Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

RE: Letter to the editor - What a nuisance - Daily Mail (29 August)

29 Aug 2018
APIL news

I am most concerned that calls and texts about personal injury claims are still not banned.

 

This tasteless and intrusive practise encourages dishonest people to try to make claims for injuries they do not have, and drive a misconception that compensation is readily available.  

 

Despite promises to tackle the problem the Government has merely tinkered around the edges of how consent to be contacted is established. Meanwhile its Civil Liability Bill, currently in the House of Commons, seeks to chip away at compensation paid to honest consumers for the pain and suffering of needless injuries. The measures are unjust and ill-thought through.

 

If the Government wants to do something useful it could take control of the real mischief and ban the scourge on society of nuisance calls and texts.

 

Brett Dixon

President

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

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Regional newspapers: Being late is taken more seriously than being injured needlessly, 28 Jan 2020
The Scotsman re: Rachel Henry and Alistair Kinley: Fraudulent and dishonest claims getting off Scot-free, 16 Jan 2020
To The Scotsman re: Scotland set to become first choice to bring personal injury actions , 04 Nov 2019
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Inquests for stillborn babies , 18 Jun 2019
RE: Firms still fuel rising costs as premiums fall (1 May), 01 May 2019
Regional letter - mesothelioma payment scheme must be extended for all asbestos related diseases, 03 Apr 2019

More past letters to the press

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