Ever heard the old saying that there's no such thing as a free lunch?

A recent change in the law means that this is now the same in the world of personal injury claims.  

Often when we're offered something for free there's a catch that comes with it, or something that we have to do first.

You might have heard adverts in the past promising people a free iPad or cash for signing up with a company to take forward a personal injury claim if you suffered an accident that wasn't your fault.

Often these adverts were by Claims Management Companies, or law firms working with them, as an incentive for people who were interested in making a claim for a personal injury to sign up.

The new change by the Government on 13 April 2015 means that, while you might still see those adverts, they won't be able to offer you incentives like that to sign up with the company to take forward your claim. Law firms should look out for your best interests rather than try to win you over.

If you're in the market for help with a personal injury claim you can get some of the key facts in our "I've been injured" article.

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