Personal injury

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on personal injury. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

DateDescription
27.06.2013Road accident casualties: Social Indicators page
A summary of reported road accident casualty statistics. There were 1,754 road deaths in Great Britain in 2012, a decrease of 8% on 2011.
19.01.2012Focus on road casualties: Social Indicators article
A summary of trends in road casualties and breath tests to 2010.
04.08.2010Pleural plaques - the Government's response
16.06.2010Roads: pedestrian accidents on the pavement
This note describes the duty of the local highway authority to maintain the highway (including, in the definition of that term, pavements) and those defences that an authority can use if a pedestrian is injured on the pavement.
26.02.2010Legal claims for pleural plaques

Research Papers

DateDescription
18.11.2013Mesothelioma Bill
The Bill provides the legislative framework for a new Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme to make payments to people with diffuse mesothelioma who were exposed to asbestos either negligently or in breach of statutory duty by an employer, and who are unable to bring a claim for damages against the employer or an Employers' Liability (EL) insurer.

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
05.11.2009WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS 2009
That this House welcomes the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims to be held on 15 November 2009; notes this year's theme is From Global Remembrance to Global Action, with ...
13.05.2009EARLY SETTLEMENT BY INSURANCE COMPANIES
That this House is concerned that people who have been injured through no fault of their own are being subjected to high pressure tactics from some insurance companies; notes that such ...
29.10.2008COMPENSATION FOR SUFFERERS OF MINER'S KNEE
That this House recognises the chronic condition known as Miner's Knee, affecting thousands of miners; expresses concern that sufferers experience pain, swelling, clicking and locking ...
08.10.2008FREEDOM FROM FEAR CAMPAIGN (No. 2)
That this House congratulates the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) on its groundbreaking Freedom from Fear campaign, which seeks to prevent violence, threats and ...
25.06.2008RETENTION OF INSURANCE RECORDS AND COMPENSATION CLAIMS
That this House is alarmed at the Government's proposed repeal of Regulation 4(4) of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulation 1998; highlights that this move has been ...

Glossary

  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses