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How To Build A Solid Personal Injury Case In 7 Easy Steps

Personal injury cases are the lawsuits filed against the people who have injured you in any way possible. Personal injury cases are one of the most common cases filed every year. Almost 2 million personal injury cases are filed every year where most plaintiffs are involved with car accidents injuries, slip and fall injuries, and injuries caused by negligence.

In addition, the accidents cost lost wages, reduced ability to work, and additional conditions that come after the accidents. Hence, getting the right compensation becomes essential.

While assessing the loss for the compensation, you need to look after every small detail that can be considered an expense and added to your compensation calculation. Working with an experienced attorney will help you come up with the most accurate compensation number. To know how a personal injury attorney can help you, read more here.

What Factors Make Up A Viable Personal Injury Claim?

Although there are many factors that make your claim rock solid, all the factors can be categorized into these three umbrella factors.

  • Damages and injuries.
  • Clear liabilities.
  • Deep pockets.

Yes, there is a possibility that someone was negligent, and their negligence caused the accident. However, if you do not have any proof to claim, you don’t have any case to fight.

If you want to build your case, you need to have the right evidence for it. For instance, the injuries you have accrued in the accident. Furthermore, you need to find the liability which proves the opposition is at fault.

How To Build Your Personal Injury Case?

When you are injured at the cost of other negligence, you have the full right to ask rhythm for compensation for their mistake. However, when they refuse to give you the right compensation, you can take them to court.

However, before you take the opposition party into the country, you need to know that you would not be able to get the true value of your claim without a strong case. That being said, here we are with the things you need to consider to make your case strong.

Step 1: Know The Type Of Case Your Are Dealing With

Before filing a personal injury lawsuit, you must know what type of case you’re dealing with. Understanding the nature of the case will help you prepare yourself accordingly.

Generally, there are different types of personal injury cases. These can include car accident claims, workplace injury claims, medical negligence claims, premise liability claims, and professional malpractice claims.

Given these different types of injury cases, it’s important to determine the specific type of claim you’re dealing with. Doing so allows you to know exactly what to do to improve your chances of winning your claim and getting the compensation you deserve.

Step 2: Get A Complete Medical Treatment

If the accidents have caused you harm or severely injured, get complete medical treatment.

In some cases, the symptoms of your injuries don’t become apparent right away. Hence, you need to get yourself checked after the accident to diagnose your injuries, administer the proper treatment, and prevent potential health complications.

Moreover, the medical records act like evidence and make your case sturdier.

Step 3: Hire An Attorney

Some of the accidents can harm you emotionally and make it difficult to take any legal decision. In such a scenario, you should seek help from a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can help you negotiate, manage the case-related document and give you enough time to recover from your injuries. They can also help you navigate complex legal proceedings by preparing for the trials and looking after the legal complexities of your case. Lastly, experienced legal professionals like the lawyers in Kingston or within your area, can help you receive the total compensation you need by proving with evidence that someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. As such, you should be compensated for all the losses you’ve incurred.

Step 4: Look For Witnesses

Witnesses play an important role in modifying your case. Look for witnesses who are willing to give their statements. Having witnesses to your side might bolster your side of the story and revamp your case.

Once you have the list of witnesses, make sure to get their personal information, including their address and contact number. That way, you’ll know how to contact them after filing your personal injury claim.

Step 5: Gather Evidences

Law believes the evidence you showcase in your case. The more evidence you can provide to support your claim, the better for your case. Gather evidence that can help the judge reach an amicable decision. These may include medical records, police reports, when necessary, photos of the accident scene, photos of the injuries, witness testimonies, experts’ statements, and other relevant pieces of evidence essential for your injury case.

Step 6: Consider Your Pain & Suffering

It is a good idea to express your pain and suffering in the courtroom. This shows that just drastically the injuries have affected your life. In addition, your pain and suffering help the judges evaluate the severity of the damage you have accrued.

Step 7: Seek A lawsuit Funding

Finally, seek lawsuit funding for your case. It is a quick source of money for the plaintiff amid the case. With the lawsuit funding, you do not have to worry about leaving your case in the middle. In addition, these loans are 100% risk-free, which means you are asked to pay only after winning the case.

