Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

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

25 Sep 2018
APIL news

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

MoD shirking responsibility to pay compensation to injured veterans after six years, 28 Jul 2020
Regional newspapers: Being late is taken more seriously than being injured needlessly, 28 Jan 2020
The Scotsman re: Rachel Henry and Alistair Kinley: Fraudulent and dishonest claims getting off Scot-free, 16 Jan 2020
To The Scotsman re: Scotland set to become first choice to bring personal injury actions , 04 Nov 2019
Discount rate disparity in Northern Ireland must be addressed - Belfast Telegraph, 16 Jul 2019
Inquests for stillborn babies , 18 Jun 2019
RE: Firms still fuel rising costs as premiums fall (1 May), 01 May 2019
Regional letter - mesothelioma payment scheme must be extended for all asbestos related diseases, 03 Apr 2019

More past letters to the press

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