The Changing Legal Landscape for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

The Government continues to change the goalposts on personal injury and compensation.

Proposed legislation is under way to remove individual’s rights to compensation for so called “whiplash” injuries caused in road traffic accidents.

This will spell a fundamental change to the rights of individuals and in our opinion further restricts access to justice.  Individuals have always been able to recover compensation for general damages (pain and suffering and loss of amenity) associated with road traffic collisions, even when the injury sustained is what the Government referred to as a so called “whiplash” type injury.

If this type of compensation is removed for the majority then this will spell a sea change in attitude and a detriment to all of those honest individuals who have been injured and who deserve compensation for their pain and suffering and loss.

The Government are also currently considering changes to the law governing clinical negligence and again Solicitors, including Thackray Williams are concerned as to the access to justice for those individuals who have suffered loss as a result thereof.

It seems as though the considerations in respect of money and insurance are being prioritised over the losses of innocent individuals.

Thackray Williams Solicitors, whose specialist personal injury personnel including Paul Finn (Partner and Head of Department) and David Bowers (Solicitor) are both members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers are fighting hard to ensure that individual’s rights and entitlement are upheld in an ever changing legal landscape.

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