'If you've been in an accident that wasn't your fault...'
'Hurt or injured in the past three years...?'
'You could be owed thousands...'
We know you've heard these lines uttered through your television set many times before so let's delve deeper than those pesky ads ever will. The law states that if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault you may be legally entitled to compensation but what regulations are in place to protect you during the process? We've investigated:
- Deceitful firms have been shut down - leaving your claim to be dealt with by professionals
- You will not pay any upfront fees
- The government crackdown on bogus claims means better compensation for real victims
In April 2013, the government enforced a law around 'no win, no fee' deals which included putting a stop to lawyers and claims firms exchanging referral fees at customers' expense. The Claims Management Regulation unit, based at the Ministry of Defence, have in turn investigated around 4501 injury claim companies across England and Wales and revoked the licences of rogue traders. With this precaution in place, you can feel assured that your claim will be dealt with by a trustworthy firm. Find a top lawyer to handle your claim today »
The Ministry of Justice's Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules 2013 forbids the collection of payment until you are completely satisfied with your lawyer's terms. You can also take advantage of the free service that InjuryClaimsNationwide offer to find the best lawyer who could help you secure maximum compensation for your injury claim »
Britain is established as the 'whiplash capital of the world' with over 1,5002 claims filed every day - an abundance of which are false. Of course, anyone who has suffered excruciating pain or loss of earnings following an accident will find this severely frustrating. This is why the government, with input from insurer Axa, are reviewing better regulation methods to implement like those diagnostic measures practised elsewhere in Europe. As the awareness around this issue grows, bogus claimants will be put off; leaving more resources for you to get the compensation you may be entitled to »
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1 www.gov.co.uk 'Hundred of claims firms close following fee ban', 23rd July 2013 (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hundreds-of-claims-firms-close-following-fee-ban)
2 www.thetelegraph.co.uk 'Why Britain is the whiplash capital of Europe', 18th July 2013 (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/10185382/Why-Britain-is-the-whiplash-capital-of-Europe.html)