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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The benefits of professional accident advice


    If you have suffered an injury or your property has been damaged as a result of somebody else’s error, then you may be aware that you could be entitled to some compensation from the responsible party. Whilst it is theoretically possible to make this claim yourself, it is far more sensible to obtain professional accident advice from a solicitor who has experience in dealing with claims such as these. If you are uncertain as to whether professional aid is really for you, then keep reading for information detailing how it can help.

    Firstly, if you have a genuine solicitor arguing your case then your claim will naturally appear stronger to those who preside over it. Whilst your claim might well be legitimate, that does not mean it will necessarily be taken as seriously if you present it yourself. The argument is as follows: as a general rule, no solicitor is going to take on a case that has a high chance of losing, so if you have a legal professional on your side then your case must have some strength to it. Otherwise, you likely would not be able to get anyone to argue your case in the first place.

    Secondly, it is important to ensure that you are able to make your case in a professional manner. As anyone who has tried to deal with legal forms before will know, they are extremely tricky to get your head around if you are not sure what you are doing. Making an injury claim is a formal legal process, so you will be expected to present your case using proper legal terminology – at least, you will if you expect it to be taken seriously. A legal professional will be able to present your case in a professional, legally clear manner, lending more authority to the claim.

    Thirdly, obtaining help with your case from a professional will mean that you are able to pass over all the administration. Virtually nobody likes dealing with red-tape, and understandably so. However, a legal case will naturally involve quite a lot of forms, files and the like, so it can be a great relief knowing that you can simply pass all of this on and let an expert take care of it. Otherwise, your case will likely take a lot out of you and lead to you potentially giving up, even though you genuinely have a right to make the claim. Let the experts take care of it.

    Finally, a trained expert in making injury claims is simply more likely to get you more money. Any trained solicitor in this area will likely have dealt with hundreds of cases like yours, meaning that they will be able to tell you upfront how much compensation you are likely to get. They will also then be able to go and get it! If you are making the case yourself, the likelihood is that you simply will not know how much compensation you are entitled to. As a result of this, you could either end up settling for far less than you’re entitled to or making a claim for far too much and subsequently ruining your case.

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    Date Published: October 1, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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