Wherever you go these days, everybody has an opinion on it. We live in a Personal Injury Compensation Culture. Or do we? The short and simple answer is NO.

You would never have guessed it though. The myth has persisted despite the fact it was officially recorded by then Prime Minister, Tony Blair in Hansard, when he advised Parliament in Prime Ministers Question Time that we categorically do not live in a compensation culture. The media has everybody wound up into a frenzy notwithstanding the true facts and figures, and the claims have lessened since his comments.

The simple fact is in English law, if you are the victim of an accident that was not your fault and you have suffered personal injury as a result of that accident, you are entitled as of right, to claim personal injury compensation.

The insurance lobby led propaganda that we live in a compensation culture has led to much change to the English legal system, and to the levels of compensation awarded to personal injury claimant’s. The changes have been for the benefit and betterment of the insurance industry, and not the injured man in the street, seeking to claim personal injury compensation.

The truth is that statistically less than 40% of people in England who are entitled to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation, whether they be the victim of a road traffic accident, an accident at work, or the victim of medical negligence actually go on to pursue a claim for compensation, let alone succeed in that claim.

That is hardly indicative of a personal injury compensation claims culture is it? It is perhaps more indicative of the traditional stiff British upper lip.

Despite the fact that the number of personal injury claims for compensation being pursued has fallen annually and the level of legal costs paid by the insurance industry to the solicitors of the successful Claimant is pursuing personal injury claims falling, the cost of insurance premiums continues to rise. The assault on the injured victims right to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation has led to a change in the method of payment of legal costs, a method that has been enshrined in the English legal system for centuries.

Now, if you succeed in pursuing your claim for injury compensation, the insurance company of the person at fault is responsible to pay only a small contribution to the legal costs you incur the shoeing your claim. You as a result are liable to pay up to 25% as a maximum including VAT of the damages you receive (excluding damage to your motor vehicle in a road traffic accident claim for compensation) or your future losses based upon an inability to work as a result of the accident for example.

In return, the value of your personal injury claim has been increased by a percentage of 10% to allow something toward that contribution towards your own legal fees that you have to make.

Therefore, it is more important than ever that you instruct an experienced personal injury expert solicitor to represent you in your claim for personal injury compensation. The experienced expert injury solicitor will be able to discuss with you all avenues of your claim and will understand the impact your injuries will have had upon you and your life and will not follow a tick box sheet as a ward and on qualified claims handler the tactics of the insurance companies are well known to experienced personal injury solicitors who are adept at managing your claim effectively against such tactics.

Do not be one of the 6 in 10 and suffer in silence. If you have been injured as a result of an accident that was not your fault you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Ignore the myth, the media hype and ensure you have someone experienced in recovering compensation for personal injuries on your side at your time of need.

Richardsons & Co Solicitors are experienced personal injury compensation solicitors skilled at recovering a maximum compensation you deserve.

Be one of the top 4, and call (01270) 747154 or visit www.theinjurysolicitors.net to claim your personal injury compensation with the expert injury solicitors.

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