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MedCo Beset With Criticism

Two months in and the government-driven independent online portal has been beset with technical problems and roundly criticised by many within the industry. Continue reading

It’s Not Just About The Financial Settlement

Financial awards catch the eye but most industry observers forget that personal injury cases are about much more than money. They are about returning an individual to their pre-accident state (or as close as possible to it) both physically and mentally, getting people back to work and restoring an individual’s confidence. Continue reading

Clinical Negligence On The Rise

In the last full year of the coalition government, the NHS was hit with bills for almost 12,000 new clinical negligence claims topping £1.1billion. That’s almost double the figure recorded when the coalition first came to office. Now, for every £100 spent by government on the NHS, £1 is used to compensate individuals for medical mistakes and the government has a multi-billion pound budget set aside to cover such instances. Of course, the kind of mistakes being made tend to have life changing consequences for victims and they often involve significant and prolonged after-care but given that bringing and winning a claim for clinical negligence is so tough, compensation on this scale is simply amazing. What’s more, the trend shows no sign of stopping let alone reversing. Continue reading

What Can Business Learn From Politicians?

The typical employee lasts about as long in their role as an MP takes to complete a Parliamentary term. But in politics, unlike in business, most careers are expected to end in failure. Thankfully, as businesspeople we normally leave an organisation with our dignity intact, rather than red-faced and glassyeyed, in front of fierce rivals as our departure is announced to the world. Continue reading

What Type Of Manager Are You?

First off, it’s important to stress that there is no right or wrong way to lead a team. To a great extent, the best strategy will depend on the personalities of the manager and the individuals within that specific team but there are styles everyone can learn to help maximise their team’s engagement – and a higher engagement will reduce wasted time, save money and enhance performance. Continue reading

Whiplash Claims Falling

Whiplash claims have fallen by almost 200,000 in the last five years in the UK. That’s a drop of a third since 2010. In the last year alone, whiplash claims fell by 8% and that was before the introduction of stricter regimes for those seeking compensation in the wake of an accident. Continue reading

Case to proceed to a hearing despite the MOJ’s opposition

Mrs Justice McGowan yesterday ordered Speed’s case to proceed to a hearing despite the MOJ’s opposition. Continue reading

Medical Records Pagination Service

Medical record pagination is a service that can easily be overlooked in the portfolio of a medico-legal service provider. Perhaps not obvious, it never the less plays a fundamental role in successfully concluding a PI case. Continue reading

Meet Dr Bunstone, Our Chief Medical Officer

Reflecting the increased industry emphasis on medical integrity, Dan Bunstone’s appointment in early 2015, as the ultimate medical authority within Speed, brings a wealth of additional experience to our operation. Continue reading

Clamour Around Industrial Deafness Gets Louder

As the new Government settles in, insurers will once again try to raise the issue of deafness claims with the MoJ. Prioritised as a key part of the ABI’s strategy to ‘modernise’ the civil justice system, so that compensation goes to ‘claimants rather than lawyers’, industrial deafness has seemingly become the new whiplash. Continue reading

 
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