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13 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

When is a heart attack not a heart attack? Why it matters to insurers

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James Millar Craig, partner and lead in our denied health insurance claims team, takes a look at a traumatic example of insurers using small print to reject a critical illness policy claim.

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6 March 2018 22 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

The PACE trial – “one of the biggest medical scandals of the 21st century”

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On 20 February 2018 a Parliamentary debate on the PACE trial – a controversial study on ME/CFS treatment – highlighted the flaws of the original trial whilst also raising debate over whether more information is needed to educate the public and the medical professions about the devastating effects of ME/CFS.

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30 October 2017 1 Comment Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Miley v. Friends Life – a typical story of an ME sufferer up against an insurer

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Disputes relating to Personal Health Insurance (PHI) rarely go to trial at the High Court. However, this is just what happened in a recent case, and it led to an important ruling by Mr Justice Turner on the 4th October 2017. Why? Because it demonstrated the lengths insurers go to secure a positive result for themselves, which in this case was – thankfully – all to no avail.

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26 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Man needed 60 stitches after health and safety failings

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A borough council in London has been fined half a million pounds after one of its road workers suffered a serious injury whilst cutting trees. Southwark Crown Court heard how the man, employed by the London Borough of Havering, had …

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27 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Man loses fingers after health and safety failings

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A metal packaging firm based in London has been fined following an incident in which a worker trapped his hand in a power press and lost two fingers. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how a member of staff at Roberts Metal …

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1 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Workers exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work

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Two firms have been hit with fines after asbestos was disturbed during a refurbishment project in East London.

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29 April 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Anger over “unforgivable” clinical errors

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Concerns have been raised that more than 1,000 patients have suffered as a result of so-called “never incidents” over the course of the past four years.

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31 March 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Victory for veterans exposed to asbestos

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Ex-servicemen who have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to asbestos during their time in the military have won their fight for compensation.

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12 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Law Society criticises changes to personal injury claims

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The Law Society recently raised concerns over proposals to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims to £5,000. The proposals, originally announced in the Autumn Statement, would also put an end to compensation payments for “minor” soft tissue …

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8 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Firms fined for health and safety failings

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Southwark Crown Court heard that a labourer and a bricklayer were working on a House of Lords site at Millbank, London, in July 2013. One of the workers, who was just 22 at the time, struck the cable with a …

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30 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

London firm fined after worker digs into power cable

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A man suffered serious injuries after striking an electricity cable during work to refurbish a pharmacy in central London.

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24 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in News

Charities win long-running will dispute

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A group of charities have won their High Court battle over a £1.8million legacy. Royds Solicitors represented Marie Curie, Action on Hearing Loss, the RNIB and the Royal Institute of Cancer Research in the dispute, which revolved around the estate …

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