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A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people
A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

Press room

APIL deals with the media on a daily basis, commenting on a variety of issues from legal reform to health and safety. We also run an annual Injury Prevention Day in August, which is designed to alert people to potential hazards and how to prevent them.

The press team aims to answer your query or provide you with a comment as quickly as possible. If we are unable to help, we will tell you, and try to point you in the right direction.

What we do for the media...

  • Set up interviews with our members, both nationally and locally
  • Issue press releases and statements
  • Provide general comment
  • Arrange comment pieces
  • Provide background briefings

Latest from APIL

Lorry crash survivor calls for HGV changes in Wales


A young woman who had to have her leg amputated after being run over by a skip lorry is calling for HGVs in Wales to be fitted with the latest safety...

APIL’s Judicial Review delivers ‘right outcome for victims of negligence’


Government concessions on the extension of fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) in personal injury cases have prompted APIL to withdraw judicial review...

Full compensation maintained for non-tariff injuries - APIL reaction to Supreme Court ruling


APIL has welcomed the clear and final Supreme Court judgment in Hassam v Rabot on the issue of claiming compensation when whiplash is combined with...

Court delays bring justice to a standstill


The time it takes for some civil claims to reach trial has increased by an average of 62 per cent since 2016, analysis conducted by the Association...

“Inequality of arms” for bereaved families at inquests


Bereaved families are being forced to navigate inquests without legal help because the majority cannot obtain legal aid, a Government review has...

Supreme Court hearing on whiplash ‘mixed injuries’ – principle of full compensation must be upheld, say APIL and MASS


People suffering a combination of whiplash and other types of injury must receive full compensation for their ‘non-tariff’ injuries, the...

Time to treat all victims of dog attacks with compassion


A dog is man’s best friend as the saying goes. In fact, we are a nation of dog lovers and our beloved pets play a pivotal role in our...

Military families let down by the system


Military personnel injured while serving their country risk being under-compensated because their rights are not made clear to them by the...

Will I be liable if I clear snow and ice and someone is injured?


The myth that clearing snow or ice from paths and driveways could lead to homeowners being sued if someone slips and falls has been debunked by a...

Patient deaths must be excluded from fixed costs regime


APIL has pressed the Government to remove all fatal cases from the forthcoming fixed costs scheme for lower-value clinical negligence...

Head of Campaigns and Communications
Lorraine Gwinnutt
0115 943 5400
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Communications Manager
Jane Hartwell
0115 943 5416
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Press and Communications Officer
Julie Crouch
0115 943 5408
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Communications Assistant
Zach Wheelhouse Steel
0115 943 5431
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