Almost half the population has had a cold call or text about making a personal injury claim in the past year, and MPs now have a chance to put a stop to it.
The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill is currently being debated in Parliament and we are calling on MPs to include an amendment to ban cold calling outright.
Cold calls for personal injury are tasteless and intrusive. Most of the people who are contacted in this way are left feeling disgusted, annoyed, and anxious, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by APIL. The survey also found that 88 per cent of adults in the UK support a total ban on cold calls and texts from companies who tout for injury claims.
Current rules on cold calling have not prevented the exploitation of vulnerable people. Now is the time for MPs to act. It is what people want.
President of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)