Deaf workers accused of ‘new whiplash’ claims in insurance fraud – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2014 in compensation, industrial injuries, news by sally

‘Compensation claims for industrial deafness have risen by two thirds over the past two years, according to insurance and legal experts. Despite the increase, however, only one in 10 cases are being paid out amid claims of widespread fraud.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2014

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Manchester Airport tyre blast: Lufthansa and Storm Aviation pay damages – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2014 in accidents, aircraft, compensation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘An engineer who lost an arm and a leg when a tyre on an aircraft exploded at Manchester Airport has been awarded about £600,000 in damages.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Criminal injuries compensation: a guide – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 15th, 2014 in compensation, criminal injuries compensation, news by tracey

‘A guide to applying for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.’

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Ministry of Justice, 14th July 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Child abuse victims to sue Government – The Independent

‘An alleged victim of historical child abuse has instructed lawyers over his intention to take legal action, claiming the Government is in breach of its obligations to victims of abuse. The victim, who has asked not to be named for legal reasons, believes the government has not lived up to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees respect for home life. Had it done so, it is claimed, many more victims would have come forward to assist the police. The victim is an alleged survivor of child abuse at Grafton Close, a care home run by Richmond Borough Council in south-west London.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2014

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Alison Hewitt family awarded £130,000 for stalker failings – BBC News

‘A family who endured a “living nightmare” at the hands of a stalker are to receive £130,000 because of Home Office failings.

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Harassed family gets payout after Home Office failings – BBC News

‘A family who endured a “living nightmare” at the hands of a violent criminal is to receive a £130,000 payout over Home Office failings.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Construction blacklist compensation scheme opens – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2014 in compensation, construction industry, news by tracey

‘Eight construction firms have announced the launch of a scheme aimed at compensating workers who were victims of past blacklisting in the industry. Under the scheme, workers on the list would be paid £4,000 on a fast-track basis rising to £20,000 if they can prove discrimination. In more serious cases, up to £100,000 could be awarded.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2014

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Patents – Employees’ Compensation: Shanks v Unilever – NIPC Law

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in compensation, employment, inventions, news, patents by sally

‘S.39 (1) of the Patents Act 1977 provides:
“Notwithstanding anything in any rule of law, an invention made by an employee shall, as between him and his employer, be taken to belong to his employer for the purposes of this Act and all other purposes if -
(a) it was made in the course of the normal duties of the employee or in the course of duties falling outside his normal duties, but specifically assigned to him, and the circumstances in either case were such that an invention might reasonably be expected to result from the carrying out of his duties; or
(b) the invention was made in the course of the duties of the employee and, at the time of making the invention, because of the nature of his duties and the particular responsibilities arising from the nature of
his duties he had a special obligation to further the interests of the employer’s undertaking.”‘

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NIPC Law, 2nd July 2014

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Wiltshire Police ‘sorry’ for wrongful arrest – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in compensation, complaints, news, police, public order, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A woman has received £9,000 and an apology from Wiltshire Police after being unlawfully arrested and held in a cell for hours.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2014

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Met must respond to spy allegations in undercover police case, court rules – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police cannot use its policy of “neither confirm nor deny” in response to damages claims brought by women who claim they were tricked into forming relationships with undercover officers.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2014

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Black female officer discriminated against by Met Police, tribunal finds – Daily Telegraph

‘Britain’s biggest force faces a large compensation claim as a tribunal rules Carol Howard was treated unfairly because of her sex and race.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2014

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Son sues mother after she squanders £50,000 July 7 compensation payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 1st, 2014 in appeals, compensation, families, news by sally

‘Adam Gray, whose father died in the London Underground bombings, took legal action against his mother, Louise, who lavished the money on home renovations, seven chihuahuas and meals at the Ritz.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2014

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Payout over Amy Carter’s hospital death – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2014 in compensation, hospitals, news by sally

‘The parents of a Worcestershire 15-year-old who died from septicaemia have said they feel “bitterly disappointed” a hospital trust has not fully accepted responsibility for her death.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2014

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Dawson v Thomson Airways Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 25th, 2014 in airlines, carriage by air, compensation, delay, EC law, law reports, limitations by sally

Dawson v Thomson Airways Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 845; [2014] WLR (D) 279

‘The limitation period applicable to a claim brought in England for compensation for cancellation or delay under articles 5 and 7 of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 was the six-year period prescribed by section 9 of the Limitation Act 1980.’

WLR Daily, 19th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Wonga chased debt with fake lawyers, says FCA – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2014 in compensation, debts, loans, news, unfair commercial practices by sally

‘Payday lender Wonga must pay £2.6m in compensation after sending letters from non-existent law firms to customers in arrears.’


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BBC News, 25th June 2014

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Court of Appeal rules against second airline on flight delays – Law society’s Gazette

Posted June 20th, 2014 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, limitations, news by tracey

‘The aviation industry has suffered another court defeat after an appeal judge ruled claims can be made up to six years after a flight delay.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th June 2014

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Regina (N) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council – WLR Daily

Regina (N) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council [2014] EWHC 1918 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 255

‘The capital derived from a personal injury settlement which was managed by a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection had to be disregarded by a local authority when deciding whether the injured person could be required to contribute to the cost of social care services provided by a local authority.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Huzar v Jet2.com Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 19th, 2014 in aircraft, appeals, compensation, delay, EC law, law reports by sally

Huzar v Jet2.com Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 791; [2014] WLR (D) 239

‘A technical problem in an aircraft which could properly be described as the result of usual wear and tear did not constitute “extraordinary circumstances” within the meaning of article 5(3) of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 such as to exempt the carrier from the obligation to compensate passengers for delay, notwithstanding that the problem neither had been discovered nor was discoverable by a reasonable regime of maintenance and inspection.

WLR Daily, 11th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Care homes operator pays compensation to family of elderly resident subjected to ‘sickening’ abuse – Legal Futures

‘The owners of a care home where staff were jailed after being caught on camera physically and verbally abusing a 89-year-old woman have finally agreed a compensation settlement with her family for allowing the ‘sickening’ treatment to happen.’

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Legal Futures, 19th June 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Section 13 DPA in the High Court: nominal damage plus four-figure distress award – Panopticon

Posted June 16th, 2014 in compensation, damages, data protection, disclosure, documents, news, time limits by sally

‘Given the paucity of case law, it is notoriously difficult to estimate likely awards of compensation under section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 for breaches of that Act. It is also very difficult to assess any trends in compensation awards over time.’

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Panopticon, 13th June 2014

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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