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So called 'crash for cash' frauds are a blight not only on the motor insurance industry but also on honest drivers. The High Court made that point as it meted out stiff punishments to nine people who made dishonest compensation claims following alleged road...
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Aircraft passengers ultimately put their safety in the hands of pilots, but if things go wrong, it is only fair that they are compensated for any injuries suffered. In one case, a man who was lucky to survive when a friend's microlight nose-dived to the...
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In an ideal world, public authorities would protect everyone against all foreseeable risks of injury. That, however, is an obviously unobtainable panacea and, as one Court of Appeal ruling showed, limits on public resources have to be taken into account when...
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The few moments it takes for a baby to be born can resonate for a lifetime if the delivery is blighted by negligence. In one case, a teenager who suffered permanent damage to the nerves that control his right arm and shoulder due to excessive force being...
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Even if injuries suffered in road accidents are relatively slight, the consequences of trauma can be devastating. That was certainly so in one case concerning a senior IT manager who won a six-figure compensation award for the psychiatric consequences of a...
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Slipping accidents can happen anywhere – even in the 'Mother of Parliaments'. That point was made by a case in which a cleaner won thousands of pounds in damages after coming to grief on a greasy spillage in a House of Commons kitchen. Roast lunches...
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Despite the legal profession's attempts to publicise the services they can provide, some negligence victims still suffer in silence, often for years, in the false belief that they cannot afford to sue. That point was powerfully made by one case in which a...
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Compensation is for accident victims who deserve it and judges come down hard on those who dishonestly embellish their claims. In one case, a man who deliberately and cynically lied in an attempt to win more than £1 million in damages after a road...
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Race discrimination takes many forms and can be both conscious and unconscious. In an example of the latter, a mixed-race woman who was subjected to humiliating treatment by police officers triumphed in her marathon fight for compensation. The woman was...
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Accidents at work can ruin careers and, if they are your employer's fault, it is only fair that you are compensated. In one case on point, an air stewardess left traumatised by an incident in which a jet engine caught fire was awarded more than...
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