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By Spencers Solicitors

August 7, 2017  |  Kathleen Kilgarriff

Recent Changes in Discount Rate in Personal Injury Claims

On the 20th of March 2017, the Lord Chancellor reduced the ‘Discount Rate’ in Personal Injury claims from 2.5% to -0.75%. This may have been something you heard about and perhaps wondered about its significance. Well, for a severely injured person and their families, this change is immensely significant. [More]

May 10, 2017  |  Sarah Topham

Brain Injury Awareness – Getting the right help

The 8th – 14th of May 2017 is a week dedicated to Brain Injury Awareness. There are different types of acquired brain injuries including a traumatic brain injury (TBI) which is a brain injury caused by a trauma to the head, for example in a road traffic accident or fall. [More]

May 9, 2017  |  Laura Reaney

Brain Injury Awareness Week – Life after a brain inury

‘Action for Brain Injury Week’ takes place from 8th – 14th May 2017. It’s a high profile campaign where groups, members and supporters across the whole country join together and campaign to improve life after a brain injury. [More]

December 20, 2016  |  Samantha Handley

Back to Basics: What to do if you are involved in a Road Traffic Accident

Sadly you can be involved in an accident at any time during your driving life whether you are 17, 70 or anywhere in between. One thing I hear very often from my clients at the start of a claim is “I didn't know what details to get; I've never had an accident before”. [More]

September 20, 2016  |  Laura Reaney

Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury - Two Years On

Laura Reaney writes about the last two years in the life of Darek Fidyka, a man who had been paralysed from the waist down following a traumatic knife attack six years ago. [More]

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