Solicitors have spent years training in preparation to give help and advice to their clients at what is often a critical and potentially stressful time in their life. At such times one does not merely need a professional service on injury claims, but kindness and compassion too.
A solicitor is someone one can depend on, someone that’s there for you throughout.
Traditionally, clients wishing to make a Personal Injury Compensation Claim would spend time asking friends and relatives to recommend a “good solicitor” to approach and confide in. In turn, as recognised authorities working in the community, solicitors comfortably relied on their hard earned reputations and had no need to spend time on advertising their skills.
However, in the late 1990’s, when “No Win No Fee” injury claims emerged and became popular, many companies called “Claims Management Companies” spied a gap in the market – that injured people needed a solicitor but solicitors did not take an aggressive approach in marketing themselves.
Injury Claims management companies were able to establish themselves as the “middlemen”, positioning themselves and their services between the injured person and the solicitor. In order to profit, the claims management company relied on enlisting a finder’s fee – effectively selling claims to solicitors.
In order to grow, these companies extended widespread marketing strategies with much effect; you will no doubt be lugubriously familiar with one of the many persistent television and radio campaigns that have been running for more than a decade now.
However, thankfully, as of the 1st April 2013, due to a change in the law, injury claims companies are no longer permitted to sell cases to solicitors; meaning that the reputation of a solicitor may once again speak for itself beyond the noise of marketing. This has resulted in a reduction of more than 20% of claims management companies in the space of 3 months.
People who have experienced an injury and make a claim may once again rely on the recommendation of their friends and family and seek out the most competent, experienced Injury Lawyer with a proven track record to handle their case, without being encouraged to go through impersonal, profit driven “middlemen” who see injuries as commodities to be auctioned to the highest bidder.
If you’ve had an injury, and want to make a claim, seek support from those you can rely on.
For a name you can trust that has stood the test of time, call Wrigley Claydon on 0161 785 3534.
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