The Bottom Line

The law has always been serious about the mistakes that have resulted in death. The only thing you need to do is gather enough evidence to prove your case. If you can do that, you will hold an upper hand in winning the case.

Do not be afraid of filing personal injury cases against the opposition, even if they are big names. But, before you file your lawsuit, hire a personal injury attorney to ensure your procedure is not infected by any mistakes.

Leaders in Law – Global Awards 2022 – Nominations

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Our selection process is rigorous, so you can be assured that you will find the right Leader to meet your personal or professional requirements. Use the Leaders-in-Law search engine to find an expert by practice area or jurisdiction. Once you have found the right Leader for your requirements: you can contact them using the details provided in their profile.

 

Flex Capital’s Acquisition Financing for Apex and MCProHosting

Shearman & Sterling advised Flex Capital and its portfolio companies Marbis (Nitrado) on the financing for the add-on acquisitions of APEX Hosting and MCProHosting. With the acquisitions Marbis (Nitrado) is becoming the global leader for game server hosting.

Apex Hosting was founded in 2013 by Seth Mattox and John Rendemonti and is based in Florida, USA. Apex Hosting is the market leader for Minecraft server hosting in the English-speaking world with rented capacities in 18 data centers. Furthermore, Apex Hosting has a strong customer support focus which results in top customer satisfaction ratings.

MCProHosting was founded in 2011 and is based in Wyoming, USA. MCProHosting is one of the best known brands for Minecraft hosting in the English and German speaking world and has outstanding capabilities in sales as well as product development. Furthermore, MCProHosting has a strong customer support focus which results in top customer satisfaction ratings.

FLEX Capital is a private equity fund founded by successful serial entrepreneurs. The company invest in profitable and growing midsize companies from the German internet and software market.

The Shearman & Sterling team led by partner Winfried M. Carli recently advised Flex Capital already on the financing of the acquisition of Nitrado, AMPAREX, IPRO and OMS-Group (NIC Services & Support GmbH & FORMWARE GmbH)

What is the Health and Care Worker Visa?

Caring for others is not just a calling; it’s also a profession. People who work as health and care workers are employed by the government and private sector providers to provide services for people who require help with their day-to-day activities.

Within the UK, there are many jobs available in this field across all different sectors. For example, you can be a home care worker, looking after elderly people in their own homes; a support worker, helping people with disabilities attend school or work; or a nurse, providing physical and emotional support to people in hospitals, GP surgeries, or nursing homes.

The Health and Care Worker visa is a UK work visa for people who want to work in the care sector. It only allows you to work in supported living accommodation, private homes, or hospitals as part of your job role. If you’re thinking of coming to the UK as a Health and Care Worker, to work with some of our most vulnerable people and make a real difference in their lives, then this visa is for you. Contact london-immigrationlawyer.co.uk to know the requirements, timelines, and eligibility criteria for the health and care visa and for other visa types such as the remain to leave visa. If you get legal guidance from the experts that your chances of getting your visa approved will be increased significantly.

Health and Care Worker Visa

With the recent scenario of Pandemic, the UK urgently needs a lot of health professionals. These professionals provide essential care to patients in hospitals and homes and are vital to the NHS and social care system. This shortage of health and care workers is most acute in London, where there is one vacancy for every three applicants. The purpose of introducing The Health and Care Worker visa category was to cover this shortage

The UK health and care worker visa is designed to allow non-European Union (EU) nationals to come to the UK and carry out a job within the health and social care sector. It allows non-EU nationals to work in the UK for 2 years, as long as they are paid at least £35,000 a year.

Many people are taking advantage of this visa to get better jobs or to simply serve humanity. The latest figures from the Home Office reveal that the number of vacancies being filled by health and care worker migrants has increased by over 50% in just three years.

What skills are required?

There are several skills and qualifications, and also a certain level of experience that is required to qualify for a healthcare worker visa. Doctors, nurses, senior care, and other health care providers are eligible for health and care visas. Apart from basic qualifications, the applicant is tested for basic skills and mannerisms to ensure that they are professional and responsible in performing their duty.

 Requirements of the visa:

  • You must be older than 18
  • You must have acceptable health profession
  • You must work for Home Office approved employer
  • Sponsorship certificate from your employee
  • English proficiency certificate
  • Valid TB certificate
  • Financially stable
  • Criminal record certificate

Health care worker visa process cost

The application fee varies due to different factors.

