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All change for injury compensation claims

Good morning all once again,

Apologies if this blog post carries on with the same theme as Lorraine’s last one, but lawyers like us who are working in the field of injury compensation work and in “litigation” claims generally are facing the biggest changes in a generation almost overnight, so forgive us if we are a bit obsessive about it!

More importantly, the seismic changes are going to have a big impact on the individual people who are injured and who are bringing claims for compensation, or any claims for that matter, and the changes will almost certainly not be for the better. The big winners are undeniably the insurance companies, but don’t hold your breath if you expect them to reduce premiums.

There is no getting away from the changes; they are coming in on the 1st April 2013 and that’s that. Some observers think it is very appropriate that they are coming in on April Fools’ Day because the changes are ill thought through and very poorly executed, leaving holes and uncertainties galore. There will be disputes and a great deal of uncertainty for years.

This is all clearly bad news for injured clients and future clients, but as Lorraine said last time in her blog, as sure as the sun will rise in the morning, people will still have accidents, suffer injuries and bring genuine and justifiable compensation claims. And we will still be here, doing the same great job we’ve always done for our clients.

We’ve helped thousands of clients and out of every 10 new cases we take on, 7 come from former clients who want to use us again or from us being warmly recommended. Word of mouth still works for good personal services.

Our job is always a little bitter-sweet because we usually meet new clients when something nasty has happened to them and they have been hurt. We help our clients to pick up the pieces after an accident and pursue fair and appropriate compensation that is rightfully due to them. That will still be the case after the 1st April 2013, it will just be under a new and bleaker set of rules.

So in some respects nothing has changed. We will still, as always, fight hard for you and your best interests.

We pride ourselves on the job we do and our approachability, so if you’ve been hurt and wonder whether you might have a claim for compensation give us a call of click on the link below.

Bye for now,

John

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