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Law (HE): Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Textbooks for Personal Injury
For background on Personal Injury, go to the Tort section at 346.03.  Most textbooks will have a chapter on Personal Injury. 
 
Starting out
Westlaw Topics is the best place to start. Click on Personal Injury to find articles on all aspects of PI including different types of injury and claims, with key cases, legislation and commentary.  You should also refer to the Judicial College (JC) Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases which is the essential guide to awards of damages in the UK courts. Westlaw provides access to the most recent volume. It is clearly laid out by injury and gives you some useful notes on how the damages are calculated. 
 
Quantum Reports & Cases
Personal Injury Quantum reports are now available on Westlaw UK and LexisLibrary.  For Lexis, log in and click on the Cases tab. You will see a link to the Personal Injuries Quantum database in the list on the right, just called Quantum. From here you can search by Type of Injury or Type of Claim (click on the drop down list and select the best match), and also narrow by gender and age.  You can also search by keyword - use this to put any additional relevant details.  
 
For Westlaw, click on Personal Injury on the main page, and scroll down to the Lawtel Personal Injury Quantum Reports -  Advance Search link. You can also browse by injury classification (eg. Upper limb injuries - hand).  
 
Journals and Newspapers
The Journal of Personal Injury Law is available on Westlaw and is quite practitioner focused, offering practical guidance on cases, statutes and regulations relating to personal injury. You can also access the Journal of Personal Injury Litigation.
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