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

RE: Letter to the editor - What a nuisance - Daily Mail (29 August)

29 Aug 2018
APIL news

I am most concerned that calls and texts about personal injury claims are still not banned.

 

This tasteless and intrusive practise encourages dishonest people to try to make claims for injuries they do not have, and drive a misconception that compensation is readily available.  

 

Despite promises to tackle the problem the Government has merely tinkered around the edges of how consent to be contacted is established. Meanwhile its Civil Liability Bill, currently in the House of Commons, seeks to chip away at compensation paid to honest consumers for the pain and suffering of needless injuries. The measures are unjust and ill-thought through.

 

If the Government wants to do something useful it could take control of the real mischief and ban the scourge on society of nuisance calls and texts.

 

Brett Dixon

President

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Past letters to the press

Regional letter - Psychiatric harm , 19 Dec 2018
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
Regional letter campaign - cold calls for personal injury must be banned, 25 Sep 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

More past letters to the press

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