A rise in personal injury claims

As result of the ‘no win no fee’ claim and the ability for insurers to pass on to personal injury solicitors the details of drivers who have been involved in an accident, the number of person injury claims has risen by 18% despite a fall in accidents of 11%. Writers of this latest report believe that the rise is down to the increased proportions of those involved in accidents making injury claims for things such as whiplash. These stats reinforce the well known fact that PI claims cases are costing the industry an additional £400m a year and is a major contributor to the increase in premiums over recent years.

The government announced plans in March of proposed changes in the legislation in order to try and curb the increase in the claims trend. The changes will including limiting the amount law firms can make out of ‘no win no fee’ cases by removing the ability to take a “success fee” from the loosing side as well as prevent insurers from passing on details. The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article. Setfords Solicitors have personal injury solicitors across the country, including a number based in London. Please visit our London Solicitors page to find out more.