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The Myth of the Compensation Culture

The popular press paints somebody who makes a claim for damages as a result of an accident as a scrounger out to get that to which they are somehow not entitled and as a burden on the insurance industry.  It is also suggested that Britain now has a “compensation culture”, where people make claims for all manner of spurious accidents which end up being paid by insurers.  This is a distortion.

While there are always going to be dishonest accident “victims”, just as there will always be drivers who break the speed limit, the overwhelming majority of people who make an accident claim are perfectly justified in doing so.  We see many cases involving, for example, nasty road traffic accidents where people suffer serious injuries and accidents at work where people lose limbs.

People who suffer injuries which have been caused by somebody else deserve compensation, to the full extent that the law allows them to receive it.

If this describes you, then come and talk to us.  Nearly all our work in relation to accident cases is done on a “no win, no fee” basis which means that it will not cost you anything.

Please remember that there are strict time limits which apply to making accident claims and you usually have to make a claim within three years of the incident.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of making a claim, please contact Stuart Hutchison on 01208 72328 or email or Georgina Bradley on 01208 72328 or email