In April 2013 significant changes to the way in which personal injury and compensation awards are managed have been introduced. In addition to this, the payment and receipt of referral fees for personal injury claims is banned with Solicitors no longer being able to offer incentives such as free ipads or “money up front” to pursue a claim. Other incentives that are currently being used are offering cash advances, however, this is not all that it seems and in many cases the clients monies are only paid a few weeks before the client would be entitled to receive them in any event.
From 1 April 2013 an injured person will not be able to get all of their legal fees paid by the person who caused their injury. They will have to pay up to 25% of their compensation towards their solicitors’ fees for handling the case; however, the level of damages awarded has increased by 10% in a way offsetting some of the charges incurred.
When it comes to pursuing a claim for personal injury the staff at Tickle Hall Cross Solicitors are here to offer help and advice without any gimmicks. If you have suffered personal injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, then we can advise you whether you have a good case for compensation. In successful cases there will be a maximum deduction from your compensation of 25% in addition to any legal costs paid by the other side. Some may offer lower deductions and operate on a shoestring with the obvious need to settle cases quickly and the real danger of clients being pressured to accept less than what their claim is worth.
Our range of experience ensures that you will receive efficient, sympathetic and reliable advice to enable you to continue with your recovery whilst being safe in the knowledge that your injury claim is being handled effectively and in your best interest.
We comply with the APIL charter which is the code for best practice in Personal Injury claims.