Catastrophic claims

Catastrophic claims guidance:

NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5 August 2019....

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This Practice Notes sets out the important issues and steps to be considered, preferably with the input of counsel. Indeed, one of the important early considerations is...

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First meeting and early stages In a case of severe injury, it is very important that the practitioner should meet with the claimant and family at an early stage. This...

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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5 August 2019. This...

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Definition of catastrophic injury It is common for practitioners to categorise only the most severe of injuries as 'catastrophic' injury. This might restrict the...

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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5 August 2019. For...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

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CLAIM No.___________ IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION Parties 1 X Y (by her litigation friend A C) Claimant and 2 R B First Defendant and 3 C D Second...

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The spine The spine is a complex structure, divided into five regions: • cervical (C1 to C7)—the neck region; it has the greatest range of flexibility and supports the...

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A third version of the Rehabilitation Code was published in September 2015 and became substantially operational on 1 December 2015. For the Rehabilitation Code 2007, see...

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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5 August 2019. Also see...

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Background data STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases...

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Damages General damages General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. They will be quantified with reference to the medical evidence. As the...

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