Reforms to Stop Whiplash Claims Shelved

Accident Claims can now reveal that the UK government has shelved it’s plans for personal injury reforms. The news, which could have seen the end of whiplash claims emerged as the Secretary of State’s message was emailed to members of the ABI

The original reform plans would have seen the personal injury small claims limit rise from 1k to 5k and the any rights to claim for soft tissue injuries removed.

Holly Paley, Accident Claims spokeswoman thinks the news is positive for personal injury claimants. “We think on the whole the decision to shelve reforms is more of a positive. Personally we thought […] Read more

1bn Saved On Accident Claims and Whiplash Claims

We often talk about the rise in false accident claims, but for the first time, insurers are beginning to win the battle against ‘suspect’ whiplash claims.

The reduced number of whiplash claims has saved insurance companies over a billion pounds – savings which are yet to be passed on to consumers.

The Government’s Compensation Unit has put together figures that show 50% of accident claims made refer to motor related incidents. Statistics also show that the average value of a claim has reduced by £124 to £10,600.

The industry has been threatening to get tough on whiplash claims for a while and it […] Read more

Whiplash claims account for 80% of uk accident claims

We’re often laughed at for having the weakest necks on the planet. Many would argue that our weakness is merely the ease of gaining compensation in a place where accident claims are sought after by society. The whiplash claims culture accounts for a massive 80% of personal injury claims that insurance giant Aviva handles last year alone. The UK’s staggering level of whiplash claims is even more alarming when compared to our European neighbors France, where only 3% of claims are associated with neck injuries from a car accident.

Car insurance premiums have remained fairly stable over the last few years […] Read more

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