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Government Increases Personal Injury Discount Rate

Government Increases Personal Injury Discount Rate Earlier this week, the government announced a change to the way personal injury compensation payments are calculated. On the 5th August, the personal injury discount rate will rise from -0.75% to -0.25%.Under the Civil Liability Act 2018, th...

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Driverless Cars & The Future Of Road Compensation Claims

Driverless Cars & The Future of Road Compensation ClaimsIt is a well-known fact that human error is the biggest cause of most road accidents worldwide. Many government organisations cite human error as being accountable for over 90% of collisions on a yearly basis. This is where driverl...

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Director Nina Ramsden Appointed Deputy District Judge

Director Nina Ramsden Appointed Deputy District Judge We are delighted to announce that our director Nina Ramsden has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit.Nina’s appointment comes following a rigorous application and selection process managed by the Judicial ...

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Government minister hints at the introduction of a new Serious Injury by Careless Driving offence

Government minister hints at the introduction of a new Serious Injury by Careless Driving offence The Times has reported that the Government plans to propose a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving. The offence would close the gap between causing death by dangerous driving, w...

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Should I Join The Class Action Lawsuit Against VW?

Should I Join The Class Action Lawsuit Against VW? While at Jefferies, we specialise in personal injury and medical negligence cases, we are also representing clients who have been caught up in the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal.There are an estimated 2 million past and current owners of cars ...

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How UK Women Feel About NHS Care

How UK Women Feel About NHS Care At Jefferies Solicitors, we were curious to find out if there were differences in the way UK men and women perceive their NHS care - and to see if men or women were less satisfied with the treatment they receive. While dissatisfaction does not necessarily mean t...

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Medical negligence

Yorkshire Surgeon Keeps Working Despite Clinical Negligence Record

Yorkshire Surgeon Keeps Working Despite Clinical Negligence Record A hospital in South Yorkshire has paid around £2 million in compensation for substandard operations carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon who continues to operate.The surgeon worked at the hospital from 2007 to 2009 with £1 m...

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is honoured annually on the third Sunday of November and this year, it will be held on Sunday 20th November.The day is dedicated to remembering those who have tragically lost their lives or be...

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Workplaces Get Involved In Road Safety Week

Workplaces Get Involved In Road Safety Week The biggest road safety event in the calendar is gathering pace with many different events being organised before the big Road Safety Week due to start in November.A new focus of the campaign is to bring in workplaces and let them know more about t...

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personal injury news

Workplace Training Safety For Schools In Lincolnshire

Workplace Training Safety For Schools In Lincolnshire Health and safety in the workplace has been pushed to the top of the agenda for schools in Lincoln. Workplace Hazard Awareness courses are being recommended by the British Safety Council in the hope that this will encourage pupils to work saf...

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Speeding car

Workplace Driving To Be Assessed By New RoSPA Boss

Workplace Driving To Be Assessed By New RoSPA Boss A new manager from a leading road safety charity is spearheading a renewed campaign to highlight the dangers of driving at work.Sandy Allan is the new road safety manager at RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). As a ret...

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Workman who's tripped

Workplace Crushing Accident Kills Belfast Man

Workplace Crushing Accident Kills Belfast Man A worker from Belfast was killed in an accident at work in June last year when a skip fell on him at a waste and recycling unit.The father of two from Coleraine was crushed to death by the 11-tonne skip which fell from the back of a truck. The dr...

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personal injury news

Workplace Accident Victim Sings His Way To Recovery

Workplace Accident Victim Sings His Way To Recovery A 64-year-old man who survived a serious workplace accident last year has turned his life around by performing with his local choir group.The man became caught up in a machine at a steelworks in Wales while he was carrying out repair work i...

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personal injury news

Working From Height Regulations To Be Streamlined By HSE

Working From Height Regulations To Be Streamlined By HSE The Health and Safety Executive has announced that it is going to adjust its rules regarding working from heights.The HSE states that there are more than 10 million businesses in Britain and 10 million individual workers who work from ...

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asbestos danger

Workers Exposed To Asbestos By Employer

Workers Exposed To Asbestos By Employer A company has received a large fine from the Health and Safety Executive after it was found to be in breach of a number of different conditions to do with the safe removal of asbestos.In March 2012, subcontractors for a firm that was hired to manage th...

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Worker Left With Multiple Injuries Following Truck Accident

Worker Left With Multiple Injuries Following Truck Accident The director of a truck and trailer company in Yorkshire has been jailed for not complying with workplace health and safety regulations, the result of which left an employee with disabling injuries.The employer, from Barnsley, has b...

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Industrial injury compensation

Worker Falls From Roof At School

Worker Falls From Roof At School A worker who fell 3 metres from a school building in Lancashire has suffered life-changing injuries.The 51-year-old, who has asked not to be named, was working for a roofing company, when the incident occurred at the school, in Chorley.The company was in ...

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personal injury news

Work Equipment Blamed As Jockey Wins Compensation After Head Injury

Work Equipment Blamed As Jockey Wins Compensation After Head Injury After a lengthy battle, a jockey who fell from his horse at the first hurdle during a steeplechase at Cheltenham Racecourse has received £58,000 in horse riding compensation.The jump jockey said that the perimeter fence was ...

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head injury

Work Capability Changes Indicate Positive Move Says Brain Injury Charity

Work Capability Changes Indicate Positive Move Says, Brain Injury Charity, Atos, the company which administered the controversial Work Capability Assessments has withdrawn from its contract with the government and a new firm will be appointed early next year.The divisive scheme, which determ...

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Speeding red car

Women Drinking And Driving Is On The Up Says Report

Women Drinking And Driving Is On The Up Says Report A recent article in the Observer Magazine has highlighted a growing number of women who drink and drive.The survey cited in the article involved interviews with women who drunk alcohol and were also drivers. Middle-aged women were found to ...

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