Has the claims online process caused a mushrooming of personal injury claims?
The pros and cons of the claims online process are hard to judge. Although there is no doubt that the claims for motor accident injury have increased to almost one million per annum and claims against public authorities have also gone up, claims against employers have gone down. Furthermore, a report by Lord Young in 2010, found that there was no real evidence of a “compensation culture, “ and that such a culture, driven by claims online, existed largely in the mind.
There is no doubt that the claims online process has made it easier to start a personal injury claim. However, if the claim is not eligible it will get no further and if the case is weak, it will not proceed. There are sufficient safeguards in place, in particular, the rules of no win no fee*, or Conditional Fee Agreement, as it is properly known, ensure that false claims are weeded out early.
Aid to the little guy
The real value of the claims online process is that it takes the fear out of starting a claim. After suffering an injury at work or from a road accident, the last thing a person feels fit enough to do is to consult lawyers and run up bills. However, the early stages of the claims online process make it possible to gather facts and then to assess one’s position.
Accident Advice Helpline
This compensation provider has an easy access and fast 30-second online test that allows a client to find out instantly whether their claim is eligible. If he wants to proceed he can provide further details, either online or by discussing it with an advisor on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our helpline is open 24/7 and if our operators can’t answer your question immediately, we’ll get back to you.
After suffering an injury through the fault of someone else, it’s worse to be injured and uninformed. The claims online process means that everyone can have access to the facts and figures, making it a truly democratic process.