In the current climate, it seems like anyone associated with personal injury, just like the banking and finance industry, is potentially under attack or scrutiny.
Unfortunately, there are some good reasons why the perception of both these industries is not positive, but the ramifications mean that the good get criticised just as much as the bad, and as with all things in life, generalisation is not helpful. In the personal injury sector :-
1. Far from all claim are fraudulent, made up or exaggerated
2. Not all insurance companies are selling claims to injury lawyers
3. many solicitors refuse to deal with claims companies or brokers who adopt cold calling or mass texting approaches
Whilst lawyers are in business to make money as well as to provide a professional services, our own opinion, although it’s opinion only, is that inducements such as offering cashback or expensive gifts to claimants when claims are accepted gives personal injury lawyers a bad name. Some years ago, lawyers were not even allowed to advertise, and whilst we think that this was too great a restriction, these kinds of inducements are unhelpful on a number of levels, especially when with many kinds of injury claims, it is vital that the claimant gets the right advice from the right lawyer, rather than the lawyers who offer the best gift.
All of the above has led to the whole personal injury industry having a rather tarnished reputation, so anything which provides a contrast to this is both welcome and may reap benefits for the firm showing an ethical approach.
Llloyd Green Solicitors are at the vanguard of a new approach. The firm’s Senior partner, Lloyd Green, says that he is sick and tired of seeing the reputation of what he does diminished and the shame which genuinely injured people seem to feel about making an injury claim. Lloyd has been associated with many charities for many years, but is now combining his charitable work outside of work with work activities. Lloyd Green have entered into a groundbreaking arrangement with the RNIB to ensure that for claims via the RNIB, the firm will donate a proportion of it’s fees to this fantastic charity.
The firm says that it hopes the initiative will encourage other personal injury firms to think of new ways of giving something back to the community and to restoring the good image of personal injury lawyers.