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Mercury Legal Online has helped hundreds of victims of hospital and dental negligence claim compensation to pay for their on-going care or for lost earnings whilst they recover. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, speak to our solicitors about a claim for compensation. You can call our claims team anytime on 0800 122 3130 or take our medical claims test to see if you have a claim for compensation.
Rightly or wrongly, CMCs came under heavy criticism in the press and were often held accountable for creating a ‘compensation culture’ in the UK. These stories were quickly leaped on by the insurance industry and used as a justification for rising insurance premiums. Partly as a result of such complaints, new legislation was introduced placing considerable limitations on solicitors’ ability to pay claims management companies for generating leads and cases for their practices via their ads on radio, television and flyers alike.
Few of us would accept that the situation had got out of hand; every TV advert seemed to imply that we could claim compensation for something or another. Sadly, some less than trustworthy firms came into the market, attracted by the increasing fees that solicitors were paying in order to acquire clients for their practices.
Many solicitors decided that changes were needed. In the beginning, solicitors supported the Government’s consultations to reform the legal system however many felt that the changes that ultimately came into force went too far and could potentially be damaging to the most important people – those who had suffered as the result of an accident needing legal help. After new legislation was introduced, a small group of personal injury firms dedicated to pool their marketing resources together under the Mercury Legal Online name to make sure that people looking for legal advice following an accident or injury had someone to turn to.
Mercury Legal Online is administered and run by Fastrack Legal Marketing LLP who are regulated by the Ministry of Justice. It is our aim to offer simple, jargon-free advice at a time when you need it most. All of our solicitor firms are carefully selected; we look into the experience and expertise of each firm and hope that our efforts guarantee that access to justice is open to all. You will never be charged for using Mercury Legal Online: our solicitors all contribute towards our costs and advertising meaning our service is free for you to use. Our solicitors also charge no upfront fees if your case is accepted and if you win your case, most of their legal costs are covered by the side. You receive all of this information at the start of your claim. If your case isn’t successful, through no fault of your own, you won’t face any legal bills or charges. If you require legal advice, contact us now – free of charge and with no obligation.
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