If you are working as a personal injury lawyer in Chingford then you are a very busy person. Personal injury lawyers work incredibly hard on behalf of their clients to try and get the best compensation deals. A big law firm like Accident Advice Helpline will have teams of specialist lawyers working on road traffic accident claims, occupational accident claims and slips, trips and falls claims every week of the year.
There are several stages to a claim that a personal injury lawyer in Chingford may be working on during one particular day.
The working day of a personal injury lawyer in Chingford – starting the claim
Before a claim is started Accident Advice Helpline provides a unique 30 second test so that clients can establish if they have grounds to start a claim. This test will ask the following three questions:
- Was the accident someone else’s fault?
- Did you receive medical attention for your injuries?
- Was the accident in the last three years?
If all of the answers to the above are YES then it is likely that you will be able to start a personal injury claim. You will be allocated a lawyer by Accident Advice Helpline and they will clearly explain to you what sort of information you have to provide. They will try and deal with as much of the paperwork as they can on your behalf so that you don’t have to.
The working day of a personal injury lawyer in Chingford – progressing the claim
This is when the nitty-gritty of the claims process takes place. Your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will be gathering all sorts of evidence in order to prove that:
- Someone was to blame for the accident in which you were hurt i.e. it was not your own fault.
- You were hurt in the accident – badly enough to require medical attention
Once this is proved they will be negotiating a sum of compensation for you. In general the more serious injuries get the higher levels of compensation. You can also claim for ‘out of pocket’ expenses which are to cover things like travelling expenses, loss of wages, childcare and household help.
The working day of a personal injury lawyer in Chingford – settling the claim
This is the final part of the claims process. The person who was at fault for the accident has admitted liability and a sum of money has been negotiated as compensation. It can take a long time to get to this point or it may all be over and done with quite quickly – all claims are different. Accident Advice Helpline do all they can to get the process over and done with a quickly as possible for their clients. You can get an estimate of how much money you may get by completing the Accident Advice Helpline test but no-one can guarantee this amount.
Date Published: 25th January 2014
Author: David Brown