If you have been involved in an accident at work in Gloucester, you should speak with a personal injury solicitor in order to get the advice you need to safeguard your legal rights. However, like many people, you may have misconceptions about seeking advice, and these may prevent you from hiring timely help. Some of the most common misconceptions we hear at the Accident Advice Helpline include:
Myth #1: “I can’t afford a solicitor after an accident at work in Gloucester”
If you have sustained an injury, you will likely be faced with lost income, nursing care costs and other losses and expenses. Not hiring our solicitors could mean that you only recoup a fraction of these losses, with the rest coming out of your own pocket.
We understand that you may be worried about your finances, and it is for this very reason that we offer free, no-obligation consultations via our Freephone helpline and 30-second test. If you have a strong case, we will take on your claim on a 100% no win, no fee basis, which means that we will not expect you to find the money to pay for your legal fees upfront.
Myth #2: “I’ll receive a settlement direct from my employer’s insurer”
In many cases, your employer’s insurer will try to resolve your claim quickly and inexpensively, usually by providing you with an early settlement offer that does not take all your expenses into account. Insurance companies, after all, are out to save money, not spend it. Our solicitors can review your case and help you to determine its true value. They can also negotiate with the insurer to get you a better settlement.
Myth #3: “I don’t want to sue, so I don’t need to hire a solicitor”
You may feel reluctant to take action against your employer, but it is important to keep in mind that pursuing a claim is your legal right. In addition, remember that our solicitors can do more than just file a claim on your behalf. They can review your situation, help you consider your options and deal with your employer and their insurer.
Myth #4: “I can hire a solicitor later”
This is one instance where procrastination can really destroy your chances of seeking justice. If you wait too long to hire our solicitors after your accident at work in Gloucester, vital evidence may go missing and you may lose out on your chance to receive full and fair compensation.
Date Published: 29th December 2014
Author: David Brown