A personal injury can present itself in many ways. Physical and psychological symptoms can affect our everyday lives and affect our ability to work and carry out our usual household tasks. Psychological symptoms; emotional changes, mood changes and sleep disturbances can also affect out health and well-being. Each year thousands of people suffer a personal injury that was not their fault. This could be as a result of a slip, trip or fall, a car accident, medical negligence or even an industrial accident or disease. This is when many people start to thinking about making a claim for compensation. To do this correctly it is best to engage the services of a legal representative that is qualified and experienced in this area of law. A member of the law society personal injury panel is ideal for this task. Here is some advice that will help you through the process.
Essential dos for finding a member of the law society personal injury panel
- Contact Accident Advice Helpline. They are a claims management company.
- It is best to contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after you were injured. However, don’t worry if you were injured a while ago. You have up to three years to claim for slips, trips and falls and road traffic accident injuries.
- It is very useful if you can present records of money that you have had to spend because you were injured. This includes lost wages and any extra costs like additional childcare or travel expenses to medical appointments.
- Take the unique Accident Advice Helpline 30 second test. This will work out whether your claim is likely to be successful. You can take the test by calling one of the friendly, professional advisers or you can take it online. The Accident Advice Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are not obligated by contacting them. You do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to.
Essential don’ts for finding a member of the law society personal injury panel
- Don’t worry that you will incur huge legal costs. Accident Advice Helpline has a national network of legal partners who are members of the law society personal injury panel. The legal partners all provide their services to you on what is called a no win, no fee* basis. Basically, if you are not successful in your claim, you pay nothing. If you win, the legal costs are recovered from the other party.
- Don’t be concerned about attending a court hearing or about countless legal appointments. Most claims are successfully dealt with over the telephone and very few cases end up in court. A medical assessment report may be required and you get this by visiting a medico-legal doctor locally to you. A member of the law society personal injury panel cannot predict exactly how much money you will get for your claim because all accidents and injuries are unique.
- Don’t trust just anyone. Put your trust in consumer champion Esther Rantzen. She fully endorses Accident Advice Helpline who has been helping people just like you for over 10 years.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown