Personal Injury

In the wake of the Jackson Review and the Legal Services Act 2011 and the forthcoming implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, the competition for personal injury work is more intense than ever. Personal injury lawyers of all kinds are under immense pressure not only to turn work around faster, but expand into what might be new and unfamiliar areas (e.g. clinical negligence or occupational disease).

LexisPSL Personal Injury is the only place where you can find all the latest practice notes, legislation, commentary, forms and precedents you need together online. Liability, quantum and procedure, all in one package.

Our clear, concise practice notes give you a succinct overview of each legal area – with direct links for deeper research to Butterworths Personal Injury and Litigation Service, All England Law Reports, Munkman on Damages and Binghams & Berrymans Personal Injury and Motor Claims Cases. We have thousands of quantum cases in one easy-to-search database, with new cases added every week. Plus 20 quantum calculators that can run highly complex calculations for you in minutes (not hours).

LexisPSL Personal Injury also comes with other time-saving tools, like medical drawings and dictionaries to keep you on the right track. And news alerts from senior PI experts, sharing their personal wisdom and practical tips (not just the bare transcript). So you can find everything you need in one place, with less research time. And take on new work, in new areas, with real confidence.

Personal Injury guidance:

The nature of the award Where an injured person is disadvantaged in seeking employment in the labour market as a result of a residual disability resulting...

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The question of whether a road user has failed to drive with reasonable care is fact sensitive. Evidence of negligence may be gleaned from the following...

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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 types.LA...

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Contributory negligence The question of contributory negligence is dependent on the facts of the case. In Davies the Court of Appeal stated that generally...

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General damages Pain, suffering and loss of amenity The court will make a monetary award to reflect the gravity of an injury and the effect it has had on...

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Defining the primary victim A primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...

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What is QOCS? Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a...

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In some instances someone may suffer damage that results partly from their own fault and partly from the fault of someone else. A claim in respect of such...

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This Practice Note considers the case law on fundamental dishonesty both in the context of the loss of Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) and under...

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This case tracker considers case law to date on fundamental dishonesty both in the context of the loss of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) and under...

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The general rule—no compensation for mental distress without recognised psychiatric illness It is common for accident victims to suffer considerable...

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Common issues Claims for loss of earnings are common in personal injury claims and are often the largest head of damages. A claimant must suffer damage in...

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The main aim of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) is to make provision about how offenders are dealt with before and after conviction and...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter...

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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...

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Most road traffic cases turn on their particular facts. There are few hard and fast rules, and disapproval of the excessive citation of authority has been...

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