If you have been in an accident that was not your fault and experienced injuries as a result, you may wish to seek compensation using independent legal advice. But what does it mean to engage independent legal teams to fight your case or offer you advice? The majority of people living in the UK will require legal assistance at some stage of their lives. The law can be complex, so it’s good to know that advice is available to those who need it.
There are a number of both voluntary and official bodies who will provide free independent legal advice to those who wish to engage their services. The advice they provide can be wide ranging, from housing and benefits to consumer rights and workplace issues. For instance, an individual might have had an accident at work through the negligence of another party and be wondering what rights they have in terms of seeking compensation and how they would go about commencing legal proceedings. Some of these organisations and agencies are in a position to offer initial legal advice. Others can also provide assistance with cases or even represent someone at a court of tribunal.
Free independent legal advice is also available from other sources. Members of a trade union may be entitled to free legal advice arranged by their union. This advice will not necessarily be limited to work-related issues. Holders of bank accounts, insurance policies and other financial products may be entitled to free independent advice. The terms and conditions of their accounts will set out whether legal advice is available. The Citizens Advice Consumer Service is another source to which those seeking independent legal advice can turn.
In some cases, an advice agency or free independent service will not be in a position to provide the type of advice you are looking for and the services of a private solicitor will have to be engaged. Accident Advice Helpline have a large team of solicitors across the UK who can advise and represent a client in a personal injury or accident compensation claim.
Any individual concerned about the cost of legal advice and representation should know that the solicitors who work for Accident Advice Helpline act on a no win no fee* basis 100% of the time in respect of personal injury compensation claims, so if a case turns out to be unsuccessful in court then the claimant does not have to pay out a single penny in costs. In addition there are no upfront costs, so someone of limited means – who perhaps can no longer work owing to an injury sustained in an accident – can take advice and commence a case safe in the knowledge that their limited financial means will not be eroded further.
If you have any questions about seeking personal injury compensation and the legal mechanisms involved, contact Accident Advice Helpline without delay. Our is open on a 24-hour basis on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: October 9, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Leg injury claims