CMCs to be banned from enticing customers with gifts

Published: 23/08/2012

Justice Minister Jonathon Djanogly has confirmed the government’s intention to ban claims management companies (CMCs) offering cash or gifts as a means to tempt personal injury victims into making a claim.

The announcement is the latest in a string of activity designed to prevent fraudulent personal injury claims.

Djanogly revealed the plans in a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) press release which coincided with the publication of the Claims Management Regulation Unit’s annual report:

“I am pleased to announce we are now introducing a complete ban on inducement advertising for this industry. No longer will CMCs be able to target consumers through advertisements which offer vulnerable individuals a cash incentive for signing up to use their services.”

The move is not only attempting to reduce the number of fraudulent claims but to also ensure genuine victims of personal injury – be it an accident at work, on the road or in a public place – select a personal injury solicitor on merit and not promotions.

Goldsmith Williams Solicitors have successfully been helping accident victims make claims for compensation for over 20 years. Last year we helped our clients recover over £14m in compensation after an accident that wasn’t their fault.

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