Personal Injury, Serious Injury & Clinical Negligence

Personal Injury Compensation Damages Rise By 10%

The anticipated increase to general damages has now been confirmed by The Court of Appeal in a judgment handed down yesterday. They confirm that general damages in personal injury and medical negligence cases will be increased by 10% after 1 April 2013. This ties in to the coming in to force of the LASPO provisions and will provide some cushion to Claimant’s who may have to pay a contribution towards their own costs under conditional fee agreements (success fees and insurance premiums).

The judgment is here: https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/judgments/simmons-castle-judgment-26072012/

More details here: http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/media-releases/2012/court-appeal-confirm-general-damages-increase-from-april-2013.