The following review covers the subject of claiming compensation and the general services offered in injury claims lawyers. It is designed to be a guide with helpful steps, what to expect and what you need to do.
Over three million people are injured in an accident of some kind or other every year, this could be at home, in their cars, at work, or outdoors, on top of that many people become disabled through medical malpractice or disease. In many cases, someone else is at fault and the accident victims have a right to compensation.
Although personal injury law is complicated, with the help of a good experienced personal injury solicitor the process of making a claim can be quite straightforward. Most solicitors offer a free initial consultation and will be able to tell you if you have a justifiable claim. Your solicitor will also help you wade through the minefield of dealings with insurance companies to ensure that your individual care circumstances are fully considered.
Who Will Deal With Your Claim
Initially your claim will be looked at by a claims assessor to decide if you have a viable case and your chances of winning. This is normally undertaken for free as part of the case evaluation process
Will I have to Pay
If you are using a no-win-no-fee solicitor you will only pay if you win and the solicitor’s fee will be deducted from your compensation. Solicitors do not want to lose money so if they take your case on you can be sure that you have a high chance of winning.
The Claim Process
This can be a very lengthy process so don’t expect results in a few months. The claim will involve accident and medical reports being sent to the defendant or their insurance company. The maximum period of time provided for these investigations is 3 months, however this is one of those silly rules where there is no penalty involved so this will nearly always be extended and in many cases run into years.
Will I have to go to Court?
The majority of cases are settled without going to Court. If your case is straightforward and liability is admitted, it is very unlikely that you will have to go to Court. If your claim is complex or liability is denied, you may have to go to Court, however, there is nothing to be scared about. You will be provided with advice and assistance at all stages of your claim by your solicitor.
What can I claim for?
You can claim for the injury itself, (your pain, suffering and loss of amenity) and other losses and expenses incurred by reason of the accident including but not limited to loss of earnings, medical expenses, treatment costs, damage and loss to personal items, travel costs and the cost of care provided to you by others. If you are not sure what you can claim for just ask your solicitor, but keep records of any receipts just in case.
How Do I find a Reputable Solicitor?
The trouble is we are all bombarded by adverts for accident claim lawyers and everyone claims to be the best. Because we are concerned with disability here at Mobility Shopper we have looked for the most appropriate serious injury lawyer and discovered First4SeriousInjury they are dedicated and professional disability and serious injury lawyers that help you every step of the way and make claiming for compensation less stressful than many others.
First4SeriousInjury also seem to go that extra mile by offering advice, contacts and resources for adapting and adjusting to your life following an injury from an accident that wasn’t your fault. Find out more about some of the people they have helped through the compensation process and who have been able to rebuild their lives as a result. Click the link above for details or call free on 0808 256 7485.