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What are the Judicial College guidelines?

By |May 13th, 2022|

Judges who decide what a personal injury claim is worth at court and solicitors who advise clients on whether to settle a case before it goes to court do so by using a mixture of tools at their disposal to help them decide on the value of a claim. The Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal injury Cases is a small book that runs to less than ninety pages. It ...

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Mooneerams joins forces with Shelter Cymru

By |May 10th, 2022|

Mooneerams Solicitors are delighted to announce Shelter Cymru as their chosen charity of the year for 2022/2023. Throughout the coming twelve months, we will be holding a variety of fundraising events and initiatives, all with the end goal of trying to raise as much money and awareness as possible for Shelter Cymru. Shelter Cymru describes itself as ‘Wales people and homes charity’ and has as its tagline, ‘Home is Everything’, which acts as an immediate ...

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How much is the average Personal Injury settlement worth?

By |May 9th, 2022|

This is an updated version of the blog initially published on the 31st of July 2020. Amongst other reasons, it has now been updated to consider, in April 2022, the effect of the publication of the 16th edition of the Judicial College, 'Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases'. The types of questions that, as personal injury solicitors, we are asked most often at Mooneerams are along the lines of: 'How much ...

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Why do some motorists dislike cyclists so much?

By |May 1st, 2022|

Whichever way you try to spin it, it has been an indisputable fact for many years that some drivers, just don’t like cyclists.  On the face of it there’s no obvious logic to this dislike that often borders on hatred. After all, both motorists and cyclists are legitimate road users and it’s not like cars or bicycles are new inventions. If you ask a motorist why they dislike cyclists so much, you are likely to ...

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A Brief Guide To Fatal Accident Claims

By |April 30th, 2022|

This article was originally published in November 2019. It was last updated in April 2022. Fatal accidents can happen in any walk of life. However, some types of accidents are more likely to cause fatal injuries than others. The Department of Transport's statistics reveal that 1390 people died due to road traffic accidents in the last recorded year. Motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and cycling accidents account for many fatalities amongst those injured in road accidents. The ...

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April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

By |April 26th, 2022|

Mooneerams Solicitors are very happy to voice their support for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month this year. Limb loss and limb difference can affect anyone, from any background, or of any age, in a number of ways. Some people are born with limb difference. Many others are forced to face up to amputation at some stage in their lives, through illness or trauma. It isn’t possible for those us who are not personally ...

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How to claim compensation for asbestos related diseases if your former employer no longer trades?

By |April 19th, 2022|

On average one hundred people die from asbestos related illnesses, every week. During the same period, approximately the same number get diagnosed with asbestos disease. Statistics tell us that a significant number of them have been: exposed to asbestos by a former employer or employers, because, their employer was negligent and /or in breach of statutory duty, i.e., it should have been reasonably foreseeable to their employer, that the asbestos exposure was liable to cause them ...

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How the extended PPE rules benefit casual workers

By |April 11th, 2022|

The term PPE became synonymous with the heroics of front-line healthcare staff during the Covid pandemic. At the same time nurses were battling to save lives, many of them said they were being provided with inadequate PPE, and as a result, their own health was being put at risk. As regular readers of our blogs on accident at work claims will be aware, the primary duty of care an employer owes to their employees is ...

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Who is at fault for a self-driving car accident?

By |April 5th, 2022|

The idea of a car that can drive itself without any input from the driver seems like something from a science fiction movie and not something many of us will live to see. If you are nodding in agreement, then think again. On the 26th of January 2022, The Law Commission of England and Wales and The Scottish Law Commission published a joint report that set out recommendations for regulating automated vehicles (AVs) in Great ...

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In Conversation With: Alistair Worth, Solicitor and Managing Director of Mooneerams

By |March 31st, 2022|

This week, we are delighted to share with you our 'in conversation with' feature with Mooneerams Managing Director, Alistair Worth. Q: How long have you worked at Mooneerams? A: Since the very beginning. Along with brothers, Vin and Ajay Mooneeram, I was one of the three founding Partners of the firm when we set up in Cardiff in August 2002. Q: How did you get into law? A: Completely by chance. I left school after ...

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