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Defining the primary victimA primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...
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9th Nov
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The nature of the awardWhere an injured person is disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of a residual disability resulting from an injury,...
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9th Nov
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The Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.LA 1980 sets out the time limits within which claimants are entitled to bring claims of various...
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9th Nov
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Background and frameworkPurpose of a provisional damages awardWhen the court makes a once and for all lump sum award, it is designed to cover both...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 9th Nov
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General principlesAs a general rule, a claimant must give credit for any financial gains they make that they have received as a result of their...
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9th Nov
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To identify the circumstances in which a court may find an employer to be vicariously liable for a tort committed by an employee it is useful to trace...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 9th Nov
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This case tracker considers case law in relation to qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) in order to provide some guidance on how the courts are...
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9th Nov
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IntroductionOver the past decade or so, motor insurers have adopted and developed a strategy for identifying and dealing with road accident personal...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 9th Nov
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Expert witnesses are instructed in personal injury claims to provide an opinion on medical and non-medical technical issues within their field of...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Huckstepp of IRH Solicitors 9th Nov
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DefinitionsFraudDefined in Derry v Peek as where it is shown that:'a false representation has been made (1) knowingly, or (2) without belief in its...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 9th Nov
Precedents
Brexit: The UK’s departure from the EU on exit day, ie 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents. For...
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9th Nov
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Interest on general damagesEntitlementA claimant is entitled to simple interest at a rate the court deems fit.The rateInterest on general damages is...
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9th Nov
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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25% from the previous level of minus 0.75%. The new...
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9th Nov
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The tort of misfeasanceMisfeasance in public office is a tort that is rarely invoked in personal injury claims. It is only available against public...
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9th Nov
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Nature of the awardA claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial employment. This award relates...
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9th Nov
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Timing and procedureA claimant can apply for an interim payment order after the end of the period for filing an acknowledgment of service.See Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 9th Nov

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While a victim of crime can bring a civil claim for damages for personal injuries against an attacker, this is only worthwhile if the prospective...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 9th Nov
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Time periods for lodging the applicationA claimant has two years from the date of the incident to apply for compensation.2008 schemeUnder the Criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 9th Nov
Q&As
Please note this Q&A provides information relevant to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (see here) which applies to all applications...
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28th Sep
Q&As
A victim of a crime of violence can apply for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. There have been a number of compensation...
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28th Sep
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Reasons for reviewing the decisionIf the victim of crime is dissatisfied with the original decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority...
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26th Sep
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The tariff system—the injury awardThere is a set tariff of awards for the victim of a criminal injury, ranging from £1,000 to £250,000. The tariff...
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25th Sep
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Time limits for the appealIf the victim of crime is still unhappy with the decision made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), they...
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25th Sep

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