A warning was issued to all who may be considering defrauding the compensation system this week. A man was issued a three-year suspended sentence following a private prosecution brought by insurance giant Axa.The company decided to take action against the man after it was discovered that a personal injury claim made in 2007 was fraudulent.
A train driver who became wedged between his train and the platform after slipping on black ice while descending from his cab has won £10,000 compensation.Thomas Burns was driving a First Scotrail Aberdeen to Perth train in December 2009 at the time of his accident. When he arrived into Perth station he climbed out of his cab and slipped and fell due to that section of the platform having not been gritted.
When someone has sustained brain injury as a result of an accident it is not uncommon for them to struggle with memory problems. This often results in them becoming heavily dependant on family, friends and loved ones. Dealing with compensation claims for individuals who have suffered brain injuries, often highlights how difficult everyday tasks, which most people take for granted, can be for people with memory problems.
An exciting new research programme lead by Scottish researchers will try to determine whether cooling the bodies of patients who have suffered brain injuries could increase their recovery and decrease long term disability.
A giant eagle owl has reportedly been terrorising the people of Inverness over the last week. Whilst one might usually think of owls as being wise, calm creatures who will helpfully deliver your mail for you when the Post Office is being a bit slow (no, wait … that’s just in Harry Potter), this owl has apparently attacked two pedestrians in recent days and has evaded all attempts at capture by the local raptor expert and his rather large net.
As an injury solicitor who deals with people affected by brain injuries and their families, any studies into the causes or symptoms of brain injuries are both interesting and welcomed.
A report has recently highlighted that one in five young people with serious spinal injuries are discharged from hospital straight into a residential or nursing home for the elderly.