Cold weather and cold calls from claims companies

Just a quick ‘heads up’ to say that these unsolicited cold calls are still being made. Just to prove the point, I was on the receiving end last week, during the height of the cold, wintry weather.

The caller asked me about how I was feeling after my road traffic accident. Let’s say that things went downhill rapidly thereafter.

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Can I claim compensation for whiplash after the Queen’s speech?

Claim Compensation for Whiplash?

You can and should claim compensation for whiplash if you have been injured in a car accident.

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Car accident claim solicitors

Insurance Companies Blame Car Accident Victims

Insurance companies blame car accident victims for rising premiums – again.

Earlier this month, Mark Allen, fraud and financial crime manager at the Association of British Insurers, said:

“The extent to which people think it is acceptable to lie to the insurance industry is shocking. All law-abiding motorists end up paying the bill for fraudsters who invent and exaggerate injuries to claim compensation they are not entitled to.”

He went on to say that:

“The Government’s reforms to shut down the whiplash gravy-train cannot come soon enough and in the meantime, people should be warned that the insurance industry is determined to root out and prosecute those who try to take advantage of the system.”

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work place safety

Accidents at work – latest statistics from The Health & Safety Executive

The latest statistics from the Health & Safety Executive covering 2016:

  • 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures
  • 144 workers killed at work
  • 72,702 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 621,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 30.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £14.1 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions

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Hospice Car Winner Announced

St. Andrew’s Hospice has officially announced that the winner in The 2017 Grand Car Raffle,  is Kieran Watson from Airdrie.

We are delighted to congratulate Mr Watson who has won a brand new Kia Picanto.

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