Manchester is one of the UK’s largest legal centres and many of the UK’s major law firms have a presence there. If you are claiming compensation from someone in the Manchester area following an accident, you are likely to end up dealing with defendant personal injury solicitors in Manchester.
Usually, the solicitors will have been appointed by the insurers of the person you are claiming compensation from. If you were injured in a road traffic accident, this will be their Motor insurer. In a work accident, it will be your employer’s liability insurer. For slips, trips and falls, it will be the other person’s public liability insurer.
Insurance companies tend to use the larger law firms because it means that they can get all of their claims dealt with the same firm.
How to deal with defendant personal injury solicitors in Manchester
Dealing with solicitors can be a bit scary if you have never dealt with them before, especially if you have recently been through the trauma of an accident.
You should make a note of all telephone conversations and keep copies of all correspondence between yourself and the defendant personal injury solicitors in Manchester.
Obviously you will want to maximise the compensation that you receive, but you must be honest at all times and should never be tempted to exaggerate the level of your injuries because your compensation claim could well end up in court and if you have lied about any aspect and are found out, it will go against you.
You need to start your claim within three years of the date of your accident and should reply to all letters and phone calls promptly because delays can mean that your claim is thrown out. You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking the unique 30-second test at Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Getting help with your compensation claim
If you have not dealt with solicitors before, you should consider getting professional assistance with your claim. This is the best way to avoid costly mistakes that can affect your chances of getting the compensation that you deserve.
A law firm like Accident Advice Helpline will be able to deal with the defendant personal injury solicitors in Manchester on your behalf so you don’t have to. We have been helping people with their compensation claims for over 15 years so we have a huge amount of experience in dealing with defendant personal injury solicitors.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors also work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means you don’t have to worry about coming up with an upfront legal fee to start your claim.
Usually your compensation claim can be dealt with by telephone and you will not normally be expected to attend court, although you may be required to attend one medical assessment to document the extent of your injuries. For a free, no-obligation consultation, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobile.