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Managing Your Financial Settlement

Managing Your Financial Settlement

Experiencing personal injury, whether through an accident, illness or medical negligence, is usually unexpected and takes a toll both physically and mentally. The priority has to be for the injured person and their family to gain access to local support, medical care and rehabilitation as soon as possible. In cases where a claim may be […]

Discount Rate: Medical Negligence / Catastrophic Injury Awards

Maintaining a longer-term perspective makes the volatility easier to handle

An unexpectedly large change to the discount rate, which determines compensation payments for those suffering life-changing injuries, has thrown the insurance markets and their legal advisers into disarray. Campaigners have long been arguing for changes to the ‘Ogden rate’, the mechanism allowing courts to fairly price catastrophic injury compensation payments to support pursuers financially throughout […]