According to a survey carried out by a leading insurance company in the first half of 2014, the vast majority of SMEs would like to see the government outlaw 100% no win no fee solicitors. Respondents to the survey seemed to think the no won no fee system encouraged workers to make fraudulent or exaggerated personal injury claims. Like insurance, it may be true that the personal injury industry sees its fair share of fraud, but that doesn’t mean it should be outlawed in its current form. People don’t call for the insurance industry to be radically altered on the basis that it’s open to abuse.
Banning 100% no win no fee East Hertfordshire car accident solicitors would be disastrous for employees who are injured in the workplace and want to take some form of personal injury action, especially those who are not fortunate enough to qualify for some sort of support from a labour union. As personal injury cases are not eligible for legal aid, any worker who was not independently wealthy enough to meet the hourly rates pricey injury lawyers charge would be left with a choice between not taking any action or risking everything for a chance of claiming the compensation they were entitled to.
No win no fee representation and East Hertfordshire car accident solicitors
SMEs claim that the number of employees launching East Hertfordshire car accident claims and in other parts of the country is on the rise, despite the fact that accidents in the workplace are falling. They say that this is a good reason to look at banning no win no fee solicitors, or at least regulating the industry more closely. Going down this route is not the answer. Taking away workers only real way of taking East Hertfordshire car accident action against an employer that had been responsible for them suffering an injury in an accident that was not their fault may well cut down the number of claims that companies face, but is it fair?
Companies that complain about fraudulent and exaggerated claims being made would do better to look at why some of these are successful and why personal injury lawyers representing businesses are not better at identifying these and stopping them in their tracks.
As things stand, employees who are injured in accidents that were not their fault at work do have the option of taking East Hertfordshire car accident action against their employer. And rightfully so. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault and would like to explore the possibility of taking some form of action, pick up the phone today and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown