APIL’s Press Release describes how 95 per cent of respondents to a public poll would support a ban on cold calls and texts about personal injury claims.
A ban is being championed by personal injury lawyers, who have branded calls and texts from claims management companies as �tasteless and intrusive�.
�It�s hard to find anyone who isn�t sick of these calls and texts, some of which are relentless. Some callers even encourage people to make claims for injuries they do not have,� said Neil Sugarman, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) which carried out the poll as part of its Can the Spam! campaign.
�Not only is the practice irritating and intrusive for many people, it also promotes a false expectation of �easy money� which is not right,� said Mr Sugarman.
APIL�s poll comes as research from YouGov reveals that 60 per cent of UK adults have been contacted and encouraged to make a claim for compensation for an injury in the last year alone*.
�A ban is the obvious solution, and it seems the public would support it�.
We at Salmons Solicitors would encourage anyone irritated by these calls to write to their MP and make a formal complaint.