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Introduction of “New Simple Procedure’ For Low Value Claims

On 28th November 2016, The Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service (SCTS) will launch a “New Simple Procedure” for claims with a value of up to £5,000.

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Compensation Awarded for Boy’s Birth Injuries

A multi-million pound compensation package has been awarded to a boy who suffered severe injuries as a result of being deprived of oxygen during his birth, reports the Bristol Post.

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Ireland's Injuries Board Pays Out €268 Million in 2015

Ireland's Injuries Board recently published its 2015 annual overview, which reveals that 33,561 new personal injury claims were submitted to the Board in 2015.

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Childbirth Failures Still Dominate NHS Compensation Bill

A new report has revealed that hundreds of babies are left brain-damaged each year in England because the NHS does not learn from its failures.

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Teacher’s Death Caused by Asbestos Exposure

An inquest into the death of a former primary school teacher has concluded that she died as a result of exposure to asbestos during her teaching career, the Guardian reports.

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New Sheriff Appeal Court Opens

Scotland’s new Sheriff Appeal Court now has jurisdiction to hear civil appeals from sheriff courts.

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Construction Worker Injured After Fall from Height

A construction firm has appeared in court on health and safety charges after a worker was seriously injured when he fell approximately two and a half metres.

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Scottish Parliament Passes Fatal Accident Inquiry Bill

New laws to modernise the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) process have been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

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Compensation Awarded for Medical Failings

A boy who sustained severe brain damage as a result of failings by medical staff after his birth has been awarded compensation amounting to over £6 million, reports the Doncaster Free Press.

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Bill Seeks Greater Fairness for Bereaved Families

An MP in England has published a Private Members’ Bill that calls for greater fairness for bereaved people and victims of psychiatric harm in England and Wales.

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Ireland Experiences Rise in Personal Injury Claims

The Injuries Board in Ireland saw a 7% increase in new personal injury claims in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, taking the total number of new claims received to 17,132.

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Personal Injury Specialist Sheriffs Appointed

Six sheriffs have been appointed as specialists who will sit in Scotland’s new Sheriff Personal Injury Court.

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Public Place Accidents Peak during Summer

A new report from Ireland’s Injury Board has revealed that the month of July saw the highest frequency of accidents resulting in compensation awards, while Saturday proved to be the most dangerous day of the week for public place personal injury accidents.

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Manufacturer in Court after Worker Injured

A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his hand was caught on the moving parts of a lathe at an Ayrshire factory.

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Golfer Receives Compensation for Head Injury

A Scottish golfer who was hit on the head by another player’s golf ball has been awarded £10,000 in damages, reports the Scotsman.

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Irish Personal Injury Claims Stabilise

The Irish Injuries Board has published its Annual Review for 2014, which shows that the volume of personal injury claims submitted to the Board during the year have stabilised.

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Modernising the Fatal Accident Inquiry Process

The Scottish Government has recently published its Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill, which it says will strengthen the Fatal Accident Inquiry Process in Scotland by setting out practical measures for a system which is effective, efficient and fair.

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Courts to Recognise Good Intentions

The UK Government’s Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH) Bill has recently received Royal Assent and has now become law.

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Care Home in Court over Death of Resident

The owner of a care home in Leicester has appeared in court after a vulnerable 85-year-old resident died from serious burns.

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Report Published into Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry

The recently published Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry Report has revealed that 143 patients tested positive for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) at the hospital during the period January 2007 to 31st December 2008, and CDI was a factor in the deaths of 34 of those patients.

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