In 2013 the personal injury sector of the UK legal market underwent arguably its largest change since no win no fee agreements came into force back in 1995. Not only did the new legislation affect the way that solicitors financed and charged for their services, it also brought in stringent rules on how firms could obtain cases and in particular banned the payment of certain ‘referral fees’ which had been permitted to increase to unsustainable levels and give rise to the so called ‘compensation culture’ written about in newspapers and by politicians.
Few of us would disagree that the injury sector required reforming – it had become practically impossible to switch on the television or the radio without hearing an advertisement for compensation and similarly we were becoming bombarded by telephone calls, emails and flyers all telling us that we may be entitled to thousands of pounds for an accident or injury.
So far so good you might say, but what happens when it’s you or a member of your family that needs a solicitor? With solicitors and other legal professionals being pushed out of the industry due to their inability to talk with potential clients who are you going to turn to for help?
A small number of specialist personal injury firms with many years of experience in securing compensation for victims of accidents, medical negligence claims, industrial diseases and road traffic accidents, decided to pool their advertising resources together under the banner of Mercury Legal Online to ensure negligence victims can get access to the support and help they need when they need it the most. All of our member firms are carefully selected and have to be asked to join the panel, it is not simply a case of any legal practice being allowed to join. Our aim is to provide the very best legal advice and representation available to injury victims throughout the UK for both results and service.
Our panel sign up to a strict code of conduct so you can be assured that you’re in good hands from day one, and despite what you may have read or heard about the new legal rules we can promise you that none of the solicitors on our panel will ask you to pay any money up front and you will not need to pay any fees whatsoever if your case is unsuccessful through no fault of your own.
It is free to speak to us and by doing so you are under no obligation in any way to pursue a claim. Call us now and see if we can help you get the compensation your entitled to.