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Trending on Social: Why Accident Claim Calculators Are a Waste of Time for Claimants

At Twitwheel we always like to follow what appear to be the hot trends on social media, and this particular tweet from an accident claims company caught our eye recently. You can see it below.

The Example Tweet from Twitter

What The Buzz and Hot Topic is All About

As you can see they are discounting the approach that many personal injury claims take, with presenting customers with compensation calculators for various injuries. As an ex lawyer myself it makes perfect sense and I will tell you why.

Let’s say you are an accident claims solicitor looking for new clients, and you have a compensation calculator on your website. A person visits your website to find out what they could be owed. They see your calculator and do a quick few presses on a button to see what they could be owed. See the image example below.

An example compensation calculator from a UK firm.
An example compensation calculator from a UK firm.

What If The Accident Claim is Under-Valued?

So, the potential claimant who wants to make an accident claim visits the website and see that’s their injured ankle or whatever, could be worth up to £5,000. That’s fine, but in truth we all know that personal injury claims can very much depend on individual circumstances.

Do these calculators take into account future financial losses, medical bills and treatment, or psychological damage? Of course they don’t!

That’s the point that this recent social media discussion on Twitter hopes to ignite I assume as many people looking to claim for compensation could be unaware that their case could actually be worth a lot more than the online calculators are stating.

Your Case Could Be Worth a Lot More in Fact

There is so much work and effort that goes into cases such as this with real life genuine and reputable claims companies (not that I am saying any company referenced in this article aren’t) – that it’s impossible to give people indications on what they could be owed just with an online widget embedded on a website.

The Accident Claims Web is the company that has started this particular Tweet, and I would imagine it might get quite a bit of traction in the legal industry so we will keep you up to date with a live blog on the matter which you can access by bookmarking this particular blog post.

If you do want to make an accident claim, and are interested in knowing what you could be due, then you can click to start an accident claim with their personal injury solicitors from this company.

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