News Archive - 2016

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The government will announce the result of its long-awaited review of the interest rate used to calculate discounts applied to personal injury compensation next month. The Ministry of Justice confirmed today it will make the announcement by 31 January – more than four years after closing a consultation on the issue.

 

The discount rate is set to calculate deductions from injured people’s compensation to reflect the interest the payments are assumed to earn. 

 

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An occupational illness is a medical condition caused by work you are doing, or have done in the past. 

 It may be caused by your work activities, or something you have worked with such as asbestos or chemicals.

 Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with medical conditions caused by their work.  

 Exposure to dust, fumes, noise and vibration can all cause long-term health problems, including:

 

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The increase in traffic on our roads today now means that even the most careful driver can be involved in an accident through no fault of their own.

Even if you are partly responsible for the accident it is still possible to claim personal injury compensation, the Car Insurer company and solicitors work out to what extent you were at fault and deduct a percentage from the settlement.

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It is possible to claim at the Employment Tribunal if you are doing work which is:

 

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If you have sustained a personal injury you may be able to claim two types of compensation, general damages and special damages.

General damages are paid as compensation for an injury, for example, a payment for pain and suffering or loss of future earnings. The court will decide on the amount to be paid.

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When you have had an accident, you need to be sure that you can get the best possible professional legal help and Simpsons will provide that help.

We have a team of expert personal injury lawyers with years of experience in successfully recovering compensation for the victims of:

·         Accidents at work

·         Slips, trips or falls

·         Accidents as a driver or passenger in a vehicle or as a pedestrian

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You can be unfairly dismissed in a number of ways, including by being made redundant or by being forced to resign which could be constructive dismissal. Unfair dismissal cannot be claimed by everyone as there are certain qualifying criteria that must be met.

 

To be able to claim unfair dismissal you must:

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It can be a worrying time if you are considering claiming from your employer for any injury.

It is important to understand that all employees by law must have Employers Liability insurance to cover against employees being injured in the workplace. Also action can be taken against employers who discriminate against employees who are pursuing a legitimate claim for compensation. The employee would then be entitled to make a claim for unfair/constructive dismissal.

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Vibration Related Injuries including Vibration White Finger (also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) 

If you have worked with vibrating tools such as grinders, pneumatic drills, rock drills, vibrating (whacker) plates, stihl saws and chain saws, you could have suffered injury to your hands or arms.  Workers known to be at risk are those in industries like:

  • Metal fabrication
  • Road digging
  • Gardening

If you:

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Dermatitis is irritation of the skin and can arise constitutionally or as a result of exposure to external substances. 
 
Occupational Dermatitis is caused by contact with substances in the course of work.  Common causes of Occupational Dermatitis include exposure to cleaning fluids, soaps and detergents, latex or rubber gloves, hairdressing products, cement, plaster, concrete, or work involving the use of epoxy resin, formaldehyde, , acrylates, glutaraldehyde and rubber processing chemicals.
 

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