The words ‘personal injury solicitors’ are often heard, but not always understood. What is exactly is the job of a personal injury solicitor and how does it differ from the work of your usual family representative? The short answer is that personal injury solicitors specialise in getting compensation where it is deserved. They are experts in the field of compensation claims and will often have their own specialisation with a specific type of claim (i.e. claims from whiplash). This intense focus on an individual area ensures that they are in the best possible position to represent you.
Unlike a normal solicitor to whom you may turn to for issues such as buying a house, setting up a business, or negotiating the terms of a fixed legal agreement; personal injury solicitors spend each and every day working to level the playing field of compensation and progressing claims for individuals who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. The way that these solicitors work will mean that the person whose case is being pursued does not often have to attend court or a tribunal. Whilst they may need to have a medical examination for the purpose of constructing a strong case, the solicitor handles the rest of the leg work on the injured person’s behalf.
It is the job of these solicitors to help you through every stage of the claims process. They will have regular consultations with you to make sure that you are always happy and to keep you well informed of the progress of your case. This helps to take away much of the stress and anxiety which people often associate with claims for injury.
There are thousands of personal injury solicitors across the United Kingdom and they all have their own specialisations. For smaller firms you will find that they will often have a team of solicitors to cover all aspects of personal injury claims, this is because they are required to be flexible for the sake of their clients whose injuries can come from any circumstance. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a nationwide network of solicitors who each have their own speciality and although they may not be local to you, they are the best qualified personnel to deal with your claim.
The thing to remember about personal injury solicitors would be that it is their job to get you the compensation that you deserve. Our solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis. You will only pay if your claim is successful. This gives you peace of mind so you will not worry about the financial impact of making a claim.
The operations of our solicitors are targeted at making the claims process as simple and as straightforward as possible for you. We will only refer you to one of our solicitors once you have had a phone consultation with one of our expert claims advisers. They will be able to assess the validity and strength of any claim which you feel you have and help you decide what to do next.
Date Published: September 26, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury solicitors