Facial personal injury after accident claim against employer

A Bolton based scrapyard has been fined £30,000 after one of its workers, Mr Sparrow, suffered a facial injury that will scar him for life. Accident Claims can reveal that the former Metro Salvage was fined and sentenced after breaches were found in health and safety practices.

Manchester Crown Court gave its verdict after hearing how the injured employee was wounded while attempting to remove a cars catalytic converter resulting in 40 stitches.

Mr Sparrow argues that their employer had instructed him to carry out practices that were deemed hazardous. The scrapyard denied any wrong doing and claim that Mr Sparrow had […] Read more

More Lies, More Deaths, More Costs From Negligence Claims

Only earlier Accident Claims reported on the link between NHS compensation claims and the lack of funding in maternity wards. Hours later we’re reading about another five figure settlement following a tragedy at the hands of the NHS trust.

Paul and Melanie Diji’s son Daniel died in December 2007, 18 days after he was born premature at 27 weeks.

The oxygen pressure given to Daniel was too loo low and led to brain damage and ultimately his death.  Daniel’s parents were told he died of brain damage after being ‘severely premature’. Mr and Mrs Diji started a legal bid for compensation against Southend […] Read more

Loss of Income? Accident Claims can Help

As well as the inconvenience of being injured, an accident at work can also result in a substantial loss of income. Some sustained injuries mean that you can’t go back to the job you used to do and you should be compensated accordingly if that’s the case. Accident Claims look at some individual cases with some remarkable results.

Take the real life case study of Susan Cox, a cook who worked at Swansea Prison. Susan has recently been awarded £100,000 after an inmate dropped a bag of rice on her back. Susan was no longer able to work after she suffered […] Read more

Every Town Needs a Pothole Pete!

Accident Claims have great pleasure in introducing you to Plymouth’s answer to Britain’s pothole epidemic, Pothole Pete. A tireless campaigner for the Herald, Pete watches over pothole repairs that are taking place in the city.

With the arrival of the ice and the end of the year, repairs will now finish until 2014.

Severe potholes notoriously cause damage to vehicles on the road but can also cause accidents. This year accidentclaims.co.uk has recorded the highest number of accident claims as a result of pothole related incidents. Only last month we reported on a motorist who was severely injured after losing control of […] Read more

Propsed Changes To Flight Delay Compensation

2014 has arrived and new changes to EU law could see a huge reduction in the number of airline delay claims that are currently going through the system.Accident Claims, in line with EU law, take on flight delay claims whereby passengers have been delayed for 3 hours or longer. New changes could see the 3 hour eligibility criteria increased to 5 hours leaving some passengers with the inability to claim compensation. Depending on how far you are travelling EU law allows for claims of up to £502 for flight delays that are over 3 hours.

Most passengers don’t submit flight delay […] Read more

Accident Claims Welcome The NCS

It gives us great pleasure to welcome The National Claims Service to Manchester where they have now officially opened up one of their ‘super’ branches in close proximity to the Accident Claims head office.

The National Claims Service (NCS) is a well-known and reputable company offering advice and assistance on any sort of claim against another third party. The NCS also offers free debt management advice. Mainly operating through a branch network of walk-in claims advice bureaus, they also boast a 24 hour claims line covering over 50 cities nationwide.

Originally The National Claims Service was established to help combat the thousands […] Read more

Accident Claims Launch Housing Disrepair Compensation Unit

After years of success in the accident claims industry, our team at accidentclaims.co.uk are delighted to announce the launch of HDCU, the Housing Disrepair Compensation Unit.

Starting with the North West, the Housing Disrepair Compensation Unit aims to inform all council and housing association tenants of their rights to repairs and potential compensation.  We formed HDCU this year after a rise in the number of council related incidents that appear to have been overlooked and consequently were in breach of legislation.

As we operate in different areas of compensation claims we have a large number of existing clients with accident claims, PPI […] Read more

Accident Claims in Scottish Schools Down by over 400%

Scotland’s largest teaching union has revealed they have seen a significant drop in the number of teachers making accident claims at work.

Compensation pay-outs for accident claims at school in 2013 totalled £300,000, £1.5m short of that paid out in 2012.

Is questionable as to what is the cause for the dramatic fall over the past 12 months. Have employers improved workplaces to the extent that it has ultimately led to a reduced number of accident claims? Maybe it’s just the claims culture that is starting to hit home.

The difference between an accident at work and a whiplash claim is that you […] Read more

Accident Claims in School cost £3million across 3 Cities

Accident claims at school have hit the news again after a Freedom of Information Act request showed more than £3million has been paid out over the last five years from just three cities.

Manchester, Birmingham and Greater London have paid out a combined total of £3.3million in compensation claims for injuries that have taken place within the school grounds.

£10k+ has been paid out for more serious claims that include broken bones and severed fingers.

As these claims only relate to a handful of UK cities it’s estimated that the bill across Britain is likely to include millions more.

Birmingham was the safest of […] Read more

Top 10 Fraudulent Postcodes

Fraudulent accident claims are prevalent in the UK. The charity Crimestoppers has put together a league table of the country’s worst offending postcodes for “crash for cash” scams. Quite remarkably a Bradford or Birmingham postcode came out in 9 of the 10 hotspots available.

Worst Offending Postcodes SOURCE: Crimestoppers

BD9 – Bradford
B10 – Birmingham
BD3 – Bradford
B11 – Birmingham
BD9 – Bradford
B8 – Birmingham
B9 – Birmingham
B25 – Birmingham
B7 – Birmingham
BL3 – Bolton

The charities new publications are part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the impact of frivolous accident claims and essentially to put a stop to the large-scale ‘crash for cash’ scams […] Read more