  • If the certificate of sponsorship is issued for more than 3 years, the fee is £464.
  • If the certificate of sponsorship is issued for less than 3 years, the fee is £232.

A discount of £55 is provided for citizens of some countries including Turkey, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, etc.

A health and care visa is a great opportunity for foreign health care workers and other professionals to give their services to the people of the UK and build their lives in the UK. The UK authorities give a great priority to health care workers when it comes to giving visa opportunities. Providing health care is a noble profession and it is not only beneficial for the visa holder but for the country to be able to have skilled health care workers all around the world. Speak to Total Law immigration lawyers to get more information regarding health and care visas. You must get the best legal guidance to get acceptance to your health and care visa for the very first time. 

Our expert immigration lawyers can ensure positive results for your application for indefinite leave to remain so do not waste any more time and seek legal guidance from the best. We guarantee that we will make the complicated process of getting the visa quite simple.

Law Firms Continue March On Stock Market As Taylor Rose MW Explores Float

Top 60 UK law firm Taylor Rose MW is eyeing a 2022 float, its boss says, as  an “arms race” continues in the legal sector.

An initial public offering is “an active consideration” for the firm, chief executive Adrian Jaggard told Financial News.

“We are actively looking at third-party investment to continue our growth journey,” he said. “To continue that journey, or to do it justice, we are looking at our options in terms of investment. The obvious is debt or equity, both are under consideration at the moment and that includes an IPO.”

Jaggard said the firm was looking for investment within the next 12 months, and said it was a “possibility” that the firm could be publicly traded by this time next year.

Taylor Rose is being advised by broker Arden Partners, which acted on the float of law firm Ince in 2017. It is also working with financial public relations agency SEC Newgate, which boasts of its “award-winning capital markets team” on its website.

Consumer law firm Taylor Rose snapped up struggling rival McMillan Williams in May 2020 in a pre-pack administration deal.

Jaggard said the firm generated revenue of £70m and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation “north of £8m” in the year ended 30 September.

That revenue figure would have put the firm within the top 60 largest law firms in the UK last year, according to The Lawyer magazine’s rankings for 2019-20.

The firm has around 500 employees and 350 fee-earning consultants, a spokesperson said.

Its consultants are self-employed lawyers who retain an average of 70% of their billings, with the remainder taken by the firm. The firm said its consultants division had more than doubled its headcount in the last year and was increasing that number by 15-20 lawyers per month.

The move comes as law firms across the City eye up going public in a bid to expand in a fiercely competitive market. Up to a third of law firms are considering floating in the next 12-18 months, according to a recent survey from litigation funder Harbour.

London litigation powerhouse Mishcon de Reya said in April that it had appointed JPMorgan to advise on a float that could value the firm at up to £750m.

Personal injury firm Irwin Mitchell is also working on a listing with Rothschild, according to Sky News, that could value the firm at £500m.

A spokesperson for Irwin Mitchell said: “We have taken no decision to introduce external investment and our balance sheet remains strong.”

The listed legal model in England is still a nascent one, with Birmingham-headquartered firm Gateley’s 2015 float the first in the sector after the Legal Services Act 2007 allowed non-lawyer ownership of law firms in England and Wales for the first time.

Keystone, Knights, Rosenblatt, Ince and DWF have all since floated in London.

Jaggard said part of the rationale for the firm seeking outside funding was to invest in technology.

“There is an arms race going on with technology and systems,” he said. “There is a lot of opportunity to improve efficiency, improve risk control and improve interfaces and communications with the clients.”

“When clients are dealing with their lawyer, they are not benchmarking us against other lawyers, they are benchmarking us against interfaces with banks, insurers and customer services from John Lewis. There is an opportunity for us as an industry to up our game there,” he added.

Jaggard said the firm was also looking to grow through mergers and acquisitions and said the firm was in “early stage talks with one or two firms”.

