Has your lower value injury claim been turned down?
It has been reported in recent weeks that many solicitors and law firms are no longer accepting personal injury cases that are of lower value. This is because they only attract “fixed” costs and so many lawyers are taking the view that they are no longer financially viable for them to take on. This is especially so since a change in the law last year which introduced more fixed costs in personal injury claims.
I’ve been told my claim is not worth taking on
This creates a problem for many people who have low value claims especially if the claim is also not an easy or straightforward one. Many such “riskier” but deserving cases are simply not being taken on by law firms leaving many injured people with perfectly valid claims without the all important solicitor representation they need to succeed or even get their cases off the ground.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has suggested that solicitors are distancing themselves from such cases because they are “not financially viable to run”.
Many lower value injury claims are being turned down, for example, there has been a particular rise in the number of abused dementia sufferers being unable to claim due to a hesitance on the part of law firms. In these cases it is proving more difficult than ever for the injured person to pursue a claim because of lack of willing solicitors to represent them.
However, Nigel Askew Solicitor continues to accept these cases and will be happy to assist with any lower value and difficult injury claims. He says “To me it’s not just about how much money can be made out of a case or client, as it is for many firms nowadays, but about making sure the public still has proper access to justice even where they may have a difficult case and unprofitable case.”
Nigel Askew Solicitor can help if your claim has been turned down by another solicitor or claims company
Despite the increased difficulty in making smaller personal injury claims, Nigel Askew is happy to take on such cases. Even if you have been previously turned down by law firms and solicitors, there is still hope that you can get the financial compensation you deserve for a personal injury.
How to make a claim
If you have suffered a personal injury that is deemed “lower value” or “too difficult” to pursue a claim for compensation, contact Nigel Askew to make a claim. Although other solicitors may have turned down your claim, do not let that deter you. Get in touch with Nigel Askew Solicitor by using the online contact form or by calling 01507 609027. Your claim will be handled just like any other regardless how small or difficult, and there is a free, no obligation consultation which will help you to determine whether your claim is valid. All cases are pursued on a no-win no-fee basis.