Many people who have suffered an accident in the past couples of years or few months may be deterred from claiming personal injury compensation due to ongoing criticism of claims management firms, but most legal experts would point out that making a claim is nothing more than “seeking fair compensation for an injustice.
While there are certainly unscrupulous companies out there, anyone who has been injured because of someone else’s negligence should still pursue a claim for compensation. It is frustrating that the claims industry has begun to be viewed so negatively that people may be deterred from getting the help they need.
In a legal sense, making a claim for compensation following an accident is absolutely the right course of action – why should anyone suffer, physically, emotionally or financially, because of carelessness on the part of someone else?
Writing for the Independent, Cheryl Abrahams noted that over the past few years, companies promising no win no fee work have been tarred with a negative brush and that the terms has developed untrustworthy connotations.
However, without no win no fee firms, the only people who would be able to claim for compensation they are justified in seeking would be wealthier individuals able to fund their own litigation, so they are in fact providing an essential service by opening legal services up to the masses.
Working in the legal sector, since the introduction of no win no fee the number of personal injury claims has increased, but that is mainly because more and more people are able to exercise their legal rights to claim for accidents which they did not cause but which left them injured.
The right legal advisors will have the experience to be able to get the most compensation possible for a client. Compensation comes in many forms – from compensation for injury to payments which can help to cover loss of earnings or medical costs.
The UK was recently dubbed the whiplash capital of Europe by the Association of British Insurers after it was revealed that 1,200 whiplash claims are made every single day, adding around £90 to the cost of most insurance premiums. This negatively spun statement glosses over the fact that people are well within their rights to make a compensation claim if they are injured because of someone else’s negligence. There seems to be a campaign at the moment to portray anyone claiming compensation as a fraud, the worry is that it punishes those people who have been injured in an accident and are merely exercising their legal rights by making a claim.