Major Western Region Leasing Markets Predictions and Updates

A panel of commercial real estate leasing experts shared their predictions and updates for major Western region markets at the 14th Annual View From the Top. Panelists included Jeffrey Welch, Executive Vice President of CBRE; Christopher T. Roeder, Executive Managing Director of JLL; David Sternberg, Executive Vice President of Northern California & Mountain Regions of Brookfield Properties; and David Abbot, Executive Vice President of Colliers. The panel was moderated by Allen Matkins partner Tony Natsis.

The panelists agreed that the number one priority at the moment is getting people back to work in the office—a sentiment also shared by tenants and property owners. Overall, the outlook remains positive in the leasing market.

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles saw the second-lowest occupancy in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The massive 235 million square foot market has seen rents increase in five of the last six quarters despite the fact that the city has been shut down for the last 18 months and vacancy rates are as high as 40%. Driving the rent increases are 12 million square feet of new space scooped up by the tech industry.

There have been pockets of activity in Culver City, Burbank, and Hollywood mostly related to the booming techtainment industry in the area. Demand for entertainment has remained high, increasing the need for soundstages and the like.

In contrast, the downtown Los Angeles market has been stagnant, as the companies that traditionally occupy those spaces have stayed home. These finance, real estate, and insurance companies continue to perform well, but there is some speculation that they will need less space after the pandemic ends.

Across all markets in the Los Angeles area, concessions are at all-time highs. There is no indication that these concessions will fall or rental rates will drop in some of the less popular areas. Moving forward, landlords and tenants are looking for flexibility and efficiency. Flexibility is key, as tenants may not know exactly what they need until they get everyone back in the office and are able to see how they want to use their space.

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as the city shut down. Occupancy rates and public transportation ridership were the lowest in the country. Vacancies reached 20%. With a high density of office space in the downtown area, commercial activity in the city appeared flat. Behind the scenes, business continued from home offices and living rooms. A tremendous amount of wealth generation continued, unemployment rates remained low, and companies in the region continued to hire employees.

The best subleases in the area are moving again, and many of the current subleases will expire in the next three years. Priorities in the city include getting people back to work in the office, and that requires making workers feel safe and comfortable outside their homes. As tech companies begin to return to work, the abundant supply of sublease space should dissipate.

Highlights in the Bay Area include 5M, a mixed-use development in downtown San Francisco. The building will be 100% leased before the end of 2021, and tours have significantly picked up now that people have the ability to physically walk through the facility and see the health and wellness attributes. Progress on Pier 70 continues, and a lot of the infrastructure has been completed, making it possible for people to walk the grounds.

SEATTLE

The leasing market in Seattle has seen an uptick in demand for sublease and new-to-market tenants in the last two to three months. Notably, some sublease space is coming off the market as landlords anticipate companies returning to work in the coming months. Key players in the area include tech companies, as well as life sciences companies gaining momentum.

Bellevue was a bright spot during the pandemic due to Amazon’s expansion in the area. However, the company has been a disruptor in the space. Much of the current construction work downtown is related to Amazon projects, and the company also had incentivized tenants to move before their leases ended, with plans to take over those spaces.

In the South Lake Union area, projects originally constructed as office space have been pivoted to the life sciences. This includes Cascadian and Dexter Yard, which are now targeting tech and life science companies. This trend may continue and lower the amount of office space in the area.

The Puget Sound area should see a robust end-of-the-year. Executive transitions at Amazon and the potential election of a business-savvy mayor are factors that could affect growth in the region.

Article By

Anton N. Natsis
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program’s Applications Are Now Open

In a press conference on December 1, 2021, Governor Ned Lamont, along with Connecticut Paid Leave Authority Chief Executive Officer Andrea Barton Reeves, announced that the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority is now accepting applications for Connecticut residents who want to participate in the state’s new paid family and medical leave program. Approved applicants will be eligible to receive benefits beginning January 1, 2022.

The Connecticut Paid Leave Authority expects 1,000 – 1,500 applications per day, and indicated the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority is prepared to handle that level of applications.

In its Human Resouces Toolkit, the Connecticut Leave Authority outlines the “process when a worker tells you they’re applying for CT paid leave.”

How Do Employees Apply for Leave?

The Connecticut Paid Leave Authority is partnering with the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority’s benefits administrator to oversee the administration of paid leave benefits claims. Employees may submit applications via the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority’s online portal, telephone, fax, mail, or email. Employees have 15 days from the initiation of a claim to provide all requested documentation and should, according to the state, know their approval status five days after completing the required paperwork.

