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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal Injury Barrister

    If you have been involved in a personal injury, you may be considering your options for legal representation in order to pursue a claim for compensation. Through the process of research – by searching on the internet or by asking the opinion of friends, for example – you may be deciding between using a personal injury barrister or a compensation provider. But how can a decision be made to ensure the best possible outcome for your claim.

    Personal injury barrister or compensation provider?

    Deciding upon your legal representation for a compensation claim can be a highly personal decision. It is important to understand the different ways in which you may be able to make a claim, so you are able to make an informed decision.

    A personal injury barrister is a lawyer who will represent you in court, presenting your case for compensation and assisting in gaining a positive outcome for you as the claimant. A personal injury barrister may work independently or alongside a solicitor’s firm. If you are considering using a personal injury barrister for your claim, it is worth checking their specific area of expertise. Although personal injury law is a niche area in itself, many lawyers will specialise in a certain accident type, such as road traffic accidents or accidents at work. If you are able to find the representation of a lawyer with proven successes in claims cases similar to your own, then this will stand you in good stead.

    Alternatively, you may opt to use a compensation provider to progress your compensation claim. At Accident Advice Helpline, we work with solicitors across the country which allows us to find specialist legal expertise on your behalf, without the need for hours of research from you. All of our solicitors are independent from us as a compensation provider, and work on a no win no fee basis.

    Guiding you through the claims process

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are also able to ensure that you receive an unrivalled level of service throughout your claim: our professional, trained advisory team will guide you through every step, ensuring that the claims process is as stress-free as possible for you as the claimant. We understand that this is a particularly difficult time – we will make sure that the claims process does not worsen the already traumatic experience you have been through.

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    Why make a claim?

    If you have been through an accident that was not your fault, you may be left with short-term or long-term injuries that leave you unable to work, or incur medical expenses such as treatment costs and bills for medication. If the accident was not your fault, UK law protects you against these hardships through the medium of compensation – a monetary amount that will help to ensure the effect of your accident is as minimal as possible. If you have suffered a personal injury, you should find out more about your right to claim today.

    Date Published: 26th February 2013

    Author: Sharon Parry

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.