Only a quarter of people who have suffered a personal injury are likely to claim, a new study has revealed. A poll by YouGov found the proportion of injury victims willing to claim had fallen since 2013, when it stood at 29%.
Just over a third (35%) who had had an accident or illness, decided not to claim as they did not believe their ailment was bad enough to warrant compensation. A further 22% said they do not believe in claiming compensation and 9% believed their case was not strong enough to win.
The results are based on a survey of 2,212 adults carried out in April, one year after the implementation of the Jackson reforms on personal injury claims.
If you unsure whether you can make a claim or don’t know whether the injury is serious enough, call one of our Solicitors and arrange an immediate home visit by a Solicitor and gain specialist advice from an experienced Solicitor local to you.
The survey from YouGov concluded:
“While there are fewer claims being made, the level of contact from personal injury companies has been pretty steady. The type of contact is changing, though, with fewer people receiving unsolicited texts and emails but more being cold called. Direct approaches do seem to be working, however, with a notable number of people choosing to pursue a claim after contact from a personal injury company.”
I am passionate about acting for local people who have been injured on the road or at work. I believe clients would be much better served by a local firm rather than a national one.
Solicitor / Director
Accident Solicitors Direct