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22 03, 2017

The principle of “restitutio in integrum”

March 22nd, 2017|

The latin phrase "restituio in integrum" may sound like something you’d see adorning the blazer of a Catholic schoolboy, but in legal terms, it is a common law principle dating back centuries and which forms the basis of a claim for compensation.
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20 03, 2017

The importance of keeping your solicitor “in the loop”

March 20th, 2017|

As personal injury claims can run for long periods of time, you may often go a while without seeing your lawyer. Despite this, it is important to keep in regular contact with them and provide updates on your circumstances.
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17 03, 2017

Too sick to be seen by a doctor?

March 17th, 2017|

When consulting your general practitioner, specialist or any other medical professional, chances are you’re sick. What you often don’t know yet, is the cause of that illness, how long it will last, how severe it is and whether it puts your life at risk.
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13 03, 2017

Informal settlement in personal injury claims

March 13th, 2017|

In cases involving personal injury, such as common law claims or motor vehicle accident claims, the parties will often agree, or be ordered, to come together and attempt to informally settle the claim. In the majority of cases, settlement is generally in the form of a payment to the injured party.
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10 03, 2017

Write it down!

March 10th, 2017|

We all think we can remember events as they happen, but the reality is that our memories fade over weeks, months and especially years. Things we thought we could never forget, eventually become difficult to remember with reasonable precision.
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8 03, 2017

Aircraft accident waiting to happen? Passengers stand in aisles on overbooked flight

March 8th, 2017|

It has been reported that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national carrier of Pakistan, put lives in danger by forcing passengers to stand in the aisles of an overbooked flight from Karachi to Medina. PIA denies the allegations. If true, PIA would be in breach of aviation safety regulations and would have undoubtedly faced passenger compensation claims if disaster had struck the overcrowded flight.
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1 03, 2017

The obligations of a public liability insurer

March 1st, 2017|

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident or accident at work where liability for you claim is admitted, the relevant insurer is under an obligation to pay for your reasonable and necessary treatment expenses whilst your claim is ongoing. Unfortunately, in public liability cases, unless the insurer admits liability, they are not obligated to pay for your treatment expenses or lost wages.
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27 02, 2017

The importance of compromise in a compensation claim

February 27th, 2017|

Some claimants have preconceived notions of how much they think their claim is worth. Many others will not (understandably) have any clue. Whatever the case may be, there is one factor that claimants must be aware of if they hope to achieve an out-of-court settlement for their claim. That factor is compromise.
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24 02, 2017

The inherent difficulty of ‘footpath cases’

February 24th, 2017|

One of the unfortunate realities of life is that accidents can, and do happen. Sometimes, these accidents happen because someone else was negligent, but in other cases, accidents happen simply as a result of an unfortunate set of circumstances. For example, people often trip over and hurt themselves as a result of what they consider to be a defect in the footpath they are walking on.
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22 02, 2017

The Melenewycz decision & blameless accident claims

February 22nd, 2017|

On 9 February 2017, the High Court made a final decision as to whether Mr Melenewycz was entitled to compensation after he collided with a kangaroo whilst riding a friend's motorcycle.
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