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Why you should act quickly before April’s compensation changes

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By sds

From April 1st, the way in which compensation is awarded to personal injury victims is set to change dramatically. It is vital that you see a solicitor about your claim without delay, as once you miss this deadline you are likely to receive far less compensation than you would under the current system.

What do the changes mean?

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 will allow personal injury solicitors to claim up to 25% of the compensation awarded to their clients if their claim is successful. As it stands now, any costs due to your solicitor come from the defendant, leaving all your compensation intact.

Ministers have risen the amount of compensation victims receive by 10% in a bid to help them pay their fees, but it is likely that many will still lose out. As such, there is a clear advantage to be gained from claiming as soon as possible.

Furthermore, the small claims limit will rise from £1,000 to £5,000, meaning a great deal more people will have to find the funds to cover their own costs in those less severe, but still important personal injury cases.

Speak to our personal injury solicitors about your claim

There is very limited time left available for you to get your case considered using the existing system, so Sheldon Davidson Solicitors’ advice to act as soon as possible after your injury has never been more relevant.

The time limit of three years for you to register your claim will remain the same after the changes come into force, but it is not a consideration at this stage for those who want to be sure they keep hold of all their compensation.

So, whether you have been injured in a workplace accident or wish to make a traffic accident compensation claim, get in touch with Sheldon Davidson Solicitors without delay on 0808 9000 990 for free initial advice with no obligation.

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