Services
People
News and Events
Other
Blogs
Katie Plappert
    • Katie Plappert

    • Senior Associate Litigation Executive
    • View profile
 

The Official Injury Claim portal, is it working for road traffic accident victims?

  • Posted

On 31 st May 2021 the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal was launched alongside a fixed tariff of compensation for whiplash injuries lasting up to two years. The portal only applies to those injured whilst travelling as an occupant of a motor vehicle. ...

Motorbike insurer MCE Insurance in administration - what does it mean for my claim?

  • Posted

MCE Insurance Company went into administration in November 2021 which meant that no new policies were written from 5 th November 2021. As one of the largest motorbike insurers in the UK this had a significant impact on thousands of policyholders, as well...

The Highway Code is changing in January 2022 - are you aware of the new rules?

  • Posted

Major changes to the Highway Code are to be introduced on 29th January 2022. All road users should be familiar with the existing Highway Code but it is worrying to hear that an AA survey carried out last month found that only a third of motorists were...

Official Injury Claims for road traffic accidents, should I instruct a solicitor?

  • Posted

It has now been four months since the government changes to low value road traffic accident claims were introduced, and the Official Injury Claims (OIC) website launched, on 31 st May 2021. The changes not only reduced the amount of...

Will whiplash reforms affect my existing personal injury claim?

  • Posted

The government is making changes to the claims process for low value road traffic accident (RTA) claims, commonly referred to as ‘whiplash claims’, which take effect from 31 May 2021 onwards. This will reduce the amount of compensation...

Whiplash reforms - how much compensation will I get for my personal injury claim?

  • Posted

You may or may not have heard that the government is making changes to the claims process for low value road traffic accident (RTA) claims, commonly referred to as ‘whiplash claims’, which will take effect from 31 May 2021 onwards. ...

Injury compensation for car accidents to be reduced to as little as £240 from May 2021

  • Posted

The Ministry of Justice have recently confirmed that the 'whiplash reforms' are due to come into force on the 31st May 2021. This will completely change the way that claims for personal injury following a road traffic accident are dealt with, and...

Why should I instruct a solicitor for my personal injury claim following a road traffic accident?

  • Posted

As with any legal matter, it is always advisable to seek independent legal advice to ensure that you are properly represented and benefit from the expertise of a specialist. After being involved in a road traffic accident, the first point of contact...

Can I claim for loss of earnings if I've been injured in an accident?

  • Posted

One of the most stressful aspects of being involved in an accident is often having to have time off work, especially for those that are not entitled to company sick pay. The absence is usually immediately following the accident when symptoms are most...

What does the general election mean for the planned changes to personal injury claims?

  • Posted

A general election has been announced for 12th December 2019 so parliament has now officially dissolved, and the United Kingdom have entered into a period referred to as 'purdah'. This is the time between an election being announced and the newly...

Personal injury reforms in 2020 will mean lower compensation for road traffic accident victims

  • Posted

The UK government are making drastic changes to the personal injury sector which will serve to both reduce compensation and also make it much harder to secure legal representation. The introduction of the Civil Liability Act 2018 will impose a fixed...

Can I still claim for personal injuries if I have a pre-existing condition?

  • Posted

Most people are aware that if they have been injured in an accident which was caused by someone else’s negligence then they are entitled to claim compensation. But what if they were already struggling with symptoms or a pre-existing condition before...

What is phantom limb pain and can it be treated?

  • Posted

After the amputation of a limb there are undoubtedly many challenges to overcome. Recovery time will be needed following surgery, and it will take time to adjust to the significant change to your body and adapt over time. It is possible to feel pain in...