The world of personal injury law often gets a bad press – not least because people assume it’s rather simple and straight forward when in fact the truth is anything but. If you’re looking to find injury solicitors in Windlesham then here are some of the things you should know about personal injury law.
1. Not all injuries count
Some people believe that if they’ve been hurt then there might be compensation to be had. This is not the case. In general we will not be able to help you unless your accident has required medical attention. It needs to be serious enough to have had a significant impact on your life style – namely being forced off work or having mobility issues.
2. There is no legal aid
If you’re thinking that you might be entitled to claim legal aid, then you’ll be in for an unpleasant shock. Unfortunately there are no provisions for claiming legal aid – not since 1997 when the government did away with the concept for anyone making a claim.
As such there are ways around it which brings us neatly onto point three.
3. You do not have to be rich to hire a lawyer
Contrary to some opinions you do not have to have money in order to make a claim. While it is true that lawyer fees are not cheap, there are ways to offset the impact on your finances. One of the best of these is to choose something called ‘no win, no fee’.
This became popular in the late 90s after legal aid was removed. It moves the risk of making a claim from the shoulders of the client and right onto the solicitors involved in the case.
We use this offer at Accident Advice Helpline and we see it as being an important way to open up the legal system to everyone. There is no questioning whether or not you can afford to make a claim – you just go forward with the reassurance of knowing that if, for any reason, you are unsuccessful with your case you will not have to pay a single penny.
4. All lawyers are the same
Again this is not true – the requirements of making a claim for an accident at work are significantly different from any other type of claim. For this reason, lawyers will focus on one or another area. When looking for injury solicitors in Windlesham, try to find someone who has matching experience to your needs. They will be more likely to help you reach a positive outcome in the long run.
Finding injury solicitors in Windlesham
So, if you want to find out more and discover how we can help you find injury solicitors in Windlesham, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 10th February 2014