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Psychiatric injury law reforms suggested by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

13/03/2014

The current law demands a “close tie of love or affection” between the injured person or deceased and the person claiming compensation for psychiatric injury. Close ties are assumed between spouses, fiancés, parents and children and closeness in other relationships has to be proven, for example the closeness between brothers and sisters, grandparents and grandchildren.

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Employment law change - statutory discrimination questionnaires abolished

12/03/2014

The current law allows a person who thinks that he or she may have been unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised to obtain information from his or her employer by means of a prescribed questionnaire procedure. Employment tribunals are able to draw an adverse inference from an employer’s failure to answer, or from an evasive or equivocal answer.

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New maternity allowance for women doing unpaid work in partner's business

10/03/2014

The Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Participating Wife or Civil Partner of Self-employed Earner) Regulations 2014 have been are expected to come into force on 1 April 2014. Under the regulations, women who work in an unpaid capacity in the business of a self-employed spouse or civil partner and who give birth on or after 27 July 2014 will be eligible to receive a weekly maternity allowance.

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Hospital misdiagnosis of fracture - our personal injury lawyer explains

07/03/2014

We have previously reported that one of our clients attended his local Hospital after suffering an injury to his wrist and was told that he had sprained his wrist but no fracture could be seen on the X-ray. This was a misdiagnosis and the Hospital admitted liability for the misdiagnosis and we negotiated a substantial settlement for our client.

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