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Useful Personal Injury Links

Clear Answers, the brand, is part of Thompsons Solicitors, the UK's most experienced personal injury law firm. Thompsons Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

This section is designed to provide additional information and guidance about Personal Injuries and Personal Injury Claims. Our aim is to provide assistance to our clients in understanding the process of making an accident claim and the nature of their injury or injuries. These websites may provide more information and knowledge of your rights in law, but Clear Answers cannot be held responsible for the content of any external site.

Please select one of the following links to go to the section you are interested in.

Government Bodies

There are a vast number of websites contain information related to organisations involved in providing, improving or maintaining health and safety across all areas of activity, including home, work and leisure activities, plus government bodies dedicated to managing our financial obligations and benefits. Here are just a sample which we hope will be of use and interest to you.

United Kingdom Parliament
The role of the UK Parliament is obviously extensive but in summary its main role is to examine and challenge the work of the government; enable government to raise taxes; and to debate and pass all legislation.

Department of Work and Pensions
The DWP aims to promote opportunity and independence for all, and to help people to achieve their potential through employment. This objective should ensure that everyone is able to work and save for secure retirement at the same time as providing for their children.

Local Government Association
The Local Government Association or LGA, works with the local authorities to promote a better local government and work towards a shared vision which allows local people to shape a better future for their local environment.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
RoSPA's is a registered charity whose mission is to save lives and reduce injuries. It was established over 80 years ago and aims to campaign for change by the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents. Its remit covers all areas of life, including, work, home, roads, school, and leisure activities, including on or near water. They provide information and advice, resources and training, aim to influence opinion, educate and inform everyone.

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Accidents at Work

Health and Safety Commission
The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and Health and Safety Executive merged on 1 April 2008.

Utimately accountable to Parliamentary Under Secretary (for Work and Pensions), the HSC was sponsored by the Department of Work and Pensions.

Health And Safety Executive
This link will take you to the home page of the HSE, from where you will find an extensive range of information. Together with the local government, they are the enforcing authority for health and safety regulation in Great Britain in the workplace, responsible to the Health and Safety Commission.

The HSE is responsible for enforcement of health and safety legislation in all manufacturing sites, including nuclear installations and mines, factories, farms, hospitals and schools, whilst Local authorities are responsible to HSE for enforcement in offices, shops and other parts of the services sector.

Field Operations Directorate
The largest operational inspectorate in HSE, FOD covers many employment sectors including construction, agriculture, education, health services, local and central government and domestic gas safety.

They provide advice and guidance inspecting workplaces, investigating accidents and complaints and taking enforcement action where necessary, whilst also providing guidance on compliance with the law to prevent the need for action and complaints.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
This site provides detailed information regarding the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

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Medical Negligence

National Health Service Direct
Initially established as a telephone health line, NHS Direct has become an authoritative website and through its NHS Direct Digital TV Service, is one of the largest interactive services in the UK. It is at the forefront of providing heath information day and night to the public.

National Health Service - Choices
Developed to meet the growing demand for people to make their own choices about their health, the aim of this website is to allow you to take control of your own healthcare. This includes decisions about smoking, drinking and exercise, lifestyle decisions which allow you to use NHS services when you need them.

The site contains knowledge and expertise from a range of other related websites such as:

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Road Traffic Accidents

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
An executive agency of the Department for Transport, the DVLA is accountable ultimately to Parliament and the public. Its aim is to provide efficient and effective management of the Agency to facilitate road safety and general law enforcement. It is responsible for maintaining registers of drivers and vehicles and collect excise duty on all vehicles.

Motor Insurers Bureau
Established in 1946 the MIB operates to enter into agreements with the Government to provide compensation to the victims of negligent uninsured and untraced motorists.

The Road Traffic Act 1988 makes it compulsory for every insurer underwriting compulsory motor insurance to be a member of MIB and to contribute to its funding.

Highways Agency
The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department of Transport and is responsible for managing, maintaining and improving England’s transport network. The role of their Traffic Officers is to keep traffic moving and ensure motorists safety.

The Agency also provides live traffic updates.

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