What do compensation injuries solicitors do?
Once a non-fault accident victim or claimant has appointed a compensation injuries solicitor, they must provide their accident solicitor will all the names and contact details of the people involved in the accident, including any witnesses.
- They ask the claimant to write down the circumstances that led up to their accident and why the claimant thinks the other party was responsible for causing the accident.
- They arrange for an additional medical assessment of the accident victim’s injuries so that an independent medical opinion can serve as proof.
- Compensation injuries solicitors then write to the negligent party outlining the claimant’s version of events and why the claimant believes the other party is to blame. The negligent party, or defendant, has up to 3 months to respond.
- If the negligent party agrees they were at fault and they accept liability, things move along quickly within the claims process. The compensation injuries solicitor will now discuss with the claimant how much compensation they should ask for. This will include money for pain and suffering, any loss of income during recovery or any future loss of income, if the injuries were so severe the claimant will no longer be able to do the job they did before the accident. The compensation amount the accident solicitor will ask for will also include any expenses a claimant had to pay during recovery, for example private medical treatment or travel between their home and their GP’s surgery or hospital visits.
- If the defendant refutes liability and says they were not to blame for the accident, a compensation injuries solicitor will advise their claimant if it is advisable to challenge the other party at court. If the claimant decides it is worth the risk, the solicitor will prepare the claimant for the day at court. Once a judge decides how much compensation should be paid out, it is only a matter of time before the compensation cheque arrives!
Where do you find a no win, no fee* accident solicitor?
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to an adviser about your case. Their expert can allocate your claim to one of their no win, no fee* legal partners. This may be somebody locally or another specialist based elsewhere in the UK. You will receive the best possible legal representation because Accident Advice Helpline deals with nothing but personal injury claims – unlike smaller law firms, who may only have one solicitor who does not specialise in particular injury claims. Why is this important?
If you are making a claim for medical negligence for example or industrial disease, you need a highly experienced solicitor with expertise in this field, as such claims are complex, time-consuming and demand a high degree of medical understanding to ascertain the amount of compensation needed to provide, if necessary, life-long for an accident victim.