If you are looking to start your Personal Injury Claim, you might be thinking about where to start and what type of solicitors firm to choose. There are many options and many firms to go with to process.
A Personal Injury Lawyer or Personal Injury Solicitor is an accredited professional who is able to represent you for your Personal Injury Claim. Personal Injury solicitors can help anyone who has had a non fault accident that resulted in an injury. Unfortunately, you cannot really represent yourself if the case goes through the litigation process and therefore it is always best to hire a Personal Injury solicitor right from the start. An injury lawyers can help you claim all losses incurred including personal injury and any other accident related losses such as medical expenses.
Personal injury solicitors are all qualified and accredited to represent you to make a claim following an accident. However different solicitors have different areas of expertise. The best way that we would describe is that some Personal Injury lawyers know a bit of everything but know nothing completely. There a specialists Personal injury Solicitors who have built their knowledge based on years of experience and the number of claims that they handle. We only work with the best and ensure that the solicitors that you are recommended hold the relevant experience and expertise to represent you properly.
For example, a specialist Medical Negligence lawyer may not be the best person to handle your Accident at work claim
Once a claim has started unfortunately you cannot claim again and switching a solicitor is never advisable as this can result in high costs and fees for you to pay especially if you committed to a No Win No Fee Financial Agreement
How to find an experienced Personal Injury Solicitor?
There are many solicitors available on the internet that can represent you but you may not know how well they work. This is where we can take away that stress and get you in touch with a reputable firm completely hassle-free.You are then able to do your own research on the firm and decide if that is ultimately the right firm for you
Avoid companies that use spam marketing
Avoid starting your claim with a company that has cold-called you.
These companies use unethical and illegal ways to contact injured people.
You should never feel pressured into claiming
Some solicitors or companies may try to pressure you into claiming with them only – this is unacceptable, you should never be lured into starting a claim.
Our advisors will never pressure you into starting your claim. You can rest assured that you’ll have your questions answered without having to commit to making a claim.
Look for professional accreditations
look for professional accreditations that can help you identify whether your personal injury lawyer is accredited and reputable:
The Law Society oversees Solicitors in England and Wales
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates solicitors in England and Wales..All solicitors must be regulated by the SRA.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is a not-for-profit organisation . They are a smaller organisation than The Law Society, but their lawyer members only practice personal injury law, and they must follow a strict code of conduct.
Our Panel of solicitors are chosen and monitored carefully to ensure that you receive the best possible legal representation.
More experienced personal injury lawyers charge a higher rate than less experienced solicitors – but all our solicitors work on a No Win No fee basis so this does not affect you and the percentage deduction from a successful claim is fixed regardless of how experienced the solicitor may be. In most cases the solicitors involved are very experienced and more than often there is more than one person that gets involved in processing the claim
All injury claims through us are made on a no win no fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay anything if you lose. This takes out the financial risk out of making a compensation claim – despite getting access to high quality lawyers.
If you do win your case you will need to pay your solicitor a ‘success fee’, but this will be clearly set out in your agreement with your solicitor and will make up no more than 25% of your compensation.
Your injury solicitor is there to guide you through the claims process.
When you instruct a solicitor they will first need to ask you a series of questions to understand the claim and then assess the prospects of winning your case. If your solicitor is confident they can help, they’ll then:
If you have had an accident then contact our friendly team today on 0203 813 9654 or simply fill out our contact form and we will call you back as soon as possible