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NHS costs recovery

Increase in the level of recoverable charges It is a little known fact that as a result of a successful claim for compensation for injury, for example after a road traffic accident or accident at work, those responsible for causing injury to others are required to contribute to the cost...

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Our Serious Injury team reflect on their successful “Psychology of rehabilitation” conference

We hosted our annual serious injury training day on the 27 March Our Serious Injury team hosted their annual serious injury training day on 27 March 2019 at Millennium Point in Birmingham. This was the first time the event had been held outside of the South West and reflected the...

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Speed kills

Ending the carnage on our roads It is an accepted fact that excessive speed remains the number one factor causing accidents that lead to injury and death on our roads- which makes new research from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) all the more worrying. The report from the ETSC...

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Carpenter receives compensation following accident at work

Benefits of rehabilitation after serious injury at work Mr C, a self-employed carpenter, was working on the first floor of a domestic property renovation. He was working at height, on a stepladder on a raised platform, when one of the boards gave way. He fell straight through the platform, through...

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The battle for bereavement

The issue of bereavement damages has long been a contentious issue for many reasons. Many find it unattractive that a figure (and a very meagre one at that) can be placed upon the emotional impact of losing those closest to you. But it is the rights of loving and dedicated,...

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A guide to personal injury compensation

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a not-for-profit campaign organisation dedicated to improving the services provided for victims of personal injury, has produced an information booklet explaining: compensation for personal injuries; why it is important that injured people are compensated; what it takes for an injured person to receive...

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Clarke Willmott LLP leads the field in personal injury and clinical negligence

Following hard on the heels of the plaudits received by the Clarke Willmott personal injury and clinical negligence team in the Legal 500 last month, the Chambers Guide, published this week’ puts the team and its individual members at the top of their rankings. The independent guide reflects the views...

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Clarke Willmott LLP recognised for expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence

This week saw the publication of the first of the two annual independent guides to law firms in the UK. The Legal 500 researches the quality and expertise of lawyers throughout the country, ranking those they consider of merit. The firm as a whole has achieved exceptional levels of recognition,...

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Chris Thorne takes over as head of serious injury and medical negligence

Change of head of department for the serious injury and medical negligence team Martin Pettingell, who has led the serious injury and clinical negligence department at Clarke Willmott in its various guises for more than 15 years, has stepped down as head of the department. During Martin’s tenure there have...

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Philip Edwards weighs in on compensation debate for the seriously injured

One of our leading personal injury solicitors has had his say on the way damages are awarded for people who face long term financial losses as a result of serious injuries, and has influenced a Ministry of Justice consultation on the subject. Philip Edwards, partner in our Birmingham office, welcomed...

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