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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Fraudulent Road Traffic Accident claims

Birmingham is named at the worst city for fraudulent road traffic accident claims. ‘Cash for crash’ describes people making up a road traffic accident. Either it did not happen, or they induced a collision to make a personal injury claim. The report comes from The Insurance Bureau. It is a not for profit organisation working…
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Road Traffic Accidents in the News lately

Vicki Wright reflects road traffic accidents that have occupied the news lately. "It is always with great sadness when I read in the news that individuals have lost their lives in road traffic accidents. There have been several horrific crashes on our motorways recently. Worryingly, with the increasing traffic on our roads and motorways, I…
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The need to tackle dangerous cycling

With the increase in cycle use, dangerous cycling is becoming more common. Cycling has become extremely popular in recent years. Noticeably since the London Olympics of 2012. But, also because of a push to be greener and healthier as a nation. However, the law is failing to keep pace with this modern day change. Reports…
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Ambulance Chaser – how to infuriate a lawyer who cares

Don't call Vicki Wright an Ambulance Chaser!  “Picture the scene ..... Beautiful sunny day. Enjoying a relaxing game of tennis when a police car drove into the car park. I joked with my partner that they had finally caught up with him and he expressed confidence that I would be able to protect him. I…
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Don’t be fooled by insurance companies

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but the topics of “insurance”, “whiplash” and “car crashes” have taken a back foot in the popular press over the summer months. But don’t be fooled. Once Parliament is back, the proposed reforms relating to injuries arising from car crashes will return. Probably with even greater enthusiasm than before. To…
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Same protection for those hit by uninsured driver

Those hit by uninsured driver given same protection as those claiming against insured and known drivers. This relates to the protection offered against being liable for the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) costs. The decision comes following Howe v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2017] EWCA obligation 932. Brief summary of case On 30 March 2007, Mr Howe…
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Compensation claim – WHAT CAN I CLAIM FOR ???

Melanie Lidstone-Land considers another common question about bringing a compensation claim – ‘What can I claim for?” “As I prepare to take some annual leave, I do what everyone does. I try desperately to get everything done that needs to be done. It can be quite stressful. Then, there is the general panic about what…
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Mesothelioma diagnosis – family in distress, quick action needed

Following her father's mesothelioma diagnosis, his daughter speaks about the effect on her father and herself. And she explains how Johnathan Steventon-Kiy is helping. Living with Mesothelioma diagnosis – “distressing” “It is very distressing to see him in this condition. He can’t leave the house. We’ve had to move a bed downstairs. His only movement is…
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Action Mesothelioma day 2017

Johnathan Steventon-Kiy of Swain & Co Solicitors attended Action Mesothelioma Day on 30 June 2017 at The Inn Lodge, Portsmouth, Hampshire. The event was hosted and run by the Hampshire Asbestos Support and Awareness Group (HASAG) as it has been for a number of years. The event attracted a mixed crowd ranging from victims of…
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