engineering firm has been fined after a worker was badly injured when one of its machines caught him by the neck.
  • Man left with leg injuries after being hit by lorry on Buxton Road
    A 35-year-old man suffered a severe leg injury after being in an accident with a lorry on Saturday night. The man was hit by the HGV outside the Alma Lodge hotel on Buxton Road in Great Moor just before 8pm.
  • Bus crashes into Blackwood hairdressers
    Blackwood town centre was log-jammed this morning after a Stagecoach bus collided with a High Street hairdressing salon. Gwent Police say they were called at 11.25am after a report of a single vehicle road traffic accident involving the bus on Blackwood High Street.
  • Scots woman left in insurance limbo after horse causes horror smash
    Hazell Winters is lucky to be alive after two horses escaped from a field and charged into her car as she drove home from work. The motor was a write-off. She ended up in intensive care and had to endure months of gruelling surgery to rebuild her face and neck.
  • Man seriously injured in Ewloe crash
    A FLINTSHIRE man was arrested and bailed after a crash which left a 22-year-old fighting for his life. North Wales Police is appealing for witnesses after the collision at the junction of the A494 and A5125 adjacent to the St David’s Park Hotel in Ewloe some time before 12.45am on Thursday, May 24.
  • Revealed: The whiplash capital of Britain (and the towns that run it a shamefully close second!)
    Twenty times more compensation claims per head in Liverpool than other parts of the country
  • Why seemingly ridiculous claims will be paid rather than go to court
    As with bogus whiplash injury claims, often the advice offered by lawyers to prison governors and police superintendents when plausible but questionable personal injury claims from prisoners arise is to ‘settle for a few quid’ and save thousands on lawyers’ fees. Related Stories Don’t shut Belfast’s clubs at 2am, let some of them open until five: ex-Mayor Northern Ireland MPs join the fight …
  • Hannah Rutterford looks at the issue of personal injury claims against landowners
    We all know that trees can be highly dangerous when they are not maintained at regular intervals.
  • CoA judge raps defendant for spurning mediation
    A Court of Appeal judge has criticised a defendant for rejecting mediation offered at a previous hearing – warning it will be a costly decision. Lord Justice Longmore said it was a ‘great pity’ that appliance supplier Indesit, instructed by Plexus Solicitors, had not pursued the option of mediation as advised by Lord Justice Toulson in a personal injury case. Indesit had successfully defended a …
  • Lawyers ‘told doctors to exaggerate crash injuries’
    Lawyers representing accident victims routinely asked doctors to exaggerate the extent of their injuries to help them win compensation, a tribunal has heard.
  • Solicitors could access fraudster register
    Insurers have suggested they may be willing to accede to solicitors’ demands to share information on known fraudsters. Personal injury lawyers have urged insurers to give them access to records of people who have made false claims. The Association of British Insurers is preparing a new register, to be launched this summer, which will collate all members’ fraud records in one place for the first …
  • ‘Raise cap’ on crime victims’ compensation
    Personal injury lawyers have called on the government to raise the cap on compensation for victims of crime. A Ministry of Justice consultation, ‘Getting it right for victims and witnesses’, closed this week after three months. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers responded to the consultation with a call for the £500,000 cap on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund to rise. read more
  • PI lawyers rule out ‘deal or no deal’
    Personal injury lawyers are refusing to play ‘deal or no deal games’ with the government over fixed fees for smaller cases. The government has written to all stakeholders asking them to suggest a limit for the value of claim that solicitors should be able to charge through the RTA Portal. The scheme currently fast-tracks cases valued at up to £10,000, but the Ministry of Justice wants to extend …
  • Croft focusing on the positives from injury
    Tom Croft is adamant there will be a silver lining to his summer on the Leicester treatment table – a chance to finally secure some rest and recuperation after 18 months of near continuous rugby
  • ‘Crash gang’ spared prison
    A GANG who organised a car crash in a bid to make insurance claims worth thousands of pounds have narrowly escaped prison sentences.
  • Injury ends Leavey’s Games hopes
    Canterbury runner Nick Leavey says a recurring hamstring injury has ended his hopes of making the London Olympics.