Employees must notify their employers or their human resources departments at least 30 days prior to the start of leave for foreseen circumstances, and as soon as is practicable for unforeseen circumstances.

Employer’s Role in Application Process

As part of the paid leave application process, employees will need to ask their employers to complete an employment verification form. Employers must complete the employment verification form and return it to the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority’s benefits administrator within 10 days. Employers are also required to notify employees that they may be eligible for Connecticut paid leave benefits whenever they notify their employers of their intent to take leave.

If the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority denies an employee’s claim, the employer is not responsible for filing any documents on the employee’s behalf. Employees may file a request for reconsideration with the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority’s benefits administrator within 10 days of a denial.

Employers may require workers to use vacation days or paid time off before they receive Connecticut paid leave benefits; however, employers must allow employees to retain up to 2 weeks of paid time off while on Connecticut family and medical leave.

Payment

The state will make approved claim payments to employees two weeks in arrears either via a stored value card or by direct deposit. The Connecticut Paid Leave Authority will not issue paper checks.

Article by:
Nicole S. Mulé
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Nominations Closed – 2021 Global Awards

Nominations for the upcoming Leaders in Law – 2021 Global Awards have now closed. All winners are currently being notified, with the publication set to be published in October.

The Awards publication will be distributed to our 129,789 subscribed readers, placed on our website permanently & promoted across all our social media channels.

Congratulations to all Winners on your success!

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Fenwick launches D.C. office with Freshfields, Dechert partners

(Reuters) – Weeks after hiring an antitrust partner away from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C., Fenwick & West on Tuesday announced it was formally setting up shop in the nation’s capital with a new pair of regulatory-focused hires.

Thomas Ensign and Melissa Duffy have joined the Silicon Valley-founded firm’s new Washington, D.C. office as partners, where they’ll work alongside former Skadden counsel Steven Albertson. All three have joined Fenwick’s regulatory group. Ensign is a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner, while Duffy was a partner at Dechert.

It’s the third office Fenwick has launched within the past five years, and it’s a reflection of how Fenwick’s technology and life sciences clients are facing greater regulatory scrutiny, firm chair Richard Dickson said.

“Our clients need increasingly sophisticated regulatory advice,” Dickson said.

Other law firms have been taking similar steps. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Jenner & Block, Latham & Watkins, Mayer Brown, Shearman & Sterling, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have added Justice Department and FTC alumni in recent months in anticipation of greater scrutiny from the Biden administration.

Dickson said Fenwick will grow its presence in Washington, but there is no set goal for the number of lawyers that will be based there.

Dickson also held open the possibility of expanding into other markets where there is a strong presence of technology and life sciences clients. Fenwick counts companies like Cisco Systems Inc, Electronic Arts Inc, Facebook Inc and Intuit Inc as clients.

“Technology and life sciences are not as concentrated in places like Silicon Valley as it once was,” Dickson said. “As that grows, we’ll grow along with it.”

The firm has profited from its focus on technology and life sciences clients. Last year, Fenwick’s revenue rose by 15% to $543 million while profits per equity partner grew more than 31% to $2.84 million, The American Lawyer reported in February.

That focus has been “the wind at our sails for our growth,” Dickson said. “Our clients have done very well over the last several years, and we’ve done very well alongside them.”

Ensign specializes in antitrust matters. His profile on Freshfields’ website said he advised on the London Stock Exchange’s $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv from Thomson Reuters and Blackstone, a deal that closed earlier this year.

Ensign also worked on Intel Corp’s $16.7 billion acquisition of semiconductor manufacturing company Altera Corp, according to Freshfields.

Duffy is a five-year veteran of Dechert, where she advised clients on international trade issues, including trade controls and national security rules for cross-border transactions.

Representatives for Freshfields and Dechert wished Ensign and Duffy well, respectively.

Leaders in Law – Global Awards 2021 – Nominations

We would like to thank you for all of your nominations for the Leaders in Law Global Awards 2021. 

We are currently finalising our awards but if you would still like to be considered for an award please contact info@leaders-in-law.com or visit our nominations page:

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