What is the value of my injury claim? JC Guidelines

The Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases provides guidance to Judges and practitioners as to the value of General Damages. General Damages are compensation for pain and suffering resulting from an accident. The guidelines are updated regularly and were last published in November 2019.  The most obvious and…

Richard Meggitt, Solicitor explores the obligation on an employer when dealing with asbestos in the 1970s.

Exposure to asbestos; what should an employer in the 1970s have done? Mr Bussey was employed as a plumber from 1965 to 1968. In the course of that employment, he handled and cut asbestos cement pipes and manipulated asbestos rope when installing and repairing central heating systems and boilers. In February 2015, he developed mesothelioma.…

Richard Meggitt, Partner at ASD Solicitors, explains what Personal protective equipment (PPE) is and what obligations an employer has.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) Since the start of the pandemic there has been much discussion in the media about personal protective equipment (PPE). An employer, which includes the NHS, has an obligation to provide appropriate PPE and training in its usage. PPE should be worn as a last resort.  Whenever there are risks to health…

Many of us are cycling more at the moment. Richard Meggitt, Partner at ASD Solicitors, explains what you can claim for following a cycling accident

  Understanding the Value of a Cycling Claim   Most cyclists understand that if they suffer injury as a result of someone else’s negligence they can claim damages for personal injury. See our guide here. In this article I set out other claims that can be made in addition to General Damages (compensation for injury).…

Payment Increase for Mesothelioma Scheme

Work and Pensions Minister Lord Freud announced this week that payments made under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme are to be increased. In a written ministerial statement published on Tuesday 10th February, Lord Freud said that payments would be increased to 100 per cent of average civil claims, from the current 80 per cent. The…