British Horse Society encourages reporting of horse riding accidents

According to The British Horse Society, there is a real problem with horse riding accidents – apparently every year a significant number of equine accidents simply go unrecorded – the society has set up a specialist website entitled “Reporting of Equestrian Incidents” which you can find at http://www.horseaccidents.org.uk

This specialist dedicated microsite is aimed at anyone – not just be BHS members- to report their accident easily.

The society, a registered national charity, is looking to lobby to make horse riding safer for everyone. To do so they believe they need some hard facts and statistics – so they’re encouraging everyone to report any horse riding accident to backup their case. If you want to report an accident, or simply want to out more about their campaign– why not visit their website today.

If you have suffered a personal injury in a question or equine accident, and you’re thinking of making an injury claim, we have a team of specialist horse riding accident claim solicitors – and a website dedicated to horse riding claims. Why not visit our horse riding accidents site today – or give our specialist personal injury solicitors a ring on FREEPHONE FREEPHONE 0800 1404544.

Will medical negligence claims be reduced by 50%?

That’s the question that is currently being asked by Peter Smith – a senior member of the Civil Justice Council. Speaking at the Bar Conference, Mr Smith [who is also the managing director of First Assist Legal Expenses Insurance] predicted that the forthcoming proposed removal of medical negligence claims from legal aid [or public funding as it is now properly known] along with the proposed changes in regulations proposed by the so-called Jackson reforms, could reduce the number of medical negligence compensation claims annually – from 6000 to just 3000. In particular he predicted that 2000 claimants would no longer have funding to make compensation claims for medical negligence due to the removal of legal aid, and that a further 1000 claims would probably be lost as a direct result of planned changes to conditional fee [or no win no fee ] arrangements and after the event insurance.

Mr Smith also predicted that so-called “before the event “[BTE] insurance premiums were likely to rise by “seven or eight fold”, partly due to the planned ban on personal injury referral fees. He concluded that he could see no insurance mechanism allowing those with” decent claims to bring them” adding that the proposed Jackson reforms and removal of legal aid for medical negligence would have a “dreadful [and] chilling effect”.

If you think you have been a victim of medical negligence, contact our specialist medical negligence solicitors today on FREEPHONE FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 for a free first interview.