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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

    How to claim solicitor injury compensation


    It can take many years to become a successful solicitor. This is a career path many will follow, going through the appropriate training in university before moving on into junior roles. Eventually many solicitors will end up with their own practices.

    Since solicitors sometimes handle personal injury claims, it seems strange to think of a solicitor being the one with the injury. Of course, we all know that things can happen and life has a habit of throwing up sudden changes we did not expect. Therefore, if you are working as a solicitor and you are hurt while you are at work, it might be worth finding out whether compensation is due.

    Why might solicitor injury compensation be paid out?

    The key to answering this question is to look at the facts behind each individual case. It is how the injury happens that will be most important. Someone else must be to blame for what happened. This might occur through a lack of health and safety. Indeed this can be found to be one of the prime reasons why some accidents at work occur.

    Additionally, the severity of the injury can help determine the amount of compensation that is paid in a successful claim. Solicitor injury compensation is likely to be higher if the injuries have a permanency, such as paralysis or the loss of a limb for example. The more severe the injury is, the more likely it is the payout could be greater. However, it will depend on the part (or parts) of the body affected as well.

    What should you do if you want to learn more?

    You may already be aware there is a three-year deadline for making a claim beyond which you will be unable to do so. Therefore it should be of prime importance to contact a lawyer as quickly as you can.

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    By calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, you have an opportunity to see if we can represent you with an experienced lawyer who has dealt with similar compensation claims before. Call us first to get things started and to determine whether a no win, no fee* claim might be a possibility in your situation. The longer you delay, the longer you would have to wait to get the answers to all the questions you are likely to have about your injuries as well.

    Date Published: September 29, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.