A six-year-old boy, who was left permanently deaf by sub-standard care he received in an NHS hospital in the days after his birth, has received hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation after his lawyers achieved a settlement of his claim.
A widow who suffered catastrophic injuries and whose husband died when they were knocked down by a negligent Portuguese driver whilst on a family holiday has been awarded the right to very substantial compensation by the High Court.
In a telling reminder that the courts are on the alert to detect bogus whiplash claims, two immigration officers who saw a 'trivial' road shunt as an opportunity to seek substantial damages have been condemned as liars by a High Court judge.
An award-winning journalist who was catastrophically injured when he was knocked from his bicycle by a London police car is suing the country's biggest force for millions of pounds damages. Donald MacLeod, 63, was The Guardian’s education editor before the life-changing accident ended his career in May 2010.
The Court of Appeal has cut through a ‘procedural muddle’ and breathed new life into a substantial damages claim brought by a woman who alleges that her life has been blighted by constant pain since she underwent a hysterectomy at an NHS hospital.
In a case which raised issues of importance to any foreign traveller – as well as to corporate lawyers – the High Court has accepted jurisdiction to hear a multi-million-pound damages claim brought by the widow of one of Britain’s top legal brains, who died when a limousine crashed during a family holiday to Egypt.
In a case which helps to define the difficult balance to be struck between the rights of the individual and the public interest in effective policing, a frail pensioner, who was badly injured when crushed beneath a burly police officer who was pursuing a suspect, has had her compensation hopes dashed by the Court of Appeal.
In an important decision that gives authoritative guidance on the definition of ‘violent crime’ within the context of criminal injuries compensation, a young man who was awarded almost £500,000 after he was chased under a car by a snapping dog has been stripped of the payout by the Court of Appeal.
Lawyers representing a girl whose brain was accidentally injected with glue during treatment at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital have achieved a multi-million-pound settlement of her damages claim against the NHS.
Despite having a rare medical condition that involved arteries and veins getting tangled, Maisha Najeeb was a healthy 10-year-old until she went into hospital in June 2010.
In a unique decision, the High Court has ruled that an NHS Trust which admitted full liability for a mother's tragic death in childbirth is nevertheless not obliged pay compensation to her gravely disabled son.
In a decision with dramatic implications for UK travellers who are injured abroad, a British survivor of the Mumbai terror attacks has convinced the High Court that his fight for millions of pounds in compensation should be heard in England, rather than in India where his case could take more than 20 years to reach finality.
Allow the use of wrong child car seat at your peril
A child’s injuries could have been entirely or virtually entirely avoided or less severe if she had been secured in the correct child seat. As a result in this instance - the mother was ordered to pay a contribution to the child’s claim.
An artist who managed to carve out a successful career despite losing her sight due to a catastrophic bout of meningitis has launched a £1 million compensation bid against a GP who she claims negligently failed to diagnose her condition in time.
A High Court judge had moving words of sympathy for the parents of a six-year-old girl who was delivered severely disabled following complications during her birth as he paved the way for her to receive a multi-million-pound NHS compensation package.
A catastrophically injured road accident victim who was mistakenly advised to settle her damages claim for just £12,500 could now be in line for more than £2 million after the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case that she lacked the mental capacity to sign up to the compromise, which therefore had no legal effect.
In a ruling of crucial importance to victims of air traffic accidents, the mother and sister of an ex-Royal Marine who was killed whilst flying in an antique aircraft have convinced the Court of Appeal that they should be permitted to rely on an Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report in support of their damages claim.
For many people a dog is a trusted family pet and it is hard to imagine that it could cause harm to anyone. However, when a dog or another animal lashes out at someone, the consequences may be devasting, and sometimes even tragic.
In a decision which underlined that it is not in every case that landowners assume legal responsibility for the safety of their contractors, a tree surgeon who was terribly injured in a 50-foot fall from a dying conker tree has received a judge's 'enormous sympathy' – but has failed in a multi-million-pound compensation claim against the National Trust.
Lawyers representing a young man whose life was wrecked when he was knocked off his bicycle and dreadfully injured by a hit-and-run driver have achieved a settlement of his claim valued at more than £9 million to cover the enormous costs of the care he will need for the rest of his life.
We are sure you have seen the television adverts in the past advertising personal injury claims on a “no win no fee” and “100% compensation”. But, you may now be wondering why this has disappeared? What’s changed? Can you still claim?
In an important ruling which gives guidance on health and safety requirements at organised social events, a student who was left wheelchair-dependent after diving into a paddling pool during 'horseplay' at a drama college summer ball has had his compensation hopes dashed by the High Court.