Campaign aims to end the scourge of the nuisance call

7th June 2016

Campaign aims to end the scourge of the nuisance call

A new campaign is calling for a total ban on the scourge of accident claim nuisance calls and texts that hound the public.

Gotelee is in full support of the bid by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) to highlight the cold calling epidemic in personal injury claims.

The campaign, Can the Spam, is encouraging those who are pestered by unwanted calls and texts to report them.

APIL president Neil Sugarman said ‘Cold calling for personal injury claims is exploitative, tasteless, and intrusive. Solicitors are not allowed to do it, for these very good reasons. But some claims management companies continue to hound people in this way and we want the government to put a total ban on the practice.’

Figures recently published by the Information Commissioner’s Office reveal that the number of complaints received by the data protection watchdog about accident claim nuisance calls and spam texts rose by almost half between 2014 and 2015.

Until such time as a change in the law is made, APIL has called on the public to report instances of nuisance calls and texts to its special Facebook page and Twitter account. This information will then be passed on to the regulator.

The damage caused by rogue firms is enormous, often exploiting the most vulnerable in society, which is why Gotelee is proud of our record in providing expert representation to those who have suffered an accident that was no fault of their own.

How can our personal injury lawyers help you?

Our personal injury solicitors offer friendly and up-front advice with the aim of helping you claim the compensation you are due, which may include financial support and rehabilitation treatment where necessary.

If you have been involved in an accident at work, in a public place, suffer from an industrial disease, a road traffic accident or been injured in any other circumstances that were not your fault, our team of specialist lawyers will be able to assess your claim quickly and advise whether or not you might be eligible for compensation.

To find our more, call us on 01473 298125 or email claim@gotelee.co.uk for a free initial appointment and we will assess your personal injury claim to see if we can offer you a No Win No Fee option. We can meet you at any of our offices in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe, Woodbridge or Melton.

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