How Does A Personal Injury Solicitor Differ From Other Lawyers?
A personal injury lawyer is a solicitor who will represent individuals that have been injured in an accident that was not their personal fault. Their specialization is helping individuals receive proper compensation following an injury.
In addition to helping individuals make personal injury claims, they will also try to help them find proper rehabilitation and counselling if needed.
Who Benefits From Personal Injury Solicitors?
We may be able to help you make a personal injury claim if:
- The accident occurred within the last three years
- It was due to somebody else’s negligence or fault
- You are injured as a result of the accident
However, it is important to understand that there are some exceptions to the norm. An example of this would be that children are able to make the claim any time after an accident, until the 21st birthday.
In addition, with regard to head injuries where the injury may have affected your mental capacity, it is possible to have longer than three years to begin a claim.
One of the best ways to find out if you are able to make a claim is to contact us at 0808 164 9153. We have over 20 years of experience and we can give you advice and assistance that you need.
If you are not prepared or ready to talk with us, and use our online claims checker.
Begin Your Personal Injury Claim
We understand that the thought of using a personal injury lawyer is rather intimidating and you more than likely have a number of questions. With that in mind, we are simply here to help you.
We are a helpline that stands by to give you free and impartial advice. We’ll help to guide you through the process of making a personal injury claim. We are not going to pressure you or rush you to a claim either. We want you to take the time to make sure it is the right decision for yourself.
However, once you have decided that it is time to make a claim, we will put you in touch with one of our specialist solicitors. They will be available to answer any questions you may have as well as discuss our no Win no fee agreement with you.
What You Can Expect From A Personal Injury Lawyer
The personal injury solicitor you choose should work hard to make things right. They are going to do their best your the proper amount of compensation you are owed.
Their primary goal to help you and keep you updated on the status of your claim as well and answer questions.
In addition, the solicitor will:
- Organise all paperwork
- For you if you are able to make a claim on the no win no fee basis
- Outline the claims process in an easy to understand manner free of technical jargon
- Offer you a general estimate of the amount of compensation you may receive
- They will contact the responsible individual as well as negotiate on your behalf
- They will be your point of contact
In addition, your personal injury lawyer is going to give you the support you need in helping to find counselling, medical adaptations for your home, as well as physiotherapy and medical support.
There are many myths and misconceptions regarding personal injury claims that are simply not true. This can cause confusion and worry that leaves people who have been injured at work unsure about whether they are eligible for a claim and even about how to proceed with a claim. If you find it difficult to distinguish between what is true and what is a myth and feel confused by the legal jargon involved, below are some facts to help set things straight in your mind:
You will have to Appear in Court
Many people worry that making a personal injury claim means they will have to go to court. The truth is that almost 80% of personal injury cases are settled out of court which means you will most likely not have to go to court. If it becomes necessary for your case to be heard in court, a specialist solicitor will be appointed to represent you and assist you throughout the process, so there is no need to be worried.
Hiring a Solicitor will Cost a Fortune
Many people involved in a personal injury procedure worry that they won’t be able to afford a solicitor and that they would have to pay their fees even if the case is unsuccessful. In most cases this is untrue. For example, our solicitors will assist you in compiling a compensation claim on a risk-free, no-win, no-fee basis. In essence, this means that if your personal injury claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay solicitor’s fees. At the start we will discuss and agree on a percentage of the final settlement that will be charged should your claim be successful.
It takes Several Years to Settle a Personal Injury Claim
Many people are under the impression that it takes years for a personal injury claim to be settled. Although the time it takes will depend on the type and complexity of the case, it is in the best interests of both the solicitor and the client to bring the claim to a conclusion as soon as possible. You may receive an interim payment in order to cover the cost of your immediate medical treatment and rehabilitation costs before the final amount is paid out.
People who Claim Compensation are just after Free Money
A common belief that a ‘claims culture’ exists in the UK brings about the belief that people who claim compensation for personal injury are just after an easy way to make money. This idea is untrue and causes many people with genuine injuries to feel guilty about claiming for just compensation. Workman’s Compensation is set in place by the government to protect people who have been injured in a work environment through no fault of their own to provide the means to recover from the accident or be compensated for any loss due to injury. Those who have been injured at work often suffer from the physical, emotional, and financial consequences that can be directly attributed to negligence or poor work conditions. Compensation can help cover the cost of medical bills, rehabilitation, further treatment, medical equipment, and loss of income if the person is unable to continue working.
Anyone who has suffered an injury at work through no fault of their own is entitled to compensation. If this has happened to your or a loved one, please contact us at once for free advice on whether you are eligible for compensation and how likely it is for your claim to succeed.
If you Claim for Compensation you will Lose your Job
If you have been injured at work you may be worried that submitting a claim against your employer put your job at risk. This is definitely not true as it is illegal for an employer to fire someone for submitting a personal injury claim. There are strict laws regarding dismissal and it is against the law for an employer to treat you any differently if you decide to claim for personal injury compensation. If you are laid off this will be considered ‘unfair dismissal and you will be entitled to legal action against your employer.
Your Details will be Sold or Shared with other Claims Companies
Unfortunately, unethical marketing practices do exist including cold calling, spam texts and emails, and buying and selling of personal data between companies. This casts a shadow on all companies, including ethical ones like ours. It is part of our company’s internal ethics to never place a cold call, sell or share any data without permission. So if you are thinking of making a compensation claim, you can rest assured that we will protect your information so that you can receive the compensation needed to help you recover from your injuries.