Prime Minister pledges to end claims against armed forces

Prime Minister pledges to end claims against armed forces David Cameron had made a vow to work with the National Security Council to put a stop to claimant lawyers ‘hounding’ our armed forces. Cameron made a statement last week (22nd Jan) where he said that it was ‘clear there is now an industry trying to profit from spurious claims lodged against our brave servicemen and women who have fought in Iraq’. In his statement, the Prime Minister said that the National Security Council have been asked to produce a ‘comprehensive plan’ to put an end to the industry, whilst also proposing to clamp down on ‘no win no fee’ arrangements, to strengthen the investigative powers and penalties against firms who are found to abuse the system and also to speed up the legal residence test. Cameron said: “Our armed forces are rightly held to the highest standards, but our troops must know when they get home from action overseas this government will protect them from being hounded by lawyers over claims that are totally without foundation”. Though Cameron did not mention any specific law firms, London firm Leigh Day have already responded by saying no one should be considered ‘above…

Father from Wigan is crushed to death at workplace

Father from Wigan is crushed to death at workplace A 29 year old father was killed at his workplace when an unstable 700kg bale of waste plastic fell on him as he was sweeping the yard of the factory in Ince, Wigan. A jury at Bolton Coroner’s Court have returned a verdict that the man’s death was accidental. No criminal charges have been brought against the employer, Hitchen Food Limited, but the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is continuing with its investigations. Jacek Adamowicz, who was working as a supervisor at the time, has left behind his wife Barbara and a three year old son, Patryk. Mrs Adamowicz has said: We are all devastated that Jacek is gone – he was a loving husband and a devoted father. Patryk is still asking for his dad every night and I have told him that his daddy has gone to sleep for a long time but that he still loves him. After her husband’s fatal accident, Mrs Adamowicz contacted specialist personal injury solicitors  to represent her at the four day inquest regarding her husband’s death. Find out more about making a claim for accidents at work, or start your claim today… Start…