Abuse Survivors Blog

Medical and police records in compensation claims

Written by Bernadette James on 01 Nov 2018

Medical and police records play an important role in any personal injury compensation claim. 

They can support a person’s case in a number of ways and therefore can be of great evidential value. 

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Can I protect my benefits entitlement if I receive compensation?

Written by Jacqui Morton on 19 Oct 2018

Compensation settlements and awards from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (as a result of psychiatric or physical injury) will be taken into account by the Department of Work and Pensions when assessing a person’s entitlement to means tested benefits.

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7 common personal injury questions answered

Written by Bernadette James on 28 Sep 2018

1. Do I have a claim and what do I have to do?

If you have suffered an injury (physical or psychological) in the last three years as a result of being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may have a personal injury compensation claim.

There are some cases where the criteria might be different. For example, a child has three years from their 18th birthday to make a claim (and will be represented in the claim by a competent adult known as a litigation friend), regardless of how old they were when they were injured. 

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Claiming compensation for accidents at work

Written by Jacqui Morton on 04 Jun 2018

Every year a significant number of workers are made ill and/or injured at work. According to statistics released by the Health & Safety Executive :

  • 137 workers were killed at work
  • 31.2 million working days were lost due to work-related ill-health and non-fatal workplace injuries
  • 1.3 million work-related ill-health cases
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