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Only 25% of people claim for a personal injury

11.08.2014

It’s an interesting fact that only 25% of people who have suffered a personal injury make a claim.

A new study by YouGov reveals that the number of personal injury victims who were willing to make a claim had actually fallen since 2013 when 29% of people did actually take a claim forward.

Out of all those who could have made a claim, 35% decided not to as they did not feel their injury warranted a claim. 22% did not believe in the ‘claim culture’ and 9% thought their case was not strong enough to receive compensation.

These results came from a survey of 2,212 people. The survey was carried out in April, one year after the Jackson reforms on personal injury claims were introduced.

Many personal injury claims are fortunately not based around life changing or threatening injuries and victims continue to receive unsolicited phone calls, with 47% of people polled saying they had received a call in 2013 – a yearly rise of 7%.

But what happens if you have an injury, even an injury which is more serious? What happens if for example, you have received an injury that affects our brain or spine?

In such cases it’s always best to speak to our specialist team of personal injury lawyers who are hand to advise and guide you through the process.

We don’t think about ‘quick wins’. It’s about helping you to access support, rehabilitation and to claim if a serious injury has and will have an impact on your life.

We can help you better understand why your claim is important and what you may be entitled to, helping you to access the right support, at the right time.
 

Further information

 
To discuss a potential personal injury claim with a member of our team, call 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form. We offer a free consultation with a specialist personal injury solicitor to talk about your options and how best to fund your claim.
 

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