What Compensation Can You Claim For After An Accident?

If you want to recoup the maximum amount of compensation from your personal injury claim it is important to get the details right.

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How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

If you've made a personal injury claim, you're probably asking yourself the question, how long does it take for my compensation to be paid?

Obviously, this is the end goal. But like any business process, there are numerous factors that contribute to it's completion and relies on the communication of several parties in the process.

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What Details Do I Need to Collect After an Accident?

Car accidents are a common occurrence in Britain today. With 36.7 million cars registered in the UK in 2016 it is inevitable that accidents will happen. 

If you are involved in a car accident it can be distressing, but it is important to remain calm and handle the situation in the right way.

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4 Questions You Need to Ask after an Accident at Work

If you've had an accident at work you're probably thinking, what should I do about it? It may be a recurring injury or an isolated incident.

Either way, you may need answers to certain questions, like what are my rights? Do you receive pay if you have to take time off? What are your employers responsibilities? Or you may want to look into the possibility of employing an Accident at Work solicitors to sue the employer.

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Whiplash: What is it? And Should You Make a Claim?

Whiplash, the scapegoat of the Personal Injury world. The crackdown on fraudulent whiplash claims made it into the Queen's Speech on the 21st of June. Regardless, people do suffer with whiplash and is a common injury for people involved in vehicle collisions.

If you've been involved in a collision you may be asking yourself, do I have whiplash? And should I make a claim? This article will help you make a decision.

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NEWS BULLETIN: Personal Injury Has Largest Number of Firms in CMC Sector

Emerging figures show Personal Injury companies are leading by the amount of businesses in claims management.

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NEWS BULLETIN: US Law Firm Offers Lifts to Prevent Drink Driving

Firstly, Drink driving is extremely dangerous. In the UK, there were 37,578 convictions for drink driving in 2015 alone. And many more would have operated a car whilst under the influence.

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Memorable Personal Injury Lawsuits: RTA Case in Brief – Gloria Estefan vs. Samuels, Ventura Transport & Others

Whether it is the amount received in compensation, the nature of the case or the lawyer representing either party, a Personal Injury lawsuit can inflate to unprecedented levels. Here is our RTA Case in Brief, where we take a look at the story of Gloria Estefan.

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NEWS BULLETIN: Proclaim Reaches 25,000 Users on its 30th Birthday

Eclipse Legal Systems has recently announced that the user base for its Proclaim software has hit the 25,000 mark. This is in the same year as its 30th birthday.

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NEWS BULLETIN: False Food Poisoning Claims May Stop All Inclusive Holidays

Tour operators have reported an increase in fraudulent food poisoning claims, which they think is a 'British problem'. Holidaymakers are allegedly recouping money they used to pay for their vacation, plus extra, as claims generally range from £3,000-£5,000.

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Memorable Personal Injury Lawsuits: Case in Brief – Stella Liebeck vs McDonald’s Restaurants (1994)

Whether it is the amount received in compensation, the nature of the case or the lawyer representing either party, a Personal Injury lawsuit can inflate to unprecedented levels. Here we look at Stella Liebeck, whose case is one of the most well known in the world.

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NEWS BULLETIN: Largest Compensation Payout in Pennsylvania Awarded to Building Collapse Victim

Following on from our 'Biggest Personal Injury Payouts in the UK' feature last week, we look at the largest compensation payout in Pennsylvania.

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NEWS BULLETIN: Wiltshire Woman Ordered to Pay Car Firm £70,000 Following Fraudulent Claim

Yvette Thomas visited Southwick Car Centre in 2012, she claimed that on her visit one staff member had deliberately tripped her with a hosepipe.

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The Biggest Personal Injury Compensation Payouts in the UK – Part 2

Personal Injury Law is a complex area. There are many factors that determine whether compensation is awarded. This could involve anything from claim time limits, scam prevention or picking the correct lawyer. Here we take a look at the UK's Biggest Personal Injury Compensation Payouts.

In some cases the injury sustained can be life changing, and these cases often produce large payouts for the claimant. Here we take a look at the UK's biggest compensation payouts relating to each section in the 'Our Services' menu bar above.

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The Biggest Personal Injury Compensation Payouts in the UK – Part 1

Personal Injury Law is a complex area. There are many factors that determine whether compensation is awarded. This could involve anything from claim time limits, scam prevention or picking the correct lawyer.

In some cases the injury sustained can be life changing, and these cases often produce large payouts for the claimant. Here we take a look at the UK's biggest personal injury payouts relating to each section in the 'Our Services' menu bar above.

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Cycling in the UK: Are Our Roads Safe? Here are the Numbers..

Cycling in the UK - Is It Safe?

Popular for recreational activities and getting from one destination to another, cycling is a great way to keep fit and discover new destinations. But is cycling in the UK safe?

The use of bicycles has steadily declined since the 1930’s. The introduction of motor vehicles and expansion of public transport have led people to find other ways of getting from A to B.

In 1934 there were 1,536 cycling deaths, in 2016 there were just 125. Although tragic, it is a low figure considering there are around 28 million cars on the road in Britain today. (BBC 2014)

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NEWS BULLETIN: Technological Innovation in Law 2017

Equitas Solicitors are at the heart of the Lancashire community, working tirelessly to help and support our clients, be it to assist businesses or provide valuable personal advice – As solicitors, we are here to help.

The important role of a solicitor is to assist our clients to the best of our abilities and to uphold the rule of law, this remains unchanged, but the way we do our jobs evolve as the world we live and work in has.

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NEWS BULLETIN: Employment Fees Discourage Employment Tribunals

The employment tribunal service was set up in 1964, to settle disputes between employees and employers. Originally individuals were not required to pay any fees to take their claims to a tribunal.

In July 2013 the Government introduced charges, despite widespread criticism from the legal profession over fears workers would be denied access to justice. The introduction of charges saw a steep decline in the number of tribunal cases. 

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Introducing Our New Website

After a few months of planning and development, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Our new website was designed with our clients in mind.

Featuring:

  • Easy to Navigate Design.
  • Compatible with Mobile Devices.
  • Request a Call Back Feature.
  • Client Testimonials

With 60% of website searches now taking place on a mobile device, it has never been a better time to design a new website that is easy to navigate on both mobile devices and computers alike. We have included a callback feature and online claim submission, enabling clients to get in touch with ease.

The client testimonials page contains the latest testimonials from our happy clients along with scanned originals of testimonial forms.



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If you would like to find out more information about any of our services, please feel free to get in contact with us today and a member of our team will be more than happy to help you with your enquiry.

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