23rd September 2010
The Government has published details of the Equality Act 2010, which will begin to come into force on the 1st of October 2010. It will replace various anti-discrimination laws including the Equal Pay Act 1970, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
5th September 2010
A young woman was left badly injured after being in a car accident. She had been driving on the Aberdour to Burntisland Road in Fife when the car accident happened. As she was driving, a Fiat Punto drove towards her on the wrong side of the road, hitting her car head on.
19th July 2010
A pedestrian who suffered serious injuries when she was knocked down by a taxi is to receive personal injury compensation from Newham Council after it was ruled they could be held partly responsible for the road accident.
1st July 2010
17th June 2010
A nursing home has been fined and ordered to pay compensation to an elderly victim who was lowered into a scalding hot bath. Rootcroft Ltd, which runs the West House Nursing Home in St Vincent’s Road, Westcliff, admitted breaching health and safety regulations at Southend Magistrates Court.
28th May 2010
A recent BBC investigation has uncovered a compensation claims company that had been staging car accidents in order to benefit from the compensation. Speed Claims, based in Wolverhampton, were exposed by an undercover investigator.
14th May 2010
Hamilton Farmers in Garvald Mains Farm, East Lothian, have been fined £20,000 at Haddington Sheriff Court. They were found guilty of breaching section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for the death of their employee Colin Hill who was crushed to death when a one tonne concrete panel fell on him while at work.
6th May 2010
It has been reported that scam emails are being sent to passengers who have been disrupted because of the volcanic ash. The emails are offering compensation to the passengers from a compensation fund from Frank Adam Civil Aviation authority. read more on Scam Compensation E-Mails
30th April 2010
The daughter of a mentally ill patient who absconded from hospital and later committed suicide has been awarded £10,000 in compensation by the High Court. Read more on Compensation paid for psychiatric patient suicide
29th April 2010
Thousands of victims who were burnt as a result of toxic sofas are set to receive a share of a large compensation payout. It has been reported that the total amount to be paid by the high street chains is in the region of £20 million pounds. Read more on toxic sofa compensation.
22nd April 2010
In the recent case of Campbell v Downie a demolition worker sought compensation from a van driver for injuries and losses he sustained in a road traffic accident. Read more on demolition worker awarded compensation
In the recent English case of Richardson v Butcher an 8 year old child was successful in claiming compensation from the driver of a vehicle, which struck him when he ran from the pavement onto the road sustaining serious injuries.
31st March 2010
A man who was left blind and semi paralysed after an accident at work has been successful in obtaining compensation. Mark Downs, a welder, was seriously injured during the course of his employment when a five and a half tonne metal sheet that was being lifted swung out of place.
29th March 2010
A passenger who was paralysed after being involved in a road traffic accident in July 2006 has been awarded the highest amount of compensation for personal injury in a UK Court.
15th March 2010
The local authority are to review speed limits on roads in the Highlands in an attempt to prevent road traffic accidents. In the Highlands there are almost 1,500 miles of A and B roads where the limit is the national speed limit.
3rd March 2010
26th February 2010
22nd February 2010
A driver who killer her pregnant stepdaughter on New Year’s day has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail. The driver, Ceya Ozkan, who is wheelchair bound, was found to be twice the legal drink-drive limit when she crashed her car into a tree on 1st January 2009.
19th February 2010
Two friends who were subjected to racial and sexually obscene remarks have been awarded £7,500 in compensation by a judge at Belfast Recorder’s Court. A doorman made the remarks in September 2008 after refusing the pair entry to the Bambu Beach Club.