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Regional letter campaign - cold calls for personal injury must be banned

25 Sep 2018
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It is baffling that nuisance calls and texts touting for personal injury claims are still not banned. 

 

I am sure many readers have been pestered to try to make claims for injuries they do not have, sometimes about crashes which never happened. These calls drive a misconception that compensation is readily available for any bump and scratch. 

 

The Government has announced new rules which mean companies must gain consent before calling people, but it is really just the latest example of tinkering around the edges of the problem.

 

Meanwhile, law changes in the Civil Liability Bill will chip away compensation paid to the honest people who suffer genuine bodily harm spanning from whiplash to catastrophic life-changing injuries. The Bill is currently in the House of Commons and its aim is to lower insurance premiums. It won’t. It will simply strip away justice for people injured by others, which is the whole point of compulsory motor insurance.

 

Instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, the Government could take control of the real mischief with injury claims and ban calls and texts properly.

 

Brett Dixon

President

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Past letters to the press

Glasgow bin lorry tragedy , 28 Nov 2018
Regional letter campaign - Cycling consultation and Road Safety Week, 19 Nov 2018
RE: NHS bill for compensation reaches £100m in 24 hours - The Times (15 October), 15 Oct 2018
RE: Letter to the editor - What a nuisance - Daily Mail (29 August), 29 Aug 2018
RE: Good sense at a premium as insurance profits soar -Yorkshire Post (25 August), 28 Aug 2018
Regional letter campaign - injury claims are not to blame for rising premiums, 14 May 2018
Regional letter - Health and safety should be celebrated, not watered down, 22 Mar 2018
RE: Many NHS victims should settle for an apology - The Times (5 February), 05 Feb 2018

More past letters to the press

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