Horley in Sussex is near London’s Gatwick airport. It is one of many large towns that ring London, and there will be no shortage of legal firms of all kinds in that part of the world, including injury lawyers in Horley, but faced with so much choice, where should you start?
Who needs injury lawyers in Horley?
Personal injury compensation is a specialist area of law, handling cases for victims of non-fault accidents to win a fair compensation award for the suffering and inconvenience inflicted on the person on the receiving end of injuries caused by someone else. Personal injury claims mostly arise from:
- Accidents at work
- Work-related illnesses and conditions
- Slips, trips and falls in a public place
- Road traffic accidents
- Clinical negligence
Compensation awards are made to cover not only the pain and inconvenience, extra costs and bills, but also loss of income in some cases and most victims use their money to tide them over until they can return to their normal lifestyle. In cases where a full recovery is not expected, the award takes into account future needs.
What does an injury lawyer do?
A specialist in this area of law is a qualified solicitor in the UK. He or she will have completed a degree at university and then trained further by being attached to a law firm. Preparing cases for personal injury compensation involves working closely with the client, interviewing witnesses and taking their statements, collecting documentary and other evidence and, if necessary, liaising with medical professionals and preparing to go to court. If a specialist opinion is needed, then a barrister may be involved. The role of the personal injury solicitor varies according to whether he or she is prosecuting the case, or acting for the defendant and the solicitor can choose an area in which to specialise.
Accident Advice Helpline
Should you be in this situation, you’ll first want to know if you have a viable claim and then have an idea of how much compensation you could receive if injury lawyers in Horley take on your case and win. To find out this vital information so you can start your claim, talk to one of our friendly knowledgeable team, who can explain the claims process to you. Our numbers are Freephone on 0800 689 0500 from your land line or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. They’ll tell you if you have a valid claim and, should you wish to go ahead, they will pass your case onto our legal experts to prepare your claim. If you’d rather we called you, text “CLAIM365” to 88010 and we’ll call you back.
Date Published: 31st May 2017
Author: Jan Newell